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How to Kick Off and Survive the Holidays

Don’t look now, but the holiday season is upon us! Some years, I’m so excited about the holidays and totally committed to getting into the spirit of things. Other years, the last thing I want to do is commit to a lot of short-term, seasonal decorating. Still other years, I have great expectations for the season, only to blink and realize the holidays are over and I didn’t come close to getting through my bucket list.

Whether you’ve been prepping for the holidays since July or still haven’t given much thought them yet, here are some tips to help you stay merry this season!

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Be Realistic

Open up your calendar and take a good, long, and critical look at it. Count how many days are left until the next holiday party, any travel you have coming up or guests arriving in town, the kids get out of school for winter break, or Christmas Day itself. Now think about your to-do list—not just what you actually HAVE to do, but all those little things that you say you’d LIKE to do and somehow start to feel like things you HAVE to do. Will you really be able to get it all done and stay sane (or not drive everyone around you crazy)? Probably not. With that realization in mind…

Prioritize Your To-Do (and Want-To-Do) List

Prioritizing is one of the hardest things to do in our modern times, I find. With inspiration galore just a few clicks away on Pinterest, our calendars always at the ready on our smartphones, and an app for just about anything, it seems like we should be able to do everything we want to do. But the truth is, we just can’t. A few moments spent critically appraising your to-do list and your wish list can ward off holiday stress before it even starts.

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I’ve been on a big home décor crafting kick over the last several months, and the other day, I found myself staring at piles of fabric I’ve purchased to make two quilts, a mantel scarf, some stuffed Christmas trees, an embroidered banner, and a set of placemats…all for Christmas. (Not to mention the little December cottage cross-stitch design I want to finish, too.) Which seemed totally doable until I remembered that I have a husband, two school-aged children, and two cats who all depend on me for various things and actually want to see me outside of my craft room at some point this season.

In this case, I prioritized by opting not to do any more fall- or Thanksgiving-related crafting and decorating and started working on my Christmas projects right after Halloween. Normally, I shun any kind of Christmas activity before Thanksgiving Day, but we’re not going to be home for Thanksgiving this year and will be hosting family at Christmas instead, so I gave myself permission to mentally “skip” Thanksgiving to work on the couple of projects that I really want to have finished in time to enjoy at Christmas. It sounds like a no-brainer, but it’s so easy to get caught up the excitement of planning for Christmas that we find ourselves drowning in projects that leave us no time to enjoy our creations, or more importantly, our family!

Set Expectations

Once you’ve prioritized your holiday goings and doings, let the rest of the family know what to expect. There will be a lot less drama if everyone’s on the same page! Whether you’ve decided to cut back on the gift-giving this year or have decided not to travel over the holidays, sharing your plans with your family will give you the confidence to go through with your decisions—freeing you to enjoy a simpler holiday season!

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Plan, Plan, and Plan Some More

The running joke in our house is that I am the most disorganized person in the family. I’m the stay-at-home mom, so I’m supposed to be the one with the color-coded master calendar/planner that never leaves my side! Alas, my eight-year-old son is more organized than I am.

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The good news is that we live in a world in which mommy bloggers with far less time on their hands than I have—but who have a passionate love for organizing that I don’t have—create these incredible, printable planners and actually share them for free on the Internet.

Avail yourself of these printable planners! There are party planning checklists, travel planning checklists, menu planners, countdown calendars, budget planners, gift lists, and just about any thing else you can think of to help you get organized for the holidays. (I’ve put some of my favorites on our Holiday Survival Pinterest board, by the way.)

Stick With What You Know

A hectic holiday season is no time to experiment. Just like I’d advise finding someone else’s printable planning sheets rather than making your own, avoid untested recipes, hairstyles, and activities this season. (You think I’m joking about the hairstyle bit, but I’ve got a holiday party picture from 12 years ago that serves as my reminder never to try a new hairdo on the day of an event.)

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Make Good Use of Your Crock Pot and Freezer

We always associate the holidays with comforting, home-cooked meals, don’t we? But who says “comforting” and “home-cooked” means “prepared on the spot”? I’ve got a solid stable of slow cooker dishes and freeze-ahead casseroles that I pull from during the holidays. With so much else going on—and the shorter days to boot—being able to cut down on my actual time in the kitchen pre-dinner (or cleaning up afterwards) is a lifesaver. I am also a huge fan of breakfast casseroles on Christmas morning and New Year’s Day and any time we have company in town. I can make several at a time up to a couple of weeks in advance and keep them in my freezer. Check out the Holiday Survival Pinterest board for some of my favorite make-ahead and Crock Pot recipes!

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Get Back to Basics

Whether you celebrate the holidays spiritually, secularly, or both, remember that peace, hope, and joy are at the heart of the season—regardless of which holiday(s) you observe.

