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Thank Goodness It’s Thursday No. 51

I’m sitting in a relaxing cabin just outside of Forks, WA (yes, that place from Twilight) and it is pouring down rain. Jeff and the little one are napping and I am snuggled up watching the rain come down and little creatures make their appearances now and again. We are all content in our little place of respite from the relentless rain and I am thankful for this quiet time before the hustle of the holidays really kicks into high gear. Help us to kick off the weekend and join the party!

For the past few days, we have been happy, healthy and thoroughly drenched after our mid-day hikes through the rain forest. Admittedly, if you aren’t used to the rain, the Pacific North West rain forest in winter is probably not the best vacation spot. Visiting here in the drier summer months might be a better option if you’re used to drier climates, but for those of us from Seattle, a little rain doesn’t stop us from exploring.Last night, we were able to build a fire and introduce our daughter to the joys of s’mores – I forgot just how sweet they really are! I am all for a fine, sugary treat, but wow! Eating a s’mores is like taking an injection of sugar, followed by a sugar chaser, ya know? But, the little one really loved sitting outside on chairs made from stumps, warming herself next to a fire alongside mom and dad.

I am thankful for this trip and for my family. I hope your weeks are full of happy, productive efforts and I’m so happy you’re here to link up or read through some amazing recipes, DIY projects, and crafts! Without further ado, here are this week’s features!

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Jordan’s pick:

DIY Rustic Holiday Lyric Wood Slice (and a template!)
DIY Rustic Holiday Lyric Wood Slice from Colleen at Lemon Thistle
Sarah’s Pick: Yep, I have sugary treats on the brain, it seems. Look at these confections from Christy!
White Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes
 White Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes from Christy at Christy’s Cooking Creations
Becky’s Pick:


This is one of my favorite appetizers to make and it is always a hit. I’ve served it at baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, dinner parties, holidays parties, you name it this easy recipe is the answer! Made with basil pesto, sundried tomato pesto, goat cheese and cream cheese it is decadent and delicious spread on crostini. #MezzettaMemories #sp
Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Cheese Spread from Kat at Home Made Interest
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Here’s what your hosts have been up to:

Chocolate Fudge from Jordan’s Onion
FROZEN Toddler Infinity Scarf Ruffles and Rain Boots
Infinity Scarf for Kids from Ruffles and Rain Boots
Christmas on the Prado December Nights in Balboa Park for Date Nights 2012, christmas, balboa park, san diego, beckycharms, family fun, lifestyle, celebrities, events, local, social, holidays, 2012, architecture
December Nights in Balboa Park from BeckyCharms & Co.
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Amy | Canary Street Crafts

Sunday 14th of December 2014

Thanks for hosting, Sarah!!


Saturday 13th of December 2014

Ooh, Forks how cool! I've never been there but I've gone hiking in Portland and they have some of the most amazing hikes and greenery.

Sarah Nenni-Daher

Saturday 13th of December 2014

Nina, yes! I do miss Portland in part because of Forest Park. It's a wonderful spot in the city where you can feel transported to a Pacific North West forest. Forks is like that multiplied by 1,000!

Lou Lou Girls

Friday 12th of December 2014

Hello beautiful! What a great party, and I love being a part of it. Please come and join our party,it runs until tonight at 7 pm. We would love to have you. Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls

Heather {Woods of Bell Trees}

Friday 12th of December 2014

Thank you for a lovely party Sarah!

Colleen Pastoor

Thursday 11th of December 2014

Woohoo! Thanks so much for sharing my wood slice :)