Happy Thanksgiving.

I hope you are enjoying family and friends and the Macy’s Day Parade and up to your elbows in stuffing and mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.

(total aside: are you on team dressing or team stuffing?)

And in the middle of all the busy, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you.

Do you have any idea how thankful I am for you?


Yes, you. The one with the green bean casserole cooking in the oven.

All the things—this blog, the books, the projects, the laughter, the giggles, the joy, the never-ending stories that I am LUCKY enough to be able to share on this blog—would not be possible without you.

I treasure it all.

All the joy that is you.

And I wanted to say thank you with these five SUPER SIMPLE Thanksgiving ideas you can use right now.

You got this friend.

1. These pumpkin rolls.


Aren’t they the cutest?

This is the most pinned project from my blog. Why? Because you make these with frozen rolls and they are ready in a hot minute and you will look like a Thanksgiving rock star.

See the simple how-to here.

2. These simple Thanksgiving family games

Here’s a post I wrote a few Thanksgiving sleeps ago with fun games for Thanksgiving.

You don’t need really any prep to play them.

They are perfect for the time between turkey and dessert.

See the games here.

3. Simple Thanksgiving table ideas

These are no stress.


I used the simplest of things to create these five Thanksgiving place settings.

You can see them all here.

4. This thankful tree made from leaves in the yard

Need a fun last-minute idea to make your Thanksgiving a little more special?

Collect leaves from the yard and ask the littles to help create a thankful tree.

You can see our family tradition here.

5. the best pie crust on the planet

I don’t know much about baking.

But one thing I can make like no one’s business is pie crust.

It’s my one claim to baking fame.

And the best part?

This pie crust recipe is only three ingredients.

You can see it here.

May your Thanksgiving be full of joy.

May your Thanksgiving be full of all of the promises of the holiday season to come.

May your Thanksgiving be amazing and incredible and wonderful and authentic and real…

…just like you.

Happy Thanksgiving friend

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  1. Image for Veronica Plain Veronica Plain

    I’m so thankful for you, too, KariAnne! I love all your tips, silly stories, awesome DIYs and all the great photos you share that inspire me every day! Thank you so much, lady!

  2. Image for Jackie Jackie

    Have a wonderful and happy thanksgiving with your family. We are all blessed with family and friends (who are like family also). Take a breath and enjoy.

  3. Image for Lynn Lynn

    Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. I just read this morning that it’s stuffing if you cook it in the bird. Dressing if you bake it separately! Who knew!

  4. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    Well, I have lucked out this year as my grandson and his wife want to have it at their house on Saturday so we won't have to have it at our house. We will help but not as much work!!! You make me thankful for you and yours because of your blog, so keep blogging and keep smiling Karianne!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  5. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    Meant to message you earlier. Got bust. Hope you and your wonderful family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know you have a lot to be thankful for. May the Lord overwhelm you all with blessings. 😍

  6. Image for JC JC

    I'm so thankful for YOU, and the bright sunshine you bring to life from what you found on wednesdays, to your sweet, sentimental stories, to your creativity, and your authentic heart of love for your family and others. You are our Rock Star! Happy Thankful Day all year!

  7. Image for Stephanie Stephanie

    Happy Thanksgiving! It sounds like you had a wonderful day. However, aren't dressing and stuffing two different names for the same thing?

  8. Image for Stephanie Stephanie

    Here's a hint for those of you who are making pie crust from scratch. Add about two tablespoons of vodka or white vinegar to the pie dough. This limits the development of gluten, so your pie crust will be nice and flakey. Don't worry: the alcohol bakes off, so you won't fall of the wagon. Nor will you be able to taste it. If you use vinegar instead of vodka, you won't taste that either.

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