Thank you NANCY’S Petite Stuffed Bagels for sponsoring this post. Brunching at home just got easier and more delicious with the launch of Nancy’s Petite Stuffed Bagels!
We all know the holidays can translate into a very busy season for everyone.
I think many times we overlook the real meaning and reason for the holidays and that is to simply be present with our families and friends.
Being present can mean a lot of different things and a lot of different things to a lot of different people. It all comes down to prioritizing our lives and creating balance within those priorities.
One of my main goals as a hostess, anytime of year not just the holidays, is to simplify. Everyone is busy and I have found that everyone appreciates simplicity in life. I have come to appreciate it and so have our guests that come into our home. Not to mention it certainly is more welcoming and warm when guests arrive at our home.
My first way of simplifying is within the realm of food! We know everyone loves yummy food and that the kitchen is truly the heart of a home. It’s where everyone gathers…it provides the table where everyone joins together after or during a busy day. It’s also a solitude within the home. A place of comfort and security. (<– this is my goal within our home, that’s for sure.)
For our upcoming holiday feasts, with company coming in town, I am adding these amazing NANCY’S Pumpkin Petite Stuffed Bagels to our grocery list…I know they are amazing because we had to of course taste test before we serve them to our friends and family! That is the right thing to do, right? They are filled with PHILADELPHIA Cream cheese + a blend of pumpkin puree, quite the combo! Grab them at your local Walmart (other flavors at retailers nationwide) for your holiday gatherings or a just because snack with a cup of coffee! You won’t be disappointed and neither will your guests + you’ll save time in the kitchen which makes any lady happy! Snag a coupon before you head to the store!
Sharing our simple and minimal DIY Place Setting Cards for your Thanksgiving table:
1- Purchase a small pumpkin per place setting you need.
2- Using Card Stock cut a rectangle card for each person attending the gathering.
3- Using a thick marker write in an elegant script each person’s name on their own card.
4- Using a knife, cut a slit in the stem of each pumpkin.
5- Place a card in the stem of each pumpkin.
6- Set a pumpkin on the plate at each place setting.
What are ways you like to simplify for family gatherings and the holidays?
Hi I’m Erin a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers capture their kiddos and life, talking all things home, parenting and how we navigate through life. You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our little two year old, Miss E, in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure, love to travel, involved in ministry at our church and in between all of that we run two successful businesses together! Follow me at: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST
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