With that depressing thought out of the way, shall we move on to some links? Yes, lets!
This recipe for an alternate way to cook brussels sprouts (with pomegranate seeds and honey!) on Simple Bites has me rethinking my thanksgiving side dishes.
This toffee pear galette from The Baker Chick might very well replace the usual apple pie for next week. I've been wanting to try a galette for ages and I love the thought of toffee and pear together.
Win a pie dish from BigKitchen.com hosted by the lovely Eva of Adventures in Cooking. There's also a recipe for chocolate pecan pie (something I've yet to try).
And lest you think I'm all about chocolate (well, to be honest, I really am) I'm loving these vanilla almond orange cloud cookies from Joy the Baker. And guess what? There is no flour or butter in these beauties!
This winter I'm debating parka or puffer. I already own the puffer coat but I'm really coveting some of the cute parka coats out there now. Check out these options from Say Yes to Hoboken.
Win $150 to spend at Pinhole Press from Design Mom. I made calendars for family members with Pinhole Press last year and they turned out really well.
Participate in the awesome Wednesday Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn giveaways. This week you could win a Williams Sonoma cookware set or a Chesterfield sofa by Canvas!
Also, if you read Smitten Kitchen (like everyone else out there) and have wondered what lies beyond those granite countertops, then check out this interview she did on The Kitchn today. It just goes to show, you don't have to have a giant, tricked out kitchen to churn out some of the best recipes out there.
Anna at Door Sixteen has been renovating her garden and she's almost done, check it out here, even unfinished it looks awesome!
Do you read Jessie at The Long and Short of It? She gives a tour of her incredible Raleigh home on The Everygirl. Color just pops out of every room and you get to see her lounging at home with her giant dogs.
Not sure what category to place this one under, but perhaps that's the point. In any case, if you're looking for a moment of stillness and beauty, then head to Nadia at La Porte Rouge to gaze at the incredible photographs of several white horses she came across in a field one dark, chilly night.