There’s nothing like chestnuts roasting on an open fire. But really who’s got time to roast them?
With four kids and a busload of family coming over for the holidays, trying to prep and get ready for guests takes a lot of planning and patience. So for me, it’s all about simplifying the process. My desire is for my home to look good and our clothes to smell GAIN fresh. It all works hand in hand
So it’s essential to have a plan during the holidays because it’s such a busy time. And I’ve found a way to make Thanksgiving planning a fun family activity since we’re a non-traditional family and like to do things our way anyway.
Have you ever heard of a VISION board that people create during the New Year to plan out what they want to SEE happen in the New Year? Well my kids and I put together a VISION board with visions of Sugar plums (not exactly), chicken, stuffing, roasted potatoes, rice, ribs and EVERYTHING we want to SEE on the table at Thanksgiving!
My kids and I grabbed a bunch of old magazines with delicious fare between the folds and started cutting out foods we’d would like to try on Thanksgiving. This was a FUN activity. And I do plan on having my girls actually help to cook the meal and that alone will make preparation easier as well.
As you can see, I didn’t mention turkey because I doubt I will cook one. I know, I know, no turkey is like a Thanksgiving no-no, but this is our family vision, and my kids don’t really care about eating turkey so I’m thinking about giving the bird a pardon this year. (Thank me later)
This activity helped to make my Thanksgiving preparation MUCH more enjoyable! The girls and I had fun and now we’re headed out to shop for the nontraditional foods we need to our Thanksgiving meal memorable.
And when they spill the beans on the white table linen, you better believe I will have my Gain products on deck to wash all the Thanksgiving food stains away. One of my favorite Gain products is Dreamy Desire fabric softener which smells incredible and quite peachy with hints of vanilla.
And here’s a Cincomom tip I’d like to share with you. The Gain dryer sheets are not only good for throwing in the dryer with your clothes, but I love tossing them in the linen closet and place a few between the sheets and blankets to keep the linen closet smelling nice and fresh. This is a tip I learned from my mother who always kept her home smelling fresh.
And Gain truly has the best and most fragrant scents. Doesn’t Floral Fusion, Flirty Fresh and and Apple Mango Tango give you visions of a clean, fresh-smelling home?
Well I want to give you a chance to try Gain’s products with anything but ordinary scents! I’m giving away 5 coupon books valued at $10 a piece for you to purchase Gain.
1. Make sure you LIKE www.Facebook.com/The Cincomom
2. Leave a comment below telling me what kind of prep you do during the holiday to make it easier.
Contest will run until Friday November 30th and FIVE winners will be announced! Good luck and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Please check out what my other blogger friends are doing for the holiday to make preparations easier!
· In the Kitchen with KP http://www.inthekitchenwithkp.com/brand/dirty-dancing-in-the-kitchen-aka-doing-the-dishes
· The Giveaway Gals http://thegiveawaygals.com/de-clutter-and-add-joy-to-your-thanksgiving-holiday/
· Cutie Booty Cakes http://cutiebootycakes.blogspot.com/2012/11/thanksgiving-cleaning-giveaway.html
· Black Love Forum http://blackloveforum.com/holiday-kiss/
· The Divine Miss Mommy http://thedivinemissmommy.com/gain-katy-perry-and-a-clean-house-gveaway/
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Disclaimer: As part of this campaign, I was compensated for this post and received coupons for giveaway. All ideas expressed and opinions are 100% mine.