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Good morning friends! How are you? I hope that you have had a fabulous week. This Sunday is the end of daylight savings and it is time to turn the clocks back, theoretically we get an extra hour of sleep. I personally love it but I know that a lot of people dread this time of the year. If you are a person that does not like the long winter months make sure that you are doing self-care to help yourself make it through the next few months, there are some great tips in this article.
Let’s get to it friends, I have lots to share this week that I think you will enjoy!
Friday Favorites, including my favorite books, articles, recipes and finds this week.
Sometimes I like to start with dessert, maybe a piece of pie or cake for breakfast, especially at the holidays or on my birthday. Does anyone else do this or is it just me? This cake is one of my favorites it is pumpkin with cream cheese frosting it’s almost like a pumpkin muffin or piece of bread with frosting.
This White Bean and Tomato Bake looks amazing and even better it is ready in 20 minutes.
Pumpkin fans will love this savory Beef & Bean Pumpkin Stew from The Curious Plate.
This vanilla syrup from The Fox Valley Foodie is the perfect recipe to make for yourself and to give to friends and family for Christmas, it is perfect in coffee, hot chocolate or to use on breakfast treats.
I love my Airfryer and use it almost everyday to make chicken, roasted sweet potatoes and other vegetables and I am now going to add this recipe for Air Fryer Smashed potatoes to my list of things to make.
If you are looking for a few ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner you might want to bookmark this post.
Chocolate Sprinkle Donuts are perfect for the weekend or to pin the recipe to keep for the holidays.
Homes and Decor
Millichope Park is the perfect example of a picturesque 18th-century landscape. Take a minute and enjoy this fabulous house and garden.
This is an interesting article about the longevity of images and date on the internet. Can Data Die? Tracking the Lenna Image
Love this, How the Maestro Got His Hands Back
If you will be traveling to Paris over the holidays you might be interested in The Best Coffee Spots in Paris Right Now. We have been to Paris many times over Thanksgiving and the first few weeks of December and it is magical, if you want to see a few of my photos from those trip you can see them, here and here. Also, if you are planning a trip in the future let me know, I have been going to Paris since I was 15 years old and I would love to share my favorite shops, cafe’s and tips.
I just ordered all three of these books from my library, I cannot wait to start reading them. Have you read any of them?
An unforgettable story of resilience and resistance set during WWII and present-day France on a secluded island off the coast of Brittany.
What would happen if we called on God for help and God actually appeared? In Mitch Albom’s profound new novel of hope and faith, a group of shipwrecked passengers pull a strange man from the sea. He claims to be “the Lord.” And he says he can only save them if they all believe in him.
In 1937, young Lisette Roux and her husband, André, move from Paris to a village in Provence to care for André’s grandfather Pascal. Lisette regrets having to give up her dream of becoming a gallery apprentice and longs for the comforts and sophistication of Paris. But as she soon discovers, the hilltop town is rich with unexpected pleasures.
Children’s Christmas Books
This is an ongoing list of books to purchase for your children’s advent calendar to just to read in the 25 days leading up to Christmas. You can find all of the book on Christmas Gifts 2021 Pinterest Board.
This gorgeously illustrated, full-color classic celebrates a time before email with an interactive picture book full of real letters to read aloud. The Jolly Postman brings a batch of wonderful letters for Christmas, including notes from the Big Bad Wolf and all the King’s men. Open this book, take out the letters, and discover what favorite characters would write to each other–and reimagine best-loved tales together.
Help Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter get ready for the holidays in this classic, funny and heartwarming book. The perfect gift for Christmas!
Whether he’s making wreaths, eating gingerbread cookies, or putting the star on the top of the tree, parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story starring Little Critter.
If you are looking for a wicker/basket type tree collar, this one from Target is very pretty and reasonable priced.
Have you seen the adorable wood toys from the Hearth & Hand Collection at Target? I love this basket of pastries.
The J. Crew holiday shop just opened and it is fabulous! There are so many beautiful dresses, sweaters and more. Make sure to check it out, they are already having a sale on a bunch of things.
Pin Me For Later
Have you been shopping yet for the holidays, have you found anything that you think I should know about?
Did you order your advent calendar yet?
Have you started decorating yet?
Have a great weekend my friends.