Monday, November 11, 2013

My Thanksgiving Table.... a label and a giveaway


My Thanksgiving table decor this year is made possible courtesy of a label.  Yes ...  a label.  You know, the kind you print and stick.  I’ll  tell ya, the timing could not have been better to partner with Avery in their Personalize with Avery Labels program because, quite frankly, I had no idea what my general theme was going to be this year.... until I printed a label.



I know it all sounds crazy, that I could base this decision all on a label….but I did.  And today, I want to show you three ways I am incorporating the labels that I customized using Avery’s on-line tool into Thanksgiving.


When my guests sit down at the table to enjoy our traditional Thanksgiving dinner, my Thanksgiving place cards will greet them. To make them, I simply selected a template from the Thanksgiving holiday category, customized the message and then hit print on my computer.  I then cut a square out on white poster board and placed the label in the middle.   That was easy.

Who's hungry........let’s eat!


After we have completely stuffed ourselves, it is still likely that we will have leftovers.  Part of our tradition is to pack goodie bags for our guests to take home and enjoy….so it avoids more 'over eating' long after the guests have left.  This year I will be using the labels that I printed and attaching them to brown paper bags.  Although optional, it is just a nice little touch and dresses the bag up a bit.


Speaking of nice little touches, Thanksgiving generally kicks off the baking season for me and even though I can’t cook…..I can bake, or at least I think I can.  I tend to bake gifts for our neighbors, friends and teachers. This year I gathered up some old metal tins, gave them a fresh coat of spray paint and printed out some labels to attach to the top.  Another easy, creative, and delicious way to use a label.

Speaking of easy and delicious……. Don’t you just love Oreos dipped in chocolate? Well, I am giving away something just as good…….a $100 Visa gift card. I would love for you to have a chance to win. Just leave me a comment below giving me one creative way you use labels in your household. 
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109 comments:

babette thurston said...

I use labels to help me stay organized. In my pantry, for my pasta and baking goods, in my craft room on my baskets so that I can see in an instant what is in there, and third for my spices. The spices are my favorite because I can change them with the seasons.

Simplepieman said...

Living in the South, you always have to have Sweet Tea and Unsweetened Tea. Print a label instead of guessing or like we do - wrap a bread tie. So much nicer to have a label!!

Susan M. said...

I'm a labeler from way back when masking tape and a Sharpie was the go to method. I'm happy to report I've graduated to labels that are a bit more stylish... well, except for all the Christmas boxes!

Thanks for the opportunity!

thepaintedapron.com said...

I love labels! I have chalkboard labels with jute hangers on decorative decanters on my bakers rack with balsamic vinegar, spices etc. and they look so cute plus very functional. I have been looking at Thanksgiving printables to use at each place setting for my table this year and you have given me some great ideas. I used to use Avery printables all the time, I will have to check this out again~
Thanks,
Jenna

sarah said...

I use labels to keep my kids' toys organized. Mine are more functional and less"cute" but it works for us! :)
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Talia said...

What lovely ways you used labels! I use them on my shoes. I purchased clear shoe boxes from the dollar store and have each pair labeled. Makes getting dressed and staying organized that much easier!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I love how you used the labels. I label all my craft supplies and boxes in the basement.

Nancy Carr said...

I label my storage containers so I know what is in them. nancythedove@aol.com

jaymo said...

We use labels in the garage for all the storage bins.

Penne said...

I label my sewing room boxes so I will know what fabric is in each box. For the holiday I would label the plastic bags I put cookies or candy in to give as a small gift to friends and neighbors.

autumn grace said...

Use labels to keep my notebooks organized....TY

Ruffles and Relics said...

I use labels in the entryway boxes for each person's items of the day!

Like Mother Like Daughter Blog said...

I print so many things on labels! I love the full sheet labels so I can print a cute printable off the internet to layer on another piece of background paper but instead of using adhesive, I use the label sheets and they lay down so much nicer!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kim Coons said...

I use labels almost every day in order to keep all areas of my like (work and personal) organized. One thing I did to keep our linen closet in order (which is in a high traffic hallway upstairs) was to purchase clear, plastic shoe boxes. Each box has a category (general first aid, cold meds, sports injury, etc.) and at the end of each stackable box is a label with the category in bright bold colors! Then there isn't the "MOM...where are the bandaids?!" - instead they just go to the general first aid box and voila...bandaids! :-)

Ashley said...

I use labels on my craft boxes. I have tons and keep myself organized by using them for specifics -- like paints, embellishments, brushes, etc. They help immensely and I can find things so quickly this way!

Andrea said...

