Candlelight & A little Gold: Rustic Holiday Table Inspiration

For the past 3-ish years, my group of friends and I have had Friendsgiving. It started off at Nova where we’d rent out a lecture hall on campus for our 50+ friends, with desks lined with our attempts at classic Thanksgiving dishes. Last year, having just graduated and most of us still shambley from #adulting, we skipped Friendsgiving but brought it back full force this past weekend. Our guest list dwindled from 50 to 15, and we relocated to my friend Chris’s house, but it was probably the best Friendsgiving to date.

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Easy Fall Cocktail: Apple Cider Mimosa

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! It’s been a while–work and life got a bit crazy, but I’m excited for turkey and a few days off next week. For Thanksgiving, my mom always asks me and Krista to make something–I always pick sweet potato casserole, but decided to take a stab at a fall cocktail. If you know me at all, I love champagne & apple cider separately, so an apple cider mimosa was a no-brainer (plus it’s hella easy).

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20 Random Things I’m Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving! While I’m thankful for the major things like the wonderful people in my life (shoutout to the parents, Krista, family, my nova & home friends and Ry) and a few big things (my job, awesome apartment, Villanova basketball, Starbucks, white wine & brunch), here’s a list of the random little things I’m grateful for too.

1. Turkey trots

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We have a Jaworski-family tradition of running a Turkey Trot every year. It started with my dad and uncle, but some years we’ve had up to 10 of us running it. It’s a nice way to start Thanksgiving and bond with my dad.

2. Chapstick 


I’m legitimately addicted to Burt’s Bees and I don’t care who knows it.

3. TV shows online


Let’s be real, most of my favorite shows I never watch live. Thank goodness for being able to binge watch them online.

4. Nude heels

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Because when you find the perfect pair, you win at life.

5. Gel manicures


Best feeling= having your nails done. Worst feeling= them chipping. Solution= gel manicures.

6. Raspberries


I’m 95% sure I could eat a whole carton in one sitting. #noshame

7. Semi-sweet chocolate chips


On a similar food note, I keep a bag of these in the fridge at all times. My roommate Haley can attest to this.

8. Sunsets

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What’s better than a good sunset on the water?

9. Emojis


Specifically those above.

10. Frank Sinatra’s Christmas Album 


Which I started listening to approximately 2 weeks ago.

11. The Princess Bride


One of the best movies of all time. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.

12. Cups of tea/coffee


Plus a cozy blanket & some candles.

13. Leggings


Now that I can’t wear them almost every day to class, I appreciate them more on the weekends.

14. The Villanova Church


Have you ever seen anything more perfect?

15. Doing laundry at your parents’ house

Because it’s *~FREE~* (and your mom might fold it for you).

16. Waking up and realizing you have more time to sleep

One of the best feelings in the world.

17. Good pens & legal pads

You know the feeling of writing with a really good pen. Or when you check something off your to-do list. And I just like taking notes on legal pads because it makes me feel important.

18. Fresh flowers


Because they’re just so happy :)

19. Listening to country music in the summer

Specifically, windows down on the way to the shore. It’s the best, y’all.

20. Blogging


And for everyone who continues to read, I’m really thankful for you!

Here’s to Thanksgiving & being grateful for the little things &.