Thanksgiving is tomorrow.

Not that I’m telling you anything you don’t already know. You are probably currently 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 for tomorrow.

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 Thankgiving 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

Want to know how to decorate your home for free?
Click here to get my FIVE BEST secrets.


  1. Image for Jenn Jenn

    I’d say if you can make a good pie crust you can do just about ANYTHING!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! There is so so much to be grateful for! Much love!πŸ’•

  2. Image for Betsy Betsy

    You bring us joy and some of the best ideas on the planet! We love you KariAnne. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  3. Image for DeMarie Ingraham DeMarie Ingraham

    So grateful I found your blog. Thank you for the great holiday tips. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely family. Gobble β€˜til you wobble!!!😍

  4. Image for Kathy Menold Kathy Menold

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends. We all have so much to be thankful for even though some of us have gone through some difficult times this past year. God is good and has a plan for us. Keep doing what you do and making us smile,laugh and learn. You are a blessing. Thankyou Karianne.

  5. Image for Never Never

    Pardon my ignorance, but what is the difference between dressing and stuffing? And, those pumpkin rolls are darling!!! I'm going to save them. Happy Thanksgiving, Friend!!!

    1. Image for Kris Kris

      My understanding is that stuffing is stuffed inside the bird's cavity (hence the name) and dressing is baked in a separate dish from the meat. Stuffing is yummy from the juices dripping into it while cooking, but really, I'm not fussy--either one is my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal! In other news .... KariAnne .... I no longer believe you when you say you don't have kitchen skills. Pie pastry is NOT easy to do well. Enjoy your Thanksgiving and relax--you got this!

  6. Image for Lynn W Lynn W

    Thanks!! I think we will use the pie crust recipe for a Bourbon Pumpkin Pie recipe....we are testing it out, cross fingers!! We also have another store bought pumpkin and an apple pie. An interesting tradition for the past few years is we pick up a tray of Baklava made by a local family πŸ’œ. The entire family requests this now!!πŸ˜‚ Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family πŸ₯°

  7. Image for Young Young

    I am thankful for you,KariAnne, for sharing your gifts for the whole world to see. You add joy to my day as I read your adventures. Happy Thanksgiving!!


    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!! Going to start sweet potatoes soon.....Team stuffing also!!! Thanks for the last minute ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Image for Jeanine Jeanine

    We were created to be thankful people not just tomorrow, but every day of our lives! These are wonderful ideas. I especially love your thankful tree centerpiece tradition. We have a thankful journal that we and anyone who is sharing the day in our home, can write what they are most thankful for that year. It is so precious to look back over the entries of those, like parents, who are no longer with us. I love the entries each year of my daughter, dictated when she was too little to write, and through the years as she grew. One year she said she was thankful for air!!! Something we all kind of take for granted!! A blessed to overflowing Thanksgiving to you KariAnne, your family, and all who gather at your table tomorrow, and every day in the new year!

  10. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Happy Thanksgiving, KA. Hope your bird comes out perfectly, as I am CERTAIN it will! Hope your day is filled with smiles, and lots of happy memories.

  11. Image for Peg Peg

    Those pumpkin rolls are the cutest ever! I am team stuffing although not in the bird., and I’m definitely going to have to try your pie crust recipe. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving KariAnne! You make us all feel like part of your family!!! xoxo

  12. Image for KATHY KATHY

    Happy Thanksgiving KariAnne!!!..We are going out to a restaurant on Thanksgiving for dinner.Our first year doing this.Next year we will be driving to our sons in New Jersey!!..Only 7 of us at dinner, but grateful for family.Some years we have dinner with over 20 people!!..I will have to practice making those cute little pumpkin rolls for next year!!!...Thank You!!

  13. Image for Carolyn Brown Carolyn Brown

    Thank you KariAnne for being such a blessing in my life. Yes a blessing! I look so forward to reading your blog and have gotten so much inspiration from you. I too love fixing up my home and trying new things to enhance it. Sharing where you find your goodies is a great help in that area. I always check out Walmart just to see if they have anything new. It's late and I finally have everything ready for tomorrow. I was in the bed reading your blog . Good thing I did; I had left my white and teal pumpkins in the lower level of the home. I jumped up, got them and put the last touch on my table. Thanks for inspiring others. Happy gobble day with the family.

  14. Image for Beth Y Beth Y

    These ideas are so beautiful, as usual!! Like others I have said, I am thankful I found your blog as I was looking for creative porch swing painting ideas this past year! I feel like you truly connect with your blog audience, and we appreciate it! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and to all the other blog readers. I am host for the dinner tonight, so let the preparations continue! Coffee break is over. Lol!!

Comments are closed.