My First Thanksgiving Hosting!

It may still be Thanksgiving, but I am pleased to report that my first Thanksgiving meal was a success! I may have only had to host for 4 people (my in-laws, Kyle & I)…but I was prepared to cook a feast for 12.  Despite not being able to go to Florida to spend time with my parents, new nephew, brother & sister-in-law, I am so thankful that I have amazing in-laws & a fantastic husband to make this holiday memorable.


My morning started bright and early with some crafting. I bought this fox kit from Paper Source weeks ago and had every intention of making the foxes for place settings WELL before Thanksgiving Day…better late than never I guess!


And he turned out great!



Bacon & onions simmering in butter is one of the best smells ever!


I still haven’t showered at this point, but hey that’s what the holidays are about! Why shower when you’re bound to get flour & water & crumbs ALL over you??? And you blogger friends know I’m only human!

Setting the table was fun – and with just the 4 of us, I kept it simple. Our wedding china, place mats & napkins (similar) from West Elm, and some wine glasses that were filled with amazing wine straight from Italy (thanks again!!).




But my really proud moment – the food! Homemade rolls, sweet potato casserole (1 failed attempt, and 1 successful attempt), party potatoes, green beans, strawberry pretzel salad, & stuffing! All to go with our amazing ham (because I hate turkey).








I hope you all had an amazing day and were able to spend it with family & friends. I am so thankful that Kyle & I are fortunate enough to enjoy the holidays in the comfort of a nice, warm apartment, with good food & even better company.

Although our meal was followed by a Butler University Basketball loss, the day is far from ruined!! Hopefully we will be getting some holiday shopping in later this evening!

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