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A few things (and recipes)……before Thanksgiving arrives!

Thanksgiving is in, oh, 2 days…….and I had one more thing to share.  But it may just have to turn into a Christmas Dinner decoration.  Ah well.  I’ll share it one of these days. :)  (Along with some fun Christmas gift ideas!!!!!)

Until then, I almost forgot about my Burlap Table Runner that I made from last year, that I need to pull out……PRONTO!!


Remember, the leaves already came printed on the burlap……and was a super quick project to make.  There’s still time to make one if you’d like one too! :)

And then, once the runner is in place……..the table can be set and each of the Name Ribbons can be wrapped around each plate setting.

Then, it’s time to start making, baking, and stuffing the bird.

We’re trying a few new recipes this year (which is risky when company is coming, right?!?!) but I decided that if none of us like a particular dish…..there will be like 17 other sides to choose from! :)  No biggie.


Here are some recipes that we’re still trying to narrow down:


Sausage Cranberry Stuffing


Hasselback Sweet Potatoes


Sweet Potato Casserole


Sweet Corn Spoonbread


Artichoke Parmesan Sourdough Stuffing


Salted Caramel Apple Pie


Creamy and Smoked Baked Mashed Potatoes


Cheesy Bacon Green Bean Casserole



Baked Cheesy and Spicy Potatoes


Ultimate Creamed Corn


Mini Apple Tarts



Mmmmmmmmm……….I’m so ready for food, family, and some holiday cheer!

I hope many of you are doing the same! :)




Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. lily says:

    okay so this is completely unrelated to this specific post but i was looking through your instagram and couldnt help but love all the new things you’ve been adding to your new house-
    so how about a virtual house tour ( you know just pics of all the refurbished rooms), once its all done, i would love to see it, your DIY, and sense of house decorating is absolutely fab :)

  2. A Friend says:

    That looks delicious, happy thank-giving everyone!

  3. gigi la chti says:

    quel festin miam miam mais attention les kilos hihihi !!!!
    bisous de France

  4. Chel says:

    Hi Ashley,

    I’m in Australia and we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving unfortunately but I am going to try out that recipe for Hasselback Sweet Potatoes. Thanks for the link.

  5. Kiran says:

    Have you ever tried Rhoda’s sweet potato soufflé over on her blog Southern Hospitality Blog? It’s so good. I’ve never like these sweetened sweet potato dishes until hers!

    1. Ashley says:

      Alright…….how did you know we’re still still taking ideas for our feast on Thursday?? I’m off to search that now! :) Thanks!!!!!

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