What I’m Into Volume 15

I still can’t believe that it’s November, but I’m not complaining about it one bit. I’m trying to get through these next few weeks, knowing that Thanksgiving will be here before I know it. It’s probably my favorite holiday. Not only does it include great food and football, but it also is the kickoff to the holiday season. 


I’m looking forward to my first “friendsgiving” in a couple of weeks. There’s something so nice about everyone bringing a dish and spending time together. I’ll be making mashed potatoes. Anyone who knows me knows that mashed potatoes are my favorite food. I could seriously eat them every day. After successfully making my first homemade mashed potatoes a little while ago, I now feel unstoppable in the kitchen.

Are you hosting or attending a “friendsgiving?”

  • Want to know more about why the boots pictured above are amazing? See Monday’s post.
  • Ever visited Pittsburgh? You’ll want to after reading this.
  • I seriously love Lo Bosworth’s recipes and cooking videos. This stuffing recipe makes me even more excited for Thanksgiving than I already am!
  • Nordstrom is having a sale on clearance items until November 11. These Tory Burch riding boots are 40% off. I would love these shoes too (awesome price), but I’m trying to save for holiday shopping!
  • Remember the cape cardigan I featured here? It’s part of the sale too! Buy it here.
  • I loved what Lauren Conrad gave her guests for her wedding weekend.
  • Lemon water is delicious, and it’s really good for you too. Caroline shared some of its benefits recently on her blog.
  • While my name isn’t super unique, some of these awkward moments have definitely applied to me. I’ve really learned to annunciate when placing my Starbucks order. 
  • Frozen hot chocolate martini?! Say no more.
  • Michaela Fisch
    November 7, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Friendsgiving sounds so much fun! And I love all your links! Have a great weekend!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

    • Ellen Borza
      November 7, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      Thanks, Michaela! You too! xo

  • Summer
    November 7, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Oh my gosh, that frozen hot chocolate martini thoughhhhh! looks so good!!!

    summerandatlantic.blogspot.com

    • Ellen Borza
      November 9, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      I know, right?! Thanks, Summer!

  • kTm
    November 7, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I think I could seriously eat my weight in some mashed potatoes – definitely looking forward to thanksgiving!!

    Pick Your Beau

    • Ellen Borza
      November 9, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      Girl, I couldn't agree more. Thank you so much for reading!

  • Anna Baun
    November 7, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    The Nordstrom sale is going to be the death of me. 🙂 XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

    • Ellen Borza
      November 9, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      Enjoy, Anna! Thanks for reading!

  • Nathalie Van Hauwe
    November 7, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Love those links! Have a great weekend! x

    Nathalie | THE COVETING
    http://www.thecoveting.be/2014/11/the-biker-jacket-design.html

    • Ellen Borza
      November 9, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks, Nathalie!

  • J Trogstad
    November 8, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Bean boots! I love me some Bean boots! xoxo

    • Ellen Borza
      November 9, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      Yay! Thank you so much for reading!

  • Shannah Game
    November 9, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    What a great idea for a blog article! Thanks for sharing all these tips! I love the Tory Burch books- 40% off- you are talking my language now! 🙂

    • Ellen Borza
      November 9, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      Thank you so much, Shannah!

  • Areeba
    November 9, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I love this idea of Friendsgiving! Gonna check all these links!

    • Ellen Borza
      November 9, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Areeba!

  • Emilie Talks
    November 9, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Since we don't have Thanksgiving here, I have to wait for Christmas to eat that yummy food!

  • Emily Boland
    November 9, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    I wanted to do a Friendsgiving during the Canadian Thanksgiving time but I just wasn't able to set it up in time.
    I hope you have fun at yours! P.S thanks for the link to the Nordstrom sale, I hadn't heard about it!
    -Em xo
    http://www.moonlightchai.com

  • Fifteenth & Fifth
    November 9, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    I am having Thanksgiving in London this year… so patriotic!! Will have to create our own version over there with these tips 🙂

  • Felecia Efriann
    November 10, 2014 at 3:12 am

    I am looking forward to thanksgiving, the food, friends, and family. It is a good time, and the day after Thanksgiving I pop out the christmas music and get to decorating the house. 🙂