Tag: Thanksgiving

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Beyond Thankful

To say I am thankful is truly an understatement. The last few years have been incredibly painful as I’ve waited for my miracle baby, especially since miscarriages/due dates happened around this time of year. When I reflect on where I was a year ago it makes me smile because by then I had already decided… Read more »

Dining room setup for Thanksgiving

Entertaining, Holidays

A Recap of Our 2018 Thanksgiving

Yesterday Joshua and I successfully hosted our first Thanksgiving in the Mediterranean Modern! Everything turned out lovely, and now I am even more excited to host Christmas! The day started with me + a cup of coffee ☕️ watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Joshua made breakfast for the two of us, and during commercial… Read more »

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Holidays, Life

Happy Thanksgiving

I’m sitting here in my PJs curled up on the couch with my laptop and a cup of coffee watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, surrounded by 3 out of 4 animals. In a few hours, I’ll be getting started on the turkey and all the fixings. I’m excited to be hosting my first Thanksgiving… Read more »


What I’m Thankful For

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t feeling a little sad today. And it’s really hard to feel thankful when four months ago I lost my second baby and one year ago today I lost my first. Thanksgiving brings up some sad memories for me. Despite this, I’m doing my best to see the… Read more »

Home Alone, 1990


Happy Thanksgiving!

Even though I am not hosting, I still have a couple traditions I partake in as well as some cooking to do. Watch the Parade I always start the day with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s also my signal to begin prepping and cooking. I try to get my first cup of coffee in… Read more »

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Thanksgiving Lineup

Even though I am not hosting Thanksgiving this year, I am still contributing quite a bit of food to the dinner. It’s mainly because of my gluten sensitivity, so I’m making gluten-free versions. Here’s what I will be making/bringing: Appetizers Bacon and Cheddar Deviled Eggs and Pistachio Grape Cheese Truffles Sides/Dessert Classic Gluten-Free Stuffing Sweet… Read more »

thanksgiving menus 2013


Thanksgiving 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! Today I hosted my first Thanksgiving at my new house, and it went very well. Joshua, Dani, and I watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade throughout the morning while we cleaned the house. I put the turkey in the oven around noon and began working on the stuffing and mashed potatoes. Dani and… Read more »

thanksgiving menus 2013


Planning the Menu

With Thanksgiving being about a week away and me hosting, I need to get my menu together. Here’s what I got so far! Credit: 4 Thanksgiving Menus from HGTV Magazine