TWENTY THURSDAY’S ‘TILL CHRISTMAS // Making Personalized Ornaments

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This year I decided I wanted to make personalized Christmas ornaments. I thought it would be fun to make a list of words that were special to everyone in our family. Words from the year 2017 … such as people’s names, places we have visited and anything else I could think of that has a special meaning to our family. I started with a list of 35 words but by the time I finished making the ornaments the list had grown to over 50. It’s a good thing the ornaments were easy to make!

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Hosting a Friendsgiving Dinner Party

Thanksgiving is about following tradition; Friendsgiving is about making new ones.

F5CD13D3-A0CF-4A66-BE56-05C17EB5F901I know I have a lot going on this holiday season. I am a bit crazed but I kind of love it! So when the idea of hosting a Friendsgiving Party came up, I jumped at the choice to host my first one. I mean who doesn’t want a dress rehearsal for the big Turkey Day Celebration?

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Planning Your Thanksgiving Menu

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Thanksgiving can be a bit tricky if you are the chef. On the one hand, it’s a wonderful event for cooking and entertaining. On the other hand, if your family is like mine, there are a lot of traditions involved. I think if my family showed up for Thanksgiving and I tried to serve something other than my mom’s Cornbread Stuffing recipe then they would all leave. The same goes for most of the other items on the menu.

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Place Cards for Your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and my table is almost set. I know you are surprised since I love to set tables in my dining room. But I am almost done. I still have to decide on the china pattern and I need to plan out my flowers.

I think one way you can personalize your table is by making your place cards. So I had some fun today and created a few options.

I love the color of cranberries and thought they might add a lot of color to a table.

Using a piece of floral wire I strung the berries and then made a small tassel out of some of my Target Dollar Spot twine. This is my version of the popular wooden beads for your home made out of cranberries instead.

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