Happy Homemaker Monday 11/23

The first snow fall in my area was a bit uneventful, though it seemed that EVERYONE else all around us had much more than we did.  Most of the day it was rain with some snow, but by the afternoon we did see some big fluffly flakes, and it did put a thin blanket of white on everything, and now the weather on Sunday was fa-reezing.

Hoping everyone has a wonderful week, and a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Linking-up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.



Just finished Thrill Me Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold sixth year, and 18th book.  I’m looking forward to adding some books geared around Christmas for this holiday season.  I’m starting the season off with book 19 in this series, Marry Me at Christmas.  I just visited Susan Mallery’s web site and found that with this book she has included a literary scavenger hunt.   There is a list to print out, and twelve objects to find while reading the book, that’s different, and should be fun.  What I also like is that for each one of these books, she has pictures and bios on every character.  It’s fun to put a face to them as you read along.

Green beans with bacon
Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole (yep the one with the marshmallows)
Mac and Cheese (homemade, not the Kraft in a box, which is what I thought of when I first heard serving Mac and Cheese for Thanksgiving 🙂 )
Brown and Serve Rolls and/or Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Oreo Surprise
Banana Pudding

I’ll also be helping the twins make a few things for their Friendsgiving on Wednesday at their friend’s house.  It’s the first year they are doing this, should be interesting…a bunch of 20 year-olds “planning” dinner, but with this group of friends, it will definitely be a fun time for them.


On Thanksgiving night, my daughter and I will participate in the Shop in your Pajamas-O-rama.  We usually meet up with my sister and her daughter.  There are a couple of stores in town that will be open at 8 p.m. until Midnight.  One is a gift shop that has unbelievable Christmas decorations, and several trees decorated throughout, they serve coffee and hot apple cider.  They have two cats roaming around too, it’s just a real cozy atmosphere, and it’s one of the older buildings in town, so it has a lot of character.  If only I had about $1000 just lying around, I’d spend it easily in this place.  A girl I went to high school with has a t-shirt shop that we stop at, and her partner has a unique gift shop as well, where she makes a lot of the stuff in there.  She takes old wooden windows and paints sayings and quotes on the glass, they are just gorgeous.  It’s just a real fun time, and a great way to kick off the holiday season.

So many things happening in town for the holidays, which include the holiday parade, with real reindeer, the Library’s Gala Fundraiser, Ice Sculptors on the main street, and a chance to take pictures with the real reindeer!!

It is the most wonderful time of the year!!

My daughter shared this with me.  She asked me if I had seen the Adele “Hello” video, and I hadn’t, just heard all the hype.  So she was like, you don’t have to watch the whole thing, just a little bit, it will be well worth it once you see this.

We LOVE Miss Piggy!!


© 2015 Liv’s Photography


6 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday 11/23

  1. Yay for the first pretty snow. Now is the time when I’ll embrace the “s” word. Lol! That book sounds really cool – with the scavenger hunt.

    I want to come to your house for the thanksgiving holiday! Yummy menu and what fun that night!! Sounds like a wonderful time ahead with the parade and other events! Fun fun fun!! . 😉

    I love that new Adele song and did you see the skit on SNL about it too? Lol

    That photo is so beautiful. Your inspiration is spot on.
    Many blessings to you for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday my Dear!! xoxo

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