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Q&A: Thanksgiving 911

Every Thanksgiving hostess has his or her moments of anxiety. Hell, I've been making holiday dinners and hosting dinner parties for a decade, and I still get a little nervous when it come to roasting the perfect turkey. That combined with kids, houseguests, and having to make an endless supply of side dishes all timed in perfect harmony...it's a lot for one person. Hopefully by the time you've read this post, I will have answered any of your looming questions, but if there is still anything you are concerned about, please leave a comment at the end of the post, and I'll be sure to answer. Pictured above: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
1. What if I overcook the turkey, and the breast meat is dry? Slice it thin and soak it in warm chicken or turkey stock.
2. How do I get the skin beautiful golden brown? Lots of butter! Separate the skin and push butter directly over the meat then spread more butter over the outside of the skin. Also cover just the breast of th…

KCL Friday Finds


Happy weekend!! I don't know how the weather is in your area, but here in Texas, we've been enjoying a cold front this week! :) It truly makes it feel like the holiday season has finally arrived. And while I'm planning my Thanksgiving menu and still enjoying fall decor, I'm very much looking forward to Christmas! We usually wait until Thanksgiving weekend to break out the holiday decorations, but I do so enjoy seeing all of the pretty Christmas decor on Instagram lately. Whether you've already begun or are waiting until after Thanksgiving, it's still the perfect time to start thinking about it...which Christmas crafts you want to make this year and what your overall color scheme will be. I love it all - the garland and wreaths and my little Christmas village, but what I love to buy (and craft) most of all are Christmas ornaments. They become a part of our family tradition and serve as sentimental reminders of the wonderful years gone by. Pictured above: Balsam Hill Adirondack Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree

Our Christmas tree style tends to include traditional red with a bit of sparkle and some pretty plaid. It's always a mix of country and modern decor. For today's Friday Finds, I'm sharing some of my top picks in the more traditional country ornaments. So grab a cup of coffee, put on some Christmas tunes, and enjoy these festive shops!


This Personalized Wood-Burned Christmas Tree Ornament by Wall String Art is a must if you like rustic Christmas decor. Wood burning has become a big decor trend for 2017, and it makes for a beautiful way to get a customized family ornament. At Wall String Art, you can also get a personalized Baby's First Christmas wooden ornament. While either of those would make for a beautiful addition to your family's Christmas tree, they would also be the perfect holiday gift! In addition to the wood burning items, check out this unique shop for the most beautiful string art.


Of course you can't have a country Christmas without some plaid. I love how these Tartan Burlap Christmas Ornaments combine a traditional red plaid with burlap and twine.


For an extra special handmade ornament that is heirloom-worthy, check out these Crochet Christmas Tree Ornaments by DecoCrochet. They come in several different colors, though I definitely prefer the red! For a very cozy Christmas look, you simply must browse all of the crocheted ornaments and garland by DecoCrochet. You'll find some pretty crocheted mini dress ornaments, as well as a sweater ornament, and an adorable Christmas tree garland.


After a recent shopping trip downtown McKinney, my husband and I realized that in addition to country decor, we really like primitive decor, to be exact. These little primitive Burlap Christmas Tree Ornaments by Jubilee Creative Studio would look perfect with some primitive tin stars and the rustic wooden ornaments pictured above!

When do you plan to put up your tree, and which is your favorite type of Christmas decor? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Gorgeous decoration! Loved it. Have a great weekend. xoxo Cris
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    1. Not according to Instagrammers! All I see is Christmas decor on there. I've still got my pumpkins out for Thanksgiving though.

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