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Dressing Your Babe Up As a Thanksgiving Turkey: A Do or a Don’t?

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

I wanted Mason to get into the Thanksgiving spirit this year, but it never occurred to me to dress him up like the main course. Tori Spelling, however, did just that when she decked her six-week-old daughter Hattie Margaret out as a roast turkey complete with a side of veggies. According to US, the reality TV celeb explained that her daughter’s creative costume was a “fun Thanksgiving craft project”:

“If you have a baby at home, here’s a fun Thanksgiving craft project you can make for what will be very memorable holiday photos,” Spelling explained on her official website. “Your older kids will love helping to make this for their baby bro or sis — Stella loved gluing the faux veggies on the faux platter.”

Realizing that the pictures might one day embarrass her little girl, the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum offered a preemptive apology.

“Sorry to future 18 year-old Hattie. It was too cute an idea to pass up,” Spelling wrote. “If it’s any solace, you wore turkey well!”

I find the photo pretty hilarious. We call Mason “Meat” at home (Bug is another nickname that I use in this blog)  and I immediately thought of him dressed up like a steak when I saw little Hattie all turkeyed out. I’m not so sure I’d go as far as dressing Mason up as a piece of meat but I give Spelling props for the effort. The costume looks like it took a lot of time to make, and it sounds like her other kids had a blast helping out.

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26 Foods I’m Thankful For

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

I’m thankful for so many things in my life, but I’m thankful for Chris and Mason most of all. I’m thankful that we have each other. I can’t imagine my life without them. I’m thankful that we have such wonderful family and friends. I’m thankful that Chris and I both have jobs that we love. I’m thankful we have a safe place to live. And I’m thankful that we always have plenty to eat. So many people go hungry, and it breaks my heart. In honor of the day when we give thanks, often by sharing a large meal with the people we love, here are the 26 foods that I’m thankful for, one for each letter of the alphabet (from a “What Are You Thankful For” game a therapist taught me to help me heal after my beloved grandfather died). I took a little license — a couple of letters stand for consumables, not really food, but you get the picture. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?




Dark chocolate


French fries

Goat cheese

Hanger steak

Ice cream









Red wine



Udi’s bread (best gluten-free bread ever)

Vanilla cupcakes


Xanthan gum (essential for gluten-free baking)



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