Thursday, November 13, 2014

giving thanks - decor + cards + recipes for thanksgiving day

these are some thanksgiving ideas that i wanted to share with you all… some of my inspirations for the upcoming holiday. growing up, our traditions for thanksgiving were to get up early and watch the macy's thanksgiving day parade - sitting close to the television… determining our favorite balloons, looking for santa, and beginning to smell the aroma of my mom's cooking. i am fortunate to have a mom who cooks better than any other cooking i have yet to experience- and i am not just saying this because she's my mom - she's known for this in our hometown/extended family. that's over thirty years of delicious meals. and it's not just cooking- the woman can bake as well. just ask our hometown football and baseball team- they still receive sandy's delicious cookies prior to games. my mom was the oldest girl growing up on a farm so there were two choices- go outside and work or stay in and cook. we all know what she decided on - and i am forever grateful. our other family traditions include: our annual wolf family turkey trot through the woods {last year we all received long sleeved t-shirts from my parents, had a shotgun start, and sang the star spangled banner before- followed by a bloody mary bar} … we watch lots of football, hang out with our aunts, uncles, cousin, and grandma {along with a few spontaneous visitors} and play lots of late night games. the next day we usually browse boutiques in a nearby town, talk over coffee, and end the day with a mexican fiesta while watching elf- to kick off the holiday season. 
giving thanks
decor details:
cards i love by shutterfly's line, treat: 

recipe ideas by williams-sonoma:
don't like pumpkin? try this lemon cheesecake

what are your thanksgiving traditions?

any recipes you absolutely love … please share links below!!

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