9 Festive Wreaths to Make for Thanksgiving

9 Festive Wreaths to Make for Thanksgiving

You KNOW how much I LOVE wreaths! Especially now that I have learned how to make them! I am enjoying my time spent developing ideas for new wreaths & then creating them. I keep my wreaths simple so they may be personalized by the women who buy them. Each wreath is unique to every other wreath I make. The wreaths also allow me to create a new welcome for my front door each season, event & holiday!

Offering guests to your home a warm welcome this Thanksgiving season is a blessing. The perfect wreath allows you to let each guest know how special they are to you even before they ring the bell. Creating your own Thanksgiving wreath doesn’t need to be difficult at all. To prove the point, Good Housekeeping offers 9 beautiful wreaths for you to make for Thanksgiving. While you might not make all 9 of them, you may find it hard to stop at one! Wreaths add such a touch of Simple Joy, not just to your front door but throughout you home this Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Wreaths

Ideas for Fall Decorating

Ideas for Fall Decorating

As much as I love Christmas decorations, I like to wait until Thanksgiving weekend to put them up. How do I fill the void between Halloween & Christmas then? By letting Autumn  inspire me! Using natural decorations & the vivid colors of Fall allows me to decorate my home for Thanksgiving without having to use turkeys & pilgrims everywhere!

BHG shows a variety of ways to decorate your home for Fall. Simple ideas that add color to your home & will be easy to take down when it’s time to bring out the Christmas decorations! As the weather turns cool, then cold, add warmth to your home when you bring Autumn inside!

Autumn Decorations

The 12 No-no’s of Thanksgiving Part 2 Never Make a List

Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no’s for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful.

In this  episode, Jean Ann tells you how an assortment of lists can make your Thanksgiving prep easier. 

This Holiday season, work smarter, not harder when you celebrate a Thanksgiving of Simple Joy.

For more Thanksgiving tips,please visit SimpleJoy

Download your FREE Thanksgiving To-do List or Grocery List

Download or order The Simple Joy of Thanksgiving today

Shop My Simple Joy Cottage Books &  Gifts

30 Effortlessly Beautiful DIY Fall Centerpieces

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Centerpieces make a lovely addition to your table, especially on special occasions like Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, centerpieces can be VERY expensive to purchase & often very hard to make yourself. Not a problem! Country Living has put together a collection of fall centerpieces that are beautiful AND effortless! I like to shop the $ stores for florals to save money on my centerpieces as well. When you can add inexpensive to the list, you can really be thankful!

The 12 No-no’s of Thanksgiving Part 1 Never Begin with a Plan

Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no’s for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful.

In this  episode, Jean Ann begins the series by helping create a plan to make Thanksgiving prep easier.

This Holiday season, work smarter, not harder when you celebrate a Thanksgiving of Simple Joy.

For more Thanksgiving tips,please visit SimpleJoy

Download your FREE Thanksgiving To-do List or Grocery List

Download or order The Simple Joy of Thanksgiving today

Shop My SimpleJoy Cottage Boks &  Gifts

22 Thanksgiving Crafts to Make for Your Harvest Celebration

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I love to decorate my home for different Holidays or occasions. It doesn’t have to be hard or expensive to do this. All it takes is a bit of creativity & the $ store! There are so many ways you can add Thanksgiving touches to your home. In fact, I try to decorate for Halloween in a way that makes it easy to covert to Thanksgiving!

Not sure where to begin? Good Housekeeping offers an extensive list of craft ideas to help you prepare your home for Thanksgiving. Invite some friends over to your home & have a craft party to increase the fun! Enjoy!

Gluten-free Pumpkin Cake Bars

gluten-free pumpkin cake bars

Every year, Fall arrives with its plethora of pumpkin recipes. Everyone you know is so excited to get their pumpkin fix for the season. Everyone but YOU! If you can’t enjoy recipes that contain gluten, many of those pumpkin recipes are on your No-No list. Boy, that sticks!

Not so fast. King Arthur Flour offers this wonderful recipe for Pumpkin Cake Bars & they are gluten-free! Now you can share a pumpkin dish at the Autumn Potluck or prepare your family’s new favorite dessert. Now when people tell you how much they enjoy all the pumpkin food available in the Autumn, you can look at them & say, “Me Too!” Enjoy!

gluten-free pumpkin cake bars