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A Printable Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipe


Every special holiday calls for a special cocktail - one in which you dote upon, post on Pinterest and mass email! This Thanksgiving, the Lilien clan will be sipping this wild turkey libation - a cocktail, that in summation - is annually coveted and gossiped about with adoration! Thanks to the bourbon, it's warm and cozy - and with the addition of the citrus, quite appealing to the nosey! Tossing in the egg white gives it that special holiday froth - which gives the added spark to this holiday broth! This cocktail cannot come more highly recommended - not only is it a winner, but the name is hands-down splendid!

Download the Wild Turkey Cocktail here.


First Time (Thanksgiving) Hostess


Truth be told, hosting T-Day is no walk in the park and is quite the mission for one to embark. But don't let doubtful rumours dwindle your burning flame - take it from this veteran entertaining MRS, for I have no shame. I'm reaching out early so your time is aplenty! Beware: prepping, planning + devising is the heftiest portion and will likely set your month in a full-on frenzy! But enjoy each detail + pour your heart into it 'cuz nothing is better than a room full of people diggin' your sh*t! Even better, it's likely they'll reminisce for years to come - and remember m'dear that is something you gone n' done!!!!


P.S. I came across this insightful article and am ever so excited to share with you! It serves as a seriously spectacular guide for those taking the throne this Thanksgiving for the very first time! It talks detail delegation, planning process + even offers some emotional encouragement. 

Kikkerland 'Leg-Up' Turkey Timer Amazon / Small Talk Table Runner Kate Spade New York / Frank $5 Dinner Plate CB2  / 'First Come, First Served' Salad Bowl KSNY / Trophy Dish Waiting On Martha / Turkey Lifters Crate & Barrel / Vintage 60-minute Timer (similar) Amazon / Pete the Penguin Cocktail Shaker Amazon / Fun Signage for the Kitchen Waiting On Martha / Platinum Spreaders Waiting On Martha / Mrs. Lilien Dessert Cocktail Swatchbook Amazon / Punch Bowl with Ladle CB2 

Interiors, Cocktails

A HAUTE Halloween Guide: Drinks, Costumery, Decor + More!


GUYS!'s time to play dress up, trick-or-treat + act goofy.Time for us "older" folk to trade in the candy for some fun + seriously festive social boozery! 

So here she sits... an inspiration guide just for YOU! I'd advise it best you tip toe your way through and prepare yourself for quite the view! 

Creepy-crawly but tastily enthralling! I promise you this, spirit sipping will never feel so utterly fitting! 


Gold Metallic Paper Straws via Oh Happy Day

 FREE Spells & Potions Bottle Label Printables via Hostess With the Mostess

Creepy Crawler Red Rum via Martha Stewart

 10 Halloween Drinks for the KIDS via Top Inspired

(Others not pictured)

Monster Straw Ping Pong DIY via A Subtle Revelry

 Spooky Spiked Dirty Chai Latte via Sugar and Cloth

10 Halloween Cocktails via Town & Country

GONE are the last-minute pick ups of Halloween store remainders - do right by old Hallow + give her something tasty to swallow! Promise? You must! Anything sans thought is 100% transparent and a total bust. Even I (an awful + impatient DIY-er) will find a way to get myself inspired! If not for my own costume-winning prize, than to ensure a big proud smile across the faces of my little guys! Now allow me to expand - EVERY item need not be made my hand. Piece together items from the places you'd normally look last + I guarantee you'll find a way to transform it. Jawdrop...wait for it...GASP!!! Pinterest is such one massive treasure chest, so I've picked, prodded + sorted through to a few things that left me the utmost impressed!


Glam Goddess - last minute DIY via Martha Stewart 

Witch's Limbs - Find some old striped stockings or knee-highs + pair with trick-or-treat comfort approved Pumpkin Tieks!

Crystal-Lined Masquerade Mask via ETSY

Lauren Conrad's DIY Mermaid Costume

Beauty Mark Temporary (WATERPROOF!) Tattoos - via Mr. Kate

(others not pictured)

10 Great Couple Costumes via Brit + Co (My right hand gal + her beau are included in this! #10!!!)

For the Trés Chic + High-Fashioned Gal Pals via WhoWhatWear

Perhaps the house could use some adorning...the kind that get's the kids (or you) chipper, cheerful and no longer mourning. When time is short and tempers are shorter, practicality is key in avoiding possible torture. Something as simple as self-decorated balloons or pre-made monster frames to hang in just about any room! 

Here's a coveted list of store-bought decor and DIY's because sometimes we just have to learn to do our best with whatever our timeframe complies:


DIY Balloons - Pretty Self-Explanatory...take a SHARPIE and go at it!

Picture Frame Monsters via Pinterest

Balloon-Dipped, No-Carve Pumpkin DIY via Paper & Stitch

(other ideas I adore)

My FREE Mrs. Pumpkin Carving Templates

Bat Silhouettes (cut out + tape to wall, windows, mirrors, etc) via Tumblr

DIY Sidewalk Skulls via Hello Lucky 


Cocktails, Fashion

Cocktail-of-the-Month: August



Combine the following ingredients into a large, ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds + strain into chilled glasses. Top each with ample ice. Yields 2 Tall Lattés.


1 Cup - Absolut Vanilla Vodka

2 Cups - Chilled Black Coffee

1 Cup - Whole Milk

1 Tablespoon - Pure Vanilla Extract

1/2 Cup - Simple Syrup


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