A Thoughtful Place: Thanksgiving Wrap Up and Winner


Thanksgiving Wrap Up and Winner

Happy Monday to you all! I don’t know about you, but if felt like a longer holiday than normal. Maybe it’s because my oldest was off of school for a whole week {much different than from when we were little and only had two days off!} It really felt like a long nice break and we enjoyed all of it. My sister, Kristin, hosted a beautiful Thanksgiving. Seriously yummy food and such fun company. Of course the night ended in a competitive game of pictionary on the Wii. If nothing else, we can all throw down when it comes to drawing under pressure! And it’s always boys against girls. Here is a quick recap of the beautiful table.





Each place setting held a beautiful glass which Kristin had spayed gold. They hosted a candle as well as a leaf to display each guest’s name. Super cute.


And this was genius. Playing off of her natural centerpiece, she hallowed out the top of two artichokes to use as beautiful votives. Clever girl.





Before taking off for my sister’s home we set up the timer and tried for a family photo. Happy Thanksgiving 2012!



I mentioned on Friday that we like to get away one night a year during the holidays. We are very fortunate to live close to some pretty getaway spots so there are no travel costs. Always a perk. Nice to getaway from responsibility, work,  and the craziness of the holidays to catch our breath. Our kiddos savored their time with their niece. Thankful indeed.


I hope you all had a wonderful holiday whether it was quiet or one full of family chaos! Are you getting ready for Christmas now? We have all of our décor out and almost in place. We are still in the stage where it looks like a Christmas bomb went off. Hopefully the glitter and Christmas sparkle will soon settle making way to a much cleaner home.

………………………………….giveaway winner

Congratulations to Andrea A. !!!! You are the winner of the Kirkland’s gift card!!! Happy holiday shopping!!!

Thank you to all who entered. Have a great day.


  1. The fam photo is great! And you look gorgeous for your getaway :) Hope you had a wonderful time.

  2. I am sitting in the midst of a Christmas bomb too. I'm looking forward to the end of the week, when it will hopefully look more put-together!

  3. Love seeing the pics of you guys...cutest family ever! that getaway looks amazing, you are one stylish traveler!

  4. What sweet pictures of you and your family -- and I love the outfit you are wearing in the picture from your getaway! I'm glad you had such a great Thanksgiving -- this really is the best time of year! :-)

  5. Sounds like a wonderful Thankgiving weekend, Courtney!

  6. Love the family pic! What a gorgeous family!

  7. Great pics! My house looks like a bomb went off too. I've got a lot of decorating done & I'm thinking I may be finished! HA!

  8. Your sister's table looked lovely. Family games are fun! We do the same on Thanksgiving and Christmas. A beautiful family photo and you look gorgeous all dressed up on your getaway.

  9. The table is beautiful and I love the artichoke votive!

  10. That's a really nice table and the family photo looks lovely!! xx

  11. Ok... that artichoke candle holder is genius. One of those "why didn't I think of that?!" things. Smart sista! LOVE the family photo... you guys are beautiful! And I'm impressed that was a timed photo- looks professional! So glad you had a great Thanksgiving : )

  12. So many great memories and love the family shot! Your table is pretty as always Courtney!

  13. Such a beautiful family photo! And yay for a little getaway! It looks like you found a stunning place to visit!


  14. Hi there! Where did you get the "I'ts not happy people[...]" sign? I want one!!


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