Friday Favorites: November 11

I think we missed Autumn here in Arizona and went straight to winter.  What can I say, all these years in the desert have thinned my blood and I’m freezing at 65 degrees!  The cool weather helps me remember to get ready for Thanksgiving.  I can’t believe it’s less than two weeks away!  Here are some of my favorites ways to prepare or be distracted from those preparations – mostly distracted.

  • Veteran’s Day – Thank you to all who have sacrificed for our country.
  • A sleep in day.  I love days off from school!
  • My chicken canning is caught up and my freezer is defrosted and clean.  I’m ready to buy my Thanksgiving turkey, and a couple extra.
  • I finished reading The Help.  I liked it immensely, especially the end.
  • I’m half way through Lemon Tart.  I’ve been wanting to read it based on the title alone.  It’s a mystery with a few recipes I’d love to try.

Along the lines of being distracted, I’ll share some of my favorite distractions I found online.

  • Get your hair ready for Turkey day with these cute hair clips from a couple of my favorite crafters at Arizona Mama.
  • Latter Day Woman Magazine shares the ins and outs of freezing pies.  This could be helpful with the advance planning of Thanksgiving.
  • If you want an idea of what pie to make, Joy the Baker’s Salted Caramel Cheesecake Pie sounds good.
  • Maybe instead of pies, you could make Bakers Royale’s Pecan Pie Cookies.
  • Maybe you want to prepare for the holidays by brushing up on your photography skills.  I {heart} faces shares some great tips for taking pictures in full sun.

What are your favorite ways to get ready for Thanksgiving?

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