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The Books I Read in November

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With the 13 books I read this month I only have 5 more to go to meet my yearly reading goal-- easy peasy! I typically don't read any Christmas themed books until after Thanksgiving but the last couple of years I have not been able to read quite a few of the books I had hoped to because I waited too long and they were all snapped up at our library before I got there.  So I added in some holiday books along with some of my standard reading and had a great time reading this month.  At one point I had 4 different books going!   1. For Batter or Worse by Jenn McKinlay (Cupcake Bakery Mystery Book #13)-- When Mel is checking out the venue for her wedding reception she finds her old bakery assistant Oz standing over the dead body of his boss who has been murdered.  Mel knows that Oz is innocent and is determined to clear his name before she walks down aisle.  I've read this entire series in the last year and the books are so fun and such quick reads.  2. The Falling in Love Montage

Photos of the Week: November 27th

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 I was so focused on Thanksgiving and getting our house decorated for Christmas on Friday that I forgot all about this challenge until late last night.  Not wanting to skip one of these I Spy challenges I decided to cull through my photos of the week and see what I could come up with!  – festivities -- Getting ready for the festivities this week with a floral centerpiece.  – food-- We made our favorite chocolate chip pecan pie this week – free -- Hiking is the best form of free entertainment.  – fortune-- I pulled together the perfect Thanksgiving outfit without spending a fortune!  – your choice Linking up with:

Encouraging Hearts and Home: Happy Thanksgiving

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I will be away from my computer until Monday but I made sure to have my posts all ready to go for the next few days.  I couldn't not host the party for you all and hope you have a wonderful day wherever you are.  We have plans to decorate our house this weekend for Christmas so all my features today are themed around Christmas and were taken from last week's party. I hope you find some inspiration too.  And Now, It's Time for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!     Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home . We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light! Some of my favorites from last week: Jute Twine Ornament by The Apple Street Cottage Holly Jolly Christmas with Another New Penny Black Stamps by Ellibelle's Corner Christmas in the Craft Room 2021

What's Up Wednesday: Happy Thanksgiving!

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It's the last Wednesday of the month which means it's time for What's Up Wednesday with Sheaffer & Shay.  We're cleaning and baking and getting all ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow so my wrap up of the month is going to be quick.  What We're Eating This Week: I'll be sharing our full monthly menu next week but this week we have been eating easy to prep foods like frozen ravioli and sauce with green beans as we get ready for Thanksgiving!! I'll be hosting again this year and we plan to make roasted turkey, gravy, our favorite mashed potato recipe , butternut squash, green bean casserole, steamed broccoli, my favorite bread stuffing , and both apple pie and chocolate chip pecan pie.    My husband and I are also excited to eat our favorite leftover turkey pie when we decorate our tree on Friday. What I'm Reminiscing About:  When my boys were little we used to spend the whole MONTH of December having fun baking and crafting and watching holiday m