Monday Musings No. 47, a weekend update + 5 Things: what I read, watched, and discovered this weekend and more.
Good Monday morning musings friends. It’s Thanksgiving week! Yikes, how is this possible?
Are you ready? We have the menu planned, the turkey thawing(in the fridge), the platters and bowls labeled and all that is left is to cook the meal and bake the pies. I am trying a new pie crust recipe this year, wish me luck.
It was a busy weekend. Friday we went to a fun cocktail party, it was just down the street so we were home and in our jammies by 9:30.
Saturday we went to a dinner party with 3 of the 4 couples that we usually hang out with. We had a Mexican feast, homemade enchiladas, a hatch chili rice dish, homemade chips, salsa and guacamole and of course margaritas. It was fun to sit, visit, and relax before a busy holiday weekend.
Sunday we were supposed to go to the Festival of the Trees but I was too tired. Not to mention that I had a huge mess to clean up in my bedroom. A few days ago I took every thing out of the closet to organize it and to nudge my husband to install my new shelves. Mission accomplished, the shelves are in and everything, well not everything, is back in and organized. Three bags are ready to go to the thrift store.
The house is almost decorated for Christmas. I finished the pinecone garland that is swaged across the front porch, I shared a video on Instagram if you would like to see it. Then I decorated the mini trees in vintage olive buckets on the front porch with dried oranges, berries and pinecones. All that is left inside is one small 3 ft tree in the living room, I have to add the ornaments and we are ready for the guests.
That’s it for me, now onto 5 things.
A lively tour of New York’s book world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers, past and present: from the Park Avenue Armory’s annual Antiquarian Book Fair, where original editions can fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars, to the Strand and Argosy bookstores, still standing against all odds.
An uplifting novel of friendship, the festive season, and risking everything for the biggest gift of all…
It was supposed to be Christy Sullivan’s perfect Christmas escape – a dream trip to Lapland with her family and best friend, Alix. But facing a make-or-break marriage crisis, Christy desperately needs time alone with her husband, Seb. Her solution? Alix, along with Seb’s oldest friend, Zac, can take Christy’s daughter on the planned Lapland trip, and they will all reunite there for Christmas Day. After all, what are friends for?
There’s nothing Alix won’t do for Christy, but Christy’s plan to save Christmas is testing their friendship. Especially as Alix and Zac have a difficult history of their own.
As long-held secrets unravel, and unexpected romance shines under the Northern Lights, can Christy and Alix find the courage to fight for the relationships they really want? And could this Christmas escape save the precious gift of each other’s friendship?
3. Link Love
Love these blanket scarves.
I am in love with this wreath! I need to find some little houses and use the tutorial to make my own.
These lounge pants are $26 and come in lots of colors, I like the gray.
If you love RL, quilted pieces and plaid you will love with this coat.
This cross body bag is similar to one that I bought last year, it makes a great gift for you or someone on your lost.
Pottery Barn Finds
Look of the Day
5. IN CASE YOU MISSED WEEKEND MEANDERINGS
Saturday I joined Juliet and Kim for our weekly series, weekend meanderings. I shared all 10 Ways to Practice Gratitude, Most Lovely Things In BHG, a Holiday Outfit and more on Weekend Meanderings.
This outfit was another thing that I shared, if you would like details for any of the items in the collage you can find them here. I think it makes a beautiful look to wear to The Nutcracker, an office party, Thanksgiving or for Christmas too.
You can find all weekend meanderings posts here.
I hope that you had a lovely weekend and that you found something on Monday Musings to enjoy. If you missed any of my musings you can find them all here.
Take care and thank you for spending part of your day with me. I will see you tomorrow.
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