Actually....I don't use labels: but I am very organized by nature and would love to.If I win I would probably spend $100 on a label maker! Lol

Andrea said...

Actually....I don't use labels: but I am very organized by nature and would love to.If I win I would probably spend $100 on a label maker! Lol

Andrea said...

Actually....I don't use labels: but I am very organized by nature and would love to.If I win I would probably spend $100 on a label maker! Lol

Ashley said...

I use them to keep my kitchen organized.

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Kelly said...

You are so crafty!! I've never dipped oreos in chocolate, but love how yours turned out in the orange color. so cute! Such a great idea to send leftovers home with everyone in cute bags too. I'm not much of a label user here at my house. I guess the only things I've labeled are boxes in my computer cabinet and jars with baking supplies. I need to get more crafty like you!

Elena said...

I use them on wrapped Christmas or birthday gifts

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L Ald said...

Your ideas are always so simple and cute. Thanks.
I use labels in the pantry. I transfer things from their original packaging to pretty containers I recycle. So my boys won't get confused, I label the contents. Some recipes wouldn't be the same if you used flour instead of powdered sugar. LOL

Elena said...

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JustaMomof4 said...

I also use labels on my goodie bags, they look so cute and are so easy to do! And I am soo making orange colored chocolate oreos!

Mary said...

I label all my drawers in my craft room. That way I know where stuff is!!!!

Aimee at Refresh-Renew... said...

I label all storage bins for the garage...Keeping it simple and easy to "see" what is in there. The other thing I like to do is label a file for each year of school for my girls--and I fill it with art work, awards, grades, photos, etc. After each year, that file goes into a plastic bin for future passing down to my girls when they are done with school.

Julie D said...

I use labels in my pantry to help me keep all the food organized!

Julie D said...

I tweeted about the giveaway over at https://twitter.com/JDenouden

freebiequeen15 said...

I have labels on my spice rack so I don't have to pull out each individual spice every time and it makes it easier to grab

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/400047592026800128

Mami2jcn said...

Labels are great for storing our homeschool materials.

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Sugar Sheree said...

I love to use labels when making my homemade Jalapeno Jelly and Vanilla (takes 6 months to "brew". Labels upgrade the look of my gift to be personalized and gourmet. It's looks so professional. Love labels. Thanks for your post. shereepowell@hotmail.com

Carol Blanchet said...

I make goat cheese and put labels on the cellophane to seal it up. There is a space to write the flavor and date. :-) Labels give a finished, polished look....that extra touch.
I love your idea for the brown bags.

akronugurl said...

i love to use these for gifts

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akronugurl said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/400236350663696384 .

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Patricia Cowan-Wilson said...

I love chalk paint labels on my storage containers because it is easy to change up what I am storing inside.

Lisa Brown said...

I use labels for my small cardboard storage boxes.
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Lisa Brown said...

my tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/400315256024469504
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jenna dillon said...

I use labels for my mason jars and gifts.

jenna dillon said...

https://twitter.com/jennadcat/status/400380845262782464

Vivacious Ramsey said...

i use labels for my shoe boxes and for canning

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Ann said...

I used them on baby food jars in which I keep seeds for my garden planting in the spring.

tami said...

So great! I use labels to organize my pantry and my office mostlyl

Andrea Deweese said...

I used to struggle every morning getting my toddler dressed, but not anymore! I put labels on my toddler's dresser drawers with drawings of the clothes (like pants or a long-sleeved top) so she knows what is in each drawer and gets to choose her own clothes. She has gained some independance and really enjoys being a "big girl"... and the labels make the difference!

One Frugal Girl said...

Labeling all of the storage containers filled with my son's toys and clothing. I'm hoping for a second child and want to keep everything organized so we can easily access the hand-me-downs.
onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

One Frugal Girl said...

https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/401016936542138369
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l8blmr said...

My pantry is organized with labels.

Robin @ Happily Home, After said...

I made an art collage from labels ... took my digital photos and printed just a portion of each picture on the label, then stuck the labels up on a mounting board in a grid. Stand back and its a modern pointillism piece! When I want to add a new "pic" I just stick a label over one I've tired off. You know, I may have to share this project on my blog some day!

Unknown said...

I love to label, but I should be more stylish about it so they are not merely functional.
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Ashley said...

I use labels for shower favors! I think it's an easy way to personalize something

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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I use labels in a variety of ways around the home and tend to find them perfect for organizing my children's craft supplies. I also use them to address gifts over the holiday season! I have never used a template though but I really think I should because they create fantastic designs.
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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

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ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I used to love to label but seem to have lost my labeler. Guess I need a new one. :) xo Laura

susan1215 said...

