Gratitude Tree 2009

We’ve been a little slow getting our Gratitude Tree going this year. But it is never too late to remember to be grateful, right? So this is what we have this year. It is a little different than last year, as many of you will recall… I loved how our tree turned out last year, […]

Gratitude Tree After

before After We didn’t quite make our goal of adding leaves, every day, but our tree is still full of wonderful things that we are all thankful for! If nothing else, it got us in the habit of being thankful each day. One that I hope we can keep throughout the year. When I initially […]

Thanksgiving 2008

So we all ate turkey and felt grateful, and now are frantically decorating, shopping, crafting, etc. for Christmas. But before we get too far into Christmas, I must share my Thanksgiving Insanity for this year. Here is the centerpiece I made for one of the tables. I still love the marigolds and the vines on […]

Just a couple more Thanksgiving ideas

Once upon a time I took a trip to visit my sister back East and collected lots of these and brought them back in my suitcase, because they are hard to find in AZ. Those leaves have been used in my autumn decor in various ways over the years. At least one year, I wrote […]

Tablescape Tuesday, A Pumpkin Thanksgiving

I’m listed along with several other beautiful blogs today here, as places to go for inspiration for your upcoming holiday tables. I have posts featuring some Thanksgiving tables here, here, and here. But I thought I may as well go a head and get the rest of my ideas up here now, since Thanksgiving is […]

The Great Pumpkin Pumpkin Cake

I had a couple of pumpkin-themed parties this weekend to tell you about. Remember the pumpkin baby shower ideas I shared here? Well, this is the cake I ended up making for the shower. It was a hit, so I thought I would share in case, you are in the market for something besides pumpkin […]

The Fruits of the Harvest Thanksgiving

I know some people are going to read this and be confused…I thought Thanksgiving was a theme. Sort of, but I have a tendency to attach more specific themes to everything, from decor to birthdays, to Holidays…Christmas, too! (but more on that later). A few years ago, I hosted Thanksgiving for the first time ever, […]

Thanksgiving Table, kid-friendly place cards

I first made this pilgrims hats several years ago, based on an idea I found in Child Magazine (I think). The first time we made these, it was for a relatively small (I have a huge family, so I’m not sure if my idea of small is the same as everyone elses) Thanksgiving dinner at […]

The Kids’ Table–Fun ideas for Thanksgiving!

A couple of years ago, my daughter and I made this table for an extended family Thanksgiving. We started with brown butcher paper. I let my daughter stamp leaf patterns all over the paper and on the napkins. The cute pumpkin plates were from The Dollar Spot at Target. The cute Turkey place mats? My […]

Gratitude Tree

I am one of those that believes that Thanksgiving is an important holiday. It’s not just about eating turkey and pie (although that part can be very enjoyable!). I have recently come to feel that there is great power in gratitude so we are working with our kids for the whole month of November on […]