Turkey Talk + Giveaway


One of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions is a little thing we call “Turkey Talk”.  We pass around a bowl of questions throughout the meal.  When the bowl comes to you, you pick your question, read it aloud and answer it.  The premise behind the “game” is that sometimes the people you are closest to are the people you know the least about.  Each year we learn something new about each person at the table… and these are the people that we are closest to in the whole world!

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Since the paper strips I have used the past few years are beyond repair, I spent the time to make cards for this year’s edition.  They feature a lovely vintage turkey and will be perfect for Thanksgiving!!  Now that John is a little older, I can’t wait to hear some of his answers too.  Most of the questions are geared towards adults and young adults, but there is no reason why littles can’t play along.  I know mine enjoy just hearing the answers!

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You can find my initial list as a free printable here.  And I now have even more questions in the card format as an instant download for $2.50 in my etsy shop HERE!  In addition to using Turkey Talk for your Thanksgiving dinner, it would be great at family suppers all month long and would make a lovely hostess or teacher gift!!

Now, for the good stuff… I am offering a finished set to one lucky reader!  The giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only.  Post a separate comment for any/all of the following and leave your email address if you don’t have a blog or profile where I can find you.  You will get one chance to win for each thing you do – that’s two chances per person!!

1. Follow my blog and leave a comment letting me know.
2. Leave a comment letting me know what you are most thankful for this year. 

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The winner will be announced November 13!!

PS. Somebody asked where the dishes were from… the white plates are Butler’s Pantry by Lenox and the acorn plates were from Williams Sonoma 12 years ago :-)


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162 thoughts on “Turkey Talk + Giveaway

  1. This year I am thankful that our son is coming home for thanksgiving. He lives in hong kong and we get to see him once a year! And I am thankful and grateful for good health of myself and our family. Thanks for the give a way

  2. This year I am most thankful than ever for relationships, community, & especially being at home with my boys.

    Thanks for this generous giveaway! xo

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  3. I have been following your blog for about a year and a half now! I am a teacher, and I am most thankful to have a job I love! It took me 3 years to be close to home and in the school I love!

  4. I know I can't win, but I want these for teacher treats!!! I'm most thankful for the Belle and Bird :)

  5. It's Friday and I'm in a silly mood, so just let me say that I follow your blog like a fat kid behind the Little Debbie's truck.

  6. Picking what I am most thankful for is hard, but I am most thankful for my relationship with Jesus. I love all the things you do with your littles to instill a love of our Lord!

  7. Hi Amanda!

    Recently, I discovered your blog and have been poring over your lovely posts. You have a beautiful family and home. Thank you for all the inspiration!

    I am thankful for a happy and healthy family and for a home that I get to make pretty and cozy for them.

    Your "Turkey Talk" printables are a sweet tradition that I would like to start this year!


  8. I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year and this is perfect! Thx for sharing!
    This year has brought me improvements in my health and I'm so thankful for all the "good" days I'm having!!

  9. I look forward each and everyday to following you blog, your sweet family are a delight!!!

  10. I'm a long-time follower, and just love following along with your adorable family. This is such a sweet and wonderful idea!


  11. I am thankful for my family and the safe delivery of my baby boy earlier this year.

    Have always Loved and Followed your blog!

    PS – Where are your acorn dishes from?

  12. I follow along. What a great tradition. I was thinking as I was reading what a wonderful gift these would be for friends that I know who host huge families each year.

  13. I am most thankful for our two beautiful daughters who have made me one proud mom. Thanksgiving is very special because we will all be together, which isn't often now that the oldest is teaching/coaching and the youngest is in school 12 hours away from home.

  14. I am a follower of your blog. I Want in this giveaway girly . LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. And If I dont win please let me know how to make these. I am really thankful for my job this year. Had lots happen last year and moved and relocated my family and was blessed with a great job. I have a healthy and happy kid'os and Whereas we all have trials in life. I know that MY GOD is a MIGHTY GOD and he is in control. I am blessed .. HUGS and thanks for such a beautiful IDEA> I am hosting Thanksgiving this year .. SO I REALLY REALLY Want and love these lol HUGS

  15. Sooo thankful my son in the air force will be here for Thanksgiving, 1st time in a while all 3 boys will be home! :)

  16. I am a long time follower and enjoy your post each time. Thank you for giving us a chance to win those delightful cards! How fun!!

  17. This year I am thankful for so many things, especially my family. We live in a city away from all of our family and miss them so very much. I am hopeful that I will get to see my son at Christmas time. He is away from us serving our country in the Army.

  18. I follow your blog and love reading it every morning! I am most thankful for the saving grace of God and for my family! Family is so important to me and I am extremely thankful for my husband! He is my rock and such a Godly man. We are both so excited for our first Thanksgiving as Mr. and Mrs.! This would be such a fun tradition to start!

  19. I am thankful for all of the great ideas I get from your blog. I have two little guys both a year younger than your guys, and I first came to your blog for Disney ideas. Now, I'm hooked. I do have a question – whay type of camera do you use? Your pictures are always so great. Thanks for taking the time to share your ideas with the world – Kerry L.

  20. What a clever idea. I am thankful that my husband found a new job, one that challenges him and has growth potential. And, that he won't have to work both the old job and the new job anymore starting next week! It's been a rough transition.

  21. I am most thankful that my friend, who has lived in Thailand for 5 years, Californis for 2 years and Florida for 10 years is moving back to the state we grew up in and where I live!!


