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Turn Down Your Thermostat. Yes, you read that right. See every year I scour the web for new ideas on greening up Thanksgiving. There’s the old reliables: Plan for leftovers: I even wrote and article about it. Buy local! We’ve talked about it, but so has everyone else! Go organic: too many to name but […]

While the turkey dinner is in the oven, keep the kids engaged by crafting these fun and festive Thanksgiving Place Cards from over at Craftspiration. Add a little leaf for the turkey feathers on a folded card and set them out for each guest at dinner. Here are Lucy and I crafting for fall with […]

Looking for an easy and creative activity for the kid’s table during your Thanksgiving dinner? Make these simple and fun Thankful Turkeys over at Craftspiration! Gobble, gobble! Here are Lucy and I crafting for fall with Thankful Turkeys: We will be showcasing our Craftspiration videos all year long to celebrate holidays and events throughout the year. Yippee! **Looking […]

Guest Post by Kate of Nearly Crafty At our house, Thanksgiving is all about the family and the food. We spend 2 days cooking, and about 1,000 hours chatting and chasing kids. That busy schedule does not leave a lot of time for us to create a magazine-cover-worthy table setting. All thoughts of fine china […]

The lovely ladies of Minimalist Parenting, Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest, are sharing a new series to help us through the holidays, hooray! Thanks to these 2 super smart women, co-authors of the soon to be book, we can all take a load off this holiday season with their tips and tricks. The central theme of Minimalist Parenting: you can enjoy life […]

It’s time for another episode of Make and Takes Reading Corner for the month of November. Be sure to pick these up at the library and keep them at the kids table while the turkey dinner is cookin’! Watch our video to see what are 4 of our favorite stories to read for Thanksgiving: What are […]

I am happy to report I placed an order for our family’s bird for Thanksgiving dinner, and will be picking it up on Tuesday. It’s a ritual (now in it’s third year) at the Mangum casa. Now, lest you think me more of a domestic diva than is prudent, I do not cook an entire […]

We’ve made these turkey favors before, even with an updated look, but this year, we’re trying to go on the healthier side with what we offer inside. So I’ve added a nuts, seeds, and berries mix to our cute little turkeys for the Thanksgiving table. *You can really add almost anything to these little guys. […]

Don’t you just love a hot apple pie? I could go for a slice right now and it’s not even a holiday. But to help you get prepped for Thanksgiving, it’s time to start thinking pie. See the following links for Apple Pie Recipes and to help you get the dessert table ready! Easy Apple […]

Now that Halloween is behind us, we can start thinking about how to transform our homes for Thanksgiving. I like to keep things as simple as possible and thought I’d share one of the easiest centerpieces you can make for your holiday table. All you need is an inexpensive glass hurricane, pop corn kernels and […]

So often we turn to the traditional turkey craft when it comes to Thanksgiving and our kids. As we and our schools teach our children about the Thanksgiving holiday, kids learn that the American Indian played an integral part, yet we still tend to craft more with turkeys. Today I’ll show you how to make […]

Guest post by Jodie of Growing Book by Book We are quickly approaching my favorite holiday of the year- Thanksgiving! It is one of the few holidays that isn’t associated with material gifts. Instead, we focus on family, fellowship and feasting! It is a reminder to be thankful for all that we have in our […]

Happy Thanksgiving 2011

by Marie on November 24, 2011

Another Thanksgiving is upon us, a time to reflect on all the things we’re thankful for. Here’s my little list of being thankful. What are you thankful for today? my husband, Jordan, even with his crazy Movember moustache my kids and their sweetness, creativity, and energy my blog, I’m thankful to all you readers who […]

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it’s time to start the celebrations! Print out these free coloring pages for the kids to color, a perfect craft to keep little hands busy while Mr. Turkey is still cooking away. There is even a fun paper cut out printable helping teach children what “Max” might wear […]

Download these free simple printable coloring pages. Each printable coloring page is available for your own personal use courtesy of Make and Takes. Click on each thumbnail below to download and print each coloring page in PDF format. Turkey Coloring Page Cornucopia Coloring Page Dress Max Coloring Page Fallen Leaves Coloring Page Squirrel Coloring Page

Thanksgiving is my holiday. All mine. I plan the menu, but I don’t forget to add in a few family favorites mixed with a few new recipes I’ve bookmarked to try. What usually happens though, is that I end up with way too many sides that take too much time to prepare.  Inevitably we eat […]

A Song of Thanksgiving

by Marie on November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy this little song called Turkey Dinner sung from my children a couple of years back. Turkey Dinner, Turkey Dinner, Gather Round, Gather Round Who will get the drumstick? Yummy Yummy Yum-stick All sit down, All sit down Cornbread muffins, chestnut stuffin’, pudding pie ten feet high All of us were thinner until […]

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Are you ready? I am sure most of you have your menus finalized by now, but in case you forgot to include a salad, I have an easy and delicious recipe to share. This roasted butternut squash salad is one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. I make it every year and […]

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and we’re still making some last minute crafts and recipes to celebrate. What are you working on last minute for Thanksgiving? I’m excited to be guest contributor for PBS Parents, sharing a great way to display all the things you’re thankful for with this Thankful Tree. Head on […]

Guest post by Christine of Pies and Aprons Turkey bingo has been a Thanksgiving tradition in our family for many years. My mother is always looking for fun things to do at family gatherings, and she especially likes games that offer small prizes to foster some good natured competition among family members. (Our ladder ball tourney at the […]

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