A Chill is in the Air!
Thanksgiving is almost here! The weather is starting to turn cooler. The leaves are beginning to change color and college football teams are feeling the crunch of becoming bowl eligible. If you’re like me, you’re getting excited about eating turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie!
But besides all of the eating and football, Thanksgiving is really about giving thanks and spending time with loved ones.
Invite Family and Friends Over!
I’ve said before that your home is probably your biggest investment. The holidays are a great time to truly enjoy that investment! So many times throughout the year we all get so busy running from here to there (work, school, sports practice, music lessons, etc.) that we don’t just sit down and enjoy our space or our loved ones in it.
Why not take the Thanksgiving holiday to decorate your home with fall colors? Why not crank up the stove? Invite your family and friends over for a feast and fill your home with the wonderful scents of pumpkin and nutmeg. Is cooking a big feast not really your thing? Is take-out more your style but you still want to provide a big traditional feast? Don’t worry. Many places offer meals that you can pre-order and just heat. And, if you’re feeling adventurous and want to try cooking, here is the Butterball turkey website. (I’m sure you won’t need their helpful hints – but just in case).
You’ll want to show off your home as well as your cooking. Use what you have already. Often pumpkins are on sale after Halloween. Pick some up for cheap and use them as a centerpiece to decorate your Thanksgiving table. For example, here are some fun Thanksgiving and fall ideas that I pinned on Pinterest (by the way you can follow me here):
- Floral mums and pumpkins welcome friends and family to your front door.
- A table setting using a few branches from the yard and some pumpkins can be beautiful.
- Get the kids involved! Let their creativity run wild as they make their own decorations.
I hope this Thanksgiving you will take a moment and think about all of the “things” you have to be thankful for. And by “things” I don’t necessarily mean actual things at all. I am thankful for my family and friends. I am also thankful for my clients who have put their trust in me to keep their homes looking great. I hope you will open up your home this Thanksgiving to family and friends and enjoy the season. Show off your biggest investment! And invest some time in your most important relationships.