Holiday Season Kick-off!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!  We shared the day with my Parents and Hubby’s Grandfather and are all very thankful for the many blessings of this past year.

Ever since I can remember Thanksgiving has been my favorite day! I love the anticipation that comes with knowing next few weeks will be full of seeing old friends, looking at Christmas lights, wearing sparkly things, everyone being extra nice and friendly, eating and drinking rich, delicious things, baking cookies, decorating, cuddling by the Christmas tree and celebrating with those we love! Umm, can you tell I love the Holidays?!? 

Our weekend was full of Holiday Cheer!! We completely stuffed ourselves with a delicious meal, did a little Black Friday shopping and started decorating our home. The kick off to the Holiday Season would not be complete without some pictures! If you follow me on instagram you’ve already seen a few of these, but if not, enjoy! :)

Our Thanksgiving stuffing is my late Uncle’s recipe – might be my favorite-ist food ever!

My Mom got this adorable Turkey Mum for our table.
Our delicious Turkey!
Our latest food tradition – going strong for two years now – homemade cranberry sauce! Yum!
Turkey Butter for the Hubs!
Enjoying a romantic sunrise in the mall parking lot on Black Friday!
Proudly wearing my new shirt from American Signature’s gift bags – this will certainly become my new black friday uniform!
Channeling our inner Griswold’s for some outside decorating!

Do you have any fun Thanksgiving weekend traditions?

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I’ve been waiting all year for today.  My favorite holiday… THANKSGIVING!!

Why is it my favorite you may be asking…? Well, for starters I love carbs food and second of all, it’s the day that officially marks the start of the Holiday season!!  Of course I love Christmas as well but around 8pm on Christmas night, no matter how much fun I may have had that day, I can’t help but feel sad and blue that the holidays are over…

Come 8:00 pm on Thanksgiving night and I am feeling awesome!! Sure I’m probably also feeling about 15 pounds heavier and am exhausted BUT I’m excited to shop and decorate the next day (love Black Friday!), watch Home Alone (a Thanksgiving night tradition) and have a tiny plate of Turkey Day leftovers (my Uncle’s stuffing recipe is actually the best when it’s cold)!!

See, Greatest. Day. Ever!

Here’s our dining room since we are hosting this year!

We’re using alternating gold and brown napkins with shell napkin rings… on our good china of course (any excuse to use it!!)
Our centerpiece is a beautiful cornucopia my late Mother-in-Law made.
Our buffet is accented with my new Keep Calm and Gobble on print (thank you once again, Pinterest)
And the buffet is just waiting to be filled with yummy pies and sweets!

I’m thankful once again for a fabulous year with my husband, family and friends.  I hope you and your family have a wonderful day as well!

Happy Thanksgiving!!