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Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe | Festive Cranberry Pecan Kale Salad | Bacon Straws | Mini Mimosa Cupcakes | Baked Eggnog Donuts with Eggnog Glaze | Pecan Shortbread Cookies | Apple Pies in a Jar | Super Easy Homemade Lotion Bars | Washi Tape Gift Bags & Gift Tags | DIY Christmas Card Holder | Save Money For Christmas

Happy Sunday! I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend, full of fun holiday activities! If you haven’t already, be sure to take advantage of the awesome (and super RARE) Amazon book coupon happening this weekend! Through midnight tonight you can save 25% on one book of your choice.

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

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There were some incredible-looking soups linked up this week! Is there anything more comforting on a cold winter’s day than a bowl of steaming hot homemade soup? This Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe from Luv a Bargain sounds delicious!

Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe | Festive Cranberry Pecan Kale Salad | Bacon Straws | Mini Mimosa Cupcakes | Baked Eggnog Donuts with Eggnog Glaze | Pecan Shortbread Cookies | Apple Pies in a Jar | Super Easy Homemade Lotion Bars | Washi Tape Gift Bags & Gift Tags | DIY Christmas Card Holder | Save Money For Christmas

My little fall garden is coming along nicely, and my kale is almost ready to harvest! I can’t wait to try this Festive Cranberry Pecan Kale Salad from Practical Stewardship!

Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe | Festive Cranberry Pecan Kale Salad | Bacon Straws | Mini Mimosa Cupcakes | Baked Eggnog Donuts with Eggnog Glaze | Pecan Shortbread Cookies | Apple Pies in a Jar | Super Easy Homemade Lotion Bars | Washi Tape Gift Bags & Gift Tags | DIY Christmas Card Holder | Save Money For Christmas

These Bacon Straws from Army Wife to Suburban Life only require 5 ingredients and would be a hit at any holiday party! After all, everyone loves bacon!!

Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe | Festive Cranberry Pecan Kale Salad | Bacon Straws | Mini Mimosa Cupcakes | Baked Eggnog Donuts with Eggnog Glaze | Pecan Shortbread Cookies | Apple Pies in a Jar | Super Easy Homemade Lotion Bars | Washi Tape Gift Bags & Gift Tags | DIY Christmas Card Holder | Save Money For Christmas

Moving onto all the holiday sweet treats. These Mini Mimosa Cupcakes from This Silly Girl’s Life are topped with a Champagne buttercream frosting! YUM  They’d be perfect for a New Year’s Day brunch!

Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe | Festive Cranberry Pecan Kale Salad | Bacon Straws | Mini Mimosa Cupcakes | Baked Eggnog Donuts with Eggnog Glaze | Pecan Shortbread Cookies | Apple Pies in a Jar | Super Easy Homemade Lotion Bars | Washi Tape Gift Bags & Gift Tags | DIY Christmas Card Holder | Save Money For Christmas

These Baked Eggnog Donuts with Eggnog Glaze from Sunshine and Hurricanes are not only festive, they can be made in less than 20 minutes!

Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe | Festive Cranberry Pecan Kale Salad | Bacon Straws | Mini Mimosa Cupcakes | Baked Eggnog Donuts with Eggnog Glaze | Pecan Shortbread Cookies | Apple Pies in a Jar | Super Easy Homemade Lotion Bars | Washi Tape Gift Bags & Gift Tags | DIY Christmas Card Holder | Save Money For Christmas

These Pecan Shortbread Cookies from Cozy Country Living would be great for a cookie exchange! They also freeze well, which is always a great bonus!

Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe | Festive Cranberry Pecan Kale Salad | Bacon Straws | Mini Mimosa Cupcakes | Baked Eggnog Donuts with Eggnog Glaze | Pecan Shortbread Cookies | Apple Pies in a Jar | Super Easy Homemade Lotion Bars | Washi Tape Gift Bags & Gift Tags | DIY Christmas Card Holder | Save Money For Christmas

These Apple Pies in a Jar from Home Made Interest are already packaged for gift giving–the adorable gift tag included!

Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe | Festive Cranberry Pecan Kale Salad | Bacon Straws | Mini Mimosa Cupcakes | Baked Eggnog Donuts with Eggnog Glaze | Pecan Shortbread Cookies | Apple Pies in a Jar | Super Easy Homemade Lotion Bars | Washi Tape Gift Bags & Gift Tags | DIY Christmas Card Holder | Save Money For Christmas

There were also a bunch of creative craft and DIY projects linked up this week, which is great if you are still looking for some handmade gift ideas! I loved these Super Easy Homemade Lotion Bars from Frugal Mama and the Sprout.

Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe | Festive Cranberry Pecan Kale Salad | Bacon Straws | Mini Mimosa Cupcakes | Baked Eggnog Donuts with Eggnog Glaze | Pecan Shortbread Cookies | Apple Pies in a Jar | Super Easy Homemade Lotion Bars | Washi Tape Gift Bags & Gift Tags | DIY Christmas Card Holder | Save Money For Christmas

 These Washi Tape Gift Bags & Gift Tags from The Pin Junkie are so super cute!

Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe | Festive Cranberry Pecan Kale Salad | Bacon Straws | Mini Mimosa Cupcakes | Baked Eggnog Donuts with Eggnog Glaze | Pecan Shortbread Cookies | Apple Pies in a Jar | Super Easy Homemade Lotion Bars | Washi Tape Gift Bags & Gift Tags | DIY Christmas Card Holder | Save Money For Christmas

 This DIY Christmas Card Holder from The Happy Scraps Blog is such a clever way to display your holiday cards!

Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe | Festive Cranberry Pecan Kale Salad | Bacon Straws | Mini Mimosa Cupcakes | Baked Eggnog Donuts with Eggnog Glaze | Pecan Shortbread Cookies | Apple Pies in a Jar | Super Easy Homemade Lotion Bars | Washi Tape Gift Bags & Gift Tags | DIY Christmas Card Holder | Save Money For Christmas

These Old Fashioned Christmas Decorations from Little House Living would be pretty inside or out!

Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe | Festive Cranberry Pecan Kale Salad | Bacon Straws | Mini Mimosa Cupcakes | Baked Eggnog Donuts with Eggnog Glaze | Pecan Shortbread Cookies | Apple Pies in a Jar | Super Easy Homemade Lotion Bars | Washi Tape Gift Bags & Gift Tags | DIY Christmas Card Holder | Save Money For Christmas

Moving onto ways to save on cash during this holiday season. My Stay at Home Adventures shares 25 Ways to Save Money For Christmas! These tips are great for saving money year round!

Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe | Festive Cranberry Pecan Kale Salad | Bacon Straws | Mini Mimosa Cupcakes | Baked Eggnog Donuts with Eggnog Glaze | Pecan Shortbread Cookies | Apple Pies in a Jar | Super Easy Homemade Lotion Bars | Washi Tape Gift Bags & Gift Tags | DIY Christmas Card Holder | Save Money For Christmas

 These 20 Fun & Budget Friendly Christmas Activities from Family Balance Sheet can really put you in the holiday spirit! I think we might try number 9 this year!

Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe | Festive Cranberry Pecan Kale Salad | Bacon Straws | Mini Mimosa Cupcakes | Baked Eggnog Donuts with Eggnog Glaze | Pecan Shortbread Cookies | Apple Pies in a Jar | Super Easy Homemade Lotion Bars | Washi Tape Gift Bags & Gift Tags | DIY Christmas Card Holder | Save Money For Christmas

 Finally, A Worthy Read shares 15 Ideas on What to Say to the Kids When You Didn’t Move the Elf. I definitely need to keep this one handy!

Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe | Festive Cranberry Pecan Kale Salad | Bacon Straws | Mini Mimosa Cupcakes | Baked Eggnog Donuts with Eggnog Glaze | Pecan Shortbread Cookies | Apple Pies in a Jar | Super Easy Homemade Lotion Bars | Washi Tape Gift Bags & Gift Tags | DIY Christmas Card Holder | Save Money For Christmas

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What did you love this week?

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