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A Tropical Thanksgiving



Our first Thanksgiving away from our extended Lilien family will be a bit different this year. While long standing traditions are comfortable, mixing things up can bring an extra dose of lighthearted cheer. While we'll be guests instead of hosts for the first time in a decade; I thought the idea of a Tropical Thanksgiving would be what I would have made! Everyone in Aloha attire, and mu'u mu'u's for the ladies; POG flowing freely + bottomless Mai Tais to bring on the holiday 'crazies'! A glistening Pineapple Glazed Turkey alongside Tropical stuffing - is something I'm pretty sure we'd all be loving! Thanksgiving in Hawaii will bring about new traditions with a twist - merriment will be had I have no doubt, but there'll be a sore spot for those that we miss. (Uncle Matt, Auntie Laura, Uncle Chris, Brian, Hannah... we must FaceTime!)


Your Thanksgiving Table


Once upon a Holiday, there lived TWO great tables...each one set particularly for those whom we are most grateful. Often times we set a table based on whom it is we are housing - be it friends, family or foe you're guaranteed a pretty crowded home outing. Cut yourself some slack, let me lift off some weight, for in MY MRS WORLD ambiance is just as important as the dinner on my plate. So go on, get clicking!!! What's a T-day table guide without the most fabulous of pickings?!



The Classic Table

Thankful Plate x Crate + Barrel / 15 oz. Metallic Highballs x Houzz / 'Darling' Napkin Ring x WOM / Turkey Board x Crate + Barrel / Silver Bottle Opener x WOM / 

The Quirky Table

Party Picks x Amazon / Pineapple Table Piece x Katie Kime / Paley Placemat x Katie Kime / 'Done Like Dinner' Plates (set of 4) x BRIKA / Cocktail Napkins x WOM / (similar: Manners Napkins x Houzz) / Das Horn Drinking Vessel x Brit + Co


First Time (Thanksgiving) Hostess


Truth be told, hosting T-Day is no walk in the park and is quite the mission for one to embark. But don't let doubtful rumours dwindle your burning flame - take it from this veteran entertaining MRS, for I have no shame. I'm reaching out early so your time is aplenty! Beware: prepping, planning + devising is the heftiest portion and will likely set your month in a full-on frenzy! But enjoy each detail + pour your heart into it 'cuz nothing is better than a room full of people diggin' your sh*t! Even better, it's likely they'll reminisce for years to come - and remember m'dear that is something you gone n' done!!!!


P.S. I came across this insightful article and am ever so excited to share with you! It serves as a seriously spectacular guide for those taking the throne this Thanksgiving for the very first time! It talks detail delegation, planning process + even offers some emotional encouragement. 

Kikkerland 'Leg-Up' Turkey Timer Amazon / Small Talk Table Runner Kate Spade New York / Frank $5 Dinner Plate CB2  / 'First Come, First Served' Salad Bowl KSNY / Trophy Dish Waiting On Martha / Turkey Lifters Crate & Barrel / Vintage 60-minute Timer (similar) Amazon / Pete the Penguin Cocktail Shaker Amazon / Fun Signage for the Kitchen Waiting On Martha / Platinum Spreaders Waiting On Martha / Mrs. Lilien Dessert Cocktail Swatchbook Amazon / Punch Bowl with Ladle CB2 

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Reclaimed Wall Art


Today's MRS lesson is one for us all... an eco-friendly method of dressing our walls! After gifted a lovely LUSH package I couldn't bare the thought of trashing the box's tropicana paper jacket. I "hmmmm'ed" and I nodded, I inquired + I plotted. Moments later, like a blinding gem, the answer sparkled + shined within vision. On the WALLS is where it belongs! Traced, cut, framed + hung - in a space like this you just cannot go wrong! Happy planet, happy walls, happy paper, happy YOU! SEE... everybody wins through + through.

Happy Crafting!



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