Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Free Christmas Card Templates | LWSL Favorite Things Giveaway Extravaganza | Pasta Fagioli | Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookies | Play Kitchen Renovation

Happy Sunday, and, since there will be no Thrifty Thursday link party this week, Happy Thanksgiving! I wish you all a productive week of preparations, safe travels, and a wonderful holiday with your family & friends.

If you haven’t yet entered the LWSL Favorite Things Giveaway Extravaganza, be sure to do that soon! I get to give away a whopping $4,000 in prizes, including a Google Nexus Tablet, a Ninja Professional blender, and a ticket package to Universal Orlando!

As always, I was incredibly inspired by you all this week! Here are just a few of the posts I loved:

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First of all, doesn’t this Pasta Fagioli from Over the Apple Tree look absolutely delicious and perfect for fall? Yum!

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I’ve been busy collecting cookie recipes to try this year, and I think these Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Kleinworth & Co will definitely need to make the list!

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How cute is this Snowball Fight in a Bucket from The Moon and Me? My girls have never seen snow (at least not that they can remember) and they are begging to go someplace cold this year! I think they would get such a kick out of this project!

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I loved this Play Kitchen Renovation from Night Owl Corner. How fun that she took one of her favorite childhood toys and revamped it for her daughter! I think it turned out nicer than any play kitchen you could buy in the store!

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I am completely inept when it comes to tying scarves, so I just loved this easy tutorial on Faking an Infinity Scarf from This Silly Girl’s Life!

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Is a dSLR Camera on your Christmas wish list? These 5 Tips for Buying a dSLR Camera from The Seasoned Homemaker are a must read!

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If you are not sure Christmas cards are in your budget this year, be sure to check out these Free Christmas Card Templates from Got 2 Have Faith. Just insert your own photo & have them printed on regular photo paper for a stylish card that costs just pennies apiece!

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Have you considered using a meal planning service? Read all about the benefits of using one over at Creative Savings Blog.

Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Free Christmas Card Templates | LWSL Favorite Things Giveaway Extravaganza | Pasta Fagioli | Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookies | Play Kitchen Renovation

Finally, I loved this post, Black Friday, Yea or Nay, from Mission to Save. It was full of useful tips for braving the stores. Are you planning to hit this stores this Friday?

Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Free Christmas Card Templates | LWSL Favorite Things Giveaway Extravaganza | Pasta Fagioli | Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookies | Play Kitchen Renovation

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What did you love this week?