1 & 2. For Thanksgiving this year I was in charge of decor. I found these awesome FREE printables online from The TomKat Studio. #1 is a sign that I printed off and sewed two little “x’s” in with green string for that extra touch. #2 is a silverware holder–Mariel and I spent 3 hours sewing and coloring these babies! 3. DIY holiday decor: a few mini pumpkins + gold spray paint. If you get an x-acto knife and cut a tiny slice into the stem then you can use it to hold paper like you see in pic 1. 4. I’m sporting my new bow-tie and Mariel is sporting her new bangs :) It was a very happy Thanks-Gay-Ving! 5. This picture is a cheap reason for me to brag about my cute nephew. Isn’t he perfect? 6. These two get into trouble together!! They keep each other such great company and laugh all the time. My Grandma calls Mariel her nieta (granddaugher) now too. Cute. 7. Handsome family! Vanessa, Everest & Ryan. 8. Leave it to me to sprain my ankle while WALKING! To top it off I landed in an ant pile. I’m not making this up.