Monday, November 21, 2016

FREEBIE :: Thankful For Cards

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Happy (almost) Thanksgiving my friends!
I just wanted to stop in real quick before you get knee deep into all of your Thanksgiving preparations and let you know that I am here to help you out. How you ask? With a FREEBIE, of course!

I absolutely love this time of year and this holiday especially, as it makes us all stop and pause and focus on what really matters this time of year . . . being thankful. I know for me, family is soooooo important and I value any time I get to spend with them these days as everyone is so busy so getting to share a meal with the ones you love . . . well that is a treat in itself.

So I designed these 'Thankful for . . .' cards as a way to take a look at where we are and what it is we are so thankful for. I started this tradition in my own family when my daughter was younger and I can honestly say that it is now a tradition in our little family that she looks forward to every year. That, right there, makes it ALL worth it, when your kids look forward to a simple tradition - my momma heart smiles BIG! And maybe, just maybe, she will continue this tradition when she has kids of her own. ;)

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The design has a hand lettered 'thankful for' with a gorgeous floral-ish motif background and plenty of lines for you to write down all of the things you are thankful for this year! As you can see when you print out this FREE Thanksgiving download, they will come four on a sheet so print accordingly.

Simply place one of these cards at every person's place setting around your table. Explain to them they are to write down a few things they are thankful for and you will all share them at some point during the dinner. Perhaps you are having more of a buffet style dinner since you are feeding a larger crowd, no problem I have the best idea. Print out a few sheets of these, cut them out, punch a hole in the corner and tie a ribbon to them and place on a small tree in your home or clip them to a ribbon strung on the wall over the dessert table and read them all later after dinner. Whichever idea you decide to do, feel free to have fun with these and I hope this turns into a tradition you come to love every year.

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I hope you take advantage of these and make some wonderful memories around your Thanksgiving tables this season. Have fun with it and really appreciate all that you have, I know I am! 
Feel free to download your own 'Thanksgiving 'Thankful for' Cards' and add this fun idea to your Thanksgiving dinner! I would love to hear if you are using it, so please feel free to let me know below.

**FREE printables are for personal use ONLY and may not be sold or claimed to be your design. By printing any freebies, you are agreeing to these terms. 


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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

RECIPE :: Chocolate Pumpkin Fluff Dip

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Hello there!

Who is ready for the holiday season?? I know this girl is and I have been trying to make the transition from fall to Thanksgiving/Christmas in my house. I know the big debate is always what's up with people forgetting about Thanksgiving and moving straight to Christmas? Well for me, I love decorating and planning for Christmas BUT still try to keep Thanksgiving in the forefront of my mind. My family has always decorated the house to look like Christmas and then saves the MAIN tree to put up the weekend after Thanksgiving, that way we still give Thanksgiving it's own spotlight all while getting ahead on decorating.

Thanksgiving is our official start to all the delicious recipes we like to make during the holiday season too plus we love trying to come up with some new ones. The challenge is thinking about what types of food will transition well across both holidays. I think that is key. Plus I love to make things that are quick, delicious and easy to serve so we can spend more time doing the things we love to do over this season like spend time with family and shop.

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I am thrilled to tell you that I have a fun holiday treat to share with you today that fits all of the criteria I just mentioned plus it is the ideal dessert to make ahead of time and serve it up when you are ready or it makes the perfect take-along dessert when you go to all of your holiday gatherings this season!

Chocolate Pumpkin Fluff DIP!!!

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My favorite part of this quick and easy holiday treat is that it is ONLY FOUR ingredients and is a NO BAKE recipe!!! Double bonus people!!!! ;) Feel free to stop and go do the 'happy dance' . . . .I will wait until you get back to proceed with the recipe. ;)

(insert dance break here) 

OK you are back! Great, let's see that recipe shall we? . . . .

RECIPE for Chocolate Pumpkin Fluff Dip

Ingredients you will need:  

- 2 1/2 cups of Reddi-wip®
- 2 envelopes of Swiss Miss milk chocolate hot cocoa mix
- 2 cups of can pumpkin
- 1/4 tsp. of pumpkin spice

1. Mix together pumpkin, pumpkin spice and the Swiss Miss.

2. Fold in the Reddi-wip® 

3. Chill until served.

4. Serve this festive holiday dip with your favorites . . .  graham crackers, pretzel sticks, apple slices and more! 

Feel free to place a dollop of Reddi-wip® on top of your dip prior to serving if you'd like. OR you can do what my daughter likes to do and have a side of Reddi-wip® for dipping. I mean can you blame her, it IS made with real cream so you know it's tasty! ;)

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So the next time you head to the store, pick up these few ingredients: Reddi-wip®, Swiss Miss and the other items if you don't have them already in your pantry and indulge in this holiday treat, as all of them can be found at your local Kroger or Kroger banner stores. Check this list here, to find a store near you. 

PLUS receive a FREE Reddi-wip® (6.5 oz) when you buy one Marie Callender's Fruit or Cream Pie (11/16-11/24). Discount automatically applied at register with qualifying purchase. Must use shopper card with purchase. Participating locations only. Offer expires 11/24/16. See store for additional details. Limit 1 per transaction.

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One other thing that I'd like to mention is when planning your gatherings, don't forget that setting up a pretty table to display your holiday treats can be easy. Try not to stress too much about it as the holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and lots of fun! ;) Simply find things around your home that you already own and place them on the table all while letting your special recipe be the focus. Adding greenery, plants, metals and a simple phrase like on this chalkboard sign, keeps the mood neutral but festive, and allows it to take you through the season whether it is for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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What have you used your Reddi-wip® for? Do YOU have a favorite dip that you like to make for the holidays? I would love to hear what it is, please let me know below . . . .

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