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Friendsgiving was a success!

Last night I hosted our first ever Friendsgiving complete with turkey and side dishes galore. Today definitely calls for extra cups of coffee.  I may or may not have had a few too many glasses of wine, but who was counting.  If you follow me on Snapchat (AliLeighB) you may have seen my 14 pound turkey masterpiece! I credit the perfectly cooked turkey to beginners luck, but mostly this recipe.

It was such a great night with great friends! I will remember my first run at the Thanksgiving meal for a lifetime.  I am by no means a Martha Stewart in the kitchen, but by some miracle I didn’t spill, burn or overcook anything.  That was the biggest win in my book.

I wish I could have captured pictures of the food, but when it comes to hosting I like to put my phone away and enjoy the company.  I had so much fun setting the table with our wedding gifts (the best thing: everything was dishwasher safe!). I decided to keep the decor simple so we could serve the food family-style. This slate board served as a great centerpiece for the turkey.   Our table also only seats 6, so we added another table for extra seating.  I also took away the chairs on the back and added this bench to fit three people comfortably.

I hope to make Friendsgiving a reoccuring event at our house, but I will be taking a break from cooking the rest of the week and enjoying leftovers! Let’s just hope I am not sick of turkey by next Thursday ;)


Vietri Dinnerware / Ikea Round Chargers / Pottery Barn Stripe Placemats / Luna Flatware and Serving Pieces / Williams-Sonoma Open Kitchen Tumblers / Williams-Sonoma Reserve Grand Cru Wine Glasses / Water Pitcher / Slate Serving Board 


Lucite Chairs / Bench / Table (made by my husband) / Gray Malin, Prada Marfa / Ballard Design Chairs / Chandelier  

xox- a dash of details

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