Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’


Keeping it all Together During the Holidays.


November and December have long been that 1-2 punch to the stones, which at this point, I admittedly should be prepared for. The Thanksgiving dinner menu (and massive grocery adventure by association) was a hit and even my dad (closet turkey critic) can’t stop talking about my brine and we’re halfway through December. ‘Halfway through


Food, Football and Memories.

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For my family, Thanksgiving has evolved over the years. We’ve had people come and go and the location and volume has certainly seen its ebb and flow. As far back as I can remember, we started out at my Nana and Pop-Pop’s… the brown Pfaltzgraff plates and matching crocks strewn across the same table linen that


The Best Succulent Thanksgiving Pumpkin Bread.


We’re all suckers for pumpkin around this time of year. We see it everywhere. We’ve got coffee, shampoo, conditioner, candles, ice cream, room and linen spray, kale and potato chips – at what point do we draw the line? Well, for me, personally, we never draw the line before we get to the bread. It’s


Thanksgiving Napkin Rings.

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Thanksgiving is a relatively new holiday for US, even though we’ve been married for seven years. By that, I mean, traditionally we have traveled almost every single November and December, criss-crossing the country to spend time with both families. Three years ago, we started hosting a small Thanksgiving for my side of the family at


Do Your Kids Drink Booze Over the Holidays?


The holiday season is upon us. For us, I just spent two hours last weekend tearing down all of the crazy Halloween decorations that my wife had put up. She loves the holidays and so do I, but seriously…she REALLY loves the holidays. She’s like some sort of holiday-maniac. Anyway…down to the basement goes the


A Crocs Family Shoe Giveaway!


I’m not exactly sure what the year was, but I do remember that I was still in Los Angeles, working for Adam Sandler. Someone had gotten in touch with Brooks Arthur, an incredible music producer and member of the Happy Madison family. They had introduced him to a new shoe that was coming out and asked


Thanks for Everything + A Ristorante Holiday Giveaway!


It’s nice to finally have the last few weeks behind me, the sliced and bleeding, spray-paint tipped fingers from box-cutting and taping together our family Lego Halloween costumes, has me in stitches. Well, not really, just band-aids. I finally got the pumpkin gloop out from underneath my fingernails and several showers got the colored hairspray


Flexin’ Those Yams and Gams.


Disclosure: I am currently serving as a “Play Ambassador” for Let’s Play. This is a sponsored post, however, the opinions expressed are my own. I talk about it all of the time, so you probably don’t even want to get me started. October and November are hands down, my favorite months of the year. October has


Top 10 Holiday Songs That I Can’t Live Without.


Sometimes I think that my wife lives 11 months of the year, only to get to the finish line. She absolutely lives for the days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. Hold up, people!  I’m not goin’ all BAH HUMBUG on you, slamming the door in your face as I crawl back into the dark


I’m Thankful That I Didn’t Explode Yesterday.

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So. Here we are. It’s Black Friday and after watching the news before bed last night, seeing people push, shove and punch one another in the groins for a flat-screen TV, I’ll be staying home today, basking in the warmth of the fireplace, eating hot turkey sandwiches.  No concussions, sprained ankles or ‘mall brawls’ for