So perhaps October is nearly over and I’m only now posting the Giveaway for this month…

I was trying to get somewhat close to Thanksgiving {though admittedly it’s still a little bit early} & wanted to make sure there was time for the actual giveaway AND for it to get to the winner before the big turkey day!

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Before I go any further though, I want to introduce you to one of my favorite blogs, Dear Lillie. Jenni {the mastermind behind this gorgeous blog & shop} has SO generously offered her printables as part of our giveaway as well!

{thanks again, Jenni!}

Maple Leaf

Chocolate Thanksgiving

Black & Gray Thanksgiving

Wouldn’t you love to live here??? I’m hoping someday Jenni will mysteriously appear on my doorstep & decide to make over my house for me.

Wouldn’t that be amazing?? One can dream.

2 Lucky winners will receive these downloadable printables to decorate your Thanksgiving table!

1 of you will receive the downloadable printables…and…all of the following goodies!

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 I really wanted to include some fun candlesticks {I mean really, what’s a dinner table without candles??} but wasn’t finding what I was looking for.

What do you do when you can’t purchase your vision?

…you make it, of course!

I love the pumpkin color of these candles from Denmark. I simply wrapped them in blue painters tape and grabbed my gold paint.

 This brand is found at Joann’s but any craft paint should be fine.

I decided to not add a 2nd coat because I really like the texture that the streaks give. They sure ended up pretty, didn’t they??

{I know you’re going to try this at home now}

I’m a bit obsessed with chalkboards right now and when I found this silver platter at Goodwill, I knew I needed to change it up a little.

It would look so cute with a quote scribed upon it & propped up on your china cabinet. Or perhaps displaying a few kinds of gourmet cheeses with their names listed beneath so your guests know what they’re eating.

…did you think I would pass up including cute napkins into my giveaway?


You know how excited I get over cute napkins.

A few years ago I found red & white paper straws for Laith’s Vintage Toy Birthday party. Ever since then, I have used them at almost every party I’ve thrown. There are so many color options now!

You need them. They’re fantastic.

Did you know that Pottery Barn Kids offers classes every now and then? Laith & I went on a date there last weekend and made super hero capes {it was seriously awesome}. While there, I couldn’t help but grab this glitter garland.

Where would you put it? Maybe hanging on your mantle? Or perhaps somewhere in your dining room?

Hm. How ’bout strung down your banister…?

I bought one for our home too, so bring on the ideas!

How cute are these kids? I kinda want that little girl’s sweater. So cozy.

When we 1st moved into our new house a few months ago, I was going NUTS with all our blank walls…particularly the looooong wall in our dining room.

I happened into a REALLY fun home boutique one day and bought a 50 foot roll of this paper table liner. Rather than draped down our table, I hung it on the wall.

I actually really like it. It’s simple and a bit unique.

It’s a lot cuter in real life. This photo doesn’t do it justice.

I thought it’d be fun for family & guests to write what their thankful for on it. Or you could even provide some crayons for the little ones at the table and while the grown-ups are doing all the chatting we tend to do at dinner parties, the kids could keep themselves busy coloring.

That is, if you don’t end up hanging it on your wall like I did!

{the roll provided in this giveaway is 7 feet long}

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Doesn’t all this decor get you excited for Thanksgiving? It sure does me. What are you most looking forward for on this holiday?

To enter, simply become a subscriber to Hugs & Punches by email or RSS Feed {see right hand blog margin} . and . like Hugs & Punches on Facebook.

{be sure to look for the confirmation email after subscribing. you must click on the link sent.}

Then simply comment on What are you most looking forward for on Thanksgiving??

All entries must be submitted by midnight November 10th, 2012. A winner will be chosen at random.

. . want more entries?? . .

{or already a subscriber?}

. For an additional entry, like this specific Hugs & Punches post on Facebook, leaving a separate comment to tell me that you did so.

. For an additional entry, share this giveaway on Facebook, leaving a separate comment to tell me that you did so.

. For an additional entry, pin this giveaway on Pinterest, leaving a separate comment telling me you did so.

. the winner{s} will be announced on our facebook page .

Good luck!!

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Another BIG thank you to Jennifer from Dear Lillie for providing 3 of her beautiful printable sets!

Visit Dear Lillie & Dear Lillie’s Blog soon…you’ll be thrilled you’ve found her!

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28 Responses to October-ish Giveaway

  1. Taylor Horan says:

    Family is my favorite part of Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, my sister and brother in law will be stationed in South Korea this year for Thanksgiving, so it won’t be quite the same.

    • hugs & punches says:

      Family is my favorite part too…we won’t have any around this year and you’re SO right. It’s just not the same. And it’s a little sad. Good thing for Skype!

  2. Martha Garcia says:

    Family is my favorite part of Thanksgiving. We go to Houston to my mom’s house and my husbands mom joins us at my parents as well as my siblings and all of my nieces. My kids LOVE being with their cousins and I just love being all together under one roof. Then after all the kids are asleep it’s movie watching time with a big second helping of dessert!

  3. Lissy says:

    SO looking forward to Thanksgiving this year! No matter who we’re with on Thanksgiving, I love that it is a day to do NOTHING besides cooking & hanging out and being warm & cozy all day:) LOVE this time of year!

  4. Erin LaBarge says:

    This might sound crazy but I love cooking all day! I recruit my sister and my 6 year old to help out of course :) It is so rewarding to see my family enjoy my hard work and just gather to eat, laugh and always play games.

  5. Erin LaBarge says:

    I “liked” on Facebook :)

  6. Erin LaBarge says:

    Shared on facebook! (Can you tell I’m very excited about this giveaway) ;)

  7. kiesha says:

    having these giveaway items in my house :)

  8. Jennifer Stendera says:

    On a typical year I look forward to the first snow fall, family gathering, and of course all of the great food and many blessings to be thankful for! This year I am looking forward to a non-traditional Thanksgiving and spending it in Hawaii with the fam.

  9. Taylor says:

    I liked the post on Facebook too :). Happy Birthday! I found you through Emily Jones and your blog is so cute!

  10. Pie!!! Love the pie. And spending the holidays with good friends!!

  11. I am your newest “like” on Facebook!

  12. Kendra says:

    I’m looking forward to spending time with family for Thanksgiving.

    • hugs & punches says:

      by the way Morgan, I laughed so hard at your post about the t-shirts with random english sayings…my best friend was based in Japan the past few years and would always email me pics like those…the weirdest things. Cracks me up ; )

  13. Amy says:

    I “liked” this post on Facebook!

  14. Amy says:

    I shared this giveaway on Facebook!

  15. Amy Riley says:

    Since we aren’t near family, we get together with friends that have become our family away from home. First we run the Turkey Day Trot in our town, and then we gather to eat and be thankful for our friendships!

    • hugs & punches says:

      we don’t have any family in town this year either…love that you do a Turkey Trot! We should see if there’s one near us!! Love it!

  16. Meghan says:

    Thanks for always sharing your fabulous ideas! I am so thankful to have a beautiful new home to decorate this holiday season and share lots of yummy treats with family and friends!

  17. April Mckendry says:

    Normally i would say that i am most looking forward to time with my extended family, but unfortunately we won’t be spending Thanksgiving with my family this year. So… I’m looking forward to making our traditional family meal and some new yummy desserts for my hubby’s family! Pumpkin Cream Pie from the Pioneer Woman is on the menu!

  18. April Mckendry says:

    I liked this post!

  19. April Mckendry says:

    I pinned this post too! :)

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