Hope you all had a fun day of Thanksgiving prep! We were busting butt at our house today. And of course Tyrion was a big help in the kitchen.
Yes, that’s a potato on the floor in the background. Maybe he was making soup?
While he was busy I was getting everything cooked for the pea salad so it’s easy to throw together tomorrow. The Chex puppy chow is done and bagged up tight waiting for the dessert table. I’m saving the apple crescent rolls to make last, so they are still fresh when we arrive at my parents tomorrow. And the cheese and cracker platter I will also assemble at my parents house.
I was going back and fourth between baking and decorating today.
I usually wait to decorate until the weekend after Thanksgiving, but randomly decided to bring it all up and go through it early. I received a lot of “passed down décor” when we were first married, and while it worked great for a few years, it was getting worn out. Out with the old, in with the new DIYed.
The light idea I saw on Pinterest. I found some burlap left from Tyrion’s bday party, and the red material is my old tree skirt. Because remember? I’m making a new skirt this year!
I cut the pieces into about 6” long strips and tied them alternately between the lights. It turned out great and looks way nicer than the usual plain string I’ve hung up in years past.
I’m certainly not done with the decorating yet, but I have a nice head start on years past!
And now I’m off to get dinner ready for the husband, who sadly has been working some late shifts recently. He gets a huge BLT sandwich since I have some yummy bacon left over from the pea salad.
Everyone have a safe, happy, thankful Thanksgiving tomorrow! I’m signing out until Monday, since the next few days are going to be taken up with a lot of family time, eating, shopping, decorating, and finishing up our garage sale!