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Hi, everyone! Taffy the White Doggie here!
Mommy decided to let me take over the blog for today, since she’s been pretty busy. Actually, we’ve ALL been pretty busy around the house lately. The reason? I have two new baby sisters!
Well, they’re getting kinda big now. But not too big. Seems like they’re growing fast, though. I’m starting to wonder if I’m gonna get chased here pretty soon. Yeah, probably. But for now, I’ve been trying to help where I can.
Here in Florida, our temps have been averaging out at about 95 degrees every day. That’s with me being seven-and-a-half months pregnant with twins, by the way. It’s HOT. I’m extra thankful for our air conditioning, and I’m REALLY thankful for any kind of COLD treat. Like ice cream, for example.
However, even being the ice cream lover that I am, I had no idea that July was National Ice Cream Month! Did YOU know that?! (I can’t believe you didn’t tell me!) I’m excited to celebrate it, and National Ice Cream DAY, of course, which is July 17! And one of the best ways to celebrate ice cream is to do it with Graeter’s!
Graeter’s Ice Cream is a nationally recognized and awarded ice cream brand (Named Top 5 in the Country by the Food Network!) that was founded over 146 years ago in Cincinnati, OH. The fourth-generation family owned and operated company has perfected the art of using the French Pot, a traditional, small batch artisanal process of making ice cream. Known for their indulgent, premium flavors and ingredients, they’re also widely recognized for their gargantuan gourmet chocolate chips.
As you can see, I thought it best to try out several flavors of Graeter’s…just to get the full effect, you know!
Well, hey, y’all! Are you still in a turkey-induced coma? Are you already out shopping those Black Friday sales? I hope you and your family and friends enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!
Where will you find ME today? I’m home, folks! You could not pay me enough to be out there in the craziness, I’m sorry! I’m home taking down all my Fall decor and putting up Christmas. My house looks like Christmas vomited all over it, but it’s okay – it’ll be so pretty when I’m all done!
But you know what? Before I get all the way into Christmas, I’ve got to say: we have TONS of Thanksgiving leftovers stacked in our refrigerator right now. And while I HATE to waste food, I also HATE eating the same thing over and over again. Are you with me?
So I’m thrilled that the fine folks at Subb’s BBQ have offered up some suggestions to help us use our leftovers…but in different ways every time!
I mean, THAT is what we SHOULD have done, right? We totally should have barbecued our turkey! I will need to remember that for next year…
How about we start out with a new twist to an old favorite: Turkey Pot Pie
Okay, so it’s the day before Thanksgiving, and I know we’re all running around with our last-minute preparations, so today’s post is QUICK! No worries!
A couple years back, I was be-bopping around one of my favorite blogs, the world of Jenn over at iHeartOrganizing. (LOVE HER!) She was talking about something called a Fridge Coaster. What?!
Fast forward to present day, and I am the proud owner of several sets of Fridge Coasters!
Fridge Coasters are natural liners for your shelves in your refrigerator. Because don’t we all just HATE when someone spills something in the fridge and then it dries or sticks or crusts, and then we’re stuck scrubbing our lives away to clean up the mess?! UGH!
Now, Fridge Coasters don’t just solve the issue of spills – they pretty much obliterate it! They will actually absorb 4 – 5x their weight within 30 seconds after a spill! I mean, I can’t even CLEAN UP a spill within 30 seconds of it happening! Amazing! They are made of food industry-grade, quick-drying, hard-pressed wood pulp coaster board (2 mm thick), and they are also 100% biodegradable and recyclable. If you have a spill? You just pull out the Fridge Coaster and wipe it off. If it gets pretty wet? Just let it dry out, and pop it right back in your refrigerator.
Yep – it’s that easy! And they look like this:
Just under a week until Thanksgiving, my FAVORITE holiday! Are you ready?!
I’m hitting the “excited” stretch now. I’ve been looking down the barrel of “I have WAY too much to get done before Thanksgiving” for a few weeks now, but at this point, I think I’m fairly set! And I’m here to share a few helps with you so you can be fairly set, too!
My parents are in town for a week and a half, so of course, I needed to make sure my house was ready for them!
Here’s how to make sure YOU are ready for house guests, too!