Gabrielle "Bri" Pinkney Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger

Family, Food and Football… It’s Thanksgiving Season Y’all

Thanksgiving is coming very soon and I am beyond thankful that the festive holiday is almost here. Something magical happens whenever Thanksgiving comes around. I feel so much more jubilant on Thanksgiving Day. Perhaps, it’s the idea of eating so much food that my pant zipper pops! But I think it’s more than just about the food. It’s just the simple feeling of having some of my favorite things.

A few of my favorite things include watching festive movies and football, baking sweets with my mother, decorating the house and just spending time with my family. The first thing that I do to kick off my Thanksgiving Day celebration is helping bake the sweets for the abundant Thanksgiving dinner. I love cooking with my mom while smelling the vast, colorful aromas in the kitchen. Making the desserts is a fun way to express my creativity. For instance, this year I want to make an autumn inspired cheesecake in Ramekins. Special holiday treats have a way of making everyone light up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake
Chocolate covered strawberry cheesecake with homemade whipped topping and graham cracker crust made from scratch.

Gabrielle

After I finish the deserts, I start to decorate all around the house.  This year I pre-decorated so that I could feature a few pictures on the blog.  Sometimes my mother will help me but I do most of it. My mom is very much into arts and crafts so I have many of the tools I need to create a harvest-like scenario. And I don’t have to worry about breaking the bank. This year I took an autumn colored ribbon and wrapped it around the staircase, and I put some fall leaves in between. I used a little scarecrow welcome sign on the front door and created a little harvest scene on the porch. There is a stack of fake hay, some beautiful flowers, and fake corn. I placed two plump pumpkins on a little table to add a festive look to the foyer. Gabrielle  

While waiting for the rest of the food to be done, we sit down as a family and watch a traditional holiday movie. We usually watch It’s Thanksgiving Charlie Brown during this holiday. First, it’s a classic that everyone loves. Second, it’s a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit. Third, it also prepares me for the bountiful meal we’re about to enjoy. On top of that, it’s a good laugh.

I think the most important part of the holiday is spending time with the ones you love. This Thanksgiving is special. My brother is coming home from the military and I am extremely excited. So, for me, I take every holiday as a blessing and a gift. There may be a time where I won’t get to have my family with me for Thanksgiving. That’s why I am thankful for every Thanksgiving I am blessed to enjoy with family and friends.  I also spend time remembering and praying for those individuals that are unable to spend time with their loved ones.  My family spends a portion of our Thanksgiving Day at the nursing home with my grandmother.  Sometimes, the other residents don’t have any family to spend the day with so we invite them to join us as we enjoy sharing a meal and spreading love.  It warms my heart to see the smile on their faces. May you always remember that Thanksgiving embodies a time to be thankful while also giving someone else a memory that will last a lifetime.

 

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One thought on “Family, Food and Football… It’s Thanksgiving Season Y’all

  1. Greetings Bri!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Great post! It warmed my heart to read your blog. Thanks for sharing and reminding us of our many blessings in life.

    Liked by 1 person

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