Hello, and happy hallowed Friday!
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and finally, New Years! It’s that time of year when the pressure is on to do all the right things and be everything to everyone. Or is it?
A few days ago, I read this quick piece about how to disappoint the right people, where this quote nailed the proverbial people pleaser in all of us on our overcommitted heads:
“Part of setting healthy boundaries is deciding who you’re willing to let down—and who has the right to make you feel guilty. Not everyone deserves power over your emotions.” ~ Adam Grant
If you’re a people pleaser and have a hard time saying “no”, this is the time to choose what delights and serves you most, and filter out what doesn’t. Under commit and over deliver. Just say no. Pass on being in charge. Don’t worry about pleasing everyone else before yourself.
Remember, by putting yourself first and not trying to be everything to every body, before you know it you’ll be enjoying a very happy holiday season you’ll actually enjoy.
With that, let’s get things rocking, and move on into this week’s Friday Faves.
My candy charcuterie board is still spot-on party perfect.
Need some last minute Halloween costume ideas? There’s tons of easy, DIY inspiration right here.
10 last minute Halloween make up ideas. Pretty cool.
I’m not going there…The most haunted tourist attactions in the U.S.
This apple butter is just calling for some homemade bread.
This chicken skillet dinner is a spot-on fall flavor bomb.
OMG, this homemade fettuccine is the prettiest color I’ve ever seen.
Sweet and savory, this golden soup is perfect for Thanksgiving.
This 5-ingredient pumpkin soup is always a hit.
These recipe classics are getting the pumpkin twist:
Are these not the prettiest fall cookies you’ve ever seen? I need to figure out how she did that glaze.
Bookmark these lemon cookies for Christmas.
Definitely adding this pumpkin sticky toffee pudding for two (or two for me) to my weekend plans.
Chocolate, chai, and cheesecake in one luxe bite? Three CH-eers to that!
If you don’t have one yet, this turkey roasting pan will last forever and is $60 off. Worth it.
These wooden bowls are so much more than just bowls.
These coats are so good.
11 Google Drive features everyone should know about. I really need to do #6 and free up some space.
Sci-fi in real life could be your next neighborhood: The unveiling of this $400-billion new city in the American desert.
And finally, tick tock: The best time to buy your holiday travel tickets. Get on it!
That’s it for this week. Happy Halloween and get outside and enjoy the flavors of fall!
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