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Monday, Monday, or, It’s almost too late to be thinking about this but here’s some more Thanksgving related stuff

pine cone place cards

Imagine how cute these would look with little kid writing and decorations on them… photo courtesy of

Here’s a great idea for placecards. And if you have kids, make them do the writing and decorating– it’ll keep them busy for at least a couple of minutes!

If you’re still looking for some kind of inspiration for your table, start with this Pinterest board to get the juices flowing!

No Turkey Day prep time is complete without a visit to Martha… Here’s a lovely idea she has for making leaf shaped trivets out of cork.

Worried that you and the family won’t have enough to talk about? Just watch movies instead. The Huffington Post serves up 13 ideas for great family(ish) films on Netflix.

I know we’re all non-commercial here and the idea of shopping with the masses on Black Friday turns our stomachs, but maybe just one teeny tiny trip to Taproot Magazine’s online shop to pick up some incredibly cute paper dolls or handmade recipe cards is fine, right?

Have you only just realized that Thanksgiving is THIS THURSDAY??? Run don’t walk over to Barnes and Noble and pick up Sam Sifton’s comprehensive Thanksgiving survival guide and cookbook. It’ll give you something to read whilst on line at Whole Foods.

Or, just relax, and start the holidays off right with a lovely hot mug of wassail. Nothing like a little spiked apple cider to help Thanksgiving (seem to) run a bit more smoothly.

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