Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving and Thankfulness

As wives and mothers, we set the mood of our home.  With the rush of the season, the preparation, the cooking, the gathering....there is so much for us to wrap our minds around, I tend to neglect the decorating, which leaves our home a bit sparse looking.

I'm not one for store bought clutter, not even for special occasions, but I do love a beautifully set table and handmade decorations.  This is where Pinterest.com comes in.  It is my new found right hand.  Coming up with ideas on my own isn't my specialty, but give me a picture and instructions and I'm all set.  I can find things that fit my very own taste and then go to the website with instructions so easily that I have more crafts on my list to do than I'll ever have time for.

These pictures borrowed from Pinterest.com to give you an idea of what you can find, if you haven't discovered this wonderful site already..... well I hope this inspires you to discover it and the wonderful blogs you might not find otherwise!!

Click on these pictures to find the DIY blog with instructions......how fun!

These table settings are both beautiful, but I have to admit that the simpler one below is more what you might find in our home.

Not only can you find some great do it yourself projects or decoration ideas....there are terrific recipes too!

Here are several different nature projects that should provide a good lesson in thankfulness and creativity for the children!  My favorite is the Thankful Tree!

Other handy things can be found such as scrapping ideas and teachable printables...

As you can see, the creativity is endless!!  Make your own boards and then pin your favorite things to them to have the ideas at your fingertips.  I can never remember where I found a great idea at even though I've bookmarked the site because my list of sites is endless.  The time it takes to go through my bookmarks and find what I'm looking for....well forget it.  Now I pin what I want to remember and a simple glance will lead me back to it.  Plus its fun!  But watch out.....its addicting and you can spend more time finding things than actually creating your finds!

May your Thanksgiving be a blessed time for you and your family!!

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  1. I'm not on Pinterest, but I love these ideas! I'm a big fan of DIY table settings, too, and these would be some great ways to make Thanksgiving dinner very festive.

  2. I love the photo of the outdoor table. Wouldn't it be fun to eat Thanksgiving outdoors!

  3. I would LOVE to be able to eat Thanksgiving outdoors! It is supposed to be 65 degrees tomorrow, so.... maybe!

  4. What creative photos of how to make the Thanksgiving table special~

  5. I love all these great ideas. You have given me some inspiration for tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving! Vicky from Mess For Less

  6. Thanks for all the inspiration! Those Apple Cider Caramel Cookies are making my mouth water!

  7. So inspiring! Found you via The Shabby Nest. Looking forward to following here and pinterest as well!

  8. Wonderful photos, Sharon. Thanks for jump-starting my creativity. :)

  9. I love the bean and lentils for a center piece! Very creative and beautiful!

  10. Sarah,
    We just returned from our Thanksgiving with family and friends, and I admit I have been off the blog for a while and not visited many of my blogging friends lately. You are one of those that I just LOVE to read ~ I am always blessed or learn something which enriches me. Thank you for sharing all you do. BTW, this is a great post. I am really not too familiar with pinterest b/c of time, but I can learn much to share! I like that! I hope you will share again Wednesday :)

  11. I am very late to visit and to say thank you for linking up to my Pinning and Singing party-I am so sorry! I have been a bit pre-occupied with my 12 Days of Christmas series on my Christmas blog! Thanks again for linking up and sharing these great pins!

    I hope you might be able to join in with this week's party!

    Best Christmas wishes and happy pinning!
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me


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