giving thanks

The past year has been rough to say the least but as Thanksgiving is nearing, I can't help but think of what I still have in my life. I have a loving brother, adorable nephew, supportive boyfriend, and the most amazing girl friends a girl could ask for. Thank you for your love and support, I love you!

It's easy to get bogged down with work, to-do lists, traffic, and whatever daily frustrations occur but it is nice that this holiday brings people together to focus on the good. We should always be on our best behavior and reminding ourselves of what we are thankful for but hey, we're all human!

I plan on cooking up a storm  in the next couple of days and on the menu so far: crab artichoke dip, baked sausage with apricot jam (a la Rachel Zoe's "The Rachel Zoe Project"), citrus cranberry sauce, stuff'n muffins, corn, mashed potatoes, gravy, blackberry cobbler that I made here with vanilla ice cream...NOT to mention the other food items our guests will be bringing over! Needless to say if you do not hear from me in the next few days it is because I will be sleeping from my tryptophan induced food comma :)

Speaking of this wonderful day coming up...can you believe that Black Friday is starting on Thursday night?!! I will not be participating but for all those who will brave the cold for a good sale...good luck!

I love the idea of a rustic table runner. Who said you have to have flowers as a center piece? Try going au naturale, it adds a nice touch.

*image from cookincanuck

one of my favorite side dishes

here is another alternative to having a floral centerpiece

serve dinner in style with this le creuset trivet

this isn't edible...but how cute is this kielmead mistletoe necklace?!


  1. Thanks babe! I am Thankful for you :-)

  2. Very cute ideas! I love you too Friend! Take pictures of your masterful Turkey. I know it will turn out great because you're a very good cook!


  3. looks yumm!!

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