This and that: November 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #123

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American Friends.
I hope that you are not all to stuffed or out starting early Black Friday shopping...
to join our
Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party.
Link up your favorite recipes, crafts or DIY

Monday, November 24, 2014

Blogger Christmas Series Blog Hop #1

I am so excited to let you know that I have joined a wonderful group of bloggers to bring you Blogger Christmas Series Blog Hop.  I hope that this series will give you inspiration with your Christmas preparation.  My first post in this series is about Christmas Past.
Blogger Christmas Series -- Christmas Past/ This and That #familytradtions

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #122

Hope everyone is having a great week and not living in a deep freeze or under snow banks.  Right now I feel that we are in both here.
So grab your coffee, tea, hot chocolate or whatever you need to keep you warm and let's party...

Citrus Breaded Tilapia with Citrus Salad ~ CIC

It is time again for our Crazy Ingredient Challenge.
This month our ingredients are Orange (or Citrus) and Breadcrumbs.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It's All Greek To Me - Bulgar Wheat Salad and giveaway

I am so excited to be part of the Fall Tour for a wonderful cookbook It's All Greek To Me by Debbie Matenopoulos.
Disclosure: I was given the book to review and all opinions of this cookbook are my own.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fall Foliage Wreath

Fall is one of my favorite seasons.  I love the changing of the colours and living up here in the UP it is magnificent.  We all know that even though this season is beautiful,  colours only last for a short while and very soon the trees are bare and all those colours are fluttering to the ground.  One way to preserve all this beauty is to make a wreath with the flowers and foliage.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Something to be Thankful For (free printable)

Thanksgiving is approaching.  A time to be thankful for all that we have and have been given to us.  I have created a picture that you can download and print.  All pictures are slightly different and are 8 X 10 printables.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #121

Digging myself out of the snowbank so that we can have a great party!  I can't wait to see what you will bring to our.... Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Ultimate Virtual Cookie and Goodies Party and Giveaway

Gingerbreadman Cookies and CandyWelcome and come on in to the Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party And Giveaway!


We have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you the best and most fun virtual party you will attend this season!
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Over the next 13 days we want you to share your absolute Best Cookie and Goodie recipes with us! We also want you to share your Free Printable Holiday invitations, party d├ęcor and anything; Thanksgiving and Christmas themed which you have Free Printables for! No Round Ups, please.
We will be Pinning all of your wonderful Recipes and Free Printables to our Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party Pinterest Board.
We will be hosting a Twitter party loaded with prizes! What would a party be without prizes?! Mark your calendar for November 11th at 8pm EST and go to TWUBS to pre-register, here.
Prizes included in the Twitter party; 6 dozen eggs from NestFresh Eggs, The Picky Palate Cookbook from Marilyn's Treats, Birch Lane Pillow cover Valued at $59, Set of 6 snowflake ornaments via SkyBlueFancy Etsy shop, "Baked with Love by" labels valued at $25 from The Road To Domestication and $20 e-gift card courtesy of your Hosts!!!
Twitter Party Invitation Graphic for the Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party and Giveaway Event
All of our party Hosts and Co-Hosts have joined together to bring you a HUGE Paypal Cash prize in our party Giveaway along with some fabulous prizes brought to you by our Sponsors!

Just in time for Christmas shopping. $350 in Cash PLUS 4 more Winners of Sponsor Prize Packages on the Rafflecopter

  1. $350 Cash with winner option of either Paypal or Amazon
  2. Value $75 includes; The Pasta Shoppe - box of holiday pasta $25 and Birch Lane $50 gift card
  3. Value $42 includes; Fun Pasta Fundraising -box of holiday pasta $25 and Family Finest Cookie Kits-2 coupons, $12 value and Northern Whimsy Custom Recipe cards ($5 value) plus 75% off anything in the store
  4. Value $43 includes; Jamberry Nails-holiday nail wraps - (1 sheet, $15 value) and Chloe + Isabel- organic teardrop earrings RV $28
  5. Value $89 includes; Farmer’s Bounty Pet-Food & two treat varieties - $38 value and Princella Sweet Potatoes - A Sager Creek Company (3 free cans Sager Creek Veggies - $6 value) and Tandoor Chef -Coupons for 3 free dinners, $18 value and The Piping Gourmets Whoopie Pies! (3 Coupons for products, $27 value)

Meet Your Hosts

Please follow your hosts on at least one form of Social Media

Intelligent Domestications

The Road To Domestication

My Pinterventures

The Honeycomb Home

A Giant Thank You to all of our wonderful sponsors!

Sponsors edited Graphic

Please join with us as we Thank our Sponsors! We have some fabulous prizes for our Giveaway both on the Rafflecopter AND at the Twitter Party thanks to the good folks at: (6 dozen Eggs)
Marilyn's Treats (The Picky Palate Cookbook Value $17.99)
DIY Decorating Addict (6-month Subscription to online "DIY Decorating Addict" magazine via Dianne Corriere (Twitter Party) - only available on Apple products )
The Pasta Shoppe ($25 Value, box of Holiday pasta)
Fun Pasta Fundraising ($25 Value, Box of Holiday pasta)
Northern Whimsy Custom Recipe cards ($5 value) plus 75% off anything in the store
Jamberry Nails (Holiday Nail Wraps)
Family Finest (2 coupons, $12 value)
Farmer's Bounty Pet (Food & two treat varieties - $38 value)
Princella Yams - A Sager Creek Company (3 free cans Sager Creek Veggies - $6 value)
Tandoor Chef (Coupons for 3 free dinners, $18 value)
The Piping Gourmets (3 Coupons for products, $27 value)
Sky Blue Fancy Etsy Shop (Set of 6 Snowflake Ornaments, Value $18)
Birch Lane ($50 Gift Card and a Pillow Cover)
Chloe + Isabel (Organic Teardrop Earrings a $28 value)

Meet your co-hosts

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An Alli Event | Life With Lorelai | Meatloaf and Melodrama | Table and Hearth
2 Crochet Hooks | A Life In Balance | Marilyn's Treats | Kupon Girl
Sharing A to Z | This & That | The Rustic Willow | Second Chances Girl
Love Create Celebrate | That Recipe | Flourishing At Home
Pint Size Farm | Living Contently | The Evolution of Mom

Let's Party!

Here are the Rules:
  • Link up to 6 Post over the 13 days of the party
  • Share the party on social media using #Ultimatecookieparty
  • NO Round Ups
  • Visit a couple of links and comment or share
Share you original posts for any winter holiday, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. Recipes and Free Printable's Please. No crafts. It's all about the Cookies and Goodies!

Just in time for Christmas shopping. $350 in Cash PLUS 6 more Winners of Sponsor Prize Packages

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #120

I have made it home.. after going through and visiting 7 states and 1 province.  I took lots and lots of pictures and hope to share some with you.  First, it is Thursday and Thursday means ....

Fill the Cookie Jar with Biscoff Chai Cookies

Can you believe that it is already November?  The only great thing about the beginning of the month that it is time to Fill the Cookie Jar again.  This month's theme is Thanksgiving.  Do you have a favorite cookie that you serve on Thanksgiving?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Goat Burger

Goat meat is widely consumed in most countries except America.  I wonder why is that?  Is there a reason that you don't eat goat meat?  I do know that for myself I probably would never eat goat if it wasn't for my husband.