10 Yummy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Hi, buddies! Let’s talk Thanksgiving, mkay? I’m a person of contradictions. I hate running late to anything, but I always seem to procrastinate things to the last minute. Anyone else feel me? So this year I’m starting all of my holiday planning early. This is why I’m posting these side dish recipes 3 before the big day! Let’s get prepared ahead of time! 🙂

Side note: I am not a great cook, so these recipes are not my original recipes. The links will lead to the original recipe. I hope this helps you all with your Thanksgiving game plan!

10 Yummy thanksgiving side dishes

The Pioneer Woman’s Perfect Mashed Potatoes

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Photo credit: Thepioneerwoman.com

Obviously my first suggestion is mashed potatoes. 😂 What’s Thanksgiving without this smooth and creamy dish?!

Here’s the recipe

The Pioneer Woman’s Basic Thanksgiving Dressing

Photo credit: Thepioneerwoman.com

Another duh. I think it would be a sin to not serve dressing with Thanksgiving.

Click here for the deets

Roasted Mushrooms in a Browned Butter, Garlic and Thyme Sauce

Roasted Mushrooms in a Browned Butter, Garlic and Thyme Sauce
Photo credit: Closetcooking.com

Mushrooms are my FAV! 💁This dish sounds super yummy!


Corn Casserole

Our Corn Casserole recipe is a family favorite Easter food side dish - this sweet-savory, corn bread "like" dish is super delicious and very easy to make. It will be one of your family's favorite Holiday Foods. Pin this yummy side dish for later and follow us for more Easter Dinner Food Ideas. #EasterDinner #CornCasserole #SideDish #Corn
Photo credit: Twosisterscrafting.com

I like this idea because it takes corn to the next level!

You know what to do..


Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

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Photo credit: Yellowblissroad.com

If your family is anything like mine then there is a 99% chance someone else already “called” making the green bean casserole. So, how about you show up with this yummy dish instead! 😉

Yummy stuff awaits once you click here 😉

Crockpot Cranberry Sauce

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Photo credit: Cleverlysimple.com

It blows my mind when I come across someone who doesn’t like cranberry sauce. This looks delish!

Click here for the recipe!

Southern Slow Cooker Green Beans

Free up space on the cooktop and make these easy Southern Green Beans right in the slow cooker! They're so easy!
Photo credit: Southernbite.com

Green beans + bacon = 🧡

Click here for the recipe 🙂

Slow Cooker Mac&Cheese

Combine these rich ingredients to make a creamy, cheesy, and easy mac n cheese in your crockpot.
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You may notice that I am slightly obsessed with the idea of using a crockpot to make most of these dishes. It’s simple and saves you time, what’s not to love?

Click here for the recipe

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Casserole

Photo credit: Thediaryofarealhouswife.com

The way to my heart is with cheese. 😋

You can find the recipe here

Crockpot Fried Apples

These Easy Crock Pot Fried Apples are a perfect, effortless Thanksgiving side dish or an everyday treat! You'll love how easy they are to whip up!
Photo credit: Anightowlblog.com

I’m loving the idea of serving something sweet as a side dish instead of a dessert. Let’s be honest, we’re all having pie for dessert anyways.

Here’s the recipe

I hope this post has given you some ideas of what you might be cooking to go along with the turkey this year! What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes?


Affordable Holiday Gift Guide | For Her

The time is upon us, my friends. The Holiday season is beginning. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Chelsea, it’s only November 1st.” I realize this, and I also know that many of you are probably already starting to think of what gifts you are going to buy. I have found that the best way to avoid a huge chunk of stress during this time is to start your shopping early.

This list is going to be specifically for women, and these are all items that I feel are affordable for almost any budget. Coming from someone who is on a very strict budget you can trust that I know a little about what’s “affordable” and what’s not.

Without further ado, let’s jump right in. 😊

Affordable holiday gift guide _ for her

Loopy Cases

Photo credit: Loopycases.com

Click here to go to their website.

I have been seeing a rise in popularity of these phone cases, and I can understand why. The design is great for larger phones that can be difficult to hang on to. Instead of wrapping your hand around the entire phone, or Pop Socket, you can easily slide a finger or two into the loop. The price for these cases is very reasonable as well!

Cozy Throws from Target

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Photo credit: Target.com

Click here for this Sweater Knit Blanket

Guys, I have a confession to make. I am a blanket junkie! There’s nothing better on a chilly morning that cuddling up on the couch under a soft blanket. As it turns out Target is the place to go if you are looking for some AMAZING blankets and throws! They are super soft, cute, and affordable! Who wouldn’t love receiving one of these as a gift?!

Antique Candle Works

Photo credit: Antiquecandleworks.com

Click here to discover some AMAZING scents

What woman doesn’t love an amazing candle?

Oh So Lovely

Photo credit: Liz Taylor, Ohsolovelybowtique

Click here to discover some wonderful handmade jewlery

This is a local brand to me; these pieces are made in the town over from where I live. There’s nothing I love more than supporting local/small business. Especially those run by moms busting their hineys to make a wonderful life for their children! Liz makes wonderfully cute handmade pieces! You need to go check out her work!

Bath and Body Works

Photo credit: Bathandbodyworks.com

Click here to go to the website

I doubt I really need to go into any explanation here. 😉


Photo credit: Potterybarn.com

Shop these slippers here

It’s winter. It’s chilly. No one enjoys cold toes. I may be speaking for myself, but I LOVE soft cozy slippers. There are so many different options when it comes to buying slippers. You could easily buy every woman in your family a different pair and call it a day. Look at you getting all your Christmas shopping done at once, now you have time for wine. 😉

Cozy Sherpa

Photo credit: Walmart.com

Click here for this Sherpa pullover

OMG. Guys. My mother-in-law just bought me a Sherpa pullover, and I can’t get enough of it! I almost look forward to getting up in the mornings just to put this on, note the word almost. Do the women in your life a favor and get them one, they are sure to love it!

Cute Coffee Mugs

Photo credit: Sweet Mind Handmade Goods

Click here to shop these adorable mugs!

I am new to the world of coffee addiction, and with that comes the addiction to adorable coffee mugs! I think these would make awesome gifts for such a great price!


Photo credit: Kohls.com

Shop these cozy sets here

I’m clearly a cozy girl at heart. If someone bought me cozy jammies for Christmas my day would be made.

Bath Bombs

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Photo credit: Lushusa.com

Click here for some of the most luxurious bath bombs

Stop what you’re doing and try to think of one woman who wouldn’t love receiving some yummy smelling bath bombs. Go on, I’ll wait. Oh, you couldn’t think of anyone? Shocking! 😉

There you have it, folks. My first ever gift guide. This one is obviously specific for women, but, I do plan to make a few more! I hope this list was helpful! Do you start your shopping this early? Let me know how you felt about this list, and as always, thank you so much for reading!!