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Good morning friends! Happy Friday, have you had a good week? Are you ready for Halloween? Are you headed to or hosting a Halloween Party? Will you be taking the kids to trick or treat? I am not really a fan of Halloween, I do not like scary, spooky things. I am however all about trick or treat, I love seeing the kids so happy and dresses so cute and I like candy. We will not be dressing up for Halloween but we will be here for the trick or treaters.
I have lots to share with you this week so get your chocolate or coffee and lets get to it.
My Friday Favorites
Pizza Friday has a new recipe on the menu, White Pizza with Spinach and Artichokes.
Tacos Tuesdays might be replaced by Chipotle cheddar baked pork taquitos
Add this Creamy Wild Rice Soup to your Fall and Winter soup rotation.
Pasta lovers will want to try this Spicy Butternut Squash Pasta.
This looks and sounds delicious, Pumpkin Risotto with Apple Cider Caramelized Onions.
If you are going to be making wings to watch a football game this weekend you might want to make this buffalo sauce.
If you are baking a sweet treat for the kids check out 7 Spooky Season Treats!
5 Spooky Cocktails Just in Time for Halloween for the parents.
Home Decor & Design
If you are looking for inspiration for your Thanksgiving table or just a Fall dinner check out these SEVEN FALL TABLESCAPES YOUR GUESTS WILL LOVE!
Minimalism is not my style, I love the collected look and my husband and I have both collected books and more from our travels, if you are looking for inspiration for “collected style” or “grand millennial” style look no further than these 49 stylish living room ideas to copy now.
Beautiful house and decor. MOUNTAIN CHIC IN CASHIERS In typical Francie Hargrove fashion, the Cashiers-based designer weaves together the rustic and the refined, taking mountain style to all-new heights
If you are looking for something to read or watch Katie from Preppy Empty Nester has a great list with reviews.
If you are in the mood here are 13 Spooky Halloween Movies To Watch This Weekend
Maman: The Cookbook: All-Day Recipes to Warm Your Heart, is on my wish list for Christmas.
Experience the award-winning recipes for cookies, cakes, quiches, and croissants from maman, the beloved rustic-chic café
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TASTE OF HOME • “The perfect host gift but also one that will surely be earmarked, splashed with wine and chocolate from overuse, which in my mind is a smash.”—Erin McKenna, owner of Erin McKenna’s Bakery
My aunt recommended My Mother’s Secret.
Franciszka and her daughter, Helena, are simple, ordinary people…until 1939, when the Nazis invade their homeland. Providing shelter to Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland is a death sentence, but Franciszka and Helena do exactly that. In their tiny home in Sokal, they hide a Jewish family in a loft above their pigsty, a Jewish doctor with his wife and son in a makeshift cellar under the kitchen, and a defecting German soldier in the attic—each party completely unknown to the others. For everyone to survive, Franciszka will have to outsmart her neighbors and the German commander.
Told simply and succinctly from four different perspectives—all under one roof—My Mother’s Secret is a testament to the kindness, courage, and generosity of ordinary people who chose to be extraordinary.
I am currently reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, it is so interesting.
The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything—everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome’s got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter.
Cussy’s not only a book woman, however, she’s also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy’s family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she’s going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler.
Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman’s belief that books can carry us anywhere—even back home.
Christmas Books for Children
Two more books to add to your children’s Christmas book collection. Remember to reserve a few books at the library, go to the thrift store or order a few on Amazon Kindle(there are many that are free) then start the tradition of reading one book every night for the 24 days before Christmas.
Cat knows he hasn’t behaved this year, and he’s pretty sure Santa just might skip him. Join Cat for this fun-filled story as he learns the true meaning and spirit of gift-giving.
When cardinals Red and Lulu becomes separated, they’ll stop at nothing and go the distance just to find each other during the season of love and miracles in this beautifully illustrated and heartwarming story.
You can support the Smithsonian Institution by purchasing something from their annual craft fair.
It is getting to be a little chilly here that means it is time to pull out the winter coats, if you are looking for a beautiful and stylish coat this year, you might like this one. It comes in camel as well.
I love this plaid dress!It looks so stylish and comfortable.
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That is all I have for this week my friends. I hope that you found a book to read, a recipe to try or an article that caught your eye. Have a happy weekend, be safe this Halloween.