Behold, Thanksgiving Day in Kansas City

Happy - almost week late - Thanksgiving!
Here is my real Happy Thanksgiving to you including what I am grateful for!
Here is what we did via Instagram!
{Instagram: ashleysloan7}

We woke up, Kevin played in a turkey bowl, I helped cook, cooked some more, family came over...
Lily (my niece) & I
Lily is hilarious/cute/darling and she put the flower in my hair, haha and I honestly think I look weird in this picture but whatever, I'm posting it. And I want Lily's shirt; sparkles rock.
had a feast, gorged ourselves, ate some more...
from the many foods...
A variety of rolls, bean salad, deviled eggs, spinach salad, jello, asparagus, turkey, gravy, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, etc...
from the many desserts...
Ooey gooey butter cake, pumpkin pie, pies (pecan & berry one I think?), trifle, & more...
we may have been biased to think the trifle was the best dessert...
as Kevin & I made it
Layers include: Chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, hot fudge, home made whip cream, heath bar crumbles, repeat.
while we were in Kansas City, Katinka was at home in Colorado in a crock pot...
more on this here
afterwards we:
watched Modern Family,
I read Water for Elephants some more,
& made these bracelets with my sister-in-law Tara!
{pardon my horrible image quality}
Courtesy of this tutorial from the blog, Stephanie & Such!
One for my sister (on her mission) & 1 for me!
And I got tons of extra material to make mooore :)

More on this trip here:

What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

My favorites from this year include: stuffing, jello, asparagus, rolls, and our trifle!


  1. I love these Instagram posts! Even though I have seen them ;) I think you should make some bracelets & sell 'em!


  2. Pretty bracelets! I am all hungry again...especially after seeing that trifle. That is ALWAYS my favorite- so light and yummy! Glad you had a great time!

  3. Favorite Thanksgiving food? My mom's turkey and dressing. Hands down.

  4. Sounds like a great thanksgiving! The food looks delicious. My fav is banana cream pie .. oh and I also always pig out of mashed potatoes and rolls! YUM haha

  5. The pup in the crockpot!!! I die. Adorable. Glad you had a good thanksgiving! :)

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  6. What a fun weekend! :] So many cute pictures!! And that chocolate layered cake looks AMAZING!! Actually, all of the food looks amazing!

  7. Looks like a lovely Thanksgiving! Also, love the bracelets. Looks like a good idea!

  8. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, I love the pooch in the crock pot too funny! Just finding your blog now!!!

  9. Fun thanksgiving!! Those bracelets look so cute! I love seeing tutorials and ideas and actually making them, so satisfying!