entertaining · lifestyle

5 Tips for Green and Healthy Holidays Without Going Broke

The average cost of Christmas spending is up to about $800 this year. That is a staggering amount of money for one season. How can you have fun and be festive during the holidays but not go broke? First, think sustainable when giving gifts. Next, follow these 5 tips for enjoying the holidays while being… Continue reading 5 Tips for Green and Healthy Holidays Without Going Broke

indulging · lifestyle

10 Sustainable Gift Ideas

My holiday shopping was done before Thanksgiving. What's the secret to being done so early? Not buying stuff. Give sustainable gifts to the people on your holiday shopping list and you'll find yourself done with your shopping, too. What are sustainable gifts? Items that have a purpose. They are gifts that encourage growth, inspire, and… Continue reading 10 Sustainable Gift Ideas

lifestyle

How to Have a Zero Waste Holiday Season

It's that time of year again - when the shopping, spending, and wrapping frenzy kicks in! How can we embrace the holiday season and still keep waste to a minimum? Have a zero waste holiday season, of course! Not only will there be less waste generated but money will be saved as well. I call… Continue reading How to Have a Zero Waste Holiday Season

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5 Things You Should Do Instead of Shopping on Thanksgiving

It's too bad Thanksgiving has turned into such a shopping holiday. There aren't special gifts for Thanksgiving or even particular candy with turkey wrappers made for it. It's just a day for giving thanks - and eating really good food! It used to be the best holiday - and one that everyone celebrates - until… Continue reading 5 Things You Should Do Instead of Shopping on Thanksgiving

entertaining

7 Tips for Being the Best Thanksgiving Dinner Guest

Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday to host - probably because it's all about good food, family, and simple decorations. Even if we don't host Thanksgiving dinner at our house, we still cook the entire dinner. The dinner is so good and the leftovers can't be beat. (Even turkey broth is tasty and easy to make!)… Continue reading 7 Tips for Being the Best Thanksgiving Dinner Guest

entertaining · in the kitchen

Favorite Appetizers for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about the dinner and we eat early in the day so I don't plan a lunch. The problem is people get hungry and start coming into the kitchen asking when we're eating. My solution? Put together a "spread." What's a spread? It's an assortment of different appetizers. Basically, it's adult snacks. These… Continue reading Favorite Appetizers for Thanksgiving

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How to Make Bread Cubes for Thanksgiving Stuffing

Why I've never done this before is beyond me. Every Thanksgiving, we make my husband's most amazing Thanksgiving stuffing recipe. It's the best! Every year, I pay up for the organic, fancy bread cubes. Let's not talk about how expensive these are at the store. I don't like the huge list of ingredients that are… Continue reading How to Make Bread Cubes for Thanksgiving Stuffing

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Happy Five Year Blog Anniversary Plus a Giveaway

Yes, I'm skipping about wearing gingham because this month marks five-years since I first pressed 'publish' and Go Gingham came to be! Wondering how five years have gone so quickly? Me, too! Even though there's no gingham in these pictures - we're celebrating this five-year milestone with fruit instead of gingham. This apple came from… Continue reading Happy Five Year Blog Anniversary Plus a Giveaway