Posts Categorized: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Panini

I started making this Thanksgiving Panini years ago with my leftovers and now it’s become as much of a tradition in our house as the turkey or the flag football game the day before! I use up all my leftovers: turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce to turn them into this melty delicious panini! All… Read more »

Blue Dress

I bought this blue dress a few years back and it’s become my version of the LBD. I’ve worn it everywhere in every way. In fact, if you read by book Party Girl you might remember that the main character where’s a blue dress that infamous Thanksgiving dinner and this is the one I was… Read more »

Pumpkin Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches

With Thanksgiving around the corner we’re constantly looking for new and exciting recipes to try out. Often times though, we get stuck in a rut and stick to the traditional. We end up cooking and baking the same things over and over again for Thanksgiving. So why not step out of your comfort zone with… Read more »

Thanksgiving Jerseys

Every year at the Hollis’ Annual Thanksgiving Extravaganza you can count on two things: enough carbohydrates to feed a baby moose AND a flag football game that we call, The Hollis Turkey Bowl! For the last several years we’ve encouraged our guests (usually between 20-50 people) to bring a pair of sweats to change into… Read more »

Squaw Corn

Squaw Corn is one of my Auntie Di’s recipes and it’s a crowd favorite! It’s made with corn, bacon, peppers and onions and it makes for one heck of a Thanksgiving side dish! Watch the video below for the steps then scroll down to get the recipe!  To make squaw corn you start by cooking… Read more »

Thankful Printable

I started buying these little cards several years back so that our family could write down the things they were thankful for. They were really cute and it always made a great hostess gift for the hostess of that year’s Thanksgiving dinner. Now I’m seeing these for sale everywhere and I thought I’d save you… Read more »

Phone Free Thanksgiving

A few years ago we started the tradition of a Phone Free Thanksgiving. The idea was this… when we sit down to dinner in the Hollis Family we a rule. No Technology at the Table. It’s sort of like the flight attendant right before you takeoff in an airplane because if it has an on/off… Read more »

Pumpkin Roll

The pumpkin roll was as much a part of my holiday as a turkey on Thanksgiving or a Christmas tree in December. Because it’s tradition I look forward to making (and devouring) pumpkin rolls whenever the weather turns cold. Watch the video below where I explain why I love them so much and then scroll… Read more »

Thanksgiving Sangria

There is no better way to kick off a party than with a themed cocktail! Seriously, a nice cocktail helps guests to relax, gives people something to do when they first arrive and when it’s themed to the event it just makes the party seem so much more exciting. Since Thanksgiving is the biggest meal of the… Read more »

Free Thanksgiving Wallpaper

The Halloween desktop wallpaper we made for y’all last month was such a hit we thought you might like one for November too! Check out this month’s Free Thanksgiving Wallpaper for your desktop screen or your iPhone. Just save the photo to either device and set it as your wallpaper or screen saver for a… Read more »

About The Chic

Back in 2004 when I was looking to name my events company, I stumbled across the word 'Chic' in an old dictionary. The definition was: “a fashionable lifestyle, ideology, or pursuit”. I fell in love with the word and the idea that chic is the pursuit of something better, prettier, or cooler than you are today. Chic isn’t a state of being or even a destination, chic is the journey you take on the way to something greater. ~Rachel

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Question: From RJ in Los Angeles Hi Rachel! We had a gathering last night where quite a few kids (mostly toddlers) showed up with their parents. My husband and I are childless, but love kids and aren’t afraid of messes/things breaking, etc. But, one of the mothers made a comment about “another friend of hers… Read more »

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