Happy Day, friends!
Last week at this time I shared with you that I was in Savannah with three of the four members of my blog Mastermind group. I started meeting with these four ladies over a year ago and we still meet weekly via zoom. We are all women who have had successful careers and raised wonderful families (one of us still has her nestlings at home) but decided a few years to become our own boss. Our blogs have given us the creative outlet and career that allows us to be our own boss, yet also be there for our families as needed.
But (and this is a big BUT) without each of you, reading and commenting on my musings on a weekly basis, I wouldn’t be able to (nor would I want to) continue this wee job of mine.
So, one week before our Thanksgiving, I want to take a minute and thank each of you for your support that allows me this career that I truly love. I wake up each morning excited to make and do and share with each of you.
And I’m thankful for my blog mastermind group that encourages and motivates me. Our group is not only filled with charming and supportive personalities, but we each bring strengths to the group and want to share what we’ve learned. One of our members, Chellie, is a talented photographer and shared her wisdom with us. The picture below is of Kathleen and I putting our lessons to use (and no…I am not taking a photo of Kathleen’s ankles!)
I’d love to introduce you to my blog friends! Kathleen shares her healthy kitchen fare at The Fresh Cooky; Chellie creates great food and takes lovely photos while wrangling four children at Art From My Table; Sheila, our cookbook author and group leader, whips up delicious, yet do-able dishes to be shared around the dinner table at Life, Love and Good Food; and Nikki shares her delicious recipes with Southern roots on her blog, Soulfully Made.
- NEW RECIPE ALERT! If your home will swell next week with the arrival of family and friends, you’ll want to make this Apple Cider Doughnut Bundt Cake to have at the ready. And just to save you the research trouble, it is equally delicious for both breakfast and dessert! Who knew?!
- You still have time to make this Turkey Stock! From my site traffic report, it seems that many of you are looking to make this recipe, which is the most important ingredient for the very best turkey gravy.
- Don’t forget to print off these Thanksgiving-themed Tags to attach to wine bottles for hostess/host gifts.
- And speaking of gifts, one of the best holiday traditions is the sharing of gifts from the kitchen! Check out these Homemade Food Gift Ideas.
- With a mom and a grandma who were kitchen pros, I guess it is not surprising that my brother loves to cook as much as I do, if not more! If you also have a guy who enjoys to spend time in the kitchen, you might benefit from the list of Gift Ideas for Foodie Guys
- If you haven’t started already, it’s time to start planning for Christmas. Having a plan will help reduce the stress that often accompanies the holiday. Check out these tips and print off the 2021 Holiday Planner.
- You have still have time for a few knit gifts! Honestly, these knit stockings work up so very quickly given the bulky yarn. You could easily start and finish one in one day. And, knit washcloths are ALWAYS a welcome gift, especially when paired with a lovely bar of soap or bubble bath.
- And don’t forget about these Free Christmas Knitting Patterns.
- One of my good friends is so very organized, especially as it relates to her recipes. Each time she makes a recipe, she notes in the margin when she made it and if she made any changes to the recipe. It reads a bit like a diary of the important events in the life of her family and helps her keep track of her favorite recipes and any tweaks to it.
Well, my friends, I am going to work hard for the next two days before we head off to Cleveland for a wedding! I have so many great recipes and crafts in the queue to share with you over the next few weeks!
Enjoy the week, take care of yourselves and those you love!