Thanksgiving Pie

Okay, I have always loved food, but who doesn’t. But over the past few years, I have loved the art portion of food. It’s so interesting to see how good can look gorgeous. I specifically love the cool pie crust designs people come up with. Some of them look too good to eat!

This year, I made a berry pie (mostly raspberries because those are the best) with a floating leave crust. This is the crust recipe I used. Super easy! For the filling, I rises 5 cups of berries, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup cornstarch, and a hint of cinnamon. Then I baked it at 375 F for 45 mins. Most the time I covered the pie with tin foil so it didn’t burn, but I took it off for the last 10-15 minutes so the crust got golden brown. 
For the design, my little sister helped me & luckily my grandma had tons of cookie cutters to work with. We did floating leaves for fall with little stars. It reminded me of a still lake at night with fall leaves and the reflecting stars. Also, we brushed some melted butter on the tips of the leaves and the edge of the pie crust and sprinkled raw sugar on it for some added crunch!

Of course we served it hot with vanilla ice cream. ? Yumm! Pie loved it berry much.

Xoxo,

Alyse

Our First Thanksgiving 


Happy Thanksgiving 2016!!! Who had an amazing Thanksgiving? Looks like all y’all did from the looks of Instagram. ? I love how much happier we are around the holidays. I think it’s because the focus shifts off ourselves and onto other people & onto Jesus Christ.

My first Thanksgiving married to Nick has me thinking of all of my blessings, specifically all the blessing that marrying him has brought into my life. Married life really is the best & I so lucked out with him. 

Also, I have this little thing I have done by myself every year. On Thanksgiving in all of my prayers, I try to not ask for one thing- just thank Heavenly Father for all of my blessings. Nick started with me this year and it is kind of fun. Try it! Does anyone else have any traditions for Thanksgiving?!

Xoxo, 

Alyse

Crown Braid in Copenhagen

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Okay, so I wore this crown braid around Denmark. I wanted to wear it because I had never been to Denmark, but I imagined everyone having a braid crown for some reason… I, shockingly, was the only one who I saw with one that day haha. A huge part of Copenhagen’s culture revolves around the royal family, and I felt like part of the royal family wearing my crown (braid) around all day. Also, it is ONE WEEK until Thanksgiving, so it’s given me the opportunity to reflect on some blessings in my life.

What I am THANKFUL for currently:

  • Gilmore Girls. To make me laugh.
  • Technology. I haven’t had a phone this whole week, and it has been crazy to realize how much I use it.
  • Safety. A car hit my car this week, but I was protected.
  • Leaders at work who allow, ask for, and embrace feedback. Very rare.
  • The Holidays. Thanksgiving ONE WEEK AWAY.
  • Health. Nick and I (Nick worse than I) have been sick this past week, and it reminds us how grateful we that we are usually healthy.
  • My sweet Nicholas.
  • Online Shopping. No additional commentary necessary.
  • Email. So I can talk to my brother who is 3,947 miles away.
  • Prayer. So we can communicate with God so easily. Whenever, wherever.

What are y’all thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Xoxo,

Alyse