Tomorrow I get to host this year’s Friendsgiving at our home and I’m just about as excited as I can be. I’ve been hard at work on my Pumpkin Cheesecake for the last two-ish hours and listening to my favorite Friendsgiving playlists to get in the spirit. I love the beautiful new tradition of gathering your family of friends to practice gratitude for each other and touching base before everyone heads off for the holidays. What a perfect way to kick off the whole holiday season. Here are my top three new finds for hosting or attending your Friendsgiving!
1. Plaid Skirt
I have been actively looking for a plaid skirt all fall and finally found the perfect one. I love the tiny little flair and the school appropriate length. With Old Navy’s Pre-Black Friday sale tonight, you can snag this for under $20!
2. Pumpkin Cheesecake
I am WAY into baking cheesecakes this holiday season! I posted a no-bake pumpkin cheesecake in my last post that is wonderful and time efficient, BUT if you are looking for the authentic cheesecake experience, this is your recipe. You’ll have to take on a water bath (not as scary as it sounds), homemade crust, over 12 hours of total committed time, the works. But spending this evening sipping wine, chatting with company, and building this giant cheesecake one piece at a time makes preparing for Friendsgiving feel so special. Click below for the recipe!
Music is so necessary for setting the perfect atmosphere. I wanted something that felt old fashioned, high quality, a little folksy, and very chill. I also wanted a new Christmas album to keep me company during my prep time. Here are my picks. For the meal we will be streaming Starbuck’s Thanksgiving Gathering Playlist. I know this sounds incredibly basic, but it’s so GOOD. Click to check that out.
As far as my new Christmas album, I can’t stop won’t stop listening to Christy Nockel’s brand new Christmas project, The Thrill of Hope. Gorgeous, touching, and the perfect blend of traditionally festive and unique. Listen to it and then please tell me how obsessed with it you are. ESPECIALLY, “Silent Night (Holding Us Now).” Wow.
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