A few things for the weekend!

posted on: 11.20.2012

I still haven't done my Thanksgiving dinner shopping. We're keeping it fairly simple, so I'm not too worried. It'll have to wait, because this post cannot. Way more important than running to the grocery store.

*photo from stephmodo
The yam replacement: Carrot souffle. I got the recipe from Stephmodo last year and it was a family hit. I don't think we go another Thanksgiving with out, as long as I have anything to say about it. It's simple too, and fun because you each get your own little ramekin to snack on. Recipe here.

*photo by Heather Perera
If you weren't quite on top of it this year (like me) to get family photos taken, and still want some either this year, or next please peruse my sisters beautiful site. She is offering a 20% winter special now through the new year, but the cool thing is you can schedule your shoot anytime through next year! You just have to book her before the new year. Get that checked off your to-do list early and don't worry about it all year. Visit her here.

Hurry! Rugs USA is having their 75% off pre-Black Friday sale. ALL rugs included! The deals are ridiculous. I recently scored this shag beauty and could not be more thrilled. This is a great place to buy affordable rugs.

Also, did you see that the generous Stephanie of Stephmodo is giving away a stay at her french cottage on her blog! Oh yes. I don't usually take the time to enter many giveaways, but this is one I cannot pass up on. A trip to Europe alone would be a dream, but her cottage takes it to a whole new level. It looks like a dream. Enter right over here!


  1. The link to the carrot souffle isn't working. I would love to have this recipe if you could help!

    1. Melissa, It's working fine when I try it? I wonder if it's your browser? hmm... anyway it's so good I want you to try it for Thanksgiving! Here it is-
      Carrot Souffle
      1 3/4 lbs. carrots, peeled and chopped
      1 cup sugar
      1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
      1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
      2 tablespoons all purpose flour
      3 eggs, beaten
      1/2 cup butter
      confectioners sugar for dusting
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large pot of boiling water, cook the carrots until very tender. Drain, and transfer to a large mixing bowl. While the carrots are warm, use an electric mixer to beat with sugar, baking powder and vanilla extract until smooth. Mix in the flour, eggs, and butter. Transfer to a 2 quart baking dish. Bake one hour in the preheated oven, or until top is golden brown. Dust lightly with confectioners’ sugar before serving.
      Note: If you want to use individual ramekins instead of one dish, adjust the cooking time to about 30-35 minutes depending on your oven. Keep an eye on them to avoid over-cooking them. I read online that one person liked to puree the carrots with the butter, sugar and vanilla and then add in the baking powder with the eggs and flour. Apparently the souffle rises better. Feel free to try this variation and let me know what you think!

  2. I'm so glad you posted about that RugUSA website, because I bought two big rugs for my house! I love rugs but never buy them because they are so expensive, I'm stoked! Thank you!

    1. Good! I'm so glad! Enjoy them:)


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