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So, in the midst of all your planning, prioritizing, shopping, baking, decorating, hosting, wrapping, merrymaking, and general coming and going: Make the choice to remember the reason that YOU love this season; to find that peace, hope, and joy in every day; and to spread a little bit of that unconditional holiday cheer no matter where you are or what you’re doing!

Cheers!

~Anna

 


The Season of Giving

’Tis the season, and we’re ready to give, give, give! Sign up for our giveaway below to win this set of awesome products: A Waterford crystal vase, digital picture frame, standing cross and mirrored jewelry box.

 

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Anna Dineen

Meet the Contributor

My home Tuesday Morning location: Hillside Village Shopping Center in Dallas, Texas

My favorite Tuesday Morning department: Do I have to choose just one? Craft section and seasonal accents.

A little about me: I’m the gal who always has a project (or two or three!) going on, whether it’s crafting for fun, DIY home decor or even a little remodeling. I do everything but cook! I’m obsessed with great design, old houses, fabulous wallpaper, sushi and hoarding craft supplies — not necessarily in that order.

What I love to write about: I love sharing my favorite craft and home décor ideas on the Tuesday Morning blog … it doesn’t matter what kind of project I’m working on, I know I can find the perfect thing for it at my home Tuesday Morning!

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236 Comments

  1. Reply Sheila Whites

    Love all the bargins!!!

  2. Reply Kevin Vaughan

    Tuesday Morning is great any morning

  3. Reply Barbara Goss

    I love the market isle where i can buy cookies and mustard and sauces, etc. They are never outdated. Great prices.

  4. Reply gwen pitre

    Love Tuesday morning

  5. Reply mary keene

    I live in sun
    city ctr fl your store is 3 min from my house.i stop in all most every day , Love your store i could loose my shirt if i bought every thing i see and would like to have.

  6. Reply Corina Falcon

    I love your article, reminded me on how disorganized and stressed I get, especially during Christmas.

  7. Reply F. G.

    I love all the bargains at Tuesday Morning!

  8. Reply Pat L.

    Came for the contest and loved the ideas, and encouragement! Would like that printable calendar! Thanks!

  9. Reply Louise

    Amazing store. I always find lots of things!

  10. Reply Deborah Poston

    This is one of the best blogs I have ever read. Such wonderful information and tips on how to survive the holiday season. I’m saving my free time and heading to Tuesday Morning to shop. Thanks!

  11. Reply Al Smith

    Tuesday Morning: I think I died and went to heaven.

  12. Reply Rhonda

    I want this gift basket because it is filled with very lovely things!

  13. Reply Aryn Culbertson

    Your suggestions are quite details & informative. Did enjoy the less stressful suggestions, especially since have just been diagnosed with MS a fortnight ago, this Holiday Season will be quite different indeed.

  14. Reply Amber Krueger

    I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year for the first time and would LOVE to win this basket of goodies

  15. Reply Ann Blair

    My 71/2 year old Grand daughter loves Tuesday Morning as much as I do.I’m starting her young!Love you guys!

  16. Reply Catherine Griffice

    I would like the Thanksgiving basket because my table is somewhat barren this Thanksgiving.

  17. Reply Marje Sener

    I go there every week and find treasures!

  18. Reply Sharon

    Love to see all the bargains at Tuesday Morning!

  19. Reply Mary Ann Russell

    One of my most favorite stores. It’s like an exploration when I shop there,

  20. Reply barbara woods

    I just love every thing from your store

  21. Reply Sheri Blair

    I love to shop at Tuesday Morning. There’s always something for everyone on my list

  22. Reply Jane Sandona

    My stuff is all so outdated…i have been married 43 years and still use shower gifts!

  23. Reply Kathleen Duncan

    A gift basket for Thanksgiving would definitely start the season out wonderfully! What fun!

  24. Reply Linda Linderman

    Tuesday Morning is one of my favorite haunts for great home decor items. I am furnishing and decorating our new home this Fall. I have found wonderful mirrored nightstands, beautiful bedroom lamps, a lovely round wool throw rug and more at TM. Just this week I picked up an awesome brown leather ottoman/ bench for the living room. What a great store with quality merchandise at unbeatable prices and friendly, helpful sales associates. Thank you! Happy, Blessed and Grateful Tuesday Morning customer. November 2014

  25. Reply Patti Jarvie

    Beautiful stuff !!!! Thanks for the chance.

  26. Reply Suzanne Brown

    Tuesday morning has some great finds. Everything in the happy holidays gift basket would have a place in my home.

  27. Reply Linda Ccarita

    Love Tuesday Morning Stores!

