I put on my pie pants, and as you can see, the lesser known pie hat, and enjoyed a small and simple Thanksgiving here with my mom and Paul. Paul and Mom cooked up a storm—a delicious turkey, stuffing, squash, pomegranate salad—while I sat cheering them on from the sidelines…and finishing up a secret project that I’ve been working on and hopefully can show you within the next week or so. STAY TUNED! A little hint: it’s something for you to do when you’re bored and watching tv 🙂 Gah! I’m so excited to share it with you.

On more grateful note, I’ve been a bit stressed out the last few weeks and running around like a chicken with its head cut off. I’ve noticed that when the stress levels are up, my ability to recognize the blessings around me diminishes so I’m glad that we have a holiday where we are encouraged to come together with friends and family and give thanks. I needed yesterday! I’m beyond grateful for you, dear readers, and your support on this creative adventure of ours here at Lars. Thank you for reading, thank you for commenting, thank you for recommending our ideas to other people, thank you for making the projects that sit inside your home or party. I’m humbled that you’d take the time to read and follow along. Even though we haven’t met in person, I feel like I have a support group beneath me lifting me up and I hope this space on the net provides some of that to you.

NOW! Some fun links for your weekend and some great Black Friday deals:

Get 3 free Creativebug classes for free for Black Friday with a trial subscription

Everything in my shop is 20% off from now until Monday night! Enter THANKS2015

What this person learned from keeping a gratitude journal

My DIY Blogger Handbook class on Atly is 50% off from now until Monday! Enter THANKFUL50 at checkout

25% off at Anthro with code SHOPTOIT

These are the prettiest ornaments for a tree

Up to 70% off at James Perse

45% off at art.com with code BLACKFRIDAY

30% off Anna Joyce designs (and a portion goes to the American Cancer Society) with code GIVEGOODGIFT

Free shipping and 20% off at Macy’s

How to get more people to museums. Te he he! 

25% off sale at Nordstrom

30% off Urban Outfitters

25% off at Oh Happy Day party shop! 

I’m super into coloring books lately, here’s one that I’m thinking of gifting for the holidays  (this one is gorgeous too!)

And you’ll need some of these to go along with the previous 🙂 

40% off at Body Shop

Love this pretty dress for a holiday event

Massive Black Friday deals at H&M

Ideas for setting a table with wallpaper


Happy weekend!

Photo by Cassidy Tuttle from our Pie hat tutorial