tree of thanks.

the other day, I shared an genius easy way to eliminate the “musical chairs” at your thanksgiving feast with these natural place cards. I told you they held a second purpose.

amidst the food + wine, it’s important to remember what brought you all together and to be thankful. so what better than to jot it down.

each person finds there seats just before dinner is served. once you arrive at your seat, each person is kindly instructed to open up their place card and write what they’re thankful for. they can then share and/or hang them on a tree.

If your thanksgiving group [family or friends] gets together annually or every few years ..it’d be fun to hold onto them for the next holiday feast.

tree of thanks c/o LLinaBC.com

tree of thanks c/o LLinaBC.com

tree of thanks c/o LLinaBC.com

tree of thanks c/o LLinaBC.com

what thanksgiving traditions do you hold dear?

get more ideas for your thanksgiving by following along with #LLinaBCvsTurkey. so far place cards + vodka are important.

festive place cards.

I am a thanksgiving person.

it’s a holiday full of amazing food, great wine, and incredible company. typically being your family. it’s about spending the day morning cooking a scrumptious feast, sitting around the table, and sharing what you’re thankful for.

our thanksgiving tablescapes tend to be on the rustic + natural side. and generally informal. which means when everyone is ready to sit down, there’s a lot of pointing + musical chairs taking place. by adding place cards, your instantly eliminating the “where do I sit” dance. and it looks pretty. but does not have to be a lot of work.

you can go out into your yard [if your yard resembles my parent’s]. or you can go to a local store + spend $5, for a bag of pine cones.

all you need is a printer, paper, twine/string, scissors, and pine cones.

festive place cards c/o LLinaBC.com

the place cards need to be tents, so they fold open. put a hole punch on the left-hand side and tie a loop.

I’ll show what these place cards turn into later in the week!

festive place cards c/o LLinaBC.com

festive place cards c/o LLinaBC.com

festive place cards c/o LLinaBC.com

it’s #LLinaBCvsTurkey week.

happy monday!

DIY // housewarming basket.

we have entered the time of our lives where jobs, promotions, new homes, engagements, wedding, and babies are the norm. it’s fun to celebrate your friend’s successes, as well as your own.  [but thankfully when [J] gets promoted, I can just bring him a 6-pack of his favorite beer & he’s content]. but it can get mundane. it’s like you fall into a pattern. you find out the occasion, purchase your go-to gift, and voilà.

time for a gift-giving face lift.

I typically start with a pretty basket and fill it with goodies that fit a theme.

our friends just recently purchased a beautiful home. and to celebrate I thought..moscow mules. seriously. it’s summertime. they have a great outdoor space. and who doesn’t love moscow mules?

DIY // housewarming basket c/o LLinaBC.com

DIY // housewarming basket c/o LLinaBC.com

DIY // housewarming basket c/o LLinaBC.com

DIY // housewarming basket c/o LLinaBC.com

the essentials: vodka, ginger beer, lime juice [and/or limes], paper straws, & a pretty picture frame of the moscow mule recipe. for fun, I added a summery candle.

do not forget the card.

happy thursday.