Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner Planner

I'm guest blogging at Passionately Artistic today!  Maggie is highlighting Thanksgiving themed creations for the month of November.  Dennis and I began cooking Thanksgiving dinner for our family a few years ago.  Our notes and recipes are all over the place, so Dennis asked me to create a book that could house all of our important Thanksgiving dinner papers.  So, I came up with this Thanksgiving planner.   Warning  - there are quite a few pictures!
I'm not quite through with it - I need to add our recipes, pictures, and lists.  I plan on doing that sometime this weekend...or at least before Thanksgiving!  The planner is full of little goodies that make me happy:   like vintage images,
 and all kinds of tags,
 and pockets.  
I delivered several of these to friends at the beginning of the week and it was so nice to hear how excited they were at the thought of having a keepsake to pass on to their children. 
This pocket is made with a brown lunch sack - simply folded up and sewn. 
I was able to use my vintage, really thick bingo cards to create one of the pockets - love that! 

I can't wait to get started on the next stage of adding all of our traditional recipes and all the little notes that we've made to make cooking all that wonderful food easier! 
Thank you for having me, Maggie!  Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! 


  1. What a great idea Lori! Everything all neatly arranged in a very cute book!

  2. Love it! All the vintage images and embellishments would make me relish diving into the Thanksgiving season!

  3. WOW! I love this idea and your planner is awesome! I love all the vintage images!

  4. Such a great idea.. It looks amazing. I have a special cookbook for all my recipes for when we go camping I should make it look all pretty like this.. You have given me such a great idea!!!
    I do love this!!!

    Hugs, Linda

  5. I absolutely love this... do you have an etsy shop 'cause you should!!!

  6. Lori, this is a fantastic cookbook idea! Love it!

  7. Oh my Lori, isn´t it great to know that you get to use this superb looking book every year! I´m enjoying every single page of it, awesome!

  8. Your books are the best! Hope you guys don't get it dirty while cooling, wink.

  9. Nice job. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear

  10. This is the best and most useful album I've seen in a long time... how I LOVE this, Lori. Such a great idea and so well done!

  11. Gosh, this is a great idea and you've made yours so lovely and fun!

  12. I luv it! This is definitely a keepsake, you did a wonderful job on your planner. I need to set time aside to do something similar. I'm a new follower, please drop by for a visit when you have a chance.


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