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Weekending | The Thanksgiving Tag

Happy Thanksgiving week friends!! I battled a cold the entire weekend, so in between a little shopping, visiting with Gary's family & spending time with my parents I was trying to recover so that I wouldn't be sick for my favorite holiday!! I decided to partake in the Thanksgiving tag that Jenn had on her blog last week! 
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Favorite part of the Thanksgiving Day meal
Everyone standing around the kitchen island at my sister's house eating the apps. There is so much chatter, everyone catching up & the kids flying every which way playing! It's perfect! 
 
Favorite side(s)
I actually prefer all the sides to the turkey - give me the mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and stuffing please! 
Have you hosted before?
We've never hosted and I'm actually totally okay with that for right now! Our condo isn't really conducive to having a ton of people over at one table, so we'll gladly go over to my sister's and bring apps / sides & anything else they need! 
Table Setting for Thanksgiving
Favorite decor for Thanksgiving:
My sister does such an amazing job setting the table and my BIL always has a special cocktail for the holiday ready to go! 
Table Setting for Thanksgiving
Tree up before or after Thanksgiving (if you celebrate):
After always, BUT it's literally the next day because I can't wait! 
Smooth or Chunky Cranberry Sauce:
I'm not really a cranberry sauce fan, but ever since making them fresh, that's the only way I will eat them. 
Thanksgiving day pies
Pumpkin Pie or another ||
My sister makes the most incredible pies every single year! If I had to pick a favorite it's her apple pie - I recreated her recipe on the blog

Biggest thing you're thankful for this year
I'm always thankful to be surrounded by my family on this holiday. I'm thankful we're all healthy and happy - at the end of the day, that's all that really matters to me. 
What's your favorite thing about Thanksgiving? 

68 comments

  1. Love this! I'm with you, my favorite part is the appetizer time when everyone is so relaxed and chatting and kids are playing. And I too am so thankful for a happy, healthy family! Have a great week!

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  2. Wow these are truly stunning moments :) happy Thanksgiving :)


    The-not-so-girlygirl.blogspot.com

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  3. How fun, I'm so sorry you've been sick too!! Your sister and BIL sound like the most gracious hosts. Yum...apple pie, that's what I'd pick too!! I love your recipe! Hope your Monday is easy sweet friend!!

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  4. Your sister really sets an impressive table! And I love the pies, too! Feel better!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  5. So sorry to hear you were sick over the weekend! I hope you feel better before Thursday! What a fun post -- we don't have the space to host a holiday dinner either, but it looks like your sister and brother in law do such an amazing job! My husband does the cocktail too, it's so fun!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  6. I love that you did this and got to see your answers! And, surprise surprise, so many of our answers are the same! :) I hope you start to feel a bit better soon so you're ready to go for Thanksgiving!! Love you friend! <3

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  7. I love hearing more about other families traditions, it's so fun to hear how others celebrate such a sweet holiday! I do agree that's it's all about the side dishes for me too :)

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  8. That tablescape is amazing!! So pretty! I love the desserts most, and the sides! I don't really care about the actual turkey haha.

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  9. What a gorgeous tablescape! So much attention to detail!

    I hope you're feeling much better today, B! Have a great week!

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  10. What a fun list. I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year and it's been a while, so I really need to get my booty in gear this week. I want to put up our tree, but I have to wait until after Turkey Day, ugh.
    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  11. Gorgeous tablescape !!! Love spending time with family, laughing and eating :)

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  12. That tablescape--- so pretty!! I'm a stuffing girl myself!

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  13. We always have a pumpkin, apple and pecan pie too! Why not go all out, right?? :)

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  14. Your Thanksgiving sounds awesome! I love standing around the kitchen eating apps while the kids are running wild. And yes to the tree the next day! I will never be one to decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving because it's also one of my favorite holidays and I just can't skip it, but that weekend right after, it's on.

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  15. I love this post idea - think I am going to have to do one myself this week!! Sides are my favorite, too, and like you, I just love being around all my family!

