apple cider moscow mules.

some things are seasonal. and some things are just too good to say goodbye to when the seasons change. so you just adapt.

in this case, I’ve adapted my favorite summer cocktail to fit beautifully in my fall lineup. and it just so happens to be national apple cider day. I couldn’t even lie about that, google it.

let me introduce the apple cider moscow mule.

ingredients: vodka, ginger beer, apple cider, lime juice.

the magic: 2 parts vodka, 1/2 part lime juice, 2 parts apple cider, top with ginger beer [approx. 1/2 cup].

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apple cider moscow mules c/o LLinaBC.com

apple cider moscow mules c/o LLinaBC.com

apple cider moscow mules c/o LLinaBC.com

if you’re looking for a way to spice up your thanksgiving dinner, this may be the ticket.

[occasionally holidays need vodka. this is a festive + tasty way to bring it over to your grandma’s dinner, without all the stares + judgement you’d receive by walking in with just a bottle of vodka].

#LLinaBCvsTurkey

happy tuesday.

festive place cards.

I am a thanksgiving person.

it’s a holiday full of amazing food, great wine, and incredible company. typically being your family. it’s about spending the day morning cooking a scrumptious feast, sitting around the table, and sharing what you’re thankful for.

our thanksgiving tablescapes tend to be on the rustic + natural side. and generally informal. which means when everyone is ready to sit down, there’s a lot of pointing + musical chairs taking place. by adding place cards, your instantly eliminating the “where do I sit” dance. and it looks pretty. but does not have to be a lot of work.

you can go out into your yard [if your yard resembles my parent’s]. or you can go to a local store + spend $5, for a bag of pine cones.

all you need is a printer, paper, twine/string, scissors, and pine cones.

festive place cards c/o LLinaBC.com

the place cards need to be tents, so they fold open. put a hole punch on the left-hand side and tie a loop.

I’ll show what these place cards turn into later in the week!

festive place cards c/o LLinaBC.com

festive place cards c/o LLinaBC.com

festive place cards c/o LLinaBC.com

it’s #LLinaBCvsTurkey week.

happy monday!

’tis the season.

happy december.

you can officially watch christmas movies, crank up jingle bells, and decorate your house without the risk of being “too early” or “skipping over thanksgiving”.

I held off. reluctantly.

so I’m going to share a couple snapshots from my thanksgiving. and then talk about christmas!

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hot apple cider. possibly accompanied by a tiny bit of whiskey.

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grandpa is the designated turkey carver.

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once a year, just for thanksgiving my mom gets out the set of ‘classic car water glasses’. they were left to my dad when my grandfather passed away. it’s a little piece of him we love having at our dinner.

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thankful // LLinaBC.com

post-dinner football watching. with my parent’s sweet, pony-tailed pup.

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then we had a couple visitors in the backyard.

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only 23 short days until christmas is upon us. ahhhh.

sunday begun the 25 days of christmas challenge. [J] + I were tasked with “transforming our home with xmas decorations”.

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thankful // LLinaBC.com

thankful // LLinaBC.com

tonight we’re decorating the tree.

join along #LLinaBCHolidayChallenge.

happy monday.

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