HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving Menu

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

I hope every reader out there has an amazing, and thanks-filled day of food, friends, family, and football. I know that we are starting things off right down in Texas with breakfast, turkey frying, the Cowboys, and a FULL menu of food. Here are some of my favorite holiday menu display inspirations for any holiday, not just today!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

A little chalkboard paint can turn anything in to a ready go menu board!

A little chalkboard paint can turn anything in to a ready go menu board!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

OUR HOLIDAY MENU:

Rendezvous Spiced Fried Turkey

Mashed Potatoes

Seven Layer Salad

Corn Casserole

Vegetable Casserole

Southern Classic Cornbread Stuffing

Bacon Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Soufflé 

Classic Chocolate Sheet Cake

Pumpkin Tiramisu

WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Ditching The Heels

I have never really been a “heel girl” I have always been the one to rock the flats or sandals no matter what the occasion! It may be because I am a taller gal, or because I just can’t stand my feet hurting, but I have never really been interested in heels. Why start wearing them on my wedding day, right?  I own a few extremely comfortable shorter style pairs of heels (not kitten heel don’t worry!) I am debating on what kinds of shoes to wear for the big day, and I am really leaning towards flats! Even if you love your heels, you might want a pair of cute backup flats just in case! Here are some of my favorite wedding day shoe inspirations.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 


LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

 

 

ONE / TWO / THREE / FOUR

HOLIDAY: Give Thanks

This is the time of year to be thankful.  A time to be thankful for our friends, family, and the fortune in our lives. Here is a simple way to remind all your guests of the meaning of the seasons, a GIVE THANKS sign! Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images of these signs and a collection of my favorite EASY and AMAZING FREE PRINTABLES from around the web.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

Perfect for your couch on Thanksgiving Day or even a guest bedroom!

Perfect for your couch on Thanksgiving Day or even a guest bedroom!

b06385fb8a78cefea46cd8fbd72f27ef

b6bbe74ea1a05a0a10a0ceab6dc82014

b5f31b1dbd8d492f62ec77b86ee9df47

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

An easy way to get the same looks at your house is to download one of these amazing free printables, grab a frame, and set it up on your mantle, food table, or side table. A quick and easy Thanksgiving decoration! Here are some of my favorites from around the web:

THE DIY MOMMY: Our Fall Mantle + Free Thanksgiving Printable

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

A NIGHT OWL BLOG: Give Thanks Free Thanksgiving Printable

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

TOM KAT STUDIO: Printable Thanksgiving Collection

*this link has so much more than just the banner! amazing place cards, tags, and more!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

YELLOW BLISS ROAD: Free Printables For Thanksgiving

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

CRAFTAHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Free Thanksgiving Printables

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

ENTERTAINING: Butcher Paper Tablecloth

I think holidays are all about spending time with family and enjoying the good food while creating memories for years to come. Holidays are NOT the time to stress, panic, and obsess over details, though most of us do! This is quite possibly the easiest, stylish table cloth for your Thanksgiving table. I have been to so many cute restaurants who utilize the versatility, quick clean up, and neutral look of a butcher paper tablecloth. It is so easy to grab a roll and create a great table setting or seating arrangement for everyone. If you have other ideas for your Thanksgiving tablescape you can always do this on your Thanksgiving buffet line, naming all the dishes and ingredients to get your guests excited for the big meal! Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images for this Thanksgiving tablescape idea.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 For more great DIY info on paper table clothes check out these links:

Style Me Pretty: DIY Kraft Paper Table Settings

 The Creativity Exchange: DIY Festive Butcher Paper Tablecloth

SUNDAY INSPIRATION: Good Things Grow

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

I love the idea that life is about creating. You create your life. That idea creates a beautiful image of each of us carefully handpicking the people we surround ourselves with, crafting our home, our values, and where we are going. We can chose what goes in our pile of good things, always. That is something no one can take away from you, and that is a wonderful thing. It is very typical of me to focus on SO many things at once. I sometimes tend to spread myself too thin with all the crazy ideas and plans in my head. I have the desire to do and create so much in life, which is amazing. I just need to focus that energy. I am going to resolve to focus more on adding additional good things to my pile, and watching it grow. Slowly but surely I know I will have created a life I love even more, with a pile of many things that bring me joy. I challenge you to stop worrying about everything, to stop focusing on trying to fix all the problems in your world, and focus on adding one good thing at a time to your pile.

 

REINCARNATION: Eclectic Baby’s Room

I have never tried to recreate a baby’s room before and I am SO excited about this post! This is such a chic little electric baby’s room, and I just LOVE the home goods I have found for this post. Besides the crib, these home goods can be used in any room! Enjoy!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

Here are a few great items to recreate this look in your own home…

The GULLIVER Crib from IKEA for $99

The GULLIVER Crib from IKEA for $99

Magical Thinking Woven Elmas Kilim Rug from Urban Outfitters for $199

Magical Thinking Woven Elmas Kilim Rug from Urban Outfitters for $199

The RENS sheepskin rug from IKEA for $29

The RENS sheepskin rug from IKEA for $29

 

Trend Lab Flannel Crib Sheet Set from Kohls for only $19.99

Trend Lab Flannel Crib Sheet Set from Kohls for only $19.99

The Gold Foil Heart Pillow by MaxandMeHomewares on Etsy for $48.39 plus shipping

The Gold Foil Heart Pillow by MaxandMeHomewares on Etsy for $48.39 plus shipping

The Zandoo Chandelier (in Brass, size small) for $1,920, other sizes available at Houzz.com

The Zandoo Chandelier (in Brass, size small) for $1,920, other sizes available at Houzz.com

 

ENTERTAINING: Backyard Movie Night

I am SO excited for tonight! David is taking me to see the premiere of Mocking Jay: Part 1 (the finale in the Hunger Games series) at The Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson. The Alamo Drafthouse is this AMAZING place, though I am not in the chains this is one worth visiting, they serve you beer and food during the movie. The reasons we LOVE the Alamo is that they serve amazing LOCAL craft beers (hello Live Oak Heffeweizen), the food is great, and they are sticklers for everyone being quiet and off their cell phones in the movie theater (they have even thrown out Madonna for being on her phone!) My first time actually eating a meal during a movie was such an amazing experience, now I don’t think there is any other way to see a movie! Here are some great entertaining inspiration images of a backyard movie night, just in case you don’t have an Alamo Drafthouse near you!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.