Friday Five, Holidays

Friday Five – Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and there are so many things about the holiday I enjoy…no, make that love. Today I’ll share five of those things with you.

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1. Stuffing. Yes, that’s right. I love stuffing and I wait all year to make it and then feast on it. LOL. And it’s awesome the next day. Actually, I think I prefer it on Friday and that’s why there’s always extra made.

2. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade is a must-watch and has been since I was a kid. Growing up in New York City it was a part of our holiday but I never went to a parade, I just watched it at home (all warm and cozy), then one year while I was working at Macy’s Herald Square in the Cosmetics buying office I was a parade participant. That’s right, I was dancing turkey and Dixie Carter was the celebrity on the float I was assigned it.

3. Christmas carols. With Santa making his appearance at the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Christmas music isn’t too far behind and on Friday I’m all ready for the tunes of the season.

4. Pumpkin pie. Hands down this pie is the centerpiece of my Thanksgiving baking. I usually bake an apple pie and a batch of pumpkin chocolate chips cookies to round out the desserts. (I’m getting seriously hungry right now).

5.The day after Thanksgiving. That’s right, I love that Friday and it’s not because it’s Black Friday (did that once just to have the experience and vowed never, ever to do that again) but because it’s such a peaceful day before the real craziness of December happens. I’ve found that Friday to be laid back and I usually don’t have plans so I can chill for most of the day, watch some holiday movies (thank you Hallmark Channel) and then warm up some leftovers and serve what’s left of the desserts. I love the day after Thanksgiving.

There’s my Friday Fives for Thanksgiving. What’s one or two (or five) things you love about the holiday? And how do you spend the Friday after Thanksgiving?

Happy Friday!

Friday Five

Friday Five – Bye Bye Summer

As we ease into autumn I’d like to share five things I will miss about summer.

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1. Having windows open. I really love fresh air and it’s a pleasure to have the windows and doors open all day. I will miss that during the cold months.
2. Floppy hats. I love hats and during the summer I can indulge because those big brims help keep the sun off of my fair skin.
3. Sandals. By the time winter is over I’m dying to get into a pair of sandals. They’re so easy to slip on and work with everything. I’ll miss the sandals.
4. Rizzoli & Isles. The summer season is over. Now I have to wait until later in the winter. Boo!
5. Longer days. I love that during the summer it stays light out until around 9pm. I really hate daylight savings time and in a few weeks we’ll be setting the clock back. And it’s really annoying to have to change all the clocks and that it’s dark just after 4pm. What’s with that?

I know that there are some really great things to look forward to in the autumn and I will take a few days to mourn the loss of summer but it’ll be back next year. And I’ll be pulling out the sandals and floppy hats and throwing open the windows.

So, what will you miss from the summer as fall approaches?

Friday Five, Video

Friday Five – What’s In My Bag

It’s finally Friday. Sure it’s cold, really cold, but it’s Friday. And I thought I’d step out of my box and try something very different and very scary. A vlog. Between the time that I made this video and now as I write I was so tempted to delete this video but I decided to forward with my plan. What was I thinking?

As I mentioned in the video, I got the idea of sharing five things that are in my bag from Nicole over at If you have a chance, please visit her blog and maybe say “hi”.

I was inspired to do a video by one of my favorite bloggers, Margo over at Brooklyn Fit Chick. I love her videos. Her great energy coupled with her passion for fitness makes her blog a must-read for me.

Phew. It’s over and I survived. I think I need a t-shirt. “I vlogged and lived to tell about it.” 🙂

Now, it’s your turn. What’s in your handbag that you NEED every day?