  28. Reply Mary Malone

    love all the bargains and clearance items

  29. Reply suzin

    Tuesday morning always has lovely stocking stuffers

  30. Reply Sharon

    I LOVE my Tuesday Morning in Branson, Missouri. I’d like the Thanksgiving gift basket to share with our son and his family when they come for the holiday!

  31. Reply GayLyn Hodges

    I love Tuesday Morning, always a great place to get gifts for everyone even me. The blog is informative and makes me smile.

  32. Reply lorraine meyer

    I love Tuesday morning they have a lot of difference items you do not see anywhere else Lorraine meyer

  33. Reply Jackie Watson

    I would love to win this basket of goodies to share with family and friends!

  34. Reply Della Sollmann

    Super deals on everything from toys to linens.

  35. Reply Dana

    This package would look incredible with my Thanksgiving decor. I have only a few decor items and this would really add to it. Thank You!

  36. Reply Diane edwards

    I would love to win this gift basket to give to a friend who needs cheering up!

  37. Reply Robin Y

    To make Thanksgiving a little extra special

  38. Reply Sherril T.

    I love Tuesday Morning…so I would be thrilled to receive the Thanksgiving Table basket filled with goodies from your store!

  39. Reply Judy S.

    been a TM shopper from our days living in VA over 28 yrs. ago. Seemed out TM stores when moved to OH and when visiting new towns. Love TM and many great buys, brands, products, ideas.

  40. Reply Carla

    Love the 4 gift rules!

  41. Reply CLARA FORD

    THANK YOU SO MUCH

  42. Reply Tona

    I would like to win the gift basket so I could share the contents with family & friends.

  43. Reply NANCY PARFITT

    I WANT THE THANKSGIVING BASKET FOR A FAMILY THAT HAS HAD IT PARTICULARLY HARD THIS YEAR! THE BETTER THE PARENTS ARE, THE BETTER THE CHILDREN ARE AND CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE!

  44. Reply Linda Cutshall

    For entering contests…..I find it interesting that it has to be all about social media, for extra points. I don’t tweet, twitter, have much time for pinterest. have already signed up for emails. I realize it’s all about getting the word out about Tuesday morning. But not everyone is a social butterfly :)

    • Tuesday Morning
      Reply Tuesday Morning

      Hi Linda,
      Since not everyone is as social as others, we’ve left in entry options for commenting and emails. We appreciate your feedback and good luck!

  45. Reply Deb

    So much fun to shop at Tuesday Mornings. Never know what treasures you will find.

  46. Reply debra lay

    love all the goodies you can find down every aisle

  47. Reply Suzanne

    Thank you! I have never seen so much good information, and simple holiday help in one article. You make is sound like ‘Yes, it could be that easy!’

  48. Reply Mary Pavick

    Tuesday Morning is my FAVORITE place to shop. I always find the special gift for everyone on my list.

  49. Reply Maria T.

    Love Tuesday Morning! My daughter got a cute lemonade stand there a few years ago and her grandmother asked her where she got it. She said, “Tuesday Morning.” Grandma said, “No honey, not when, where?”

  50. Reply Eve R

    I love shopping at Tuesday Morning!

  51. Reply Barb

    If I were to win the Thanksgiving basket, it would free up more of my $ to spend at Tuesday Morning!

  52. Reply Denise Burns

    I love all the fun things you have to purchase, so I would love to be able to add another decoration to my table for free!

  53. Reply Paula Stanton

    Love shopping at Tuesday Morning – always find interesting and unique items for gifts and for myself.

  54. Reply Bonnie Washam

    love going to the store cuz you never know what wonderful items you will find! Love, Love the store!!!

  55. Reply Linda

    I love Tuesday Morning because I am able to purchase nice things at a reasonable price, and feel good about giving as a gift also….

  56. Reply Cathy

    My go-to for Christmas bargains!!

  57. Reply Mary Jane Tingay

    What inspirational ideas you have – both on the blog and in the store!

  58. Reply Michelle

    I would love to have TM Thanksgiving basket! Always find new and interesting things at great prices. The reward card is a bonus too!

  59. Reply MARIE RIEMER

    Always wonderful surprises at the stores. Love It!

  60. Reply Roz

    I love Tuesday Morning. Just wish there was one closer to me.

  61. Reply Ermalynn McRae

    Will make my room ,prettier!

  62. Reply Karen

    Enjoy wine, collect stuff to become? organized, enjoy the variety in the store!

  63. Reply Linda Parker

    This is the first time that I have seen the post. Great job. Good ideas.

  64. Reply Jodi Estes

    Great Holiday tips! Most importantly…emphasizing to enjoy it. Shopping at Tuesday Morning is always fun year-round. The merchandise is always changing, so you never know what you’re going to find. The have high end department store quality items at bargain store prices. I especially like the party goods–coordinating plates, cups, napkins, & cupcake wraps in every occasion imaginable. Happy party planning!