  22. I am very thankful for my family of course, but this year I am really thankful for the wonderful neighborhood that we live in. Our family moves around fairly frequently for my husband's job and we have been so thankful for the friends that we have made in this neighborhood. It is important to have great friends and neighbors to help you when you don't have family close by!

  23. I am thankful for joy, health, love and laughter! And to be celebrating 18 years of being married this month (30 years together!) I will be with my brother, nephew and stepfather for my mother's 80th birthday on December 7th and these cards would take on a whole new meaning….past Thanksgiving. My other brother's birthday was December 8th and we lost him last July….so this discussion would add joy, as we remember the happy blessings in life. Our mom always taught us to treasure the little moments and your elegant cards will do just that! Thank you, Dixie! :) I will email my contact
    info, for privacy. God bless all of you in BlogLand.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  24. I love your blog!. I feel like I am vicariously living through you. My F-I-L went to GT. My in-laws live in Suwannee, so I am somewhat familiar with some of the places you visit. I am a HUGE Lilly fan, and we'd love to move to Georgia someday, ( we are in cold Michigan right now)!

  25. I am thankful for an awesome God, My family and our health. I am also thankful that my mom is still with us this year. We have so much to be thankful for. :)

  26. I'm thankful for my family, but even more so for their endless support. I've taken on a fairly big volunteer "job" & couldn't do it without the constant support from both my husband & my mother. They are both pretty amazing. I'm biased, I know, but they really are! :)

  27. I am most thankful for my family. As the years go by it may get smaller in some ways but larger in other ways. So we should always take the time to be with our family every chance we get. Blessings, Debbie

  28. I'm especially thankful for my incredibly dedicated and hard-working husband this year. He's been working towards a goal since before we met, and last week, it finally happened!

  29. Of course I follow you! Your ideas are amazing! I am most thankful for the chance to have lived in The Woodlands, TX last year…. Moving back home has never felt better. We've learned that you can never put a price on surrounding yourself and children with family and loved ones.;)

  30. Of course I follow you! Your ideas are amazing! Most thankful for moving to The Woodlands, TX last year…. And realizing that you can never put a price on family and surrounding yourself and children with loved ones. We have found a new appreciation for Louisiana, the place we call home.

  31. I am most thankful this year for the health of my children. Our community of extended friends has been affected by childhood cancer in the last two years and even though I am homebound with a child with the flu (who had a flu shot 6 weeks ago!) I am so thankful that it is just the flu. :)

  32. I am thankful for so much this year! So thankful my two boys have adjusted so well to our big move at the beginning of the year. 6 hours away from all friends and family.
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  33. I am most thankful for my family and that we are all fairly healthy!

    Also thankful for my husband's tolerance with my oyster obsession!

  34. Would love to win those!! I am most thankful for my family! My wonderful husband, almost 3 year old son and 4 month old daughter!! They make my heart full of joy!!

  35. Hey, Amanda! I love the "Turkey Talk" cards – our boys have been fans of DinnerTalk and KidTalk for years and this is a fantastic twist on a classic! (Also, I follow your blog and would love a set!)

  36. I am thankful for so many things – I consider myself pretty blessed. Recently, we said goodbye to a friend who passed away after a 2 year battle with cancer. He left behind a gracious wife, three fantastic children (3rd, 7th, & 10th graders), and so many, many friends. I am so very thankful for having known him – he was a loving husband and father, a thoughtful friends, a man with a great sense of humor and more spirit, faith, and courage than any person I've known. My world was a better place for having had him in it and I am grateful for that.

  37. I am a longtime follower of your blog, it is always a pleasure to read! I love the turkey talk cards, maybe I be the lucky winner!

  38. I have so many blessings to be thankful for, but I am most thankful that my children are healthy, happy, and will all be home for Thanksgiving! Wait, that was more than one thing, wasn't it?

  39. Hi! I follow your blog, what a neat idea, I love this. We have a tradition of going around the table and telling what we are each thankful for. I will add this, this year!

    We are most thankful to be spending this T-giving in our new home. We finally re-built after 5 long hard years. Well worth the wait and sacrifice.

    Thank you for the generous giveaway!

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  40. I am most thankful for 2 wonderful, smart, beautifu, funny AND always interesting daughters! And I don't even want to win!

  41. I have been following your blog for over a year now. I am most thankful for my children, the last one turned 18 in September and both are wonderful young adults! Very proud of their achievements!

  42. I'd love, love, love a chance to win this! Everything you make turns to gold and is so stinkin' cute!

    I am thankful this year that I have a job. With the economy the way it is and people losing jobs everyday, I am thankful that I have one!

    Bless you!

  43. This is such a great idea!!! I would love to win a set…you have great questions…if I don't win I don't know if I could come up with as many as you have. Love your blog. I saw your post over at Linda's "Coastal Charm" blog party.

  44. My chances of winning this give-a-way are not great, given all that have entered. But how can I not!?! I love Thanksgiving and your blog:)

    I am so very thankful that I married my best friend. The stressful times are a lot better with him in my life!

  45. I love following your blog and you inspire all of us to surround us with items that we are passionate about. Thank you for the fun Thanksgiving Giveaway!

    I am so very thankful this year that my oldest son will be able to come home for Thanksgiving allowing the entire family to be together! Thank you, Martha

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  46. As always, I am thankful for my family! My wonderful husband, two sons (one I'd like to see a little more of!), our loving parents and my siblings & their families all make my life complete! Thanks for a chance to win!

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