SENDING SEASON'S GREETINGS!

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omg it’s november! HAPPY FREAKIN’ HOLIDAYS, PEOPLE! although the crazy days still seem slightly off in the distance, it’s definitely time to start thinking about sending out holiday cards. if you’re anything like me, somehow it becomes december 15th + christmas is ten days away + you haven’t even thought about taking a christmas card photo yet. this year, i’m vowing to get an early jump on things — i just recently discovered basic invite + i can already tell it’s gonna be a game changer :)

i’ve always been a fan of writing letters + sending cards, + the holiday season gives me the perfect excuse. when i was younger, i was always the one in charge of gathering up the family, directing the holiday photos, putting the card together, + using my mom’s credit card to order them ;) this year, my roommates + i are planning on ordering a few cards to send out, + basic invite’s selections are almost too good to choose from! they’ve got foil, they’ve got practically unlimited colors, they’ve got over 500 different designs, + that’s just for their unique christmas cards alone!

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are you thinking of sending out a holiday card this year? i always love getting them in the mail; we used to display them all over the house as a kid — it was always a big deal hanging the first one, haha! thankfully, we’re getting the jump early! head to basic invite’s site + start browsing their holiday photo cards 2018! i seriously cannot get over how cute their designs are. picking just one this year is going to be a biiiiig challenge. ALSO, they are offering 30% off their holiday styles — use the code “HOLI30” at checkout + slay the holiday card game. cheers to november + the most wonderful time of the year!

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post, images, + opinions by molly garvin

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RECIPE: PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

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FRIENDS!! nestle has mastered the cookie game. that is all. okay, kidding, there's more, but seriously! their dough is the best + i use their chocolate chip cookie recipe when i'm in the mood for a homemade chocolate fix. in the spirit of fall + all things thanksgiving, i decided to scour the internet for a pumpkin-infused chocolate chip cookie recipe -- + guess who saved the day.  n e s t l e  --  guys, they're seriously the best. not sponsored or anything, they've honestly just nailed down the cookie thing. after sharing on instagram stories that i was making them, i knew i had to share the recipe with you all when i got about 100 DMs [okay it was actually like 3 but it's fine whatever] keep scrolling for the recipe to these AH-MAZING pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! [more recipes here!] [recipe adapted from here]

DIRECTIONS for the cookies

1. gather ingredients + preeat ven to 375 degrees

2. combine flour, baking soda, + salt in a medium bowl

3. beat both sugars + the butter in a large bowl

4. add egg, pumpkin, + vanilla to the sugar-butter mix + beat until smooth

5. fold in flour mixture + chocolate chips until evenly mixed

6. bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown

INGREDIENTS for the cookies

• 2 cups all-purpose flour

• 1 teaspoon baking soda

• 1 teaspoon salt

• 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature

• 1/2 cup brown sugar

• 3/4 cup granulated sugar

• 3/4 cup Pure Pumpkin Puree

• 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

• 1 large egg

• 2 cups chocolate chips [or more #CHOC4EVER]

i'm not sure what it is about these cookies, but they're the perfect consistency -- i'm no baking expert, but my guess is the pumpkin. . .  or the fact that i couldn't find the teaspoon anywhere so i just threw in a reasonable amount of salt + baking soda + hoped for the best haha! okay but actually, these beauties are seriously the easiest to make + delicious to eat! let me know if you end up using the recipe! i know thanksgiving is tomorrow [#procrastinationnation] but they're a great option if your still looking for an easy dessert option or an alternative to pie, or a dish to bring to an after-thanksgiving friendsgiving! 

happy thanksgiving friends! as always, i'm thankful for all of you reading this little blog! you're the  b e s t .  now go get your stretchy pants on + EAT! byeee!