Happy Thanksgiving! 2011

i hope you all have a wonderful, family and yummy food filled day.  i am so thankful for a holiday that i can be reminded of all the amazing blessings i have……. now off to be with my most important blessings Jack, Kyle and Baby Vann….and awesome hubby.
Happy Thanksgiving! 
{click here for this fun Thanksgiving printable}

Thankful String Tree | Thanksgiving Craft

as you have noticed, posting has been a bit scarce this month. it seems as the holidays approach, the days go by faster and faster. i am sure that is true for everyone. and here we are, the middle of november already! for us…..this month has been filled with baseball pizza parties, doctors appointments, about 12 hours on the phone with insurance companies, a Discovery Center Pumpkin Launch, 2 birthday parties, 2 field trips and 5 trips to Costco! but i still wanted to check in and share this Thanksgiving craft i made.

i have been spending a lot of time with my children….it’s been nice, and i have been thinking often of the many things i am thankful for. and although i have sooo many things that i am thankful for, the one thing that always comes to mind is my kiddies and husband.  i love being a mom sooo much. i find myself choked up almost everyday just looking at them. we’ve been through a lot this year….and we have had to depend on each other. i am thankful for them.
so….anyhow….now about this Thanksgiving craft i made.  it is a thankful tree made from string. my kiddies just don’t understand why the stores went from Halloween decorations….to Christmas decorations. they keep saying “mom, why did they skip the Thanksgiving decorations?…..that’s so weird!” so i decided i needed to make a few Thanksgiving decorations to put in the house.
i spotted this string tree a while back and fell in love. i decided that it was the perfect opportunity to make it. i wanted to be able to put up leaves with the things i was thankful for written on them. that way the kiddies would be able to see a new thing each day that i was grateful for….and if they wanted to put up leaves….they could too….and they are! i have to make more leaves for all the things they are coming up with!
so i started with the trunk and worked my way up to the branches. 300 push pins and about 1-1/2 hours later…..my Thanksgiving string tree was born. i think it turned out awesome! maybe i will keep it up for the entire year.
to make your own string tree
you need:
string or 1 ball of yarn
clear push pins (at least 300)
 leaves cut from cardstock
click here for directions.
here is the leaf template.
p.s. i am thankful for my blog readers. thank you for reading…and have a Happy Thanksgiving season!


Happy Thanksgiving!

my heart is full this morning and i am very thankful for the abundance of blessings i have been given. i am so very thankful for my wonderful hubbie and sweet little boys…..one who reminded me today that cornucopias are not for eating, but for holding vegetables, and another who tells me daily that he loves me soooo much.

we will spend the rest of the day relaxing and playing together. dinner at grandma and grandpa’s later with lots of babies! tonight we will watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” then if i am not too tired, i will try and get out for black friday sales. i am done shopping, but there are a couple people left on my list.

i hope all of you enjoy this Thanksgiving Day and the rest of the wonderful holiday season.
happy thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving: The kiddie table

i am loving the darling Thankgiving ideas over at One Charming Party’s. i think i am going to have to set up a table for the kiddies this year just so i can make this “popcorn” turkey & treat filled corn on the cobs. super cute!

also, check out their other Thanksgiving day ideas such as:

Thanksgiving download.

looking for some decorations to brighten up your Thanksgiving tablescape? download some free printables here from Paper & Cake. included are napkin rings, placecards, candlewraps, menus, party food labels, favor boxes, invitations and wine glass rings. click here to download.