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Click, click, Boom!

Ahhhh, the best way to knock out the Christmas List (in my opinion).

Laptop 100% charged, coffee in hand, cozy spot on the couch, clicker finger ready.

Ready, set, GO!

Wait.

What sites have the best sales?

Where do I find the perfect gift for the kids?

What’s the CODE???!!!!

Curses!!

Thankfully I have some BFF’s that have graciously given me everything I need to accomplish my goal.  (BFF’s in my mind bc they really have no idea who I am, LOL)

MsGoldGirl

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These ladies have leg work and listed code galore on their sites.  Thanks a bunch girls!!! You have made my Black Friday so much more enjoyable!!

I hope you can enjoy their vlogs and blogs as much as I do!

XOXO

You’re messin’ with my vision!!

I have a vision!!  A vision of a beautiful holiday table full of yummy deliciousness.  Casseroles, bread, salads, veggies, gravy, potatoes, and turkey.  Sliced CARVED turkey on a platter.  Carved BEFORE it hits the table.  In fact, I want two turkeys sliced up!  Smaller turkeys are more yummy from what I understand.  Two turkeys also means 4 legs and 4 wings for the dark meat lovers – I prefer to disengage any arguments before they happen 🙂

Husband thinks a Godzilla sized turkey plopped down smack in the middle of everything and everyone is the way to go.  I’m having another vision of Chevy Chase standing over a massive turkey and slicing it up.Chevy

Typically this would not be an issue.  Did I mention that we have a huge family? Seriously folks, our Thanksgiving will include 20-22 peeps.  The famous Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving print has only 10 people!!

I know he wants this moment, but the show must go on.  Surely he knows me enough by now to not disrupt my visions.  Surely he knows better, right?  RIGHT?!

We can have the typical staged photo ops, but the slicin and dicin will happen before that bird hits the table, people!!

With such a huge crowd anything but turkey on a platter already sliced would be buzzkill.

I’m thinking of the Starbucks line.  I call it the “Time Warp”.  It never moves.  It ceases.  To the point you think Why the hell did I decide to do this.

What did I want again?

Do I really need this ridiculously overpriced non-fat peppermint mocha?

YES. I. DO!

And you stay in that line. Mostly because you can’t leave the line because they way they build Starbucks around here once you’re in you are IN.

And I’m in! I’m so in to slicin’ before the servin’!

We will see who sins this battle.  But just so you know… I do NOT own a roasting dish large enough to handle a massive turkey.  Nor so I plan to buy, borrow or steal one from anyone or anywhere.

 

Hey ya’ll! Let’s eat!

The holidays to me are a time for families to come together, to catch up on time lost and, lets face it… To E.A.T.   Haha!  But isn’t it so true?!  Dinners, brunch, cookies exchanges, etc.  Basically we say “Y’all come over and let’s eat something!”  Channeling Paula Deen here….

Aside from the usual Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions, I’m thinking about a yummy breakfast casserole, overnight french toast, and monkey bread.  Don’t these look so delicious!!!  Thankful for Pinterest and these peeps for sharing these recipes.  I have to say the overnight French toast casserole is so super easy.  But so are the others.  Go ahead, give’em a try!  You won’t be disappointed!french ToastbreakCass

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Mantles that make you go Oooh!

It’s the simple things right?! I am so excited that I have a mantle!  This means other things to me too.  Like now we have a fireplace!  We LOVE making a big fire on a cold night.  The kids usually see who can sit on the hearth the longest with out spontaneously combusting.  A game I remember from my childhood.  I just love a fireplace.  It screams “cozy” to me.  Secondly but almost as important, I enjoy changing out the decor through-out the year.  My favorite is decorating it for fall and Christmas.  Halloween too!   It’s always fun to change around the decor in your home from time to time.  This does NOT mean you have to go out and spend a fortune on new things.  Ask my husband, I am forever pulling items from other spots in our home and using them in new ways.  He has a joke with the kids to see who can spot the changes first 🙂

Here are some mantles with different decor ideas from good ol’ Pinterest.  I felt like I had found gold when I came across this “formula” pin!  Haleluja!!  I do not think you have to have symmetry in decor but if that floats your boat then so be it… Otherwise this works!  mantle math

 

A mirror on the mantle adds so much depth and interest to an otherwise flat space.  Greenery is my second fav. I’m not crazy about the white mantle in this pic but you get the idea. mantle greenery

 

 

 

The way the different elements work in this arrangement are just about perfect.  Not too much and it looks balanced.

I think putting something personal in the mix is like icing on the cake.  This is a wonderful idea to do just that.  Simple, unique and personal.

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All these ideas could work for decorating a bookcase, too… Just sayin’!  Have a great time making a shelf or your mantle pretty!!

Gobble Gobble!

With Thanksgiving on the horizon I find myself drawn to recipes that call for sweet potatoes, pies and oven roasted goodies.  My husband and I are hosting Turkey Day this year.  Yipee!  I am so excited to have the family here in our home.  I know that my enthusiasm will fade and stress will take over when we reach T-minus 24 hours.  Until then I’m giddy and using all my extra time sprucing up the house.

I cant wait to pull something like this out of our oven…. The-Perfect-Roast-Turkey-Recipe Moms-Sweet-Potato-Casserole tennessee-whiskey-pecan-pie-sl-x

Kudos to these bloggers for posting such scrumptious photos and recipes!!!