1 - I added this song to my Songs for November playlist from last week but in case you didn't see it I wanted to share it again. It's a really pretty song and a really lovely video - it's her real wedding video! I even tear up when her dad is walking her down the aisle.
2 - Today I'm fangirling out a bit and totally enjoying the opportunity to guest dj at my favorite local radio station: 99.9 WWCT FM. Their tagline is music for people who love music and they play a lot of the songs I share here on the blog - minus the country. Oh! Unless it's Johnny Cash. They play Johnny Cash.
I suppose I'm most excited about this because I'm not doing it because I'm JF's mom or a blogger. As a fan I submitted my name and playlist, and as a fan I was picked. They probably pick everyone who submits but I don't care. I'm really happy to be doing it.
And I'm going to give a shout out right here and now. My good friend Jen R. is babysitting my kids so I can do this, because she's great.
You can listen live if you click right here.
3 - Let's talk holiday cookies. A holiday season isn't a holiday season if I don't bake chocolate crinkles, snickerdoodles, peanut butter blossoms, and decorated cut out, sugar cookies. What about you? And I'm talking Thanksgiving - Epiphany, people! Let's get 'em ALL in!
4 - I had a lot of fun in Minnesota last weekend. I didn't really have fun getting there or coming home (missed flights and hours of de-icing make me want to cry, and what up O'Hare, with no free wi-fi?!! Lame!)
ahem.. But Minnesota was wonderful. Highlights include:
Nell and her family who hosted me in their dreamboat home.
Teresa and all the wonderful folks from Holy Spirit Academy
Being able to pray in gorgeous St. Michael's Church.
The amazing pretzel bread Nell served me for lunch.
Meeting so many wonderful bloggers. (like Marie and Anna and Jaqui and so many more!)
5 - My friends Haley and Christy have a brand new podcast that they launched earlier this week. I am SO excited for the Fountains of Carrots podcast. If you haven't listened yet, please do! So many great things to come.
6 - More exciting news for another one of my friends: Kelly is one of the keynote speakers at Edel '15! I am so proud of my friend and so happy for her and everyone else who gets to attend. She will be great!
7 - I'm really excited about the Advent Care Package giveaway that's happening right now on my blog. I'm not doing it to get more followers or because I was given something and now need to promote a vendor. I'm doing it in the hopes that whoever the lucky winner is, she will really benefit and have an easier Advent because of it. If you haven't entered yet, you can check it out here.
And now no more Advent from me until after Thanksgiving! I need to focus on gratitude and generosity a bit more.
And thanks to the aforementioned Kelly for hosting!