  65. Reply Maxine Blanchette

    I love Tuesday Morning I can go there and shop for hours, great bargains for the hold family.

  66. Reply Susan Lamp

    So glad you have a store near me, so I can see what’s new and take advantage of the great deals and quality inventory!

  67. Reply ruby

    I love Tuesday Mornings, shopping there makes me feel wealthy

  68. Reply Cathy Smith

    I’ve followed Tuesday Morning since the 1990’s. Beginning in Akron, Ohio and shopped at all of the stores near me. Later I moved to Los Angeles and found some of the best items I could buy. Finally, I was relocated to Alabama, where I grew up; and of course shopped at all of the surrounding locations near me.

    Thank you Tuesday Morning for all of your high quality merchandise. I love this store!!!!!

  69. Reply Andrea B Cofman

    I so wish that I win the “Thanksgiving Table Gift Basket” This Year I am Hosting Thanksgiving & this would be such a Pretty Center Piece to see on the Table!! XO

  70. Reply Vilma Dallas

    Great place to find unique merchandise.

  71. Reply stephen radford

    I want it because we are hosting Thanksgiving at our house for the 1st time and I know it would be a lot for my wife to have something so beautiful on the table

  72. Reply Jan

    I am a long time shopper at Tuesday Morning. I love how I can always count on finding something unique and different that I just can’t leave the store without! I especially like their seasonal decor items as they always have items that you can’t find anywhere else. Would love to win the basket to help decorate my home this holiday season.

  73. Reply Richard Meyer

    Moved to the Black Hills in South Dakota and really miss not.having a Tuesday Morning nearby!

  74. Reply Richard Meyer

    I really miss not having a Tuesday Morning nearby! Please please open a store in Rapid City SD! :)

  75. Reply Judy B

    Tuesday Morning has some really great products. Who doesn’t love bargains?

  76. Reply Mayelith Hurtado

    My favorite store!

  77. Reply ruby t

    oooo…crystal…nice!

  78. Reply P.

    I like the selection of fine items that I can find when I shop at Tuesday Morning. I have been shopping at Tuesday Morning since 1980.

  79. Reply Elizabeth

    This gift basket contains the essence of this season, and I’d be honored to display such fine ware!

  80. Reply Jerrilynn

    I would love the Thanksgiving basket as I recently moved and I don’t have much for the holiday!

  81. Reply Dede Ashford

    I love Tuesday Morning! You can find so many unique items and gifts at a great price. Just recently found
    the perfect colors of baby items for making a diaper cake for my daughter’s baby shower.

  82. Reply Mickie Speacht

    I like Tuesday Morning as they offer better prices than the retailers do. And it is not in the Mall,, but close to my home.

  83. Reply Martha Miller

    Tuesday Morning is one of the few places that I shop!

  84. Reply Felicia

    I’m TOTALLY loving the organization tips and tricks, thank you!

  85. Reply Steven Epstein

    Its freaking beautiful and I been very good this year .

  86. Reply Joyce Quindipan

    The Tuesday Morning Holidays Gift Basket would be a great way to kick off the holidays at my house!

  87. Reply Kriss

    My digital frame just died this week! It would be nice to have the replacement and the other items are a super bonus!

  88. Reply Debbie Spielberger

    Was there today. Spent way too much, but got such nice things for a bargain.

  89. Reply Sue Barnes

    Tuesday Morning is my Kitchen gadget Heaven!

  90. Reply Jennifer Essad

    I would love to win this amazing gift basket, the gifts have a special meaning for me, for our homes to share beautiful flowers given with love, amazing pictures of fond memories made and cherished jewelry so beautifully kept.

  91. Reply Lindy Hamilton

    Loved all the stress free ideas in this blog.
    Tuesday Morning has so many unique gifts.
    I just want to give a shout out to the person diagnosed with MS — doing anything you can to live stress free will help. My daughter was diagnosed when she was 17 years old she is 30 now.

  92. Reply Teresa Mckay

    I was excited when a Tuesday Morning opened up by me a few years ago. Love the store. Great items & awesome bargains. I can always find something there for myself or as a gift for someone else. Now I’m finding your blog and I have to say it is the best bargain of all. Love all the tips & ideas. I will be visiting your blog often. Thanks & Happy Holidays!

  93. Reply Betsy Smart

    i shop at Tueaday morning at least once a week. I love their holiday selections, to bedding, to kitchen, decor, to pet stuff! Thank you!!!!

  94. Reply Beatrice

    Love all craft ideals

  95. Reply Jenny Ham

    I would love to give it to a friend as a gift

  96. Reply Margie Trevino

    I love browsing the isles of Tuesday Morning. I always find unique items at fabulous prices and never walk out empty handed. It’s always a productive visit!

