Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday Faves

Hello, Lovelies!

I have a head cold (boo!), but I'm using my favourite home remedies and essential oils and am feeling a bit better than yesterday. I'm sure I'll be back to my healthy self in a day or two. I'm happy that it's the weekend! You, too?

This time of year brings cravings for those familiar and favourite traditional foods and goodies we have enjoyed year after year. One thing I plan to make this weekend is The Original Chex Party Mix (This "original" recipe says to use the microwave, but my original recipe uses the oven.). Do you make Chex Mix in your family? My mom made this when I was growing up, so it's been a tradition for a long time. We usually start making it in November, a week or two before Thanksgiving, and make many batches over the holidays. Yum!

Another favourite we enjoy this time of year is this delicious Spiced Pumpkin Bread (or Muffins) recipe!

Here are some of my favourite deals going on today:

If you missed out on buying those Palazzo Pants you had your eye on in the summer, here's your chance to grab some! You'll save 51%! I love the colour choices.

These Wool Felt Ball Garlands are so festive and come in four colour choices.

Don't these Cardigans with Button Sleeves look like the perfect layering sweaters?!

Wow! These Everyday Fall Midi Dresses come in sizes S to XL and are 46% off!

You save 53% on this Plaid Tunic Dress! It comes in two colours.

BOGO Free Rustic Christmas Festives - you get two for only $5.95!

I came across these two articles this week. They both invite me to learn more about cultures that embrace winter and make the most of the darker, colder months. I learned some of this while living in Canada. When there are weeks and months of snow on the ground, one really cannot expect to hunker down for the entire time and hibernate. It wouldn't be healthy. While we lived there, we learned to make the most of the snow - unless it was 40 below, of course. Brrr!

Virginia has proven herself quite cold, as well, so it was good to read these articles before the cold weather hits once again. Join me in lighting some candles, getting the blankets laundered and stacked nearby, having a good supply of hot cocoa and tea on hand, and making our homes places that embrace and celebrate winter!

The Norwegian Secret To Enjoying A Long Winter

Hygge: A Heart-Warming Lesson From Denmark

In case you missed it, HERE is my post on our favourite Advent books!

Currently, I'm reading Identity Thief: Exposing Satan's Plan to Steal Your Purpose, Passion and Power by Robby Dawkins. So far, I don't want to put it down! I'll post my review next week.

And coming tomorrow, another favourite - this one is all about Christmas! Click HERE to get a sneak peek! {ETA: Out of respect and honour for the Parisians who are suffering after the heartbreaking occurrences there last night, I am holding off on posting the giveaway until Monday. Thanks for your understanding.}

Do you have any favourite things to share this week? I'd love to hear about them.

Blessings and love. xo

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1 comment:

  1. YES!! The ORIGINAL recipe for Chex Mix DOES involve an oven!! And you had to take it out and stir it every once in awhile, right?? And I'm thinking it crisps up better than in a microwave, with that nice gentle sort of melt-in-your-mouth crisp, rather than a hard crunch. Just sayin'... :-) Thanks for linking up on Frugal Friday!