Happy November!

The holiday season is officially upon us, and I have to admit—I’m a total sucker for Thanksgiving! After all, what other holiday is completely and utterly centered around FOOD? Of course for some of us, just the thought of having to pull it all together—and host a whole house full of people—can be enough to induce a full-fledged panic attack, in which case (and just in case you were starting to break out in a cold sweat) don’t worry—we’ve got you covered!

In fact, November here at LWSL is all about making time for what matters most. Our articles this month are focused on making entertaining as easy as possible so that you can actually enjoy your holidays this year….without feeling a single ounce of guilt of all those things you’re “supposed” to be doing.

Here’s the breakdown of what you’ll find in this month’s issue:

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Whatever you do, don’t miss our Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu, which not only has all the recipes you’ll need, but a complete shopping list AND a step-by-step timeline for pulling it all together. It’s basically Thanksgiving done for you, and it’s a game changer! (You’re welcome!) If you’re nervous in the kitchen, you’ll also want to check out our Thanksgiving Fails (and How to Fix Them). And if you’re hosting guests, don’t miss Create a More Inviting Home, as well as our Holiday Speed Cleaning guide and our tips for how to Stay Organized All Season Long.


This month’s recipes are centered around our Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu, starting with our step-by-step tutorial for Stress Free Roast Turkey.  We’ve also got Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes, and my kids’ all-time favorite side dish, Creamy Corn Casserole, not to mention a round-up of our best Make-Ahead Appetizers and our can’t miss instructions for How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust!


On the money front, we’ve got some great solutions for keeping your holiday spending in check, starting with Are You Overspending on the Holidays?, as well as How to Save On Food for the Holidays.  If travel is part of your holiday plans, you won’t want to miss How to Save on Air Travel. Smart shoppers will appreciate our practical tips for Sneaky Retail Traps (& How to Avoid Them) as well as Your Biggest Money Problems, Solved.


This month’s life section is all about making time for what matters, starting with The Secret to Family Harmony and How to Raise Grateful Kids.  If you’re in need of calm, you’ll definitely want to check out Stay Organized All Season Long, and if you’re hoping to keep your family healthier this winter, definitely don’t miss How to Illness Proof Your Home.

All-in-all, it’s an issue jam-packed with incredible content designed to help you ease into the holiday season with a happier heart and a lighter load.

As always, I’d love to hear what articles have resonated most with you! Feel free to reach out at ruth@ruthsoukup.com, or message me on Instagram!

Here’s to a gratitude-filled November!

xoxo, Ruth

P.S. Don’t forget to download your 2019 Holiday Planner–it’s free, but only for a limited time!

Bring on the holidays! November here at LWSL is all about making time for what matters most. That's why all our articles this month are focused on eliminating Thanksgiving stress and making guilt-free entertaining as easy as possible!

Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
Ruth Soukup