  97. Reply Rachel Travis

    The gift basket looks amazing and I would love to have it all!! :)

  98. Reply anne scardello

    Love the unusual gifts I can buy, and love your audio books .

  99. Reply Shari Alligood

    I’d love the Thanksgiving Basket because I’ve been wanting a digital frame!

  100. Reply Dawn Fitzgerald

    I love Tuesday mornings and the staff is great in stevensville. I provide home services to the elderly. I’ve found socks. Stationary bike that’s perfect for exercise when its to cold outside. Teas to chase away the blues and most of my favorites are linens.. nothing better than a great sleep.
    Love it !

  101. Reply frankie needham

    I love shopping this store,so many good treasures.

  102. Reply Darlene Rindal

    love Tuesday Morning, always find something I need

  103. Reply Darlene

    OMG – what a lot of super yummy looking recipes posted in the instagram page for this blog.

  104. Reply Darlene

    That basket is a beauty, and since I’m having lots of family to my house for Thanksgiving, it would go over real well with everyone!!!

  105. Reply Linda Butler

    It’s always a pleasure to shop for treasures at Tuesday Morning.

  106. Reply Melinda Wilson

    I would love to win this so I can give it to our Thanksgiving Hostess (my cousin) which opens her church and invites about 50 family members!

  107. Reply Shannon

    I love entertaining and this basket would be awesome to help entertain!

  108. Reply Lisa L

    Beautiful items!

  109. Reply Terri Turner

    What a wonderful giveaway. Love my Tuesday Morning store. Would love this basket since I’m hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house this year.

  110. Reply Nancy

    I’d like this Holiday Gift Basket because I love entertaining friends and family during the holiday season.

  111. Reply catherine welch

    this is awesome for someone that loves to cook , go shopping, get great tips, i could use it

  112. Reply Natashe

    Love to win so I can give it to my mom. She deserves it!

  113. Reply Debbie Vick

    My fav store

  114. Reply Theresa Stomper

    I’d love to win the gift basket to give to my mother! :)

  115. Reply Melissa

    I love reading your blogs. I have a family of 7 :)

  116. Reply whitney

    Love this store!

  117. Reply Maria W

    I want to win because I like the contents ..alot

  118. Reply Kris DeVoss

    Thank you for the Giveaway & review … I would love to win seeing as at the age of 49, I have never owned a jewelry box …Would be really nice to have one, along with all the other amazing gifts!!

  119. Reply Magnolia Blossom

    Sad that the one nearest me closed. I loved that place!

  120. Reply Suz

    I need all the help that I can get with my table. LOL

  121. Reply katie

    Tuesday morning is the most amazing place to grab my holiday decor

  122. Reply Lena DeGregory

    Love to win this basket! Would be a fantastic way to spruce up the house a bit for the holidays!

  123. Reply jhing karanas

    I would love to win this basket of goodies to share with family and friends!

  124. Reply Nicole Becker

    I so want this Thanksgiving Table gift basket because I do alot of entertaining and I would love to show these off to my family this year!!

  125. Reply angela volkmar

    I love being able to read about all your ideas! Stuff is amazing!

  126. Reply nicole

    This is my first year hosting a dinner by myself. Winning would make me much more excited to tackle this. Lol.

  127. Reply Rose Tente

    I want this Gift Basket to have, with Lovely things in it to share with my Family on Thanksgiving Day

  128. Reply Carol Burgess

    Honestly I want it for my daughter and grandchildren they’ve had a really rough year. My daughter’s husband left them in February and my daughterjjust found a lump on her right breast. She’s been really struggling and I think the gift basket would really lift her spirit. Thank you!

  129. Reply Patricia

    This is so cool. And i love crafting!!!

  130. Reply Amanda Hunsaker

    I love shopping at your store!! There are so many varities to choose from that it helps me get creative and the prices are amazing!!

  131. Reply Patricia

    Well I hope to win because we are actually not doing to good this time of year. We are really lucky if we even have a place to live. Witch if it goes like its sounding now we will! Fingers crossed and Praying

  132. Reply Kathy

    The basket would be great to have

  133. Reply shantel whitfield

    I would love the gift basket because I know it would be the perfect addition to make our day unforgettable :)

  134. Reply Treva

    I love Tuesday Morning!

  135. Reply Susan S., TN

    I would love to win & give it to my m-i-l. She always has the Thanksgiving dinner at her house and its a lot of work. Would love to surprise her with this beautiful basket!!

  136. Reply Glori Rivas

    thank you guys

  137. Reply Linda Carter

    would love to see new ideas. I love the bargains

  138. Reply McKnight

    I would love to win the holiday gift basket so I can share it with my family.

