Happy Thanksgiving


I wanted to use a picture of a beautiful pecan pie for this post but I have yet to make it (or photograph it) yet so I’m going with this one. I am hoping that when I do get around to making my pie it does turn out pretty so that I can have a photo for next year πŸ˜‰Β I wanted to pop in to say Happy Thanksgiving and to encourage you to slow down because holidays can be crazy butΒ it will go by so fast.

Right about now I’ll be making a pie and watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. We’ll be laughing at the terrible lip singers and shouting about our favorite floats as they go by.Β We’ll head over to family for games and food and rich conversation. Then we’ll stay as late as we can as we drive back home in the snow.

Slow down, look people in the eye, ask questions, look for blessings, nurture gratitude, laugh, eat, and sit. Today is a gift. Don’t worry about the sales, or the shopping or how perfect your dinner layout is – but focus on the people. and enjoy it.

All my love – Happy Thanksgiving!

xoxo, elizabeth

Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

    • Oak & Oats

      You too Ashli!

  • Love this post – Happy Thanksgiving! Yesterday was lovely, not just because of my family recipes and the place settings, but because of the people I got to share it with! xo

    • Oak & Oats

      I am so glad Yelle and I feel just the same way! I did end up making a pretty pie so that was just a bonus! The best part was all the people and the games and the laughs!

  • Jae

    This is the most genuine Thanksgiving post I have ever read thus far. Happy Thanksgiving, Elizabeth!

    • Oak & Oats

      Jae, I am so glad you were encouraged! It is so easy to get caught up in the social media side of the holidays and miss the people in front of us! I hope your day was rich in conversation and laughter!

      • Jae

        We had lunch at my husband’s cousin’s house, and it was an interesting Thanksgiving experience for a first-timer. In case you didn’t know, I moved here to the US (from the Philippines) in April, so I’m experiencing a lot of American things for the first time! πŸ™‚

        • Oak & Oats

          Oh that is so fun! I’m sure it is very different! I love experiencing new traditions!! I hope they were wonderful memories!

  • OMG the terrible lip singers! haha. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The pie you posted on Instagram looked amazing!

    • Oak & Oats

      yes! and thanks so much! I was like mega proud of it! hahah