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  16. I LOVED this tag! Such a great idea for getting into the festive spirit this week! Your sister did SUCH an awesome job on the tablescape and I'm definitely checking out her apple pie recipe!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  17. Sorry you weren't feeling well this weekend. That is the worst! But hopefully you are on the mend for Thursday! I cant wait for Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday behind Christmas because I just love the togetherness...and the food...and the shopping. Even if I am not partaking in the shopping craze this year. Hope you have a great week!

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  18. I'm sorry you weren't feeling well! I now have a cold and am trying to kick it before Thursday. Your sister's table is beautiful, and I'm with you: give me all the sides!

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  19. So many gorgeous photos! This time of year is my favorite. And I hope you're feeling a bit better on this Monday morning!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  20. I LOVE Thanksgiving! Any holiday where I have an excuse to eat until I need a nap is a winner in my opinion ;) Hope you're feeling better soon! And I'm with you on the sides, give me ALL the mashed potatoes! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  21. ah i just can't wait for this week! i love all the sides too - way more fun with all the gravy yes yes. and spending it with family is just necessary :) hope we can both kick the sickness before thursday!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  22. Awww this is a sweet post! Sometimes it's nice having a small place right? That way you always get an invite ;-) Her table setting is so beautiful!

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  23. I hope that you officially get over your cold before Thanksgiving starts up! It's no fun to be sick, especially on one of your favorite holidays! This tag is so cute! I love it, and I think that I might try and use it later on this week!

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  24. These photos are lovely. Looks like an amazing time spent with family! Loving those pies! YUM!


    Amber
    All the Cute

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  25. That Thanksgiving table setting is beautiful! I've always wanted to have a Thanksgiving with the table all decorated and festive. :) One day I hope we can host whenever we have a bit enough space. And I totally prefer the sides to the turkey! Most of my plate will be filled with sides and just a little turkey. The best!

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  26. Wow! Your sister looks like she does an amazing host job!!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  27. Sending you lots of *hugs* to feel better and enjoy time with the fam! Your sister goes all out, and has the most gorgeous decor! I prefer the sides to the turkey too - YUM! Cheers to a fabulous and short week <3
    Green Fashionista

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  28. I love this prompt and think I might be borrowing it from you and Jenn! I'm with you, not a big cranberry sauce fan! ;) I hope your cold is gone asap!!

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  29. It sounds like you have such a fun Thanksgiving with your family! Hope you're feeling better today! XO

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  30. You poor thing, I hope that you're feeling better! I love your sister's table decor - so pretty!

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  31. I love, love, love Thanksgiving! I love it for family, FOOD!!!! Your sister does an amazing job with her table/decor, just gorgeous! I have hosted before but much prefer, like you, bringing anything they need and having it somewhere else. Our place is too small for more than like 14 people (and THAT is tight!) I don't love cranberry sauce but I make a great homemade one that has wine in it (I add extra wine lol), mandarin oranges, cinnamon sticks.....for cranberry sauce it's good and people love it!! I also agree with you about the sides, they are my FAVORITE part, especially the stuffing!! Please get rid of that cold soon! xoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  32. That tablescape is gorgeous! I prefer sides to turkey too! Sorry you were sick over the weekend! Hope you are feeling better!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  33. These layouts are so perfect!!! Love everything :)

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomosequins.com

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  34. Yana's decor and tablescapes never cease to amaze me! Creative, talented, and detail-oriented genes definitely run in your family!! Looking forward to what she does this year! And who knew David was a specialty cocktail guru! Hostesses with the mostest(es?) :) xoxo, R

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  35. Such a fun tag! I loved reading about what Thanksgiving is like for you and your family, it sounds like such a fun time! I love all the food and spending time with my loved ones, putting the phone down and truly embracing the moment, there's nothing like it! Thanks for sharing, beauty and I hope you have the best start to your week!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  36. So many fun and festive photos!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  37. I'm so sorry you had a cold, Biana! I hope you get to feeling better soon!
    And this tag is a fun one, indeed! I love Thanksgiving, surrounded with family and food! I love the table decor, your sister does a good job! I hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  38. Sorry to hear that you are sick with a cold. Hope you feel better soon. Your sister does an amazing job on the table setting. It's picture perfect. Thanksgiving is all about spending time with the family and over eating. haha

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  39. My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is just seeing my family. We have to go to 4 dinners this year between Thursday and Saturday, it's crazy, but I love my family and love catching up with everyone. (:

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  40. I think the pies are my favorite part of Thanksgiving-- sooo good. Your sister's table looks so gorgeous- I love those gold pumpkins! I'm making fresh cranberries this year for the first time and am crossing my fingers they turn out!

