November 30, 2011

I Cooked This Year



I baked the turkey this year in my in-laws' home and my parents also came! Thought I'd make it easy for both pairs of parents by taking on the majority of the cooking :)


November 27, 2011

Sunday Linky Party #40 + Goodies

 Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving and Black Friday. I didn't wait outside in line and didn't buy much this year. Instead, I just rested at home and watched some movies online :) Oh, the turkey I baked turned out pretty good!

These painted mason jars are so pretty and colorful. They look so artistic! I love the tutorial that The Crafty Scientist came up with.


November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Burlap Banner by atcompanyb


November 20, 2011

Sunday Linky Party #39 + Goodies

It's only a few more days until Thanksgiving! I hope you're all prepared for the big dinner. I'm making the turkey this year and I still haven't researched any recipes (I'm sort of new to turkey-baking). Hope it'll turn out good (fingers crossed).

This hanging moss frame is so cute and whimsical. I love it! Our Mini Family shows us how to make one and where she got that lovely picture.


November 15, 2011

Recipes for Thanksgiving!

So Thanksgiving is coming up next week and if you need a little help coming up with a dinner plan, I've gathered several interesting (and tasty) looking options on the web that doesn't seem too hard to make. Just click on the photos or links for the recipes, which are a collection of side dishes, desserts, and miscellaneous stuff (like pumpkin puree, good for other recipes :)

Apple Bombes, via Zap*


November 13, 2011

Sunday Linky Party #38 + Goodies

I think this week's features could be called the "Home Edition," because they're mostly home decor projects. Of course I didn't plan it that way, but that's what happened. Today, I'm going to a work-organized potluck, and I'm not sure what to bring. I'm thinking a chocolate dessert, since that's my favorite, so maybe the brownie bites with pumpkin cheesecake mousse by Pressed Down, Shaken Together, featured in the last linky party. Thanks girl! :) Hopefully it'll turn out as nice as the pictures look.

If you have a ton of jewelry and tend to leave them in a disorganized mess (like I do), this may be the project that will greatly improve your life. Thanks to this useful tutorial from The 36th Avenue, you can have the most amazing jewelry board ever :) Check out her pillowcases with pockets project too!


November 8, 2011

Meat Keeps Holiday Guests Calm

If you haven't noticed in the past years of your entire life, everyone gets a little antsy during the holiday season. Whether it's finding parking, Christmas shopping, or grocery shopping for big holiday dinners, people are a little more nuts than usual. Sometimes I wonder why we can't all calm down a little, but I'm probably hypocritically plowing through an aisle of toys while wondering said thought. Thanks to researchers (or people who are eternally curious about other people) and just in time for the biggest dinner party coming up in a few weeks, research suggests that meat actually makes us less aggressive. (Sorry vegetarians! Be warned that there will be lots of pictures of meat).

5x7 English Bulldog Thanksgiving Card by snowy4052002


November 6, 2011

Sunday Linky Party #37 + Goodies

Get ready to fall into fall! Haha, yep :) So hope you all had a good Halloween last week. Now we're getting close to Thanksgiving and that warm fuzzy feeling is starting to creep up, if it hasn't already crept up on you. I don't have much going on this weekend-- I guess you can say it's a lull between holidays. Hope you're all having a nice season despite the cold!

Let Photographis welcome you to autumn with her (?) gallery of amazing photos. Let's start this week off with some visual poetic inspiration!


November 1, 2011

Craving Fatty Foods? Sleep More


According to a small study (via The Body Odd), not getting enough ZZZs can make it harder for you (and me) to resist temptation. That makes sense. Whenever I'm tired at work, I end up drinking a coke and eating whatever candy I can find around my desk and/or the kitchen. I'm also more likely to eat junky food at lunch.