You guys!! How can it already be the end of November?! Thanksgiving is just 2 short days away! ACKK!! To reduce some of my stress every year, I order a 'heat and serve' Thanksgiving meal and then I only make side dishes and desserts that are special (and that I enjoy making). No point making things like mashed potatoes or gravy when we like the prepared stuff just as well.. and I get to save the oven space for other things when it isn't taken up by the giant bird.
I think if the holidays stress you out, you need to let stuff go. Because I didn't have to do any grocery shopping or meal prep this week I was able to knock out a few other projects, like making over my fireplace.
Good bye travertine that blended into the walls and hello beautiful stacked stone. I cannot wait to deck this mantel for Christmas with the stockings and garland and whatever else I come up with.
I also made over some dollar store nutcrackers with a little metallic paint. The 'Silver and Gold" thing is really striking me this year. I just know I will have to at least one mantel or tree or vignette with that color scheme and I'll definitely be using these little guys!
And finally this week I shared some tips and tricks I use in my home to conserve energy and save on my utility bills. Every little bit helps.. a Penny Saved is a Penny for Starbucks!
But enough about my adventures.. Time to see what everyone else has been up to. I was really impressed with all the holiday links this week, and this week we actually have TWO most popular and TWO of my personal faves! Because 'indecision' is my middle name.
Besides these four links I also added a bunch to my Pinterest board this week (and so did Kathe)
THESE FEATURES ARE NOT PINNABLE FROM MY SITE.. PLEASE VISIT THE SOURCE IF YOU ARE GOING TO PIN THEM TO PINTEREST!
"And we'll never be royals" (a Purple bathroom makeover) by The Heathered Nest: