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Thanksgiving Dinner Melts, Elf, & Christmas Decorating

by Courtney on November 26, 2010

Whew! It has been a busy day of decorating over here in this house! :shock:

Of course, before getting started I had to pop Elf into the DVD player…it’s my favorite movie to decorate to!

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Before getting the tree started, I put out some of our other decorations. Unfortunately, I’m not going to be able to use them all, since I’ve lost a good amount of decorating space with the kitchen demo…but I made sure to put out my faves. :)

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I bought this post with the kitty on it last year at a craft fair because it reminded me so much of Cody. :) And I actually picked up the snowman today while out running errands…isn’t he cute??

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It was almost time to start the tree, but FIRST…my absolute favorite Thanksgiving leftovers meal was ready to be had:

My “Thanksgiving Dinner Melt”

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Oh yes my friends! That is a monster of a grilled sandwich, complete with:

  • Leftover turkey
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Leftover “special stuffing
  • Provolone cheese

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I look forward to this sandwich every year…probably just as much as the original meal itself. It’s soooo good. Hubby tried one too and he was quite impressed! :)

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After getting some fuel in the belly, it was time to tackle the tree!

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And of course somebody else had to get in on the action…

Wherrrrre’s Cody?!?”

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I love going through and looking at all of our ornaments. Some are just plain silly…

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But so many carry such great memories!

Such as this ornament that dates way back to when my grandmother was younger…

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And this one from our honeymoon last year. Well, actually this year. Wow, this is actually going to be our first Christmas as hubby & wife…how fun! :mrgreen:

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Finally, after 2 rounds of watching Elf…the tree was complete!

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You like?? :)

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Now that the tree is finished, time to do a little more clean up, then this gal is headed to bed. Gotta get up bright and early to work on some more kitchen stuff!

Goodnight Everyone! :)

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1 tat November 26, 2010 at 9:51 pm

such a beautiful tree! elf is one of my favorites, but I actually decorated mine while watching “Sweet Home Alabama.” It has nothing to do with Christmas, but I just love the movie. I usually watch it while wrapping gifts, but this year I was in the mood to decorate while it was on!

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2 Courtney November 26, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Still a good choice in movies!
I must get my tree decorating skills from someone pretty talented… ;)

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3 Ashley November 26, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Aww, cute tree! The melt looks outstanding..wish I would have scooped up more leftovers! :)

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4 Laurie @ Cookies 'n Cardio November 26, 2010 at 10:55 pm

That is my favorite part about Thanksgiving… the leftover sandwich! I make mine the same way without the cheese, I may have to give that a try!

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5 Di @ http://thetreadmilldiaries.com/ November 26, 2010 at 11:02 pm

The Tree looks wonderful. Nice job. I think it’s so funny how cats are obsessed with Xmas trees. If mine aren’t climbing it, they have to hide underneath the tree skirt.

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6 leashieloo November 26, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Your tree is so pretty and I love your decorations. I’m getting so excited for Christmas, I’m dusting off the decor and hope to have everything up by Sunday. Yay!

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7 Jessy (squeezetheday) November 27, 2010 at 1:53 am

*drools* I really want that sandwich now! ;)

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8 movesnmunchies November 27, 2010 at 2:34 am

the tree is gorgeous! you are so efficient to decorate already! .. we have that starbucks ornament too haha

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9 squigglefloey November 27, 2010 at 4:22 am

Ah, I can’t wait to decorate a mini xmas tree when I go back home for break. I’d consider doing it now, but I’ll probably be more relaxed and in the mood after finals :)
Beautiful tree (and sandwich) hehehe :)

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10 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 27, 2010 at 7:16 am

Ahh I want to decorate so badly!! We always get fresh trees so we have to wait a few more weeks to buy it. Looks great!!

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11 Natalia Baage November 27, 2010 at 8:49 am

The tree’s very pretty! Glad to see you had fun doing it! :)

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12 CaSaundra November 27, 2010 at 9:21 am

The tree turned out great–I think all cats are infatuated with Christmas trees..ours used to attempt climbing to the top! :-P

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13 Amy @ Second City Randomness November 27, 2010 at 10:55 am

Lovin’ the tree!

And I cracked up at the Starbucks ornament… ahahahaha!

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14 Holly November 28, 2010 at 4:04 pm

AWWW first as husband & wife?! LOVE IT! :D I always think you guys got married years ago, but I totally forgot it was THIS year, how crazy!? Your tree looks fantastic & Cody sure does seem to enjoy as well ;)

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