Flavors To Follow – Thanksgiving

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It’s been quite the rough and busy week at work for me today, so I couldn’t be more glad that Thanksgiving will soon be upon us!  But seriously??  Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK, folks, boy does time ever do fly!  I’m sooo ready for the long vacation, aren’t you?  So for this week’s Flavors To Follow, the theme was pretty obvious!  I found some amazing food, drink, decorations, and printables for you to use for your Thanksgiving celebrations!

1 dress up your table with these plush pumpkins seen on gussy sews
2 send your guests off right with these adorable cornucopia favors
3 decorate your home with this vintage inspired banner printable made by free pretty things for you
4 learn how to make your own quilted table runner on the purl bee
5 kick back with a tasty boozy milled cider found via design crush
6 gobble up this cute turkey cupcake seen on amazing mom
7 eat well and guilt free with this pumpkin pie mousse made by iowa girl eats
8 say thanks to your guests with a printable thank you card seen on the sweetest occasion
9 seen on amy atlas have your kids craft a cute turkey clip
10 elise baha shows you how to make your own fabric wreath on a beautiful mess

I love the meaning behind this holiday and how it makes us stop and think about what we are thankful for in our lives.  In many cases, we tend to take certain things for granted, like being fortunate enough to have food to eat, clothes on our body, and a roof over our heads.  Sometimes we may have certain high expectations of the ones that we are closest too and don’t say thank you enough to them, but rather take them for granted.  And even through certain rough days or weeks, this is the perfect time to take a step back and really think about how truly blessed we are in our lives!  Over the next few days I’m going to really think deeply about 25 things I am thankful for (since Thanksgiving is on Nov. 25) and post my list here on Thanksgiving, and I encourage you to do the same as well!  Why don’t we start now???

What are a few things you are thankful for?


  1. November 19, 2010 / 1:30 am

    #6 and #9 are adorable!! I think the 25 things I am thankful for seems like a great idea! ^___^

  2. jennifer young
    November 19, 2010 / 2:13 am

    that cider looks AMAZING. i need some boozy-ness this weekend 😉

  3. November 19, 2010 / 6:32 am

    That’s a lovely idea Sandy! One of the things I feel thankful for are all the wonderful people I’ve met via blogging – like you!! 🙂 Have a great weekend 🙂

  4. November 19, 2010 / 7:26 am

    Im so curious about #7, you know I have never tried anything with pumpkin! ha maybe it’s time to give it a go. Have a great weekend Sandy xo

  5. November 19, 2010 / 7:42 am

    thanksgiving. how i wish we have that here in the Philippines but i think we mash it up with christmas anyway.haha

  6. November 19, 2010 / 7:53 am

    so cute! love the velvet pumpkins and the card! what a great flavors to follow, friend!!!

  7. November 19, 2010 / 8:02 am

    I’m thankful I get to see Harry Potter this morning! Okay, that’s totally superficial of me, but the best part is I get to go with my brother (I don’t remember the last time we went to the movies together) and my roommate. Good company always makes things like this more fun. This thanksgiving collection is great, Sandy! I always love cute DIY turkeys.

  8. November 19, 2010 / 8:15 am

    What great ideas – thank you for sharing them, Sandy! This year I’m so thankful for my family’s health. We’ve had some difficulties this fall, but we are still happy and healthy, and in the end, that’s what really matters!

  9. November 19, 2010 / 9:31 am

    What a great idea! We are doing something similar on the Communal Global site, but we’re showing casing our gratitude in photos! Besides being thank for for family, friends, work, health, I’m thankful for the wonderful new friends I’ve made via blogging, including you!

  10. November 19, 2010 / 10:19 am

    OMG! I absolutely ADORE the turkey cupcake!!!! <333

  11. November 19, 2010 / 10:48 am

    I’m inspired to make my list of gratitude 🙂 love your thanksgiving tabletop ideas!

