Hello and happy Friday!
Next weekend we’ll be celebrating Halloween, and what a totally weirdo Halloween it will be. The parties, the pumpkin patches, hay rides, and the haunted houses are all looking and feeling a whole lot different this year. We live on a steep hill so we don’t get many trick or treaters, and this year, I’m not counting on many, if any, at all.
I’m ready to move on. From so many things.
Halloween has been a test run for how to celebrate holidays in these oh-so different times. While travel will be less, and gatherings smaller, I’m hopeful Thanksgiving and Christmas will be festive and safe for all of us. It’s so hard to think of the holidays without sharing the best turkey, the tree trimming, and the traditions with those we love, as we have, for years. This year, things will be more modest, and we’ll make do with less. Having, doing, and seeing less.
We’re all making sacrifices, and will continue to do so, but that doesn’t mean we can’t feel and spread joy this holiday season. I heard a report that parents this year are making an even bigger effort to make the holidays special for children this year. I think we should all follow suit, and make it special for everyone.
BTW, I’m thinking of putting up my Christmas tree next weekend. Too soon? :)
But first, let’s get into this week’s list of Friday Faves. Click on crouton.
100% and couldn’t agree more: Sorry, I’m not sorry. Why we need to stop apologizing for everything.
48 Halloween masks (because we’re all wearing them) that will do the trick.
This list of coffee art photos make you say, “how’d they do that?”
I LOVE making dinners like this one. So easy!
Making this slow cooker soup this weekend because the cravings are real.
Q&A reveals! What to do with sourdough discard.
How good does this one pot meal look! –> Honey mustard chicken.
Add this Greek chicken dinner to your meal plan list.
Oh smart! A new flavor for roasted pumpkin seeds.
Weekends are made for breakfasts like this.
Air fryer recipe alert: Apple fritters!
The only thing better than mac and cheese is when it has bacon and crab added in.
Take the healthier route with this vegan mac and cheese.
Here’s how to make those TikTok hot chocolate bombs.
Instant Pot recipe alert: Risotto that looks oh-so-delicioso!
Download and print this cute monthly school calendar with stickers for your littles. Such a great idea.
Japanese beauty products are the new Korean beauty products.
This ombré rainbow wall is pretty dang fun.
I’d welcome this candle any day.
Such a pretty nail color for fall. Getting it.
This slouchy cozy sweater is my mood.
This faux leather jacket is so good.
Re-ordering my fave before makeup moisturizer.
28 Zoom-friendly Halloween costumes for the strangest Halloween ever.
5 signs you need to step away from the news cycle and how to do it.
Yes, you can make your brain 10 years younger. That should help too.
That’s it for this week! Have a great weekend everybody.
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