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Happy Thanksgiving! (And some links for you)


I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving! Its my favorite holiday (probably because pumpkin pie is one of my favorite desserts and autumn is my favorite season).  Friday is my husband’s birthday and on Saturday we’re putting up the Christmas decorations. Its going to be a good long weekend! Hope yours is good as well! I’ll be back next week talking about some of our Christmas traditions.

Crunchy Betty— This site is great! She has TONS of DIY body products and recipes. She’s very witty too.

Make Your Own Solid Perfume — Speaking of Crunchy Betty, I read this about a month ago and have been thinking about it ever since then. I used my less-than-half-price Vitacost gift certificate to buy some essential oils, and I’m going to make some perfume over the weekend. (If you are curious, I bought ylang-ylang, wintergreen, grapefruit, and rose geranium. I already have some other essential oils that I’m going to combine with these.)


Picture from Bargain Hoot

Velvet Pumpkin Tutorial — I saw these velvet pumpkins over at The Nester and thought they were so pretty, but so pricey. Yesterday, I came across a tutorial for how to make them myself. Its too late this year, but I see some in my future for next year. (Now I just need to find some orange velvet…)


Picture from Lil' Blue Boo

Handmade Gift for a Little Girl — This is a tutorial to make these little wooden dolls. I don’t think we’ll do Disney princesses, but I think some little families or maybe even our extended family and good friends, would be a great gift for my daughter. (I’m hoping I can get my husband to paint them because my painting skilz are non-existent.)


Picture from Simple Bites. I sure hope mine looks even half this good!

Maple Pecan Pie — My husband’s birthday is on Friday and he’s requested a pecan pie. I’ve never made one before, so this is the recipe I chose.


Picture from Oh Frannson

Charm Squares Baby Quilt — I just started this quilt last night. I’m hoping to be able to get in a lot of crafting time over the holiday weekend. We’ll see how that goes,though.


  1. Nana Phyllis permalink
    11/25/2011 2:45 pm

    Pecan pie is pretty easy, Kate. I’m sure yours will be wonderful. They are so sweet!! Love pecans, though – they are healthy, right??

    Happy thanksgiving to you and the family and happy birthday to your hubby.

  2. 11/28/2011 12:33 pm

    Picked up some EO while I was gone. Can’t WAIT to try solid perfume. Thanks for all the links!

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