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Friday Favorites: November 16

There’s only six days until Thanksgiving! I’m still working on taking down the Halloween decorations and I’m not sure I’ll get the scarecrows and other Thanksgiving ones up. Fortunately no decorations are needed to share this weeks favorites!gift favorites

  • I spent an afternoon with some cute girls cruising the mall and hitting the movies. Now that I’m finally thinking about Christmas gifts, I guess I should actually start shopping.
  • We saw The Odd Life of Timothy Green (I know, we’re behind on movies). It was sweet, but sad.
  • Time to stock on baking supplies. There were some amazing deals earlier in the week.
  • We laughed til we cried at the local high school improv comedy show. I don’t remember anything that cool when I was in high school. Jesterz look out!

I know you’re dying to hear my favorites from some of my favorite blogs too!

  • I’ve been wanting to host a cookie exchange for a couple of years. Chef in Training’s Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies would be an awesome cookie to swap.
  • I’m in some serious motivation to work on my 2011 scrapbook; I have almost 60 pages to finish and my goal was the end of the month! Maybe Creating Keepsakes November / December sketches will inspire me.
  • Part of the Thanksgiving decorations that haven’t been put up is our annual Gratitude Garland. Maybe I’ll skip it and try Somewhat Simple’s Giving Tree instead.

Please share your favorites in a comment. I love to hear what’s on your mind!

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Saturday Sentiment: Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to be set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.” ~ E. P. Powell

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Friday Favorites: November 25

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  I must not have eaten enough, because I’m hungry again.  There were a lot of favorites Thanksgiving week.

  • I’m not into getting up at the crack of dawn (or stroke of midnight) for Black Friday shopping.  We started our Christmas shopping in earnest last weekend and earlier this week.  I still have a few more gifts to decide on and other projects, but it seems manageable because I started early.
  • I finished scrapbooking 2010, except the journaling on a couple of pages.
  • I tried some homemade rolls I found on Pinterest.  They were yummy and not too labor intensive.  The best part was they made a lot!
  • My girls were awesome to help out in the kitchen on Pie day and Thanksgiving.  We all worked together the last couple of hours before dinner.  My mom jumped in and helped when she got here too.

If you have time to take a break from shopping and enjoying your family, here’s my favorite links this Friday.

  • Chef Tess shares some recipes for that leftover turkey.  Ours usually makes it to sandwiches and I freeze some for future dinners.
  • Are you tired of pie?  Me either, but these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Two Peas and & Their Pod look mighty good!
  • I’m sure we’ll start decorating for Christmas this weekend.  This snowman from Small Fry & Co. would be a cute addition to our decor.

Please share your favorite part of Thanksgiving and what you are looking forward to this weekend!  I’m hoping to get family pictures taken so I can work on getting Christmas cards mailed out.

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Thanksgiving at Arizona Mama

Arizona Mama is in gear for the holidays.  I posted a couple of Thanksgiving articles since the weekend.  First up is our Thankful Cornucopia.  It’s like a gratitude garland for your table.  I also have a great how to article on burning off you Thanksgiving Dinner.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, I’m finishing up my shopping today.  I learned to avoid the grocery stores the day before Thanksgiving.  And besides, tomorrow is Pie Day!

I may or may not be taking a break for the holiday.  Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  Be sure to come back and share your favorite pies with me!

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