Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving and Our Anniversary




It's early on Thanksgiving morning, my house is still quiet and I guess you could call it the calm before the storm. My table is set, most of the food has been prepared and the turkey is waiting to be stuffed. We will be making the stuffing soon (my husband likes to help make it) and enjoying coffee, a special breakfast and the parades. Champagne is chilling for Apple Cider Mimosas too.

Our anniversary is today (33) and when it falls on Thanksgiving, we delay our celebration for a day or two. It's nice to be able to spend the day together, even if we are hosting fourteen for dinner :-)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a relaxing holiday weekend!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Monday Morning




It's the Monday morning before Thanksgiving and if you are like me, busy as can be. I generally like to take my Monday mornings slow, but not this week. There is much to do and since I am having the carpet cleaned in a few rooms this morning, things will be torn apart, before they are finally put back together. But, everything will be fresh and clean and all ready to be decorated for Christmas.

We woke up Sunday to brilliant blue skies and about eight inches of heavy, wet snow. It was pretty, but I prefer our first snowfall to be in December and not before Thanksgiving. We went to see the new Hunger Games movie in the middle of the snowstorm and it was a mess to drive in, but worth it because the movie was great. I love Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss.

And finally, what can I say about my MSU football team , but how proud I am to be a Spartan. Beating Ohio State was a very sweet victory indeed. My heart cannot take too many more of these last second wins.

Happy Monday!


Friday, November 20, 2015

So Simple, So Sweet




I spotted this idea for a simple Thanksgiving place setting and immediately knew it was what I was looking for. It is such a sweet concept; just a bit of burlap (which I had plenty of in my stash of fabric and ribbon) and a fresh sprig of rosemary. It's very adaptable to other holiday occasions too. Wouldn't it look just as lovely with a branch of holly at Christmastime?

My table is not set, quite yet. This was a trial run, but when my daughter arrives home for the holiday, this will be the perfect job for her. She can cut the lengths of burlap, wrap the silverware and then insert the rosemary right before our guests arrive, so it stays fresh and green. The countdown begins for those of us hosting, but it is a simple idea like this one, that will help move things along with ease.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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