Hosting Thanksgiving? Don't Forget To Do These 12 Things
November 22, 2016
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Feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the planning and prep? Or maybe you're that super organized person who had it all figured out a month ago? Either way, it's a good idea to run through this little list of do's and don'ts to make sure you've got everything in order. Then, it's time to open that bottle of vino and treat yo'self darlings, happy feasting!
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Though we're all for a fancy new twist on tradition, if this is your first time at the rodeo, stick to the classics. They're crowd pleasers for a reason.

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