Curly Crafty Mom: Thanksgiving Inspiration!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving Inspiration!

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Hi everyone! Sorry this post is up late today, but my daughter and I are both feeling under the weather. :( Thanksgiving is NEXT week and I wanted to share with you some food, clothing and decorating ideas from my blog! 

Also, be sure to stop by Shea Lennon today to see my guest post. :)


Food/Drink Ideas
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I made this Cornucopia Blessing Mix for Autumn's Daisy Scout treat one year, but this would also be a delicious trail mix to make up in a bowl for your Thanksgiving get together, for the kids table or to send home with family and friends.


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This is hands down the BEST salad ever! I make this anytime someone asks me to bring a salad and I'm always asked for the recipe. It is a Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing and Candied Almonds.


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This drink reminds me of an apple cider, but MUCH, much more. This is one of my favorite drinks to make this time of year! Creamy Caramel Hot Apple Cider!


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This is a simple twist on regular champagne, surprise your guests after dinner with a homemade Glitzy Strawberry Champagne.


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Looking for a twist on your usual apple pie? Try my Candy Apple Pie!


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One more apple pie dessert... Can you tell I love apple pie? But, Apple Pie with Salted Caramel Sauce? Yes, please!


Clothing Ideas
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This is what I am planning on wearing for Thanksgiving this year, I shared How to Accessorize a Simple Olive Dress over on the blog earlier this month. This scarf even holds my iPhone 6 Plus with a hidden pocket!



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Last year I shared this super comfortable outfit with a flowy leopard blouse, leggings and burgundy leg warmers that pick up some of the burgundy in my scarf.


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This oversized knit cardi is a perfect 'blanket' to wear after over-indulging on delicious foods!  I also paired it with some leopard slip ons!



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If you're looking for a way to 'dress up' a casual look, add a blazer to it! That's what I did in this Blazer and Coords Love post. The navy and burgundy colors worked well together!


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White pants are always perfect in the fall, they go great with olive, burgundy, tans... ok, they go well with everything! I wore my fringe olive top and a gray beret for this casual yet chic look.


Decorating Ideas
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I love to craft with tree rounds and this Tree Round Chalkboard Place Setting is perfect for Thanksgiving and just anytime of the year! I also added a bow in neutral colors to the tree slice to glam them up a bit. Tuck in some wheat and feathers with your napkin and it gives it a nice fall vibe!


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Last year I made this Neutral Turkey Palette. It was perfect on my new console table this year, which you'll see pictured below.


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For Thanksgiving, I like to keep my decor simple. I will have some pumpkins set out here and there and I also love bringing in dried hydrangea blooms from my limelight hydrangea bush that is outside. 

I also have a post where I share some of my Thanksgiving Meal Picks, be sure to check it out!
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