Tuesday, November 21, 2017

NaBloPoMo: Slight Detour

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Yesterday I didn't post. I think it's pretty impressive that I made it this far with the kind of fall we've been having in my household.

But yesterday was one of my busiest workdays. And last night I ended up getting a chance to go see Coco - Disney/Pixar's latest animated film.

It was so cute, but that's neither here nor there right this second.

I didn't post.

Now, I did write a piece for another site I work for, but that didn't go live so I'm considering it a missed opportunity for me to complete an entire month of November.

That said - I'm okay with it.

I seriously have so many posts in the works right now.

I'm going to be participating in Houseful of Cookies again this year with Natasha of Houseful of Nicholes. So keep your eyes peeled for that post later this week.

Last year I shared the amazingly delicious Graham Cracker Pecan Toffee Squares. If you haven't tried them yet? Please go on and make yourself a batch this holiday season. I can promise you - you will thank me. You may hate me - but you'll still thank me.

I've also got a review coming up that local friends will absolutely want to see. I went to dinner at Maverick's Smokehouse and Taproom in Durham and it was delicious.

I'm overdue a few book reviews. I want to try to get through at least one of the Nonfiction November reads I'm in the thick of before November is over, ya know?

But for tonight I'm going to hit publish shortly. Because my kiddo is in need of rest, as am I. She's got herself a bit of a fever and I'm hoping it's the same 24-hr thing I went through a few weeks ago. Either way, I'm pretty sure I'm going to make myself some soup tomorrow. Possibly a few different batches. Or maybe I'll just do one a day over the rest of the lonnnng holiday weekend.

I have this post that includes 9 Soup Recipes to keep you warm and cozy this fall.

And I've also got my eye on this Flu-Fighter Soup from my friend Susan of That Susan Williams. That one might be first on my list.

And if you find yourself tired of turkey over the weekend and in need of something that'll cook itself? Head on over to my Crockpot Recipe Round-Up post and pick one of these eleven delicious looking recipes for your family.

So - there you have it. Day 21. Minus one.


  1. I'm interested in your thoughts on the movie (and if my 6-year-old will enjoy it.) Also, do you guys use essential oils? Do you have a flu bomb you can use when the fever strikes? Just curious (because I can't remember if you use EO, but I wouldn't be surprised if you did.)

  2. Welcome back! That movie looks so cute and so is your kid, but fingers crossed she isn't sick for too long!


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