TBB Asks {November}

Hey y'all,

It's a new month so of course I am joining the wonderful ladies of the Blended blog for their monthly questions post!

1. Have you ever kept a Gratitude Journal? Yes or No? 

Yes! I love keeping a gratitude journal especially in times where I am struggling in feeling the Lord's provision. You will be amazed of the things you begin to list as you think past being grateful for friends and family. Here are three things I'm grateful for today:
Lara bars for quick breakfasts on the go
hot water for my shower this morning
my friends Shelby and Laura Caroline on their birthdays

2. Hosting Thanksgiving at your house? Yes or No?

No. I will be visiting my family for Thanksgiving as usual. I am attending a Friendsgiving the Sunday before Thanksgiving and I am going to attempt Danielle Walker's herb biscuits from her book Celebrations.

3. Favorite Food from The Thanksgiving Meal?

This is a tie between the green bean casserole, my mom's homemade apple pie, and the smoked turkey.

4. What one thing in Nature are you most grateful for? 

Trees. Trees in the Fall are my favorite! I love long walks and just looking at all the trees changing.

5. Pumpkin Pie: Yes or No?

Hard no.

6. Traditional Cookbook: Yes or No?

I recently purged my cookbooks. I have mostly cookbooks from bloggers. I love Lisa Leake, Ree Drummond, Gina Homolka, and Danielle Walker. My mom still uses cookbooks from our pre-school that was filled with family recipes.

7. Oven Baked or Deep-Fried Turkey?

We started having smoked turkey for thanksgiving. It is already smoked and my dad puts it on the grill to heat up.

8. Thanksgiving Leftovers: Yes or No? 

Yes. We eat a lot of turkey sandwiches over the days following and eventually my mom makes a turkey casserole from my godmother's recipe with the leftovers as well.

9. What is one household product your most grateful for?

I'm grateful for my crockpot during this time of year!

10. Are you most grateful for home cooked meals or restaurant meals?

Home cooked meals from my family. I love a restaurant meal during the week as a break from cooking for myself but if I am home, I love having meals my mom or dad have made. 
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Five on Friday {November 2}

Hey y'all,

I am excited it is Friday! I have been battling a cold since Tuesday so I am hoping some fun this weekend with lots of rest heals me back up. I am not complaining that we get an extra hour of sleep this weekend either!

one. Sloth blanket.

On Friday, I had dinner with Traci and she was so sweet and gifted me this adorable sloth throw blanket for helping host her baby shower this summer. Sloths are one of my favorite animals and even Max approves of the new throw.

two. Dracula the ballet.

I went to Dracula on Sunday with my friend Christie and we really enjoyed the Carolina Ballet's performance. We felt that the Black Death piece that was performed before intermission was a little slow to start but the performance of Dracula was spectacular. I loved the costumes and the fact that they chose to have a narrator as part of the performance.

three. Sunset.

The sunset on Sunday was unreal. I had a church event that evening and this was the sun at 6:30pm when I was headed out. Gorgeous!

four. Wicked Halloween.

Did you catch the Wicked Halloween special on Monday? I am a huge fan of Wicked and loved the fun performances. The show made me want to buy tickets and see it again. I have seen it three times already but it is such a wonderful show!

five. 5 things I am thankful for.

I am planning on including 5 things I am thankful for in each of my 5 on Friday posts this month. Here are this weeks:
honey vanilla chamomile tea
friends to watch Hocus Pocus with on Halloween
modern medicine-I'm looking at you Nyquil/Dayquil
hot showers that help with congestion
great community in my bible studies this Fall

Link up with April, Christina, and Natasha.  
Also linking up with Tif, Becky, and Katie.
And Erika, Narci, and Andrea

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