thanksgiving

I have a lot of things to be thankful for during this Thanksgiving holiday and I’d love to share a few of them with you. 1. My fun little family. A darling mom, and random stranger, took this photo of my family the other night as we were watching the sunset. If you know Seattle, […]

Frozen Oreo Ice Cream Cake

by Rachel on November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I am in charge of bringing the desserts to my family Thanksgiving dinner so I need a lot of yummy ideas! I found this Oreo Ice Cream Cake recipe from the M&T Spotlight page and instantly thought it would be a huge crowd pleaser! You can find the recipe by Aimee […]

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 […]

Thankful Wind Spinners

by Amy on November 18, 2013

While we try to practice gratitude year-round, it’s always nice to give it some extra focus around Thanksgiving time. I love for my girls to record a list in some way of all the things they are thankful for. It’s so fun to look back at their lists from year to year. We’ve done thankful […]

It’s almost Thanksgiving and I’ve come up with a turkey-shaped appetizer for all your guests to snack on before dinner is served. I’ve partnered with Marzetti® for the holidays to share some yummy apple dippin’ fun and I’m using some Old Fashioned Caramel Dip for the center of our display. I chose the light brand, keeping […]

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 […]

We’re already looking forward to the next fall holiday and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. To help us celebrate, I’ve partnered with the upcoming movie FREE BIRDS, to bring a clever new way to create a hand turkey to craft at the Thanksgiving kids table. (In fact, I think these birds are hoping the only […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I’m pretty sure that between dinner and dessert on Thanksgiving, the kids are going to want to do something. Joining the adult conversations is not always so interesting to the kiddos, right? I’m planning to bring a little bag of goodies for all the kiddos to play with: a deck of cards for playing Go […]

Thanksgiving is just a week away. And while the holidays often seem choc full of consumerism and wastefulness, Turkey Day is one holiday with plenty of easy and accessible ways to Go Green. I know it sounds crazy – the gluttony, the consumption (oh my the consumption!); but the traditional Thanksgiving meal is in itself […]

Recently I found some inexpensive fake pumpkins for my fall centerpiece, but some of them looked as cheap as the price. I decided to try dressing one up with gilding liquid–this is cool stuff! It’s easy to use, too. Here’s how to do it. . . Supplies for Gilding Pumpkins: Gilding liquid (I used Martha […]

Need a fun project for Thanksgiving? These adorable little turkey napkin rings are made using your child’s fingerprints! Personalize each one and they’ll double as place cards too. These will look adorable on your holiday table! Supplies you will need: Card stock Acrylic paints in fall colors plus black and white Small paintbrush Toothpick Scissors […]

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 […]

Guest post by Alanna of The Craft Nest. Last year I started a new tradition at our house, one that we are continuing this year. Each night at dinner during the month of November we talk about and write down what we are thankful for. I saved the cards from last year so we can […]

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 […]

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