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Friday Favorites: November 18

It’s the last Friday before Thanksgiving!  It’s been a busy week of Thanksgiving preparations and I’ve been wearing several hats.  Some of my favorite things from this week were:

  • We had so much fun celebrating Thanksgiving at Pack Meeting.
  • I finished reading Lemon Tart. Now I just need to get a hold of the next book in the series, English Trifle.
  • I only have three more layouts to finish up last year! My goal is to be done by the end of November.
  • Tonight is our book club meeting for The Help.  I’m making a Caramel Cake that I found on Pinterest.

Here’s some of my favorites from the blog world.

  • Marta Writes shares her mom’s apple cake recipe.  I need more time to bake all these goodies I find!
  • Creating Keepsakes shares a cute scrapbook layout and a link to their free font.  Maybe this will help me finish up those last three layouts…
  • I love the thumbprint writing prompt Chocolate on my Cranium shares.  I want to try that one with my kids over the summer.
  • This wreath craft from Little Birdie Secrets would be a great way to keep the kiddos busy while Thanksgiving dinner cooks!

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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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Friday Favorites: October 21

This has been a week of catch-up, at least half a week of catch up.  With fall break over, I enjoy a lazy day or two to enjoy a quiet house again.  But not too much, there was still plenty going on this week and here are some of my favorites.

  • Book Club.  We got together and discussed The Host for a bit, and then we just talked and enjoyed pumpkin bread.
  • More books.  I started reading The Help for our next book club meeting.  I love the first paragraph!  A friend also let me borrow Lemon Tart.  It’s the first in the series of culinary cozies. Don’t forget to enter to win an iPad in celebration of the latest book in the series, Pumpkin Roll.
  • Relief Society.  We had an activity with treats and games.  I took Caramel Apple Cider Cookies that I found on Pinterest.  I also have the most determined booty, since I won musical chairs.  I also learned a fun new game called “Do You Love your Neighbor?”  It’s another scramble to get a chair game.  Hopefully those competitive games helped burn off all the cookies I ate.
  • The Glitter Academy.  Tonight’s the night I’ve been looking forward to with crafts, ice cream and the chance to be social!  I’m hoping to get a bunch of scrapbooking done tonight!

When I look at my week like that, it’s been an awesome week.  Here’s some other awesome things I found in the blogosphere.

  • Celebrations at Home has a cute, fun Halloween party (I don’t really like scary, gory Halloween).
  • Maybe you could feature these Oreo Candy Bars from In Katrina’s Kitchen.
  • If your kids are going trick or treating, these bags from Your Homebased Mom are adorable.  My kids would want bigger bags, like pillow cases with handles.
  • Not A Supermom shares her solution for mismatched socks.  It just might work…
  • I’m over at Arizona Mama sharing our Family Photo Challenge.  Remember there’s still time to vote!
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