  139. Reply Melissa Trent

    Thus website is amazing, so many helpful tips.

  140. Reply Dana Cerrito

    I really wan the digital frame

  141. Reply Yordania Perez

    I didn’t know about this store until only a few years ago and I love some of the things I have found there. Would love to win this for the holidays especially during these hard financial times it will bring a reminder of happiness and giving to our families.

  142. Reply Autumn Jojola

    We don’t have anything special yet for Holidays so this would be a great start!

  143. Reply sandy weinstein

    love waterford, such a classic, would make a nice thanksgiving table to have a waterford vase on table w/ flowers. the picture frame would be a nice to have all my fav pics in 1 area to watch daily

  144. Reply Jacelyn LaPoint

    Awesome information on this blog. Thank you so much! I would love to win this gift basket because it is filled with great items!

  145. Reply Teresa Mason

    The reason I think I deserve to win this Beautiful Basket Giveaway is that I do a lot for my kids and family and friends and I just Love helping people outI love making things for my Grandchildren And putting a Smile on their faces Just makes MY Day And putting A Smile on People’s Faces Also Makes ME Feel Really Good Too. Anyways Thank You So Much For This Wonderful Giveaway And Happy Thanksgiving To You And Your Family

  146. Reply Leslie Holliday

    I absolutely love reading Tuesday Morning’s blogs.

  147. Reply Dawn Jenkins

    I would love to win the Thanksgiving Day Basket because because I have so many ideas on how I can decorate my table. I have very few Thanksgiving decorations and this would be fun and exciting to win.

  148. Reply Crystal Kramer

    I love your blog and I absolutely love the stuff you posted on pinterest! Wish I had found this earlier! !

  149. Reply Debbie Erickson

    Tuesday Morning has such wonderful finds! I am always finding something interesting, useful or great for gifting! Would love to win a Tuesday Morning gift basket. Thanks for the opportunity.

  150. Reply Crystal Kramer

    I want to win so I can got this to my mom for Christmas. Things are tight and she would Love this!

  151. Reply michelle emerson

    my family would love to win this basket.. we arent able to do much for the holidays this year due to my disease..and recent brain surgeries.. its been a VERY tough year…

  152. Reply Sue White

    pick me pick me, I love Tuesday Morning and have been struggling to have a beautiful holiday after becoming a paraplegic 2 years ago, we can’t afford anything other than necessities. I’d love a lovely table for my family

  153. Reply Tasha Anderson

    I would love to wow my family without spending three days in the kitchen!

  154. Reply Vesta B.

    I would love the Thanksgiving Table Gift Basket because it’s filled with things I love, It’s from Tuesday Morning! Plus I LOVE free stuff! Thank you Tuesday Morning! Happy Thanksgiving, & Merry Christmas! Good luck to everyone!

  155. Reply Sherry Bracy

    Beautiful & Sentimental Items in this giveaway!! Thank You For The Chance to win these heartfelt gifts.

  156. Reply Erik Jojola

    I would love to be able to surprise my wife with something special to celebrate with!

  157. Reply Kimberly Parker Benton

    Great way to show off my Thanksgiving table to our new ARMY son-in-law coming in for the holidays

  158. Reply Stephanie Feldman

    to make my home even prettier ;)

  159. Reply Jennifer etheridge

    Would live the gift basket because i love baskets filled with goodies! Thanks for the chance to win it! :)!

  160. Reply pam

    Its very nice.

  161. Reply Paula Spencer

    Would love to add to my holiday get to gather with family

  162. Reply Anna

    I would love to win this gift basket to be able to share it with my family

  163. Reply Jennifer Hedden

    I would love to win this gift basket because everything in it is awesome and would be great decor to add to our Thanksgiving! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  164. Reply Deborah Colgrove

    Love a good bargain!

  165. Reply elener mcdonough

    gotta have this one did not win anything all year bring me back my lucky streak. have 5kids need this

  166. Reply Terrie Miller

    Tuesday Morning has the most unique and specially priced items around! Love to shop there throughout the year.

  167. Reply Elizabeth Geiger

    I’m hosting Thanksgiving dinner for my entire extended family and would love to win this gift basket.

  168. Reply Judy Geiger

    My family ad I are spending Thanksgiving with my sister and her family and this gift basket would make an incredible hostess/thank you gift :)

  169. Reply Anne H

    I always find something fabulous at Tuesday Morning!

  170. Reply Theresa czechowski

    Brandnew to this.Love the deals.Ty

  171. Reply Heidi B

    I would love to win it to gift it to my Mom for all the hard work she does and how much she’s helped me.

  172. Reply Teresa MacWelch

    I like your blog. I wish I had the information about the “Four Gift Rule” when children were younger. However I am considering doing it with them now and with the grandchildren It’s a great way in staying in budget.

