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thanksgiving 2013 recap.

Just a little bit over a week ago, Thanksgiving plans changed and I was nominated to host a Thanksgiving dinner. Thank goodness my parents offered up their home for dinner because I didn’t plan on cleaning and prepping our house with a week’s notice, hah! …so I hustled and bustled to get everything done in time for Turkey Day.

After making the floral arrangements, setting the table, and cooking up a storm, I’d say it was another successful Thanksgiving dinner hosted by yours truly.

…and it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a feast! Some of the dishes that I cooked/served are pictured below:

Green beans with shallots and almonds

Chicken Wild Rice

Sausage and Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing

Garlic Roasted Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Pork

…and of course, the juicy and delicious turkey!

Before we all stuffed ourselves, we remembered to snap some photos. I especially love the ones of G and the dogs; they crack me up.

Candles were lit, grace was said, and a party of eight went food happy.

The best part about Thanksgiving, in my opinion, is the leftovers! Yum! Oh, the gravy… *salivating*

…but now that Thanksgiving is officially over, I can now start decorating for Christmas. Wahoo! I’ve held off up until now.



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Can’t sleep… and Christmas Card Exchange!

It’s the early hours of the day after Thanksgiving, also known in American society as Black Friday. I can’t seem to fall asleep. I drove to my parents’ to spend time with my family this weekend, but I think not being in the comfort of my own bed keeps me awake (and the sound of my younger brother snoring isn’t helping me either). I guess that is why I decided to write a post about my Thanksgiving since I can’t seem to fall asleep.

Thanksgiving left me completely stuffed. Everything was absolutely delicious, and I swear there is food to last us until Christmas. Hope everyone had as much fun as I did!

Mom started prepping early in the day.

Mom started prepping early in the day.

Scott, my older brother, working on our turkey!

Scott, my older brother, working on our turkey!

Heres the casserole my brothers kept nagging me to make.

Here's the potato casserole my brothers kept nagging me to make for them.

The wontons for the soup we made for dinner.

The wontons for the soup we made for dinner.

Everyone was hungry, even my little cousin, Khiara.

Everyone was hungry, even my little cousin, Khiara.

Our family feast of 2008.

Our family feast of 2008.

...and of course we make ham too.

...and, of course, we make ham too.

Everything was absolutely delicious. I over ate, but then again, who doesn’t indulge on Thanksgiving food?! Anyway, I always have a need to walk around after a big meal, so I headed over to Michaels. They were open the day of Thanksgiving for a couple of hours with FABULOUS deals. I ended up buying two Cricut cartridges for $29.99 each! Can you believe how cheap that is?! If you can make it to Michaels today (Friday), go pick up a cartridge, or two. 🙂

Last but not least, in my previous post, I mentioned a Christmas Card Exchange. A handful of people have already emailed me with their addresses, and they were added to my card list. If you want to exchange Christmas cards with me, there is still time to do so. Let me share the information again:

If you want to participate in a Christmas card exchange with me, I’d be willing and happy to do that since I love getting Christmas cards in the mail. I’m doing homemade cards, so for those of you who are really interested…

Email me at: sbdeguzman@gmail.com and let me know you want to give and receive a card!

For the subject of the email: Christmas Card Exchange

Once you email me with your info, I’ll email you back with my address. Let me know by December 13th! (…and for international cards outside of the US, please let me know by Dec 6th, so there’ll be enough time for my card to reach you in time for Christmas!)

Okay, I’m off to get a couple hours of sleep. I plan on waking up early to go shopping for some bargains!

It’s officially the holiday season!



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