I debated holding off on this post given that well, tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  But the truth is you can make these while the potatoes are boiling and the turkey is in the oven! We are hosting Andy’s family for the weekend, and even though we are eating on card tables, I wanted to make the table as festive as possible.  

Easy. Peasy.  Download the pattern at the end of this post — available in both .FCM and .SVG — place the names on the dotted lines, save, download and cut!  I’ve included the leaves for you as well.  And if you’re celebrating Thanksgiving a day late, like we are, you could still have time to order your ScanNCut2 and make these for your table!

Have fun!



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I remember after having Harlow, my mom mentioned the convenience of Kohl’s.  I hadn’t realized before how one stop could cover so many family needs: clothing, towels, picture frames, kitchen items, decor, toys, and one to add to the list now for me, technology!

Did you know Kohl’s has a great selection of technology?  I sure didn’t, but now you know.  From televisions to instruments to gadgets, I was and am pleasantly surprised!  

One thing I’ve noticed about myself is that I tend to be really good about staying active while pregnant.  I walk, even run, lift, drink a lot of water, etc.  I think it’s helped me recover after delivery, but then I tend to get super lazy.  I think I consider nursing a newborn around the clock enough exercise for me, and I just struggle to snap out of that! 

I had been wanting to try a Jawbone UP3 for a while now, and when I realized I could order one from Kohl’s, I took the plunge.  Kohl’s offers amazing sales, Kohl’s Cash, reward points and an amazing return policy.  All of those things separate and combined are reasons I shop at Kohl’s.  

I also love that I can *hopefully* get a jumpstart on my new year’s resolutions regarding drinking more water and being more active throughout the day.  Nothing like the facts staring me at the face to realize I need to take more steps and drink more water!  I think one of my favorite thing is the sleep tracking and the alarm that picks the best moment in a 20-30 minute window to wake you.  

Clever technology.  

UP app

Head on over to the Kohl’s Tech department to see all that they have available — then don’t forget to enter below to win a $200 giftcard to Kohl’s!

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This post was done in collaboration with Kohl’s.  All opinions are my own. 


gluten free Swedish Apple Pie

November 23, 2015

Just wanted to get this recipe up before Thanksgiving came and went!  We have made this Swedish Apple Pie probably 5-6 times in the past week.  Whoops. I think I’ve convinced myself that the apples, oat flour, and almond flour makes it healthy.  Cinnamon is good for you too, right? ;)

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feeling like Super Mom

November 19, 2015

Because let’s be honest: most days I don’t.  Moving has sort of kicked my butt in a lot of ways, and most days my head hits the pillow with a lot of shoulda, woulda, coulda floating around before I fall into dreamland.   Andy’s been working some longs days, which are always such a good […]

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leather leaf Fall garland & what brought us to Boston

November 18, 2015

If you’re guessing we came for the snow, you are 100% wrong.  Although if you ask Harlow, she may very well say she came for the snow.  I’m usually asked no less than 5 times a week, “when is it going to snow mama?  Like my Mr. Al says Boston does?”  We used to watch […]

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