    The craft section is my favoite now that I have more time.

  173. Reply Tina

    Tuesday Morning has a great selection of unique and adorable gifta and more!

  174. Reply Jennifer Morton

    I Love shopping at Tuesday Morning ! I love your things. . I recently lost my Father and now I am being sued by his soon to be ex wife . Yes , she is my mom . I am onDisability I don’t Have the money she wants . I have No money for Christmas this year . It’s going to be Bad enough without my Sweet Daddy and now this ! I cannot buy myself or anyone else Christmas this year. . Not even decorations. ! Please help If you can. , this would make my Christmas very Special. !

  175. Reply Allison H

    I would love to win the Thanksgiving basket because my Thanksgiving decor is really lacking! I have a ton of Halloween and Christmas, but not much Thanksgiving. I LOVE Tuesday Morning! I was just there yesterday shopping for curtain panels :)

  176. Reply jessica brandolino

    love love love tuesday morning

  177. Reply Kelly Marlow

    I’d love to win the prize pack because all of it would look good in the new home we are in the process of purchasing.

  178. Reply Kelly Fuulsome

    Yep, love this store. I never know what kind of deals I’m gonna find but one thing for sure, the deals are always there! My husband even loves this place and he totally dislikes shopping. He even told my father about it!

  179. Reply Terry Riley

    I would really love this basket, but not for me, but for a present for my sister. I would dearly love this, do not get me wrong, but being able to get my sister a fabulous prize for a change would mean the world!

  180. Reply Melvina Price

    I would love to win. I love all the bargains

  181. Reply nichole cicero

    I would love to win the basket. it would bring joy to my thanksgiving table. Its been a rough year for my family as I am battling pancreatic cancer at the moment.

  182. Reply amber kolb

    I’d love to share it with the family this Thanksgiving! We have a big extended family and everyone gets together for dinner and playing cards :)

  183. Reply judy cork

    I think the cross would make a perfect centerpiece :)

  184. Reply Chanda Neak

    I would love to win the gift basket to fill them with goodies.

  185. Reply Susan C.

    I love buying my holiday AnnaLee Dolls there…they always have a cute collection!

  186. Reply Sherry Sensing Ford

    Its a great package

  187. Reply Sass

    Greetings. I would like to win the Thanksgiving Table gift basket, because this is the 1st year, in over 7 years, that I get to celebrate in my own place, versus being “displaced”. There’s nothing like having your own place and celebrating the holiday seasons, after struggles and hardships. Thank you for the opportunity. Good luck to all and Happy Holidays.

  188. Reply Connie Vasquez

    I WOULD LOVE TO WIN. WHETHER I DO OR NOT,THANK YOU FOR THE CHANCE TO TRY. GOD BLESS WHOEVER DOES WIN

  189. Reply Jan Kendrick

    Always a treat to go see what is at Tuesday Morning, and I am not a shopper.

  190. Reply Vickie

    Tuesday Morning is great in any day.

  191. Reply Jenn B

    I love shopping at Tuesday Morning! Their selection of craft supplies is fantastic. Thanks for the holiday tips!

  192. Reply Monica C

    This Thanksgiving basket would get everyone in the holiday spirit

  193. Reply Belinda LaCoste

    It’s been awhile since I have had a new piece of Waterford. All prizes sound so wonderful…as a mom of two teen-aged boys, practical is more of my vocabulary than feminine luxuries!!

  194. Reply ROSEANN CASILE

    I love shopping at Tuesday Morning stores Everything is so affordable I try to go to the stores at least 3 times a month to see what new products they have I always find the most intersting and unique items Thank you for being so affordable

  195. Reply Selma F

    My husband knows when I tell him I am heading to Tuesday Morning not to expect me home for hours. It is the one store that you never know what hidden gem you will find on that low shelf or tucked behind another item. This gift basket has so many beautiful items that would be both practical, as well as conversation pieces.

  196. Reply Lisa

    I love my Tuesday Morning every morning of the week!

  197. Reply Tammy Joyce

    This would be sweet to win. The digital pix frame would be great to display all the holiday photos. Thanks for the chance.

  198. Reply Kat

    LOVE Tuesday Morning!!!

  199. Reply Patricia Herp

    I have been a Tuesday Morning Shopper for years. Love their bargain prices on quality merchandise!

  200. Reply tara mcnutt

    Taking kids to a family dinner for the first time at my aunts house and would love to give this basket as a gift to her..

  201. Reply Priscilla Richer

    I have been such a Tuesday Morning fan forever! There’s always great home interior decor, clothing, children’s toys, bathroom decor—-and it’s always a great deal. I would love to win this fantastic Thanksgiving Basket===it would be wonderful, and certainly something more to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day—2014.

