Links Before Thanksgiving

IMG_2499 It's the day before Thanksgiving. This time of year features a clump of the least common birthdays in America (mine is also on the list!). My brother gets into town today, and then the whole family will be together. Our biggest change to Thanksgiving this year is attempting a fresher recipe for green beans (as opposed to green bean casserole, which everyone seems tired of). Thanksgiving foods aren't my favorite, but I have started to look forward to them more each year (except for two years ago when I was experiencing morning sickness).

In the spirit of sharing, I wanted to give you some of my favorite links lately.

On a serious note, regardless of what you think about Ferguson, this article was really thought-provoking.

On the lighter side, this NY Times article shares recipes for Thanksgiving from every state.

This modern guide to Thanksgiving from Bon Appetit had some great reminders. For example, don't forget to bring something no matter what the host says.

I also loved Shauna Niequist's article about Thanksgiving. When Shauna Niequist advises you not to stray from the traditional foods, you know you should listen. (Although, as I said, we are trying to replace the green bean casserole).

The Nester has a fabulous post about hospitality toward oneself. It makes me think again about sacrifice vs. self-care.

This article about how mini habits can lead to lasting change is fascinating.

And in case you're still thinking through your Thanksgiving outfit ideas, this flowchart will help you know whether you're wearing pants or not (i.e. leggings/tights).

If you need some non-Thanksgiving but still fall recipes, try the Pioneer Woman's Chipotle Chicken Chili or these pumpkin muffins.

As always, thanks for reading. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!