The Tastiest Thanksgiving EVER!

Have you made YOUR Thanksgiving menu yet? It IS November, after all!

If you were with me here last year on the blog, you will remember that I took an entire week and did a series called “The Tastiest Thanksgiving EVER!”

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A great group of my blogger pals all submitted their favorite Thanksgiving recipe, and there were photos and printables galore! It was fantastic!

So this year, since there are so many new people here along The Road to Domestication (hi there, newbies!), I figured that I’d remind everyone about the series, and give all the links to those posts and recipes in one spot! How about that?! As a matter of fact, I have literally prepared your entire Thanksgiving menu for you, right here! (Well, except for the turkey!)

So let’s get going!

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It’s COMING! The Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party And Giveaway!

We are so excited about all the Food and Fun which comes with the Seasons changing!

Some of my friends and I are offering this Blogger Opp for an event we are calling

the Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party And Giveaway!

Shirley of Intelligent Domestications, Erlene of My Pinterventures, Kristen of The Road To Domestication and Roxanne of The Honey Comb Home are all working like Santa’s little helpers to bring you the most fun virtual party of the season!

Sign Up Now for the Ultimate Cookie and Goodies Party

The Fun will include:

  • Link Up for you to share all of your Cookies and Goodie recipes PLUS your party ideas including any Free Printables you want to promote for decorations, invitations and such!
  • You will be invited to Pin to our Collaborative Group Board so even more folks will see your Pins and your posts!
  • We have a Twitter party in the works too!

But wait! There’s more!

  • There simply must be a Giveaway, right! Giveaway’s drive non-blogger traffic to your blog AND grow your followers. Since this party will end before Black Friday, what better prize than CASH! We are starting with $100 in Cash, Winner’s Choice of either Paypal or Amazon eGift Card. This is a Worldwide Giveaway and event. The $100 will grow and some lucky person is going to have a nice Black Friday!

We would love for you to Co-Host this event with us! Co-Host links will go at the top of the Rafflecopter in the order in which they are received. The Co-Host spots are $15 which includes 4 links on the Rafflecopter and a link back to your blog in the body of the post.

Bundle pack of links is $10 for 4 links.

Individual links are $3 each.

AND THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE IS NOVEMBER 1!

Everyone who joins the Ultimate Virtual Cookies & Goodies Party will post the party and Giveaway as one post on their blog. We ask that you agree to share as often as possible during the 2 week event, not less than 4 times! It’s not a party without some Guests to enjoy our Recipes and Decorations and Party prizes!

If you would like to help us promote this party and make it as big and successful as possible, grab the HTML announcement here. Just copy and paste it onto your blog!

We have done All the work. You will receive the HTML ready to go.

Let’s get this party started!

Sign Up Here

Disclaimer: This giveaway is hosted by Shirley of Intelligent Domestications, Erlene of My Pinterventures, Kristen of The Road To Domestication and Roxanne of The Honey Comb Home. The winner will receive a Paypal cash payment from the above hostesses. Paypal is not sponsoring this giveaway, and as such, each blogger representing and advertising this giveaway is not responsible for the Paypal payment to the winner. Open to Worldwide, participants must be 18+ years, void where prohibited, and all entries will be verified. If your entry is not complete a new winner will be chosen. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, if they do not a new winner will be chosen. All giveaway tool will meet all requirements and follow all rules as stated by social media platforms state. This giveaway is in no way endorsed by any social media platform use to advertise.

Build Your Own Hamburger Bar…with FREE Printables!

If you read my post a couple weeks ago on Planning for the 4th of July, you’ll remember that one of the things I was going to feature during our Independence Day celebration was a Build Your Own Hamburger Bar. I was looking for printables to go along with the idea, but I couldn’t find any, and I was thinking about making some of my own!

Well, here I am now, with a lil’ recap of our July 4th activities…including details on the Build Your Own Hamburger Bar…and YES, FREE PRINTABLES that I created for the event!

**Disclaimer: as always, I somehow can never photograph the “final product” – which is agitating to me! I just get so caught up with making sure everything is perfect, and then when the guests start arriving, I get caught up in making sure everyone is comfy, and has everything they need. So…the following will just give you some kind of an idea of what it somewhat looked like.**

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See those plates and napkins? That’s where my entire decor scheme came from. They look like burlap painted with red, white and blue! The cutlery holders are just tin cans, and the condiments are in Ball jars, and they’re tagged with…well, I’m getting ahead of myself!

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Cleaning by Week, Month & Year…with FREE PRINTABLES!

First of all, can I announce the winner of the digital downloads from Northern Whimsy? (It’s my blog, sure I can! HA!) So…Alli Rutherford Smith, YOU are the winner!!! Congratulations to you!!! Shoot me an email at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com and I’ll get ya all set up!

And now…

I’ll admit it. It’s nothing you don’t already know, so that makes it easier. I’m a clean freak.

Yes, it’s true. But, believe it or not, I’ve actually gotten much more relaxed than I used to be! (You can stop laughing any time now.)

Still, there are some things that are very easy for me to obsess over. For instance: when I sit down on the couch at the end of the day and I’ve worked the full time job for 8 hours and then the part time for 2-3 more hours and then I’m trying to work on the blog until I fall asleep and I look up and see the filthiness that is the set of sliding glass doors that lead to the  back porch…I get a little agitated. Suddenly I notice dirt everywhere, and then I feel the need to get up and clean and then I’m tired and overwhelmed…you get the idea.

I tossed this around in my head for a while: how do I spread out all the cleaning that needs to be done across a week so not one day is more loaded than any other? How about across a month? A year? Hmmm…

You may remember when I solved PART of that problem a few months ago with my Weekly Chore List Printable. (If you missed that post, no worries, just CLICK HERE and you can check it out…and still get that free printable!) So that was that, and it’s been working pretty well so far. But I still needed to work on the cleaning items that needed to be accomplished once a month, or once a quarter, or once a year, even.

I searched Pinterest and Etsy and the blogosphere, looking for the type of printable I needed. Of course, when all else fails, I did what I always do: I made it myself.

So here’s what I’ve done: I’ve really just made a few simple and pretty lists!

Weekly, Monthly, and I’ve split the year up into quarters:

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Northern Whimsy Review & Giveaway!

I’ve had the privilege to meet lots of awesome people while I’ve been blogging, and one of my favorites is Jess. Jess blogs over at Rural Dreams, and she also has a really awesome Etsy shop, where she creates custom fabric and printable paper designs!

Now, y’all know me: I LOVE a good printable, and I love to make them, too! So Jess shared some pretty papers with me – and they just happen to match my blog colors! Check this out!

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Fun, huh?! I turned it into this:

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This is just one of the neat color schemes of printable papers she has available in her shop!

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