Monday, November 21, 2011

monday motivation - house works

 Welcome Monday.  As many of us scramble to pitch tents, forage for ingredients and prepare a bountiful table to share with our family and friends, when we really get down to it, the origins of Thanksgiving day were all about going native.  Life in a tent does seem simple.
 How marvelous is this relaxed table to share a meal and break bread.
I can only imagine the pilgrims writing down and sharing recipes with the Indians.
Several years ago, a dear friend inspired me to organize a binder with important papers and one binder is devoted to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
 
A binder with clear sleeves to show recipes and to keep important papers.
One can find many inspiring planners on line, but a simple binder can gather all items in one handy spot.
 How are things working inside your tent this week.  If you host, is your table set, your menu prepped, and are you ready for the holidays.  How does your house work to host memorable occasions?

10 comments:

Bourbon&Pearls said...

No Thanksgiving here, more's the pity.

Shoes: here they are, they are also about ten years old just like my dress,
http://bourbonandpearls.blogspot.com/2011/04/kate-expectations.html

VictoriaArt said...

We are preparing for the day, my husband will cook!
Hope you are making progress!
The American holiday I love the most!

Much love!

annechovie said...

Things are already crazy. We will all cook and have a big family Thanksgiving. Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving with your family. xo

Bruce Barone said...

We will be going to a relative's house. I do, though, miss cooking the dinner.

pretty pink tulips said...

I think I've relaxed into the "we're in renovation mode" at our house....but am craving a little more order. So, as soon as I return from Dallas, I'm reclaiming my dining room so we don't have to have Christmas dinner on our laps!!! :)

xo E

designchic said...

We are heading to my daughter and son in law and will help them prepare. Clearly they will have the biggest job. Good luck with your progress!!

quintessence said...

I'll be cooking and hosting as usual. Thanksgiving I find easy - however organizing the papers is another matter altogether - might just need to order a copy of that very logical looking book!!

I Dream Of said...

I'm thankful that my lovely mother still takes charge of Thanksgiving -- her pies are just amazing. I hope that your preparations are humming along. Happy Thanksgiving week!

LindsB said...

What a great idea about the binder! I'm going to have to start my own Thanksgiving binder this year.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

i seriously need a binder like that in my life!! jx