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How To Be A Grateful Person

Thanksgiving is just over a week away. If you haven't put your heart in "grateful" mode just yet, now is the time to start! I set up this little area in our kitchen with a chalkboard easel and some card stock. Paul and I have been adding little things we're thankful for throughout the week… Continue reading How To Be A Grateful Person

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15 Of The Best Thanksgiving Ideas, Tips and Recipes

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! There's so much to love about Thanksgiving - cooking, eating, family time, being grateful - and PIE! ūüôā Whether you're hosting dinner or going to someone else's home for the meal, there are so many things you can do to make this day extra special for the people you… Continue reading 15 Of The Best Thanksgiving Ideas, Tips and Recipes

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Warm and Cozy Thanksgiving Tablescape

Since I'm not hosting Thanksgiving this year, I wasn't planning to come up with a Thanksgiving tablescape this month. And then I acquired some new-to-me dishes and all that changed! My sister inherited our Gramma's china but decided she was happy with the other sets of dishes she has room for (she has some really… Continue reading Warm and Cozy Thanksgiving Tablescape

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5 Pictures on Friday {Thanksgiving Recap 2016}

And just like that, Thanksgiving is over! I love scrolling social media after a holiday - I just love all the pictures of my friends with their families, around a table, having fun and enjoying the day. Here are MY favorite pictures from yesterday! #1: The Food.¬† #2: The Table - it came together just… Continue reading 5 Pictures on Friday {Thanksgiving Recap 2016}

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5 Things on Friday {Thanksgiving Edition}

Happy Friday! All I've heard lately is,¬†"Can you believe that next week is Thanksgiving?!" There's been so much going on in our world recently that it seems like it drowned out everything else. I hope you'll take some time in the next week to unplug from the noise and just reflect on your blessings. In… Continue reading 5 Things on Friday {Thanksgiving Edition}

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My Thanksgiving Menu and Shopping List {2016}

Main Meal Baked Ham with Easy Glaze Crockpot Turkey Breast¬†with Gravy Cranberry Compote (whole berry cranberry, mandarin oranges & walnuts) Stovetop Stuffing Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Nana's Green Beans Greens and Apple Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing Hawaiian Rolls Dessert Pumpkin Pie Derby Pie Beverages Sweet Tea Water Appetizers Pimento Cheese & Crackers Vegetable Tray… Continue reading My Thanksgiving Menu and Shopping List {2016}

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Hosting A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Meal {Part Two: November}

It's officially Thanksgiving season! With just three weeks until Thanksgiving, it's time to get serious about planning and preparation. Today I'm sharing with you five of the things I'll do this month to make my Thanksgiving day as stress-free as possible! Confirm The Guest List: I reach out to all my guests and confirm their… Continue reading Hosting A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Meal {Part Two: November}

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Hosting A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Meal {Part 1: October}

I'm very excited to host Thanksgiving this year! This will be the third time I've hosted Thanksgiving in our home and I'm looking forward to all the fun.¬†For me, a big part of the fun in any event is the¬†planning.¬†I also believe that doing things ahead of time relieves stress and makes things much more… Continue reading Hosting A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Meal {Part 1: October}