Happy Monday my friends. I hope that you are coming off of a delightful weekend or a long weekend here in the U.S.
Phew…talk about a whirlwind couple of days!
We packed a whole bunch into our 4 days of Thanksgiving break. It was so lovely to have my babies back home for a few days. We are blessed that my parents live in town and are able to share in the festivities. We enjoyed some great food, good conversation even ended our Thanksgiving day with an impromptu ‘Despacito’ dance party.
We bought our tree on Wednesday and put it up on and got it decorated on Friday. The boys schlepped the seemingly neverending boxes out of the attic, we emptied them in the kitchen and then they were schlepped back up the attic.
We decorated and baked and ate and listened to Christmas music.
Well, we did manage to fit a little football in on Saturday too. We lit the fire and enjoyed the instant cozy that a fire offers once lit.
The last baby went back to school yesterday, so it’s just us and the four-legged loves for a couple of weeks until they come back home for Christmas break.
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I am always looking for ‘overnight’ breakfast recipes. Here’s another one to add to my list.
I absolutely adore those Shiny Brite Vintage Ornaments and have slowly been acquiring them. Someday, when I have a whole bunch, I’m going to make this wreath. It is GORGEOUS!!!
Tibetan Proverb: The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
How do you feel about ‘icebreakers’ at parties? Make sure you read through the comments to get even more ideas.
Always good to be reminded of all the uses for vinegar. Actually did use a vinegar wash in my Flora’s ears recently and worked like a charm.
Cyber Monday Deals
- Holy Cow…if you are or have an Espresso Lover on your list. Check this out…60% off at Macy’s.
- Attachments for Kitchenaid Stand Mixer on Sale, plus an extra 10% off with code CYBER
- Dyson V6 Cord-Free Vacuum, 50% off. This is one of my all-time favorite household appliances.
- Save 44% on portable Car Battery Charger, great for the guy who has everything, but truthfully a practical gift for just about anyone.
- I am really tempted by this Indoor Herb Garden
Last but not least, I can’t claim this idea as ‘mine’, but whoever invented it was brilliant. If your hubby is anything like mine, you will have a spare length of PVC in the garage. Put one end in the reservoir of your Christmas Tree stand and put a funnel on the other end. Instead of crawling under your tree to water, simply pour the water into the funnel. I keep a finger in the reservoir to make sure I don’t overflow. This little gadget makes watering your Christmas tree SO MUCH EASIER! (excuse the picture, just snapped it with my phone)
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