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My favorite things GIVEAWAY!

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It's my favorite post of the year - my 2016 favorite things giveaway! Enter now to win goodies worth over $500! Few things are more exciting to me than getting this annual giveaway ready for you! I have done this for a few years and it's one of my favorite ways to say thank you to you my wonderful friends and blog readers. I started blogging as a job almost exactly 5 years ago and I had no idea where this journey would take me. I'm so grateful for all of the things I have learned, experiences I've enjoyed, delicious recipes Continue Reading →


2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Food, Farm, Family

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This holiday gift guide is all about food, farm, and family. They are all items that you'll truly love or find useful - no clutter here!  I love a good gift guide and I love making them for you to enjoy too! I don't have a big house and I do have a lot of people in it, so when I think about bringing things into my home, I want to truly love them or for them to serve a very useful purpose. I was thinking about what to share with you, and the main topics of my blog kept coming to mind: food, farm, Continue Reading →


Thanksgiving Dishes from Bless this Mess

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62 Thanksgiving dishes for your table, from appetizers to desserts. This post is making me so very happy. I was feeling like I didn't have much help to offer you in the kitchen when it comes to Thanksgiving recipes because I don't have a roasted turkey, stuffing, whole ham, or mashed potato recipe on my blog. Not one! But the more I got to thinking, the more I realized that I have TONS of recipes that you might really love to enjoy with your friends and family this holiday season. I have collected some of my favorite tried and true Thanksgiving recipes, Continue Reading →


Five Ingredient Sides for Thanksgiving

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Five Ingredient Sides will save you time on Thanksgiving - and there are 8 easy recipes for them here! Bonus: everything is easily made vegan/gluten-free. So I know that I set you up with all kinds of pie recipes this week, and I had so much fun making them, but I didn't forget about the rest of the holiday dinner! I feel like we need something healthy after all that dessert, don't you? I have created 8 different healthy side dish recipes for you today, and all of the recipes have FIVE ingredients or less. How's that for awesome!? The beauty of these five Continue Reading →


8 Must-Make Pie Recipes for Your Holidays

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You need something delicious to fill your favorite pie crust - so I've pulled together my 8 favorite pie recipes for you, all in one place! After writing a huge post all about pie crust, I wanted to share a few classic, simple, perfect-for-every-holiday pie recipes to go with it. You need something delicious to fill your favorite pie crust and this post is just that - all things pie! I decided I'd group 8 different traditional pie recipes together for you. This way, when you need a pie to try, you can just pop into this post and look around Continue Reading →