Wait. Hold up. Thanksgiving is next week? Wait. That means that in one week from today I’ll be putting up the Christmas Tree?! Cue the music. It’s the hap-happiest season of all! I’m officially giddy.
Another reason to be giddy: it’s the weekend. Tonight we’re going out for dinner with another couple, which means Quinn gets to have an adventure with the babysitter. Why do I get anxious every time I leave her? I know she’ll be just fine; in fact, when I told her she gets to hang out Karyl tonight she clapped and said “YAY!”
The fun will continue tomorrow with football Saturday. We’re having a couple of friends over & Josh is smoking some ribs. Football food is the best and you can’t go wrong with smoked meat!
Alrighty, time to get this party started. I hope you all have a fabulous day! Let’s get the weekend started properly with Friday Favorites!
***click on the red text to be led to the sources of my favorites
Favorite Side: Loaded Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes. Loaded with goodness. (Question: it’s completely acceptable to make both sweet potatoes and regular mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving, right? You can never have too many potatoes, in my opinion.)
Favorite Thanksgiving Decor: The Thankful Tree. It’s more than pretty, it’s a great way to share what you are thankful for.
Favorite Breakfast: Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls. The perfect easy breakfast for Thanksgiving morning.
Favorite Pumpkin Project: Thankful Pumpkin. Wouldn’t this be a lovely tradition to have? We didn’t carve our Halloween pumpkins, so we could easily do this.
Favorite Pumpkin: Pumpkin Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. I’m thankful for this beautiful cake.
Favorite TV: ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas! Get ready DVR, you’re about to be jam-packed with Christmas movies!!!
Favorite Bread: Easy Olive Pull-Apart Bread. Incredibly easy and they look amazing!
Favorite Chalkboard Project: Chalkboard Tray. So simple. It’d be a great way to display a holiday menu! Also, be sure to check out the link, there are 3 other craft ideas for a Pinterest Party. And Pinterest Parties are the best.
Favorite Squarsh: Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Farro and Bacon. Gorgeous. And a nice alternative to traditional Thanksgiving side dishes.
Favorite Purse: Blushing Tomato Purses. I bought a purse from Blushing Tomato at a craft fair in Spearfish, SD a few years ago and have received a TON of compliments on it. Might be time to add another purse to the collection!
Favorite Apple: Apple and Dulce de Leche Puffs. Don’t these look divine?
Favorite Vase: DIY Gold Leaf Vase. I just love gold accent pieces this time of year!
Favorite Appetizer: Cranberry, Brie, and Proscuitto Crostini with Balsamic Glaze. I am head over heals for this appetizer. It is simply stunning!
Favorite Reminder: This quote. No matter what, there is always something to be thankful for.
Have a happy Friday!