Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Things


The fact that Thanksgiving is tomorrow is blowing. my. mind. How did we get here? Wasn't it just June and we were having a baby? Craziness. But I'm so excited for this holiday season specifically because of said baby! It's definitely going to be the most special and memorable one yet. This is also our first Thanksgiving cooking the big meal all by ourselves. Super pumped, but also slightly nervous! I'm just hoping I have enough baking dishes for everything we're planning on making!

Here's what's on our Thanksgiving menu: Nick is smoking a turkey (using this brine recipe), perfect mashed potatoes, stuffing, crockpot applesauce, green bean casserole (have to go with the classic recipe), baked sweet potatoes, creamed corn and warm rolls with cinnamon butter. Honestly, this cookbook has been a lifesaver with my meal planning - highly recommend it.

And keeping it real... two things I outsourced: gravy from KFC (haha! it really is just so good) and a massive pumpkin pie from Costco because it was only $5.99! What a deal. Topped with whipped cream, mmm I'm drooling.

As for the second most important thing about a holiday - the attire - I think I'll be keeping it more on the casual side with a blouse and my new black jeans. I'll probably throw on this vest too because I'm all about the layers. Speaking of clothes, we are taking our family Christmas card pictures on Sunday afternoon - at a Christmas tree farm! - and I have killed myself over what we should all be wearing. Coordinating outfits, but not too matchy matchy! I literally took almost all of our clothes out of our closets and threw them on the dining room table to pull together outfits during nap time. I'm losing my mind and just typing this out makes me realize how ridiculous it is ;)

Hope you all have a WONDERFUL, happy, safe, blessed Thanksgiving. There really is so much to be thankful for. See ya back here on Friday for all things holiday shopping! Tis the season!
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  1. I'm laughing at the coordinating outfits (but not too matchy matchy) after seeing your snap about it last night lol. I'm sure it'll come out perfectly and you'll have the most gorgeous photo of you and your family!
    No shame in outsourcing those things to Costco and KFC. When you know it's good, you go with good! :) Happy Thanksgiving friend!!

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  2. A heads up on easy entertaining if your worried about pans - 2 weeks ago when I hoasted an early Thanksgiving I only baked things in DISPOSABLE pans. When I was done they went straight in the bin! A true lifesaver for my partner who's job it was to clean up! 😀

    maddisonlaurentravels.wordpress.com

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  3. I'm all about getting the pre-made stuff this year - no shame! lol. Good luck with everything - I know it'll turn out great! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  4. Your menu sounds yummy! We host my in-laws the Sunday before, and I made most of the meal from scratch, except the gravy. Hahah...thank you grocery store for jarred gravy, lol. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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  5. Hope your meal turns out great!! Can't wait to see your family photos!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  6. Best wishes on your Thanksgiving feast!!! Mine and Chris's parents are always hosting the families at their houses so we spend our day traveling around the state eating other peoples food but I think it sounds like you have a great menu! Love the outfit you have planned, that fur vest is so fun. Good luck with the Christmas picture, I am sure they will turn out perfect. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  7. The holidays are so much more exciting when kids are involved, because it just makes them that more magical! :)

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend with your family lady! xx

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  8. That cookbook is the absolute best! I was flipping through mine yesterday to see how to carve the turkey. Girl, I was the same way with our family photos - our bed was covered in clothes. I hope you have the happiest Thanksgiving!

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  9. Your meal sounds like it'll be perfect! Happy Thanksgiving to your family!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  10. How exciting that this is your first year cooking the whole thing! Babies really do add so much magic to the holidays. And we just took our tree farm photos last weekend. After sending messages back & forth with our photographer, we decided on holiday colors, so lots of pops of red! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  11. Have a wonderful first Thanksgiving as hosts and with baby girl! That cinnamon butter sounds DELISH, and I can't wait to see your Christmas card pics <3
    Green Fashionista

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  12. Girl, I'm sure I'll be going outfit crazy when I have a baby too. But I just KNOW your pictures are gonna be the cutest! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  13. Good luck with Thanksgiving dinner girl - I'm sure it's going to turn out amazing and I can't wait to see the photos from your shoot! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  14. Sounds amazing!! Hope it all is wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  15. Everyone at our house raved about that CostCo pie so I think you made a good choice!! Well done on the menu!!

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