Although our Thanksgiving celebration was small, like many families this year, we still had an absolutlely beautiful day. It was just us, the kids, and my mother-in-law, and we still used every mitigation strategy possible.
We are fortunate to have enough open space in our living, dining, kitchen area to all spread out when eating, rather than gather around the big table like usual. Instead, I set up individual tables, kind of like a restaurant.
When we weren’t eating, everyone wore their mask the whole time.
It was a nice day, so we had many windows open, as well as an air-purifier, and we still kept our distance from each other, just to be on the safe side.
We had all our family favorites for dinner, plus PIE.
And we were treated to an absolutely stunning sunset at the end of the day.
Despite all of the struggles of 2020, there is still so much to be thankful for.
On to Christmas Things
Once Thanksgiving was over, I was anxious to get my tree out. This is the new 9-footer I bought last year, with a new-this-year tree collar. As I write this, the tree still has no decorations…. 😂
Have you guys seen these? I love the smell of fresh pine, and when you have an artifical tree, that is something you don’t get to enjoy. These Scentsicles hide way back in the branches, and make your tree smell REAL. So glad I stumbled across these. I got mine at Lowes, but you order them from Amazon, WalMart, and Target, too!
The day after Thanksgiving, I made sure my parents had a little Christmas decor at the cemetery, too.
In Case You Missed It…
It’s a been a busy holiday week, but also a busy week on the blog!
I made these Christmas trees from oak leftover from a kitchen remodel at my parents’ home many years ago, and gave a set to each of my kids. I love that they will have a little piece of their grandparents’ home to keep with them for always.
I participated in a fun Pinterest Challenge with 19 other bloggers. You’ll definitely want to check out all the amazing Christmas baskets and crates.
And we finished up the Let’s Get Festive Blog Hop with a little home tour, where I shared the Christmas touches in my home office, including my DIY ornaments with vintage dessert forks.
And finally, I rounded up all my best shopping ideas into one place, to help you get some things checked off your lists!
The Weekly Features!
Now, on to the weekly features…
Two Christmas crafts and a Christmas cocktail are featured today. Seems about right and a good match up for how I’m feeling lately. Cocktails and crafting? Yes, please. 🤣🎄🍹
Christmas Bag Wall Art | Fresh Vintage by Lisa S
I need to try this! They are stunning and look so easy. Brilliant idea!
Christmas Barn | The Apple Street Cottage
Does it get any cuter than this? Such a sweet and Christmas-y farmhouse look.
Reindeer Mule | Living on Cloud Nine
Andrea is speaking my language with this one! I definitely need to mix up one of these.
All this week’s features have been pinned to the Sundays on Silverado Pinterest Board!
There were so many great posts to look at this week, that I can’t wait to see what you’ve got for this week! I am continually amazed at all the creativity and talent y’all have. Thanks so much for sharing!