Prepping for Thanksgiving...

While Halloween may be long gone, there are still plenty of fabulous ways to turn pumpkins into festive decor this holiday season. I adore the idea of "thankful" pumpkins leading up the stairs.  


Back home there's sort of this unspoken law in our neighborhood that every window and door of your brick house must contain a wreath. Fail to do so and prepare for a season of dirty looks and awkward run ins. So this year, I've decided to make my own and this autumn inspired wreath made from Christmas balls is screaming to be replicated


This "I'm thankful for my dog" launched a solid five minute tear-fest last night. You may remember reading here about how I almost lost my little puppy last year in a  traumatizing accident. There aren't enough words to describe how thankful I am for every minute I get to spend with his sweet little face.

 

As you know, I'm from the south and while L.A. has many fabulous factors, Thanksgiving for me is all about southern food and lots of sweets. This year I'm planning to try this fun take on pie, pastry pie pockets and pie in a jar! 


With all of the holiday parties coming up I've been on the hunt for a fab hostess gift. This simple champagne wrapped in a fancy kitchen towel makes for a perfect gift!


I'm absolutely obsessed with anything involving cranberries. I recently found these two cranberry drinks that I'm dying to try. (Left: Cranberry Juice, Apple Juice, and Ginger Ale) (Right: Hot Cranberry Cider) Yes please!


Thank you Pinterest for continually inspiring me! xo

Be sure to follow me on Pinterest here to see all of my holiday inspired pins! Xo

73 comments:

  1. I love the HOLIDAYS. this post got me excited!! <3

    -JASMINE O.
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    1. got me excited as well!! :)

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      mkfashionandthings.blogspot.com

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  2. hello!
    you have a great blog...since today i will be one of your followers!

    Suzana from switzerland

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  3. Ah I wish we celebrated thanks giving here in the UK! makes use of all the lovely autumn colours :) but alas, no such thing as that here! and Im not american so i think it would be weird if i celebrated it :P haha

    J <3

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  4. Yummy, the deserts looks so good!
    Beautiful inspiration pictures!

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  5. So inspirational, gorgeous pictures!

    xx Rose

    http://rose-libertine.blogspot.com/

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  6. everything looks so beautiful!!!i need some candles!!
    kisses from Milano
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.it/

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  7. We don't celebrate thanksgiving in Belgium, but nevertheless I really like these decoration ideas !
    Enjoy !

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  8. You are such a funny writer, Anna. I loved reading this. You're so cute.

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  9. Love fall decorating! So much fun! Cute pictures!

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  10. love this post, one year I'd love to be in the US for Thanksgiving
    tie-dye-eyes

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  11. YUM! This has made me hungry and ready for Thanksgiving with my family!!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  12. Really lovely inspirations. Love all of that. I wish you a fabulous thanksgiving next week and now a great weekend.
    xo, Petra

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  13. that's amazing that your dog is okay:)

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  14. This all looks incredibly festive, and I love the pumpkin idea.

    Lea x

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    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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  15. Love this Holiday, it'a pity i'm from Italy!, i'm looking forward!
    Baci, Alina

    Adrenalina Style blog

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  16. We don't have Thanksgiving in Poland, but it's plesent to wath your beautiful and inspirational pictures:-) Please visit my blog for more pictures of my wedding dress, xoxo

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  17. I am loving the sparkling Pumpkin! I agree with you, Pinterest continually inspires me and keeps me creative! Great post Anna, hope you have a great weekend!

    XO Kelley
    www.keepsittingpretty.com

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  18. Gah, dont you just love Pinterest? I'm kind of an addict.

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  19. Love the pie in a jar idea! So cute. Do you even remember life before pinterest?! My husband says Pinterest is the best thing to happen for husbands everywhere. Lol.

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  20. Thse are lovely inspirations! Love it!
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  21. Interesting!
    xoxo
    dolceedamara.blogspot.com

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  22. I wish I was invited to your dinner lol. Every thing will look amazing. Cant wait to see the actual pictures of your Thanksgiving dinner.

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  23. Looks lovely, we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here. Wish we did! Enjoy! xx

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  24. Very cute ideas. Pinterest is amazing! -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  25. the pumpkins saying thankful is my fave one although they are pretty darn cute!

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  26. love those thankful pumpkins... so cute!

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  27. this is beautiful, lovely ideas!

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  28. Love these thanksgiving inspired pics girl:)! BRING ON THE PIE:)))!

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  29. I can't wait for Thanksgiving - love all the inspiration!

    x Kelsey
    tortoiseinthesun.blogspot.com

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  30. That's so funny that you say that about the front doors back home. "Back home" for me is Georgia, and everyone decorates their front doors! It's common for neighborhoods to have competitions around Christmas time, and the winners for each category take SO much pride in displaying their awards in their yards! (a sign similar to those that realtors use).

    Rachel
    How 'Bout Some Cake

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      mkfashionandthings.blogspot.com

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  31. This looks so great :) We don't celebrate Thanksgiving over here but it always looks so fun!!

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  32. Love your blog! Thanks for the great inspiration!
    I'll be following you now! Could you comment on my blog and/or follow me on bloglovin and blogspot!?

    Thanks love

    xx
    mkfashionandthings.blogspot.com

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  33. Cute ideas! The pie pockets look awesome!

    [nat in love]

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  34. So many good ideas!

    ariarhapsody.blogspot.com

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  35. Awesome ideas! I really love the pumpkins lining the stairs.
    xo
    girlintheyellowdress.com

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  36. Love pinterest in getting inspired for the holidays! those cranberry drinks look delish! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  37. I'm getting so excited for the holiday season, though right now it feels like Thanksgiving is just zooming by! Wish I could take things slower, but school doesnt slow down.
    kendrrat
    kendrrat.blogspot.com

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  38. Such lovely inspiration! The wreath is lovely and definitely in need of replicating - and those pies look very yummy! Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving with your family! :-)

    Em
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  39. so excited for the holiday season too. that thankful pumpkins sounds a good idea :D

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  40. Amazing pictures and its really made me think about what I'm thankful for

    Lauren
    xx

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  41. nice photos...wish we had such a celebration here in Greece

    xx
    Nelly
    http://www.e-fashiondiaries.com

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  43. Great post, love the candles on the first picture! xo Jo

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  44. Thanksgiving is not celebrated where I live, but I've still decided to have a little celebration this year! There's something so comforting about a turkey dinner followed by pie, I don't want to miss out ;)The desserts look so stunning and I'm also in love with the idea of the pumpkins leading up the stairs.

    xoxo
    Melanie Fontaine

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  45. awww i hope you enjoy the holiday here!

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  46. how cute are these images!!! advanced happy thanksgiving! :D

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  47. Love your blog! Would love it if you can check out mine,

    Can follow each other on bloglovin' & GFC? Let me know if you follow me and will follow straight back,

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

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    Kelly xox

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  48. nice inspirations!

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  49. I love the wreath! So chic for fall!! Pintrest is BEST.

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  50. Such wonderful ideas!!

    Even thought here in Cape Town it is bikini season haha

    xoxo

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  51. Following your Pinterest boards now! Loving the pin on your Holiday board for Cranberry Margaritas... My In-laws serve these (at either Thanksgiving or Christmas) every year and it is something I definitely look forward to!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
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  52. To keep organized, it's essential to create what caterers call a prep list, which lays out, in order, all the tasks that need to be done in the two days prior to your Thanksgiving dinner.

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