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  41. The pies are always the best. I never have pumpkin pie except around this time of year and it is a favorite. Add homemade whipped cream and I am in heaven.

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  42. I hope you're feeling better now and happy Thanksgiving week!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  43. My brother's broccoli cheese casserole is the BEST part of Thanksgiving. I honestly work out that morning so I can gorge on it :)

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  44. Yes mashed potatoes are a must!!! Also we've never hosted a thanksgiving before either, and honestly it's nice not to! It's a lot of work. I'd rather be the participant than host.

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  45. Love this!! Now I am hungry too lol.I also love that beautiful table!! So sorry about your cold though, boo to that! I hope that you are feeling better though!! Have a great day!

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  46. Cannot believe Thanksgiving is almost here!
    I am with you. I'll actually eat all the sides and maybe just a bit of turkey, haha! Have a good holiday, girl

    Enclothed Cognition

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  47. Sorry about the cold, hope you are feeling better! Your sister does Turkey day so well, I love the table! I am a side girl too, prefer the leftover turkey the next day!

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  48. Your sister's apple pie sounds super good! We haven't hosted either, and I'm totally OK with that! Haha.

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  49. Great! Thanks for sharing!
    I love your blog, so simple :)
    I follow your blog, can visit mine?
    Happy day!

    http://missweetie.blogspot.pt/

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  50. This is such a fun tag!! Pie is definitely my favorite part of the day, and my mom's apple is so delicious, too :)

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  51. I hope you're feeling better! That looks like the perfect Thanksgiving table. I love the little gold pumpkins. Sometimes the appetizers are my favorite part. I hope you have a great week xo Beautifully Candid

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  52. I love the sides the best, too! Those pies look delicious. Great post! :]


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  53. One of my favorite holidays and I couldn't agree more about the sides! Happy turkey day girl.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  54. I'm with you on the sides, they really are the best part! And I'll take ham over turkey any day. And I actually came down with a cold today.... bummer! Hope you feel better ASAP!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  55. Ekkkk this post is making me so excited for Thanksgiving!! Yes the sides are by far my favorite part! My mom makes the best stuffing! I cant wait!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  56. I always decorate for christmas the day after thanksgiving too!! and i watch the grinch while im in a food coma :) so excited the holidays are almost here. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  57. Appetizer hour is my favorite too - I love everyone mingling! I'm with you on the sides too - those are always the best part! Yes to the tree the day after!! I'm so glad we aren't traveling this year so we can go back to that tradition… also glad our guests are leaving in the morning so we'll have time to decorate in the afternoon!

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  58. I do love some turkey but I agree that all the sides is where it's at especially stuffing for me. So not good but I will indulge for Thanksgiving. Looks like your sister has amazing decorating style like you because that table setup is just gorgeous! Hoping you can feel 100% better this week before the family fun begins.

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  59. Love this tag! My favorite part is standing around before the meal too...gathering in the kitchen is always the best. I'm much more of a sides girl too....dressing is my fave!

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  60. Fab tag I might have to steal! ;) My fave part is seeing my family. I go to my Mama's and then to my Grandmother's (late dad's side). Lots of fun and hopefully no politics talk this year!

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  61. I'm a sides girls too, turkey is my least favorite part of Thanksgiving food hah (am I even American?) Your sister does a GORGEOUS table setting, I love the metallic gold pumpkins!! Hope you're feeling better from your cold <3 Happy almost Thanksgiving!!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  62. I love all the sides, too! Especially mashed potatoes!! :D

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  63. I looooove Thanksgiving so much. It's my favorite! I'm all about the side dishes, too- my mom makes this crispy sage sausage stuffing that is TO DIE FOR. I eat about 15 pounds of it every year!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  64. sounds great.. more than the food and the event itself it is the time spent with family and friends that makes the day wonderful

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  65. I def like the sides way more than the turkey! I hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  66. Beautiful table! I'm a little sad we didn't host this year but we still had an amazing day! Happy thanksgiving friend!

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