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Monday Musings, November 19

Well, hello there lovelies!

This time last week I was deep in a mud mask and paint. I am pleased to say that I am in neither of those two today!

I finished painting my dining room and it is so much fresher! (Is that the right way to say that?) And with Terry back in town, we will hang the pictures today.

My babies come home from school on Wednesday, so I will be bustling around this week getting prepped for Thanksgiving as well as the Christmas Decorating Onslaught that will occur on Friday. I will be following my Thanksgiving Preparations ‘Calendar’ to try to manage the crazy.

Despite his futile (and feeble) attempt to argue against it, Terry and I will get our tree on Wednesday so it is ready to go up first thing Friday morning.  The ‘onslaught’ only happens because we try to get as much decorating done with our kids home as possible and they head back to school on Saturday.

I’m also pretty giddy that there is a new ‘Harry Potter-ish’ movie out! For years, our tradition was to spend the Wednesday before Thanksgiving collecting food for the local food bank and then going to dinner and a movie.  We weren’t able to do it last year but I am tickled to be diving back into that tradition this year.

I took a Flower Arranging class on Friday and just LOVE the arrangement I made (if I do say so myself!) Yup if my typing seems a bit off it’s because I hurt my arm patting myself on the back all weekend.

Anywho, one of the many elements that I love is the use of the ‘produce’ like the cabbage, pomegranate, and red okra. Oh yeah, and the addition of Rosemary…took the whole arrangement over the top!

Need some Super Easy Appetizers for Thanksgiving?  Just saying, I think all of these look good for just about any time of the year.

My friend Maureen created lovely Christmas Window Boxes from foraged greenery.

Great quotes from books.

My other talented friend Patti made gloves and a headband from an old sweater!

I love this story! Just a beautiful way to start your week.

My friend Betsy, who just happens to know everything about everything paint related, has this post on Painting Tips.  I could’ve really used these last week.

What a hoot! As you prepare your Christmas cards, you will need this grammar tip…it is all about those dreadful apostrophes.

Are you ready for some Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping? Need some ideas?

So my friends, if I don’t ‘see’ you before Thursday, I do want to wish you and yours a lovely Thanksgiving. And for my friends outside of the US, I wish for you an abundance of joy for which you are thankful. Heck, guess we should all try to be thankful every day, and not save it for one day a year.  AMIRIGHT?

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  1. Lynn, your arrangement is gorgeous! I love, love, love making centerpieces with natural materials. Mixing roses in with herbs, fruits and veggies is a great idea and you’ve shown how well it an be done. Thanks for including my sweater mittens and headband upcycle. It was pretty easy and now if it would stop raining maybe I could get out and use them. Have a very special and blessed Thanksgiving with your family. I just might have to see if our crew want to see the latest Harry Potter flick too.

    1. Thanks my Friend!

      I am not surprised you like that arrangement, it is right up your alley!! And thanks for sharing your mittens and headbands…they are genius.

      Wishing you and your family a lovely Thanksgiving.

      Hugs, Lynn

    1. Thanks Meg! I am so enjoying those classes! They are planning another one before Christmas and you can bet I will be there!

      Have a great day my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn

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