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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Let's Talk Turkey Blog Hop November 19-20

Turkey Hop

Hello, and WELCOME to the the "Let's TALK TURKEY" Blog Hop!! We're so excited that you could join us for this WONDERFUL two-day hop!! Please be sure to visit BOTH days for maximum ideas, maximum FUN, and maximum chances to WIN!! Our hostess, Amy at, has some SUPER prizes for a few hoppers, so be sure to check out all of those details on her blog!!

If you have hopped here from 
 Jaime's Blog then you have arrived at the perfect spot in the Turkey Coop!! If you are just popping in to visit, please take a trip back to Amy's Blog ( to start at the beginning -- we've got a bunch of Gobble-Gobble-Goodness, you won't want to miss out on any of the FUN!!

Here is the line up

I have something different in store for you today! I love the Christmas holiday season and all the decorations, music, and the ambiance of excitement all around. To me, the Christmas season begins the day after Halloween lol! If the decision were left to me...I would have the Christmas tree up the day after Halloween hahaha! So on November 1st I brought out the Christmas tree box and my husband rolled his eyes and said "Seriously?" and I told him that I had this bright idea of making it a "Thankful tree" =) I could have my tree up and turn it into a Thanksgiving tradition. 
I made leaves with my Cricut machine using the "Accent Essentials" cartridge and I put K and Company 3D sticker accents on them of things we are thankful for. I then added ribbon and hung it on the tree. Each day we add more leaves to the tree as we talk about what we are thankful for each day. The garland this was a HUGE undertaking lol!! It was simple to make but took 3 straight days from morning to night to finish it. I bought 4 yards of three different material and cut the material into 7inch by 1 inch strips. I tied them into little pinwheels with 4 strips for each one. I have a 7ft tree and it took all 12 yards of the material lol!! I loved how it turned out though and WOW I can't stop looking at our tree.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog along this hop! Please come back tomorrow 
and I will have more to show and tell =) 
There is a GRAND PRIZE at the end of this hop from our hop sponsor and remember to become a follower of each blog and leave a comment as well on each blog for your chance to win =D 
Also I would love for you to visit my fanpage on Facebook and "like" the page to stay in touch...of course this is not required for the grand prize...I would just love to get to know other crafters and keep in touch. Here is the link:

You are now on your way over to Jessica's Blog to see what she has in store for you! 


  1. This is amazing! And such a great idea and wonderful new tradition! :)

  2. This is an awesome idea!!! I seen somewhere that someone left their tree up all year and changed it out for each of the holidays. I think this is super cool and what a great way to show what you're thankful for! : )


  3. What a neat idea!
    Already a follower!


  4. I love this idea! I think my husband would do way more than roll his eyes if I brought our tree out that early though. LOL

  5. Cute idea- VERY PRETTY :) It looks like it took a lot of work to create the garland for the tree :)Are we supposed to find the turkey in the tree? I don't see one :( TFS! I am a follower, fellow hopper and I look forward to your turkey creation tomorrow :) I would be honored if you would check out my blog and become a follower if you aren't already at at

  6. beautiful tree!!!!!! tree goes up Thanksgiving weekend... Happy Thanksgiving
    :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  7. That is amazing. Very nice! I am a follower and wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. Very pretty tree. Thanks for sharing. Nice being in the hop with you.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  9. beautiful idea. Thanks for sharing....

    sharynknox @

  10. I love your tree!

    mamacurls {at} yahoo {dot} com

  11. Great thanksgiving tree.

  12. Wow, what an awesome Thanksgiving tree. Love your creativity! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  13. Beautiful tree -- I'd never be forgiven for putting up a tree before my son's birthday!! Love those holiday traditions...

    Thank you so much for being a part of this Turkeyfied Hop!! Gobble!! Gobble!! :)

    Amy :) at

  14. I love your beautiful tree. I would have my tree up early but my hubby likes it the day after Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing this beautiful creation with us.

  15. Oh boy! I can imagine your husband's look on his face.What is so funny is that I told my Mom more than once we could decorate it for Valentines and St. Patrick's day so we would have it up to make the house cheerful during the cold winter months. Oh dear,your husband is going to hate me. grin! I love how you decorated your tree. It is very pretty. I love that you are adding to it each day what you are thankful for. I see this as a tradition for you and your family. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  16. Nice job I know how time consuming this is I did it to a strand of lights last year and it is also my favorite! Hugs Alesia

  17. That tree is an inspration! Merry Thanksgiving!
    Wishing you well

  18. Love the tree and the thankful decorations.
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  19. WOW!!!! I love your tree! I too am a HUGE fan of Christmas and I can't wait to decorate. I really like your idea for the Thankful tree too. I may just have to try that.

    Snoopy :D

    stampinsnoopy at gmail dot com

  20. great minds think alike. i did this last year. even had a huge turkey made out of a lunch bag as my tree topper. thanks for sharing your gorgeous tree.

    craftingwithblue @

  21. I think you may have started a new trend!! I love the idea and think you did an awesome job decorating it and at least you have lots of time to enjoy your efforts! TFS
    Creative Wishes & Happy Turkey,

  22. Fabulous idea! Denise

  23. LOVE LOVE it!! Great project. Maybe I will try. Thanks for sharing.
    lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

  24. What an amazing & wonderful idea! I just may well have to make use of it next year. Your tree is absolutely stunning. I absolutely lovedecorating for christmas too I'll be highlighting some of my decorations in one of the hops I'm in next month if you want to check them out. It has been a pleasure being in this hop with you.