Hello my Friend!
Did you have a good Turkey Day? Hope so! We had gorgeous weather here in the FL. So, I put up another wreath. I’ve never seen one like this, have you? Now–there was NO way I was going to try making this one…
It’s all sparkly and has little mirrors all over it….cool.
I started making a few little decorations on Wednesday (better later than never). I know, I have problems, I just can’t stop.
I created the triangle shape and banner letters in Word (super simple). Cut them out and taped on scrapbook paper. Strung with jute and wa-lah, the annual Thanksgiving day banner was made.
I found some free printables on Pinterest. This was was from Betty Crocker Wannabe.
and coasters from Claire Bella.
Again, I just backed them with some fun scrapbook papers…
We started our Thanksgiving day at Starbucks (gimme those ads).
then headed over to Jeff and Ellen’s. I brought a couple of appetizers (I am the App queen). The staple Pigs in a Blanket and a new Spinach and Artichoke recipe. Hmmm…guess I didn’t take a pic of it (shocker), but it was pretty easy and a HUGE hit. Def making it again. I baked it at home, then transfered it into my crock pot so we could just plug it in and keep it warm. I am a genius. It stayed creamy and cheesy the whole time.
I used a recipe from Food.com found HERE. After reading the reviews I did change up a couple of things. I added another can of artichokes and after draining that and the spinach, I chopped them up really good. Instead of 2 cups of parmesan cheese, I did 1 cup parm, 1 cup italian cheese mixture (just the Kraft bagged kind). I also added another tsp. of garlic and used fat free/low fat cream cheese, sour cream and mayo. Of course I couldn’t resist adding some extra cheese to the top. It looked just like this.
After apps and while waiting for the main din-din, the girls and I headed outside to do something…we decided on making some Thanksgiving chalk subway art. That printable was our inspiration. It turned out soooo cute! We had fun deciding what style of writing, which colors and where the words were going to go. Love those girls and that they appreciate the things I do.
Time for turkey!!
Jeff and CW with their annual photo (the other one I took was a tad inappropriate haha).
Tanner and little Lady Olivia…
Then it was time for the banner pics…we were losing light….Emma, Abby and Tanner are such good sports for their Aunt Kays.
This was one of last year’s photos….
I was not succeeding in getting a good jumping one this year HA! My fault-not theirs. I’m sure Jeff got some good ones as we were snapping away at the same time and his camera is mack daddy.
CW even humored me =) PSA: I am thankful for CW playing along with my crazy picture taking and the antics that surround it.
Then the fireworks started. Oh boy, you brothers are crazy!!
dessert and and finally a little bonfire action….
We spent our day with family, friends, crafts, food and fireworks.
A pretty perfect day. Now the Christmas madness begins…