My Thanksgiving Table and Menu

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

For this wonderful holiday I am making dinner and my family is coming to town!

First of the menu:
(This year no turkey, yes we are weird, but my family tends to prefer ham so I’m going with that)

Ham (from trader joes)
Cornbread Stuffing (my Grandma’s recipe)
Macaroni and cheese (my Grandma’s recipe)
Corn Bread casserole (my fav! Got this recipe from a friend that made it for thanksgiving a few years back)
Homemade garlic, herb Mashed Potatoes with Gravy (of course)
Hawaiian sweet rolls
Green bean casserole (added to my thanksgiving menu last year)

Pecan pie cheesecake
Mud pie
Pecan pie

Now here is my table with two of my covered pumpkins.

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I hope you all have a wonderful thanksgiving, how ever you choose to celebrate!
I would love to hear your comments, how you spent thanksgiving, see your decor, and what you ate!

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Covered Pumpkins for decorating

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When I was decorating for fall with Lindsey, I really wanted to make these covered Dollar Store pumpkins I saw on The Southern Institute Blog . We got all the stuff and covered four different ones.

1- Thick Twine
2- Fall covered yarn
3- Burlap
4- Paper ( I tried scrapbook but it was too thick, so we switched to an awesome tissue paper we found)

Here is the yarn one, Lindsey started it using Mod Podge. She had to go part way though and I actually ended up using hot glue to finish it.

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Here is the twine covered one, using a hot glue gun.

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Here are all four! With various accents from the craft store to finish them.
The burlap was attached with hot glue, and the tissue with mod podge.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Fall decorated sugar cookies

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After the Pioneer Woman posted about this amazing book, I immediately ordered it. Today i used Bridget’s recipes for my cookies and icing, i highly recommend this book. If you don’t have it just start with your favorite sugar cookie dough!

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Roll out and cut your shapes! I went and bought pumpkin and leaf shaped cutters for fall.

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Bake (of course)

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Now for the really fun, creative, choose your colors part! Royal icing for piping and flooding.

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Note: this is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own. I was not contacted nor compensated for this post.

Fall Wreath

New burlap wreath all decorated for fall.

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I love this wreath! I found this tutorial on Pinterest from Top This Top That. It is a fun, cheap, easy burlap wreath that can be used year round. I made mine a couple weeks ago just in time for fall.

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It is hung from a Command hook, upside down on the inside back of the door. Not to do any damage and to hide the way it’s hung.

I got the burlap from Home Depot (cheaper than craft stores), then bought the flowers and fall leaves from Michaels. So much fun!!

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I would love to see how you decorated for fall!

Waiting for election results

I am nervously waiting for polls to close on the huge Election Day!

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Baking cookies, making dinner, praying, and waiting to see what happens with fingers crossed. I sent my ballot in a week or so ago, as I tend to vote by mail.

What are you doing today? Baking, cooking? What was your experience at the polls today ? I would love to hear how you spent election day!

I put some chicken and rice into the crockpot, with organic Italian seasoning, chicken broth, and garlic cloves. Let it cook for the afternoon. Yummy!

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I also made some chocolate chip cookies. They were organic until I added the red and blue M&M’s for Election Day

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Here are the truly organic ones

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