  202. Reply Chantelle Walker

    First year my mom and I have made Thanksgiving in over 10 years as my mom got divorced right after Christmas and before that we always went to his (my step dads) family’s house for the holidays. So this year, its us, my grandparents, and my brother and his daughter. So the basket would be great as we get back into swing this year :)

  203. Reply Richard Grove

    The Thanksgiving Table Gift Basket would be the perfect finishing touch to our family holiday. We’ve got 14 adults, 12 children in our immediate family and have invited four more adults who are away from family. It’s going to be so fun!

  204. Reply Danielle Carey

    Always find something at Tuesday Morning!

    • Reply irene levan

      Love to win!!!!!

  205. Reply Adam Rodriguez

    Love Tuesday mornings get up brew a cup of coffee for my wife and I then make Breakfast for our children

  206. Reply Phyllis Radford

    Love, love, love this place. Good prices and great gift giving ideas. I find things you normally couldn’t find easily………..Merry Christmas to everyone.

  207. Reply Sherry Tilden

    Great deals, wonderful products and love the article, thanks for sharing………

  208. Reply Evelyn D

    Love it, wish there was one at the Nebraska Crossing Outlet, or one in Omaha, Ne.

  209. Reply terry

    I just love all the products that Tuesday Morning carries. Hard to find and the prices are extremely affordable. Fantastic store!!

  210. Reply Andrea Hoxie

    With only two exceptions, I absolutely hate going into stores, especially shopping malls; Tuesday Morning is one. It is one of only two stores where browsing is pleasurable, and unobtrusive. The store personnel are always friendly and helpful without being pesky. The music makes me want to browse every aisle rather than hurry in, get what I came for, and leave as quickly as possible. Sometimes I stop by just to sett what’s new on the shelves. The shelves are filled with good quality items and bearable prices. The closeouts are amazing! I remember when Tuesday Morning had seasonal openings. I’m glad those days are over.

  211. Reply Dora Gonzalez

    First time visiting this site.

  212. Reply Betty

    So why can’t I enter to win? WTH?

  213. Reply Dawn Clarke

    I have been a frequent flyer at the Redmond, WA store since the first week it opened. I have been happy with the ALL of the MANY items I have purchased over the years.

  214. Reply Rose chow

    I love shopping at Tuesday morning .. You never know what’s in store for you when u shop there

  215. Reply Vivian

    I love this store they have unique items that gives me ideas either. A gift or just for me or home decor.

  216. Reply Karen Wood

    I love so many things your store has to offer. I enjoyed your web site and reading down the various articles relating to the holiday which will shortly be here..

  217. Reply Shellie

    Anxious for Tuesday Morning suggestioons and exceptional savings!

  218. Reply Ruby Pugh

    I love Tuesday Morning. I just shopped there last week and was able to find a lot of my Christmas gifts.

  219. Reply Linda

    TM is one of my favorite shops. Quality products and low prices keep bringing me back for great household items!

  220. Reply Tara Deese

    I Love the high quality merchandise and the bargains

  221. Reply Mirjana

    I am just discovering Tuesday Morning and just love it!!

  222. Reply Barb R

    Christmas Shopping here I come.

  223. Reply Vickie

    Love to have family at my house for every holiday. I can get good deals on decor for my home.

  224. Reply Amy w

    My go to place to find unique gifts or something for myself!

  225. Reply jbhartley

    How do I check inventory, sales, find if you have a specific toy in stock?
    I’ve absolutely no interest in another magazine to try to read. I want useful information, please.

  226. Reply Joanne Hill

    Because of the store manager at the Conroe location, Donna, I will be referring everyone I know to shop at Tuesday Morning. She went over and above to help me regarding a coupon I forgot to bring with my purchase. She is truly an asset to Tuesday Morning. I have seen her in the past, but when she helped me with my coupon issue, she did it with class and a smile. This meant so much to me because a store who looks at you one way when you purchase something and in the same way when there is an issue or return, is a wonderful company. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and blessed holidays. Hope you give Donna a Christmas bonus. She deserves it. Thanks for listening.

    Joanne Hill

  227. Reply Pam

    Love shopping at Tuesday Morning!

  228. Reply Jan H

    Love shopping with all the specials and love to browse and find the unique gifts.

  229. Reply Jen L

    Best place for bedding, pillow, throws, spices and neat pet stuff.

  230. Reply Rosa Mangual

    I love Tuesday Morning and the fact that they are celebrating with us, because my husband and I got marry 1974 and this December is our 40th anniversary!!!!!!

  231. Reply Mary

    Love shopping at Tuesday Morning! Every time I go there I find beautiful things for the house.
    And of course the bargains are great! I would love to win the basket, I always have company coming over.