Happy Sunday! I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend! The weather is unusually gray and gloomy here today and I am fighting the temptation to just curl back into bed and stay there for the rest of the day! Just try and stop me……

In other news, if you haven’t already, be sure to grab your Holiday Planning Guide is now available. It is a fabulous resource for keeping your schedule and budget under control, and for staying focused on what matters most. Oh, and it’s free! Be sure to grab yours here!

But now on to the good stuff. Here is what I loved this week:

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First of all, this Creamy Pumpkin Butternut Squash Soup from Modern Hen Home looks so easy to prepare and sounds so yummy!


Mmm…these Grape Crostini with Blue Cheese Spread and Honey from Home Cooking Memories sound like the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer!


This Butternut Squash Salad with Candied Nuts from The Seasoned Mom would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving menu too!


And speaking of Thanksgiving…..Growing Up Gabel has tips on how to Brine and Roast a Turkey to ensure a perfectly moist bird!


Onto the dessert table! These Pumpkin Pecan Brownie Bites from Kleinworth & Co. sound SO good!


These Oreo Truffles from Moms Need to Know are super easy to make and only require 3 ingredients. Definitely my kind of dessert!


This Homemade Mulled Apple Cider Recipe from Little House Living is the perfect solution to a dreary day like today!


This Easy Apple Cranberry Chia Seed Jam from A Worthy Read would make a great homemade gift for teachers, neighbors and friends!


Planning to host Thanksgiving at your house this year? Sports Mom Survival Guide has 21 Kid Activities for Holiday Gatherings. Number 3 would be so much FUN!


Of course if you are more worried about getting the food on the table, Modern Christian Homemaker has the secrets to Perfectly Timing Thanksgiving Dinner.


Moving on to some great money saving tips….. Sarah Titus has four easy to follow tips on How to Build a Stockpile.


Not sure you want to brave the stores on Black Friday? Check out this Guide to Black Friday Shopping Online from More Excellent Me.


Snail Pace Transformations has 10 Ways Thrifty People Prepare for the Christmas Shopping Season. I love tip #2!


And finally, these 6 tips on How to Save on Holiday Gifts from Sunshine and Hurricanes are also a great way to budget for the holidays!


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What did you love this week?

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