Apple Candleholders

Apples are in season, and they just so happen to make adorable––not to mention budget-friendly––candle-holders. We saw this simple craft listed for Halloween, but we think it can be used for so much more.   Place them on windowsills and mantels for a unique way to cast a glow and usher in fall. Use them in a bowl or on a plate for a unique centerpiece for Thanksgiving. Or place some loose greenery around it for a red and green Christmas display.

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Skill level: Beginner

Steel tub filled with water (optional)

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Thanksgiving Countdown – 1 Week Prior

place settingsOkay, here we go! Just One week left until the Big Turkey Day! So much to do, so little time.  Hopefully you’ve been able to follow our weekly planner these last couple of weeks.  If not, go ahead and take a look at what you can accomplish:

1 Month Prior
3 Weeks Prior
2 Weeks Prior

But don’t panic, there is still time.  For this week, here’s your “to-do” list:

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Thanksgiving Countdown – 2 Weeks Prior

Okay, we’re getting close now. Are you ready? Don’t lose it now, hang in there and let’s get some easy stuff out of the way and the big day will go off without a hitch.

So let’s recap:

One Month Prior:
1. Invite Your Guests
2. Plan Your Menu

Three Weeks Prior:
1. Get your gear ready
2. Create your Shopping Listplate

Now the big day is 2 weeks away. Before you do anything else you must

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Thanksgiving Countdown – 3 Weeks Prior

Planning your Thanksgiving Day doesn’t have to be a Big Deal.  Well, okay, it is a big deal, but it doesn’t have to destroy us, destroy our home, and possible destroy our relationships. Because, let’s face it, big holidays like Thanksgiving can be quite stressful.


We can often put enormous expectations on these holidays. But remember June Cleaver was TV fiction. There was a whole crew behind the scenes making sure that those family dinners went off without a hitch.  Oh, to be so lucky!

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Thanksgiving Countdown – 1 Month Prior

As soon as the candy bowls for Halloween are being filled, it’s not too soon to begin planning for your Thanksgiving Day. Whether you are having family and friends coming in from out of town or just the usual crew, Thanksgiving can be an overwhelming event.  But with just a little bit of planning, week-by-week, you can reduce the stress and hopefully enjoy the meal along with everyone else.calendar

One Month Prior

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