Good morning! I hope that you have had a good week. I know that I did; it was wonderful to have my mom here to celebrate my birthday. As we are into the middle of November I am anxiously awaiting the holidays, the planning, the preparation, the delicious foods, family traditions and more.
|Pumpkin Cheesecake made by me.|
The Internet has been a wealth of inspiration this week for all of that and more. Between the travel tips, the gift ideas, and new recipes to try my Pinterest boards are bursting!
|The Bedlam of Beefy|
I think these Pink Champagne cupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate the weekend and a few holiday celebrations as well. The Bedlam of Beefy featured this recipe from the cookbook Trophy Cupcakes & Parties; festive and beautiful the perfect combination.
|Image You May be Wandering Via AAA|
Many of us will be traveling over the holidays and sadly the golden days of travel are long gone. The long lines, smaller planes, rising costs of tickets and poor service have made travel a chore instead if a holiday. Sandy at You may be Wandering has written a great post to help you Avoid the Stress of Holiday Travel.
|Image from AKA Design via Belle Maison|
Thanksgiving is two weeks away, can you believe it? Belle Maison has posted ideas for easy tablescapes, centerpieces and place settings. I love the pumpkins and pine cones.
|Butternut Squash Soup from Lark and Linen|
This weekend the temperature’s are going to continue to drop and on a cool Fall day there is nothing better than a hearty bowl of soup. Lark & Linen my new favorite blog featured Butternut Squash Soup with Rosemary Croutons, this soup looks like an excellent meal for the weekend as well as over the holidays.
|Image Style Court|
I love books and I really love England, so The English Country House a new book reviewed on Style Court this week is going to the top of my Christmas list. What could be better than a lazy Saturday curled up in front of the fire with a cup of tea and a pile of good books featuring the interiors of beautiful houses?
The next few week are going to be a little hectic and perhaps stressful with the holidays. Bonnie from Living Life wrote a beautiful reminder this week to Stop and Count Your Blessings.
If you found something this week that you think we need to know about please share your favorites from the web.
Enjoy your weekend!
Castles Crowns and Cottages says
There is so much inspiration out there, isn't there my dear? I have been off the computer for two days; school is wild and is keeping me so busy, but as my books bring me joy, visiting blogs and going to Pinterest and Tumblr is quite the fun activity to get ideas.
I'm glad to know you had such a great time with your mother! Have a great weekend, Anita
Elizabeth, I always look forward to your Friday favorites finds. I always find something interesting and beautiful, and often a new blog to follow. I was so busy admiring the sweet acorn plate, I almost missed your mentioning my own blog. Thank you so much for mentioning Living Life. I am truly grateful. Now I'm off to explore. I hope you have a restful and good weekend planned. Bonnie
William Kendall says
I really must try pumpkin cheesecake….
Sunday Taylor says
Happy birthday! It must have been wonderful celebrating with your mother. Love this post and am on my way to check out all the links!
Sandy at You May Be Wandering says
Thanks for the mention, Elizabeth!!! Your pumpkin cheesecake looks delish. I am off to check out the other links!
Have a wonderful Sunday!! xoxo