Recipe for Thanksgiving Bliss

So, if you’re wondering what the ingredients are for Thanksgiving Bliss?

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You start with a brined turkey! I highly recommend the brining process as it yields the most moist, delicious turkey I’ve ever tasted! The process is a little labor intensive, but it’s so worth the effort!!! We’re talkin’ salt, sugar, herbs, and citrus that flavor your turkey overnight! Droool…..!

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Add a much needed visit with out-of-town family! Along with more birthday cake for Alex and Christian!

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Spice it up with a couple more birthday presents!

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Carefully sprinkle in some fun with the cousins – warning: hyperactivity may ensue as the cousins are always excited to see each other!

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Prepare, prepare, and prepare a play with your cousins that includes slap stick comic relief, unexpected ad libs, and a narrator with a sound effects machine! This may take several hours, so add that into your cooking time!

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Come home and decorate your Christmas tree! Note: it’s even more chaotic if you forget to put away the fall/Thanksgiving decor first before pulling out ALL of the Christmas glitz…. AND if you decorate the wrong tree with the wrong ornaments and have to start all over…. Just a warning to chill before serving up a new holiday!

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Finally, you make a date with the BFF and knock out some serious Christmas decor (icing on the cake, if you will), so that you end up with a wonderfully delightful Thanksgiving Bliss that makes you yearn for the next holiday full of family, food, and fun!

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About cjbolinger

I am a stay-at-home mother of three children (Ben, Alex, and Christian), a wife who is head-over-heels in love with her husband of 13 years (Gregg), a hobbyist photographer, and a lover of everything crafty! Follow my attempts at domesticity as I cook, clean, and craft for my family...
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2 Responses to Recipe for Thanksgiving Bliss

  1. Jessica Buchanan Houston says:

    I love this post!!! Your last picture of your formal living room looks like it is straight out of a magazine!!! Beautiful!!! And I may have to look into hiring Sara to decorate my tree in a couple of years… AFTER Jake is past the pulling every ornament off the tree stage!

  2. Candace says:

    Thank you so much!!!! The decor is a culmination of many, many shopping hours last year trying to find coordinating everything! And, of course, Sara is my little “not-so-secret” weapon because she is awesome at what she does!

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