November is finally here! We’re gearing up for holiday festivities and planning our menus for both Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving celebrations. With all of our fall recipes, entertaining, and decor research we’re excited for that to be the theme for this week’s link love.

If you’re looking for travel tips or something to cook, read, shop, or be inspired by we’ve got you covered! Here’s the best of the week… 



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Emily & Barbie


source: Texas Parks & Wildlife

We love road tripping around Texas for the holidays. It’s beyond festive and there’s so much to do! From the German style Christmas markets in Fredericksburg to the Trail of Lights at Zilker park in Austin we’ve rounded up the ultimate 2017 holiday itinerary for you here: How to Spend the Holidays in the Texas Hill Country

Need a pumpkin fix and looking for an Instagram worthy location? Check out 9 WAYS TO EXPERIENCE PUMPKINS IN DALLAS THIS FALL. Texas has many places where you can bask in the beauty of the season. This  ’10 Beautiful Places to See Fall Foliage in Texas’  list is a great resource and we can vouch for Lost Maples and Enchanted Rock both being wonderful weekend road trips to experience fall in Texas.

We recently spent the day with Mockingbird Station in Dallas discovering all of the new shops and restaurants and had the best time! Here’s a fun itinerary for you the next time you need weekend plans and are in Dallas: How To Spend the Day at Mockingbird Station

This Hidden Texas Travel Guide is awesome! We’re adding these destinations to our places to visit in Texas in 2018 now!

Travel and Food are the perfect pair and this article does an excellent job upping your research game to make sure you eat at the best spots when traveling: 5 Smart Tips for Finding the Best Restaurants While Traveling

We recently stumbled upon Texas Monthly’s video series, “Tastemakers: A Local’s Guide to Our Favorite Cities”. It highlights a different Texas city each month, and a stylish Texan or two shares a video tour of their towns.

Discover new classic dives, restaurants, shops and off-the-beaten-path gems! This video – Insider’s Guide to Fort Worth – is awesome! Watch Josh Block, Leon Bridges’s producer, and his family give you a tour of the Cowtown they love.



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Although Pinterest has become a quick and easy go to when researching new recipes we still love cooking and getting inspired from cookbooks. Here’s all of the one’s we’re loving and currently cooking from: Our Favorite Fall Cookbooks

Being pregnant has us missing our wine and cocktails but not to worry as we recently discovered our newest favorite mocktail EVER! When we stayed at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm in Albuquerque they made us a mocktail version of their refreshing and perfectly balanced Lavender Margarita and you can find both the cocktail and mocktail version here.

We’re curating our Thanksgiving menus and this link is fantastic! 15 EASY & DELICIOUS THANKSGIVING SIDE DISHES

Did you know that some alcohol needs to be refrigerated? This article on five types of alcohol that needs to be stored in a refrigerator is eye opening! Make sure you’re putting those cream liqueurs, vermouths and ports in the fridge!

Do Spices Go Bad? Well, Yeah, Kind of

Here’s the link to our FALL RECIPES board on Pinterest where you can find over 200+ amazing recipes that will wow your guests and help make entertaining a breeze!

These Vegan Cinnamon Pumpkin Rolls look delicious!

This WINTER CITRUS BUTTER SALMON is on our weeknight menu for next week!

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Are you sending out holiday cards this year? We’re planning on it and love the selection from Minted. Luckily this weekend they’re having a 15% off sale on all holiday cards when  you use the code: JOY15

When it comes to jewelry Bauble Bar is one of our favorite go tos and you can get an extra 20% off sale jewelry now through November 6th!

With temperatures dropping (finally!) now’s the time to shop fall & winter sweaters. Ann Taylor currently has a fantastic selection of sweaters under $50 right now when you use the code: WARMUP

Get an extra 70% off at Pottery Barn with their mega sale happening now! Currently in our cart: marbleized glass pumpkins for $19, beautiful multi picture frame in champagne for our entry, way these cute turkey salt + pepper shakers for $13.50, and this beautiful copper pitcher.



As you may have seen on our Instagram both Barbie and I are pregnant! To add to that amazing news we’re excited to share that not only are we both due in February, our due date is only one day a part! We’ll be creating new content around motherhood and would love to know what type of content you’re interested in.

In the meantime, here’s one of our announcement pictures taken by one of our best friends, the uber talented Stephanie Drenka. Thank you Steph for capturing such a sweet moment between us sisters!

We’ll be sharing a 24 week update soon along with our favorite maternity brands, foods, books and tips. Thank you for your love and support it means so much to us!


Emily & Barbie


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