Our 2015 Thanksgiving Catastrophe
Dec03

Our 2015 Thanksgiving Catastrophe

I posted Turkey Day tips here a few weeks ago and gave a glimpse into the direction I was going with decorating for our first time hosting Thanksgiving (and for 40+ guests to boot!). I normally wouldn’t share after a holiday because you would all forget about any helpful tips by next year. But this. Looks like a grande ole’ time, huh? Come now. Come along on this fun journey of mine to see if you want to learn from me,...

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Thanksgiving Planning Tips from Frugal Fantasyland
Nov10

Thanksgiving Planning Tips from Frugal Fantasyland

As we near Fat Pants Day, I find myself hosting our first Thanksgiving Dinner together. We will have both families in our tiny little house. Eek! At nearly 40 guests, this should be an interesting soirée, to say the least. Whether you lean towards over the top formality or towards a super casual family dinner, planning is a must. If you know me, you know that it’s simply not in me to have people over and not do something...

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Burlap Fall Wreath with Owls
Sep09

Burlap Fall Wreath with Owls

  While shopping for an RCA adapter at Walmart last week, I naturally found myself in the holiday aisle and happened upon some adorable owl printed burlap ribbon. My oldest daughter’s best friend happens to love owls so I went all craft-crazy and grabbed enough stuff to whip up a burlap fall wreath with owls for her (and her mom, who loves to decorate for fall).   I used orange, brown and the owl ribbon plus a wire...

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Top 7 Thanksgiving Recipes with a Twist
Nov19

Top 7 Thanksgiving Recipes with a Twist

A few of my favorite Thanksgiving-ish recipes…

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Thanksgiving Decor for the Subtle at Heart
Nov07

Thanksgiving Decor for the Subtle at Heart

A muted and subtle approach to Thanksgiving decor…

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Practice Makes Perfect Pies
Oct22

Practice Makes Perfect Pies

A recipe disaster turned into our favorite cherry pie.

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