DIY Thanksgiving Name Plates

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It's been super chilly in the Pacific Northwest this week. My daughter keeps asking if it's winter yet, but then quickly corrects herself by saying, "Nope! I see leaves falling from the trees - it's fall still!" We bundled up for a brisk walk and decided to gather leaves since it was dry. I explained the process of pressing leaves and told her that we could plan a craft … [Read more...]

Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving Dinner

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Warning: This article is part of “The Edge” series and may not appeal to those without a sense of humor or those who are completely opposed to any and all swear words. There are some people who have wonderful holidays in the company of loved ones, everyone gets along, the turkey comes out perfectly kissed in brown, and then the whole family has a comfortable snooze and … [Read more...]

8 Thanksgiving Desserts

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Let's talk Thanksgiving food: the turkey, the stuffing, the cranberry dressing, that's all fine and dandy, but the dessert is where it's really at! Cookies, pies, and all things pumpkin, we've rounded up eight delicious desserts for you to try this Thanksgiving! Chocolate Pecan Pie From Joy Of Baking. Easily transform your favorite pecan pie into chocolate pecan … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Crafts

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What better way to get the little ones excited about Thanksgiving than by doing some fun crafts together?! Some can serve as décor, some will make great place settings at your table, but the best ones you can all eat together! ;)     Rice Krispie Turkeys- Alegoo Kids will love constructing turkeys out of Rice Krispie treats and … [Read more...]

6 Thanksgiving Family Games

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The only thing better than Thanksgiving food are the games! My entire huge family gets together at my grandparents' house and after we eat, we play games for hours on end. It's something I look forward to every year with much anticipation and excitement! Regardless if you have adults, children, or a mixture of both at your Thanksgiving this year, these six family games are sure … [Read more...]

Creative Thanksgiving Table Place Card Ideas

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A fun and easy way to instantly add festive decor to your Thanksgiving table is to create Thanksgiving table place cards! This is also a great way to let your guests know where they're sitting, and add some fun to the table. Guests can then take these place cards home as a little thank you, or you could box them up and save them for use year after year! Paper Turkeys. … [Read more...]

5 DIY Thanksgiving Wreaths

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One thing that I absolutely love about the holidays is decorating. Well, sort of. I hate the cost that comes with decorating, especially when whatever you buy falls apart after one year (which most of that year is spent sitting in a box!). But I don’t mind spending a little extra to make it myself, and sometimes it is possible to create decorations out of things I have left … [Read more...]

Potato Cinnamon Rolls

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I sure hope the recipe title didn't scare you away! I mean, a Thanksgiving side and breakfast sweet don't normally go together, but I promise you, in this circumstance they do. They definitely do. My mom remembers her mom making these often, usually the morning after a big batch of mashed potatoes. She was a thrifty lady in the kitchen and there was no way she wanted to … [Read more...]

Hostess Gifts For the Holidays

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Whether you're stopping in for dinner or spending a week in a friend or relative's home a hostess (or host) gift can go a long way in saying thank you. So, tally up who you'll be seeing this season and prep your gifts ahead of time. Here's a good place to start for ideas! Polygon Glass Terrarium from Red Envelope | $80 | What a picturesque little pretty! Wouldn't you … [Read more...]

12 Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

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By now I'm guessing we've all started our shopping lists for the big Thanksgiving meal ... I'm whipping up some classic mac 'n cheese as a side dish, as well as a dessert to take to our family gathering this year. I know, I know I have an easy holiday ahead of me! Even better, if past years prove true, I'll be leaving with much more than that in the form of leftovers. We always … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas

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Obviously Thanksgiving dinner is the biggest meal that day, but since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I've rounded up some fun Thanksgiving breakfast ideas for you to try this year! I'm sure many of us are guilty of skipping breakfast every Thanksgiving to save room for the big meal but what's the fun in that? This year let's try to make a delicious breakfast … [Read more...]

Ways To Give Thanks And Give Back

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Thanksgiving isn't just about the food, it is, above all, a time to be thankful and to give back to those less fortunate. There are so many people in the world who don't have the gift of a nice meal, let alone a large Thanksgiving meal with loved ones. This holiday is a great opportunity to give back to those in need. With that in mind, today I've compiled a list of ways that … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Treats

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Thanksgiving is all about food, and if you missed it, we covered pumpkin dessert dishes yesterday treats. But there's so much more! Today, we're sharing delicious treats ideas, from cupcakes, to cookies, cake pops and more, here is a great selection of treats that you and your family will love making and eating!   Pumpkin Swirl Brownies. Try these delicious … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Dessert Ideas

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Thanksgiving does not only mean delicious foods and desserts, but it means pumpkins! This holiday always gives me the excuse of buying a cart full of canned pumpkin so I can go to town turning every recipe I know into a pumpkin recipe. Today I've gathered together some Thanksgiving pumpkin dessert ideas that are bound to be huge hits with you and your loved … [Read more...]

DIY Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

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It seems like once Halloween is over, all the Christmas decorations go up and everyone forgets about Thanksgiving. Fall and Thanksgiving decorations are so gorgeous and not to be forgotten about! That's why today I've rounded up some neat Thanksgiving decor items that are not only perfect for getting into the Thanksgiving spirit but that will also make your home even cozier and … [Read more...]