Best of November

November was a whirlwind month in our house as we celebrated our first Thanksgiving in our new house and with our son. Thankfully, the little guy let us sit down for a nice Thanksgiving dinner while he gazed at our plates longingly from his highchair. Haha! We hope you had a wonderful, gratitude-filled holiday!

I also launched A Stitch of Magic in my Etsy Shop and am loving adding new products. Fulfilling your orders has been extra fun and I appreciate all your support!

Check out all the things you may have missed below!

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I am having way too much fun making new wood signs for over our fireplace. Check out how this one came together in under 10 minutes.

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Lawrence Made Essential Kitchen Tools

Having the right kitchen tools can change your relationship with cooking. Make sure you have these tools on-hand to make delicious meals!

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Start a new tradition in your house by bringing back Game Night! Here’s a list of our favorite games to get your collection started, just in time for holiday purchases!

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A Stitch of Magic is live in the Etsy shop! These adorable designs come as finished products or cross stitch patterns. You can order pins or magnets. And if you don’t see the character you love, just send me a message! I’ve already added 13 new designs in the past week!

There are still pin/magnets available for guaranteed shipment by December 15th,
so get your orders in soon!

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Thank you for reading and sharing this journey with me!

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Thanksgiving Dinner Cooking Planner

I don’t know about you but Thanksgiving Day is always filled with chaos. Fun chaos. But chaos nonetheless. With the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade playing in the background, I take to the kitchen prepared to tackle the day’s feast.

I carefully lay out all the ingredients for the delicious dishes (grouping them by recipe, of course) and then take a deep breath.

How am I going to get this all done? Efficiently would be nice.

Inevitably, my kitchen is covered in post-it notes reminding me when to put a dish in and when, oh, and at the right temperature. And wait… did those go in together? Or did I want to cook them separately? Shoot.

To wrangle all the chaos, I’ve created a simple printable chart. Click the links below to download.

Lawrence Made Thanksgiving Cooking Planner

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7 Kitchen Tools I Can’t Live Without

Cooking is one of my greatest joys. I find quite a bit of personal fulfillment in making something delicious for my family while exploring new flavor pairings and food. However, it hasn’t always been that way. I used to loathe cooking because it took too long and nothing ever turned out how I wanted. Lots of undercooked or charred to a crisp chicken. Soggy veggies. Over-flavored noodles. I just couldn’t seem to get it right.

Then I took a knife skills class at Sur La Table. It was a gift that completely changed my relationship with food. You’re probably wondering how a knife class changed my cooking. Well, let me tell you…

Lawrence Made Essential Kitchen Tools Pin

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