I love using the peel off labels on Christmas gifts and on my childrens school supplies.

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susan1215 said...

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Erica Best said...

i would great ideal for birthday party

Erica Best said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/402166130858409985

JC said...

I use them to label and decorate baking goods.
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JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/402276447256973312

Courtney B said...

i use them for my makeup organizing!

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Courtney B said...

tweet https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/402801200577269760

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Jonaessa said...

I use Avery labels for everything. I use them to identify boxes in the garage, to let someone know I've given them a baked good with nuts in it, to address cards and invitations. The possibilities are endless! I also use them to make return address labels for every holiday, season, and special occasion. It gives it a nice little touch.

Tj and Amy said...

I would love to use them in the kitchen on my jars for flour, sugar, salt etc…
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Tj and Amy said...

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cw said...

Labels are particularly useful during christmas for mailing out xmas cards

chambanachik said...

I have lots of plastic totes in the closets, and it's nice to label them to keep things organized.

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Robin M. said...

I make homemade goodies for Christmas gifts and these labels would be awesome!

Susan said...

I use labels to help me stay organized. Your ideas are cute. Thanks.

Sandra said...

I use them for all my kids back to school items
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rachel said...

I like to organize and mark my library with labels.

Madeline B said...

I label my daughter's clothing and lunch items for summer camp.
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Madeline B said...

Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/405500468891095041

Tina said...

i use labels for my coupons
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Tina said...

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Gina Wildorchid said...

Labels are useful to me when I am organizing things in my home.

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Gina Wildorchid said...

tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/406778734436294657

ms-texas said...

i'm not very creatvie but I do like using them as labels for Christmas gifts

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ms-texas said...

i posted a tweet:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/407006797342334976

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MCantu1019 said...

No creativity here, but I use labels for gifts anytime of the year.
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Amy said...

I use labels all the time, usually with my homemade baked goodies for gift-giving. But a creative way is to use them as organizers. I use different mason jar or recycle jars to store my baking tools and supplies, these labels would comes in handy for labeling. :) Can't wait to get my hands on some....and your chocolate dipping oreos too! :P

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Amy said...

tweeted:
https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/408853764804579328

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karenmed409 said...

oh Yes, I love love Oreos dipped in chocolate! For my DIY projects I like to keep things organized in the garage. I label all the bins and empty coffee containers that have different size screw, nails, nuts and bolts etc. When we need a wood or metal screw etc, we know which bin to pull up.. saves us time

Julie said...

I use labels for address labels and for labeling craft bins thanks for the giveaway aunteegem@yahoo.com

Kelly Massman said...

Labels are extremely useful to me when it comes to Christmas mailings or for postcards when my husband has a woodturning show!! thanks for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

jakiesmom said...

I use them to label holiday baking supplies...I have a kid so I have a lot of sprinkles and cupcake liners etc for each holiday and it makes it easier to find them when needed
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LAMusing said...

Nothing super creative, but I use labels on my plastic shoe boxes, on storage boxes and small ones on my spice jars.
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The Fam said...

I don't use labels creatively, but I've been inspired here!

kellyr78 said...

I use labels to organize bins of crafts that I keep for my kids.
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kellyr78 said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/kellydsaver/status/410965775713714176
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Wanda McHenry said...

I use labels to every spring to re-organize everything during spring cleaning.

Rebecca Graham said...

I use labels to organize my crafting supplies.

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Wanda McHenry said...

https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/411008424906727424

Carmen N said...

I use labels to organize my craft supplies - in boxes and baskets

angie lilly said...

BIG labels on file folders for important paperwork is a must! Not very creative but making the font as big as possible really helps flip thru them quickly when you are looking for something.
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/411574110422966272
Angie
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Terri said...

I use labels to organize. They're on mason jars in the pantry and craft supplies in my craft room as well as on recipe binders and Christmas gifts.

Terri said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/didyouyarnthat/status/411891134114594816

Kerry said...

I love using labels this time of year for Christmas goodies!
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Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/412032146228793344
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Betty C said...

I use labels for all the standard uses - file folders, storage boxes, freezer packages - but the most creative thing is keeping track of my favorite football team scores. I get a nifty poster every year with the schedule and to keep it looking really neat I print a label with the score after the game. I don't like making my pretty poster ugly with my handwriting!!

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Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/412104219903021056

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Amanda Sakovitz (mandy83) said...

I use them for storing items
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Thomas Murphy said...

I like to use them for gifts.

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Thomas Murphy said...

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ewhatley said...

I use labels to organize my mountains of paperwork.

Tabathia said...

During the holidays, I like using them for presents

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Tabathia said...

tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/412342327126937600

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