A Gilded Thanksgiving


We have officially been moved into our house for 4 months now and guess what!?! I'm hosting Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!! Ok ok I'm not that stressed about it, more excited than anything. However, knowing that family members who have never seen our house are coming has motivated us to finish some projects that were hanging over our heads. Everything is looking so great and I'm thrilled that our house is becoming more and more the cozy home I envisioned! That all being said I waited till the last minute to REALLY start decorating for Thanksgiving. Here are some of the things I did that seriously took me all of one hour.

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One thing you should know about me is that I keep a decent supply of black, white, and gold spray paint on hand. I also keep a spray station set up on my screened in porch.  I am always finding things around the house or in nature to spray and use as decor. For Thanksgiving I spray painted small pumpkins, gourds, and leaves.  Add some candles, and just like that you have a beautiful tables scape all for  basically the price of spray paint (I used left over halloween decorations for pumpkins and even got some fake ones 70% off to use). I bought the pilgrim candle stick holders at Goodwill for 50 cents each and then sprayed them gold. I love the little extra they add to my table.

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Also this little "GOBBLE GOBBLE" banner was so easy thanks to The Alison Show. If you do not follow her on instagram or follow her blog you must!! She is the queen of crafting. I love each and every one of her ideas!! She just recently wrote a blog post giving ideas for last minute Thanksgiving crafts here. I totally copied her idea for this banner and even used her free printable to make my letters.  The whole things literally took me less than 30 min and I only used one sheet of glitter paper and some left over tinsel. SUPER CHEAP!!

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One more craft that Cohen and I did together was to paint pinecones. We did them very colorful with lots of gold glitter and figured these could work for Thanksgiving and Christmas. (That is the thing about gold it works for every holiday!!).  I have so much fun making crafts with Cohen. It's a time when we can bond over a common interest. He even kept saying I bet we could sell these (love his little entrepreneur mind).

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So there you have it, our gilded Thanksgiving. I love doing crafts but anymore they have to be quick enough to do during nap time and that is just what our Thanksgiving is. I guess you could call it a three naps Thanksgiving ha!



Happy Holidays everyone!! We have so much to be thankful for. Count your blessings.