**Updated & Closed**My Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish: Spicy Mashed Sweet Potatoes + Win a $25 Target Gift Card

November 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Accessories

The winner of the $25 Target gift card is: Susan DeVaux.  Congratulations Susan and thank you to everyone who participated!

My husband is the one who does all the major cooking for all of the holidays. My role is to put together the menu, shop for all the ingredients, cook side dishes and plan out the entertainment. I try to balance out his hard work in the kitchen by whipping up simple side dishes that don’t require me to ask for any guidance. In our house it’s all about team work and keeping everything fun. My favorite side dish to cook for Thanksgiving is spicy mashed sweet potatoes. It’s the perfect side for the turkey and gravy, stuffing and even vegetables like green beans. Below is a quick step by step recipe to make the spicy mashed sweet potatoes.

favorite thanksgiving side dish + target giveaway

 

Ingredients: 

2 lbs sweet potatoes
salt
6 tbsps butter
pepper
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cayenne
2 tbsp brown sugar

Directions:

Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into pieces.

Boil in salted water for about 15-20 minutes or until soft.

Drain and mash with a fork.

Add butter, salt and pepper, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and beat well.

In a few simple steps you will have a delicious side dish you can call all your own! All that’s left to do is set the table (see my favorite silverware below) and set the mood with festive music (my husbands favorite part) and lighting (see candles below). To help you get your Thanksgiving day started I’ve teamed up with Target to give away a $25 egift card that you can use to get your kitchen ready for the holiday’s with all the amazing goodies in the Target wedding registry. Below you’ll see some of my personal instore favorites; and by clicking here you can see the entire wedding registry collection AND enter to win a $25 Target gift card!

favorite thanksgiving dish

See the Calphalon collection here

target giveaway

 

See the Threshold Bistro Set here

sono sounds system

SONOS Wireless HiFi System (see the entire SONOS collection here)

Target Flatware

Flatwear 

Prelit candles

Candles

How to enter:

Simply visit Target and pick your one must have kitchen item. Come back here and leave the link in the comment section. For additional entries you can pin the giveaway, tweet the giveaway or follow me on Facebook (make sure you state you did each one in separate comments below). Contest runs from 11/24 until 11/28 (just in time for Target’s Black Friday deals). Good luck!! **US residents only.

 

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.

Update: Engagement Excitement + $25 Target Gift Card Giveaway! #TargetWedding

February 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Found & Loved

The winner is  Lisa with the following comment: I’d love Kitchenaid Mixer – I am a big baker  http://www.target.com/p/kitchenaid-classic-4-5-qt-stand-mixer/-/A-14537847#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=kitchenaid+mixer

Congratulations and a big thank you to all who participated! 

This post is brought to you by Target, but all opinions and content are my own. Keep up with all the latest – #TargetWedding

Getting engaged is definitely one of the most memorable and exciting moments for any couple.  It’s a cherished time to plan for the future and get to know each other before the big day. While many couples prefer to hire a wedding planner, some plan it together and some grooms-to-be are perfectly content by just being kept in the loop.

I’ve never personally planned my own wedding but I’ve had a hand in participating in others and it can be stressful. But the one part of the  post engagement excitement that every one love’s hands down is the wedding registry.  It really gets the couple thinking about the kind of life they will be living (traveling, cooking together, having kids right away and how all of that can fit into wedding gifts).  Most of the couples weddings  that I had the pleasure to be a part of almost always mentioned Target Wedding Registry.  How could they not? It’s a no brainer!  It’s affordable and they have a massive selection of products that will help get ANY married couples life started off together in any way they’ve dreamt of.

Among some of my favorites at Target are:

Wine Glasses

Target Wedding Regsitry

Dinnerware Set

TArget Wedding registry

Keurig Vue 500

Target Wedding Registry

 

Giveaway Details: 

All must have items for any couples new life together at affordable prices!  My personal favorites are the Riedel Drinking Glasses, The Threshold Dinner Setting and the Keurig Vue 500.  What are some of your favorite Target Wedding registry items?  Check them out here on Targets Wedding Registry page and tell me which is your favorite in a comment below (make sure to include URL) for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Target.  For extra entries like Fashiongrail on Facebook or Tweet about the giveaway (please state that you did so in a separate comment below).

 

Giveaway will run from 2/17 until 2/24 and one winner will randomly be selected.  US Residents only.

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.

Be Yourself, Together #TargetWedding

September 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

When I first met my husband he was dressed like he just jumped out of the Delorean in the Back to the Future movie: So 1980’s!  He was wearing a leather jacket with the sleeves rolled up and tight jeans that landed about an inch above his glossy white sneakers. While little ‘ol me was decked out with an eclectic mix of boho and glam pieces selected from a least a dozen second hand shops around the Village. We were complete opposites. But as they say, sometimes opposites attract!

Perhaps that’s why I am so enamored with Target’s Wedding Registry under the theme “Be Yourself, Together,”  which embraces two people joining forces while celebrating their unique individuality to create a beautiful life together.  Target’s wedding registry line is nothing short of inspirational with a huge selection – from traditional picks for the home to fun, non-traditional items –  making it easy and stress free to pick the right gift.

To help interpret Target’s wedding theme, I was asked to pick out two different gifts, that when put together, represented both uniqueness and harmony.  For me, I would get the Panasonic camera to take pictures for my blog and a tent for my husband so we can escape on that camping trip he’s always talking about.   While he is pretending to be on Duck Dynasty I can take pictures for an upcoming post.

Panasonic Lumix Camera 

Coleman Flatwoods 4 Person Tent

It doesn’t get better than that! Two gift’s that really can be benefit from one other just like a newlywed couple.  And that is the beauty of Target’s Wedding theme “Be Yourself, Together” and their amazing wedding registry selection.  Follow all the wedding fun by checking out #TargetWedding.

Target Wedding

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