My Kind of Holiday: Thanksgiving

If you know me, even just a little bit, you know that Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays ever! We take it seriously because it happens during our favorite time of the year, Autumn. Thanksgiving dinner is the culmination of this season for me. It embodies everything I love about Fall: warmth, family, and good food. Today I will be sharing about something new we started doing last year.

Lovey and I began the tradition of hosting our families for Thanksgiving dinner at our place. It was only appropriate for us to express our gratitude to the ones we cherish in this way. Was it a lot of work? YES! Was it stressful beyond words? Absolutely! Was I so busy that I didn't have time to wipe the sweat (and tears) from my face when my guests finally arrived? Obviously! But in retrospect, it was wonderful. From the dinner table, down to the board games we played after our meal.. It was good.

So what's happening this year (Lordwilling), you ask? Same as last year folks (mostly)! TRADITION! We're having turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, baked pumpkin, creamed corn, and jalapenos. (I'm not making those, but jalapenos are a MUST HAVE item at our home on Thanksgiving!)

After dinner we'll play some board games cause children should be taught to love those. (They were really into it last year... I hope they still are this year!)
And maybe, if it's not too much trouble, we'll pull out our record player  (which I wished looked like the one below) and listen to some old vinyls with our nephews and nieces. (Have you noticed I'm all about keeping things old school?)

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So is anything going to be different this time around? YES and YES! For one, I'm actually going to set some time aside to look halfway decent for dinner. I was so disheveled last year, it was embarrassing. Also my tablescape was lacking BIG time, so I'm going to step it up a notch this time around because a pretty and inviting table sets the mood for any gathering. To prepare I purchased some cuteness at Target. Check out their selection of table decor by clicking the image below:
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Here's a peek at what will definitely be on my table this year:
I got these salt and pepper shakers at the Dollar Spot at Target. Cute, right? I love Target! No matter the holiday, occasion, or season Target has everything to make the holidays your very own. Now tell me, what traditions do you keep on this holiday? What does your Thanksgiving look like?

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This blog post and giveaway is sponsored by Target. All of the above statements are my genuine and sincere opinions and thoughts. Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.


  1. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I can't wait for my Moms Thanksgiving turkey this year! I will be making Mississippi mud pie!!!

    I seriously can't stop looking at your blog! I really do love it so much!

  2. oh J, you've touched on my soft spot here, talking about Thanksgiving. i'm a fellow admirer of this time of the year too :) what a spread you've got going on, yummyness in every single shot!! happy celebrations and honorations...hope game playing went on as scheduled accompanied with some real old school vinyl. nothing better is what!

    thanks for the super sweet new puppeh note, she's a handful but we're loving every minute of it! ♥


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