How to Smoke a Turkey

how to smoke a turkey

The first time we smoked a Thanksgiving turkey was about ten years ago. I was a bit skeptical that about smoking the turkey when we were hosting twenty people for a very traditional Thanksgiving dinner. So to be safe, I cooked one 25 lb. turkey in the Big Green Egg and another 25 lb. turkey in the oven. Just in case the smoked turkey wasn’t good, I wanted a fallback plan.

It turned out the smoked turkey was so delicious we barely ate any of the turkey we baked in the oven.

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My Favorite Apple Pie Recipe

apple pie recipe

I love to bake and I am excited to share with you my favorite apple pie recipe. Lately, I have started making what I call fancy pies! I knew I wanted to make a fun crust so I made this one a little different from the berry pie I made a few weeks ago. When I made my first “fancy pie”, I found a lovely rose and leaf pie crust on a site called The Kitchen McCabe as my inspiration. It was fairly easy to make but did take more time than I expected. 

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How to Make a Christmas Wreath DIY and Blog Hop

make a christmas wreath

Today I am so excited to be part of a Christmas DIY Blog Hop! I love doing crafts for the holidays and I love all of the ideas these ladies have shared! If you are coming from the amazing blog of my friend Kelly at The Tattered Pew, you need to know she is the one who organized this hop! Thank you so much Kelly! 

When I posted a photo of this newly decorated boys bedoom last week, I had no idea so many of you would inquire about the Christmas wreaths in the window. Truthfully, they were added at the last minute. And most importantly, they took me about ten minutes to make. Today I am going to share with you the easiest DIY ever. It’s titled “How to Make a Christmas Wreath … (in ten minutes or less!)”.

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Pie For Breakfast

pie for breakfast

Holiday traditions are one of my most favorite things I love about our family. We have a lot of traditions and every single one of us is adamant about honoring these traditions every year. Last year we added a new tradition. And it is called Pie for Breakfast. 

I am so happy to be partnering with Portmeirion to create this beautiful table for this blog post. 

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Five Steps to Build a Frame for a Wall Mounted TV

frame your tv

This post is sponsored by SANUS on behalf of Everywhere Agency: however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I will be the first to admit that I enjoy watching television. I love watching hgtv, sports and some of my favorite shows. So it is not a surprise that we have a lot of TV’s in our home. Today I am going to share with you how we built a frame for the TV on the wall in our master bedroom. I am thrilled that I found SANUS as a great solution to get a fixed position mount for our TV.

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A Bedroom Makeover with Overstock

 

bedroom makeover

This post is sponsored by Overstock; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I am speechless. And for those of you that know me well, that is almost impossible!

This is our boy’s bedroom. I never imagined it would ever look this good. I am so honored to have partnered with Overstock to redo their room. It’s a very dramatic transformation and I am so thrilled with how it turned out. The room was almost entirely redone with furnishings from Overstock which included a new rug, beds, mattresses, bedding, a chandelier, and accessories. And I stlyled the bedroom for fall, which I love.

It’s as if the bedroom grew up, just like our boys.

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