  12. November 19, 2010 / 10:53 am

    I’m so excited for Thanksgiving! These finds are perfect and have gotten me even more anxious for some turkey and stuffing!

  13. November 19, 2010 / 11:21 am

    family, friends and health.

  14. November 19, 2010 / 11:44 am

    I love that pumpkin mousse and the plush pumpkins – they are so adorable! How wonderful about the thankful list, I’ve some lists/thankfulness projects around the blogosphere because of T-day, and so inspiring you’ll be doing it!

  15. November 19, 2010 / 11:50 am

    Those little plush pumpkins are too cute! I am thankful that the weekend is here, and we don’t have too many plans so we can relax for a bit. And I’m thankful that I have so much to look forward to, Thanksgiving and my parents visiting for Christmas, so excited!
    Have a great weekend!

  16. November 19, 2010 / 1:31 pm

    guilt free mousse?!! i’m so gonna try this recipe! time does fly… i am so so so thankful for my lil family and our good health and i must add, i am thankful i have “met” you! 🙂

  17. November 19, 2010 / 1:59 pm

    I plan to do the same, re: a thankfulness post. For starters, I’m thankful for a George Forman that doubles as a panini maker, but if you want me to b a bit deeper, I’m also thankful for the GAPs denim leggings. OK, also friends, family, a warm home, etc.

  18. November 19, 2010 / 2:48 pm

    I love #9!!! That was soo cute! I may make one…I like to think I’m still a kid. =)

  19. November 19, 2010 / 3:27 pm

    those plush pumpkins are fantastic! ohh, i am so thankful for thanksgiving. that will be a grand time.

  20. November 19, 2010 / 10:19 pm

    Those velvet pumpkins are soooooo pretty! Love!

  21. November 19, 2010 / 11:15 pm


    it’s been a while. ahhh i missed you and your blog!

    oh my gosh, i’m sure your thanksgiving is going to be beautiful! thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and i can’t wait to spend time with my family and eat lots!

    i’m looking forward to reading your list! for now, i’m just thankful i get that day off, haha. ;]


  22. November 20, 2010 / 12:34 am

    hey thanks for stopping by today 🙂
    love love love these things. especially the turkey cupcake. & now i really want a nutter butter.

  23. November 20, 2010 / 7:59 am

    So many fun ideas!!
    Thanks for sharing them:)

    I am thankful for so many things, but I realize this year more than ever how thankful I am to have a strong marriage, a home to live in, and babies that bring unexplainable joy to my life:)

    Putting up your sponsor feature post this weekend!

  24. November 20, 2010 / 11:04 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing all of this crafty goodness! I’m thankful for beautiful blogs, like yours, that I can visit for inspiration and for the friendships that I’ve made. Thanks Sandy. ♥

  25. November 21, 2010 / 12:44 am

    I am thankful for the pitter-patter of rain outside and a week off to enjoy my family!

  26. November 21, 2010 / 8:20 am

    You have such a lovely blog! These are amazing ideas for Thanksgiving, thanks for sharing them 🙂 This is my first time visiting so I wanted to say hi and tell you how amazing your blog is!

    – the runaway

  27. November 22, 2010 / 1:47 am

    I love this idea, Sandy! At the moment I’m thankful to be inside and warm as we are having a sudden cold snap. But there will be many more precious things on my list for the 25th. Have a lovely week. xo – g

  28. November 22, 2010 / 8:41 pm

    What great “flavors” and inspiration for this week! Pumpkin pie mousse sounds amazing!

  29. November 23, 2010 / 12:50 pm

    You & you crazy Americans celebrating Thanksgiving so late! hehe. That cider sounds amaaaaaaaazing and those cupcakes are too cute!

  30. November 23, 2010 / 8:52 pm

    Thanks for sharing these flavors 🙂 I think I will try out the fabric wreath, but make one for Christmas 🙂

  31. Sophie
    November 26, 2010 / 9:37 am

    thanks for the Turkey cupcake idea!

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