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Count Down to Thanksgiving

by Debbie Correale

I know you are very busy this week, so I did not want to tie you up for long.  Here is a quick checklist to ensure that you have thought of everything this Thanksgiving week:

10 Last minute things to do before Thanksgiving Day:

  1. Check camera or video camera to be sure it is fully charged or get new batteries.
  2. If you plan to use the family silver, be sure it’s polished and ready to go.
  3. Create your dinner music playlist – or subscribe to Pandora – it’s fantastic!
  4. Purchase your flowers.  If you need assistance, click here for step-by-step instructions on how to create a beautiful classic floral arrangement for your Thanksgiving table.
  5. Be sure you have the proper color and size candles for your dining room table or buffet table.
  6. Do you plan to have a fire burning?  If so, be sure you have your firewood loaded and ready to go.  Check that you have matches or a lighter.  To ensure that you do not have issues with starting your fire, plan a trip to Home Depot or your local home store and pick up a box of the Duraflame Firestart bricks, they work like a champ!
  7. Do you plan to have cordials after dinner with dessert? Plan to stock up on your favorite port, brandy or dessert wine.
  8. Create your cooking schedule.  I find this helps immensely as you are not trying to juggle everything in your memory, and it ensures that you don’t forget anything.
  9. Create a seating plan,  name cards and food arrangement. 
  10. Have fun!  Relax and take some time for yourself, a cup of tea, a moment alone whatever allows you a moment of peace and relaxation.

oliver-thanksgiving-2012Oliver and I are wishing you a fabulous Thanksgiving with your family and friends!

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and .

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