I love household fortune-telling, so the ritual of the wishbone is right up my alley, even if I haven't eaten a bird since I was five years old. I've gathered 10 delightful wishbone crafts perfect for the holiday table, no actual bones needed.
I should know better than to flip through a copy of Martha Stewart Living this time of year — there's already enough crafting and cooking to be done, no additional projects necessary. But then I saw them: cloth napkins embroidered with guests' names, place cards and welcoming gesture all in one. All other projects have been postponed while I search for cheap napkins to stitch...
Thanksgiving has just about arrived and two things are certain: 1. the grocery store is out of canned cranberry jelly, and 2. somebody is already deciding which filter to apply to their pumpkin pie Instagram. It's time to face the music: texting and sharing online are ubiquitous, even at the dinner table. But there's still a necessary code of conduct as host or guest for a well-mannered Thanksgiving meal.
Hosting Thanksgiving is a major endeavor, but hosting overnight guests is an even more fraught proposition because nobody leaves when dinner is over. Nothing makes overnight guests feel more out-of-place than a stressed out host. If you have overnight guests coming this holiday, here are some tips for creating a relaxed experience that will make you want to do it again and make them feel truly welcome.
When my family gathers at my grandparents' farm for the holidays, where do their 7 kids, 18 grandkids, 19 great-grandkids, who-know-how-many great-great grandkids, and all of their partners sleep? Anywhere they can...
The turkiest and tastiest of all holidays is coming up — are you ready? If you're planning on hosting friends or relatives for Thanksgiving this year, here are some simple tips for making it the best Thanksgiving yet.
I usually barely decorate for Halloween and only slightly more for Thanksgiving — not because I'm not festive, but because I save my energy for Christmas. Erin Souder of House of Earnest offers tips for creating holiday decor that will transition from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas that will help the reluctant (like me) or the persistent holiday decorator save time, energy, and possibly money.
If you're preparing to host Thanksgiving dinner this year, you may be feeling like this week is the silence before the storm. Rather than let nerves build to a day-of crescendo, here are some things you can check off of that Thanksgiving to-do list a full week in advance, freeing up time on the holiday itself:
There is just one week to go until Thanksgiving and Hannukah merge into Thanksgivukkah, a once in a lifetime event. The last time that these two holidays converged was 125 years ago, so a grand fete is a must for those who honor both traditions.