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Fall Bucket List-- How We Did

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So, I know fall is not over yet and that technically winter doesn't start until Dec. 22nd but since my thoughts are turning more to holiday fun and I've already shared my Christmas bucket list I thought it was time to wrap this one up!




1.  Decorate the house for fall-- check!  I even wrote a post about it.




2.  Go apple picking-- Check!  We went to the orchard a few times and even bought some yummy caramel apples.



3.  Make homemade candy/ chocolate/ caramel apples- Check!



4.  Go hiking!!-- Check! We went so often I lost count of how many trips we took.  We tried out a few new places to hike as well as some old family favorites.





5.  Have a mini movie marathon one day-- Nope! We did however spent part of an afternoon binge watching the new Nailed It! Holiday edition that just came out on Netflix so I'm happy with that.

6.  Enjoy a fire in the fireplace-- Check!  The day we spent stacking wood near our basement door we got a fire going in the fireplace that very night and wi…

Friday Favorites: Happy Thanksgiving!

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We had a great week this week! The family really came together for some home improvement projects, cleaning the house, and getting all ready for Thanksgiving and the holidays.



I gave the boys the day off from school on Friday since I had a couple of back to back doctor's appointments.  The ultrasound went well and, while quite painful, the biopsy was necessary.  At one point I had two ultrasound techs in the room with me marveling over the growth in my uterus and assuring me that once the polyp was removed I would feel so much better.  I can't say I'm looking forward to the surgery but I am glad to have answers.  Apparently though I have a fibroid, and a couple of ovarian cysts it's the polyp causing all the problems.  They'll be removing it around Christmastime.

After I arrived home and grabbed a quick bite to eat Evan asked if I wanted to drive and get their glass fusion projects since we had gotten a call that they were ready to be picked up.  It was a long d…

Encouraging Hearts and Home-- Happy Thanksgiving!

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I am busy celebrating Thanksgiving with my family today but still wanted to make sure to have this party up and running for you all.


And Now, for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop! The Encouraging Hearts & Home Bloggers 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!


The post with the most views from last week:Why to Eat Pie the Night Before Thanksgiving by Of the Hearth

A few of my favorites:Cozy Christmas Master Bedroom by Penny's Vintage Home

Ritz Cracker Chicken and Spaghetti Marinara by Cooking with Ewa

How to Use Unicorn Spit and Metallic Paint on Baubles by Unique Creations by Anita

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What's Up Wednesday in November

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Today I am linking up with Shay and Sheaffer and all their blogging friends to talk about what we've been up to this month.  Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  This year we just have my mom and step father coming to our house for dinner so it should be a pretty low key, relaxing day and I'm really looking forward to it.



What We're Eating This Week: 
Sunday:Crustless quiche with salad



Monday:Egg salad BLT sandwiches with salad and homemade French fries/ butternut squash fries



Tuesday: Stuffed acorn squash (recipe here) with chicken and broccoli for the boys.


Wednesday: Spaghetti and sauce with garlic bread and salad.

Thursday: THANKSGIVING!  (menu here)

Friday:Unsloppy Joes with chips and vegetable sticks


Saturday: Turkey Pot Pie


What I'm Reminiscing About:  We were at Bass Pro the other week and Santa was arriving for his first visit of the season and the boys and I started talking about photos with Santa and how there were very years that one of them weren't in tears... (so…