Friday, November 27, 2015

Mad About Plaid & A Blanket Scarf Giveaway

Happy Black Friday, everyone! Because it's officially the start of shopping season, I'm coming at you today with my new favorite online boutique.

Do you ever find yourself scrolling Instagram late at night, finding a whole treasure trove of delightful items?


Just me?

Well this just got awkward....

I often find some of my favorite new fashion trends and clothing items while browsing. One such night, I stumbled upon Indigo & Sage and their delightful assortment of blanket scarves. 

Blanket scarves? What?

Kait you live in Hawaii...

Yes, yes I know, but we had a big trip planned back to Pennsylvania and I knew it would be the perfect accessory for all our travels.

Turns out, I was SO right.
Not only is my blanket scarf warm, it's perfect for fall days when a coat is too heavy and you're running a ton of errands and don't want to get sweaty...don't act like you have no idea what I'm talking about...

I also really love that the buffalo plaid print gave me an excuse to rock my favorite red cords while I was back in my homeland ;)

The very best part? Indigo & Sage wants to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a scarf of their own just in time for the chilly holiday season!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Easy Appetizer: Apple Pie Dip

Okay so raise your hand if you're hosting Thanksgiving tomorrow and you're in panic mode. 

Yep, okay, I can see a lot of you out there.

I have something for you today that is going to absolutely ease your troubled mind. It comes in the form of a super easy appetizer and pre-made pie crust. My mom showed me how to make this and I'm certain I'll be incorporating it into my regularly scheduled happy hours.

Your guests will be so enamored with this dip, they won't even notice you burned the rolls and forgot the potatoes. Unless you're hosting me, then I will ALWAYS notice you forgot potatoes.

I digress...

You Will Need:
For The Dip:
2 cups peeled and diced apples
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon 
1 tsp cornstarch

For The Pie Dippers:
1 pie crust
2 tbsp butter, melted
cinnamon and sugar

1. In a small pot, add everything for the dip mixture except the cornstarch and put on low.
2. As the apples heat up, their juices will be extracted.
3. When that happens, add the cornstarch to thicken the dip.
4. Turn the stove off, but leave the pot there to keep it warm.
5. Cut pie crust into strips and lay flat on a cookie sheet.
6. Brush with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until slightly puffy and crisp.
8. Serve dip and dippers warmed.

Enjoy & Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Apple Sangria Recipe for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone! How the heck is it possible that Thanksgiving is just two days away..?

Dane and I have been soaking up time in PA and we are having so much fun visiting with our families. Dare I say that we never want to go back to Hawaii?! Just kidding -- we miss Judy and Bill terribly! To ease the pain, we've been enjoying some apple sangria and let me tell you -- it's delicious!

I couldn't keep it all to myself, so I figured I would share it in case anyone needed a family-friendly booze recipe for the upcoming holiday. It's safe to say everyone (over 21, of course!) has been enjoying this since we've been back.

You Will Need:
1 750mL bottle of white wine (I used a pinot grigio!)
1/2 cup apples, chopped
1/2 cup pears, chopped
1/2 cup strawberries, chopped
1/4 cup sugar

1. Pour ingredients into a pitcher.
2. Place in your refrigerator overnight.
3. Serve chilled.


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