Andie's Favorite Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Posted by Andie on November 25, 2015


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What's the very first thing you think of when you hear the word, "Thanksgiving"?............If it wasn't 'food' then you probably don't live in America and celebrate Thanksgiving the way you should.  Who doesn't love Thanksgiving?  It's personally, one of my very favorite holidays.  I love that it's not commercial, and it's rather simple.  It's a holiday that is dedicated to thankfulness, spending time with family and friends, and duh, FOOD! 


Extra Long Dining Tables for Thanksgiving

Posted by RC Willey Community on November 24, 2015

thanksgiving tables

Hey, it's Laurie again. Thanksgiving is nearly upon us. Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? I tend to romanticize the perfect Thanksgiving Day - where family and friends gather around a huge, beautifully set table.  Everyone is comfortable and there is plenty of room regardless of the number of guests. All of the food remains the perfect temperature until it’s served and no conversation leads to a disagreement.


Thanksgiving Etiquette Do's and Dont's

Posted by Andie on November 24, 2015


Most Americans will be gathered around the dinner table with family, friends & loved ones eating all of the Thanksgiving fixings this week- turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, and apple pie.  What a wonderful holiday!!  If you're planning on hosting Thanksgiving, or simply showing up as a guest this year, read on for some helpful Thanksgiving etiquette do's and dont's that are sure to make the big day go smoothly.....  


How to Make a Turkey Vegetable Platter this Thanksgiving

Posted by Andie on November 23, 2015

So you got your Thanksgiving food assignment and you're in charge of the veggie/relish tray this year.

You're either feeling....

A. Totally stoked you've been given such a minimal role to play when it comes to the food- SCORE! 

or B. Slightly offended because this must mean your family doesn't trust you (or your cooking skills) to be in charge of something more serious, like the stuffing or homemade rolls.  


Thanksgiving Tablescape & Centerpiece Ideas

Posted by Kerry on November 16, 2015

cool thanksgiving tablescapes 

Laurie Waite is one of many creative people who work here at RC Willey. We were chatting the other day about Thanksgiving and she told me how much she loves setting up a tablescape each year for her family to enjoy. I asked for photos and an explanation and as always I was blown away! Here's Laurie:

After finding the right table, I can finally work on my favorite part of Thanksgiving - the table settings.  For me, this rivals the meal itself!  I LOVE IT.


How to Make a Gratitude Tree: Teaching Children to be Thankful

Posted by Andie on November 13, 2015

how to make a gratitude tree

With Thanksgiving coming up in a couple weeks, we have been focusing on what it means to be grateful at our house.  I have a three year old, and an 18 month old, and if being a parent has taught me anything, it's that lots of things don't exactly come naturally for children.  I guess it's no surprise that parenthood is a lot of hard work!  Take for example, the idea of gratitude.  Kids are naturally focused on themselves, and they aren't wired to understand what it means to be grateful on their own.  Life coach Mary Jane Ryan said "No one is born grateful.  Recognizing that someone has gone out of the way for you is not a natural behavior for children-- it's learned."


Venetian Custom Stone Fireplaces at RC Willey

Posted by Kerry on November 12, 2015

Custom Fireplaces at RC Willey

It's the time of the year where we all shift our focus to the fireplace. Unfortunately I don't have a fireplace in my home, well, not a built in one, but for those of you that do you will start thinking about hanging stockings and decorating it with garland and family photos. Fireplaces have long been a focal point in the room, even those of you who never turn it on, and many times the standard fireplace surround and mantle that was built by the home builder is subpar at best. I remember a few years ago my parents told me they were redoing their fireplace surround and I thought, ok, have fun with that - but when I saw the finished product I was like: "I told you you should redo your fireplace!!!" 


Get A Video Drone On Veterans Day!

Posted by Kerry on November 11, 2015

 rc willey drone

We have a really cool promotion going on right now at RC Willey. If you spend $499 or higher at RC Willey you can buy a video drone ($100 value) for just $15! This is going to be one of the requested gifts this Christmas for kids and adults. I already saw them on the toy aisles at some other major retailers and now you have a chance to get one with a purchase you already want at a major savings. 


How to Peel Apples the Manly Way

Posted by Andie on November 10, 2015

A couple weeks ago we drove out to a beautiful farm in the hills of Virginia to go apple picking.  We were already falling in love with autumn on the east coast, and this experience just sealed the deal!! Everything about the day was perfect- the acres and acres of of gorgeous crisp apples, the yummiest apple cider I've ever tasted, and 25 lbs. of fresh apples we (well, truthfully my husband) picked and took home!  

Let me tell you, 25 lbs. of apples is a lot of apples to have on hand!  My husband loves anything and everything apple, and so he got to work making apple sauce, apple cider, and the best apple pies you've ever tasted (I got real lucky when I married him:)  The only problem with all of these wonderful apple concoctions coming from our kitchen was the fact that it required PEELING 25 lbs. of apples! Let's be honest- isn't apple peeling the worst?! 

I knew my husband was busy in the kitchen, so when I heard the drill going I wondered what on earth was going on.  This is what I found when I walked into the kitchen:



How To Protect Children From Falling TVs

Posted by Kerry on November 4, 2015

how to secure your tv

I read a statistic the other day that shocked me. A child is admitted to the ER every 24 minutes due to a tv or furniture tipover. That's pretty wild when you think about it but then you have kids in your home and it isn't surprising at all. A child doesn't know that climbing the front of a bookcase could bring the whole thing down on top of him or her. I know I see my daughter push on our big 55" tv all the time because she thinks it's a giant iPad. Of course we tell her not to do it but what about when we aren't in the room?


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