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Five Things for Friday

Don’t we all need some wonderful things to curl into right now?

Call it distractions, call it self-care, call it soothing, but I am all about finding the things that make me feel contentedly at home.

Books, baking, and a few shows to binge while knitting. Join me where it’s cozy.

One

Yes, I am breaking my own rules and wading into Christmas prior to Thanksgiving. (I so envy Canada that they celebrate Thanksgiving in October and then can dive into Christmas!) But I was thinking, who’s up for a Cookie Recipe Exchange? I’m going to look into how we can do this–Google Docs maybe?

If you have ideas or thoughts, please drop me a note and I’ll get this organized next week and we can start baking.

Who doesn’t love having a few dozen cookies tucked in the freezer for quick gifts?

Two

Speaking of baking, have you been watching this season of the Great British Bake Off? If you haven’t, dive in. It is worth it just for the Brownie competition. I am still laughing. Hint: I think I could have won it with an unbaked box of generic brownie mix. Yeah, it was that bad.

But they do have this recipe on their website for Chocolate and Salted Caramel Brownies, so I suppose we can be a bit forgiving.

Three

Are you seeing a theme here? I think I might be hungry. Ha!

If you weren’t tempted before, just take a look at my dear friend, Melissa McClone‘s new book, Cupcakes and Crumbs, comeing out November 17th, but up for pre-order.

Nummiest cover ever and a lovely story about friendship and love. Did I tell you it’s out November 17th? But between now and then, Melissa has a contest on her blog for an Amazon or Starbucks gift card, which I really had to share because she’s also talking about my Brazen books.

What we really should be talking about is all the wonderful work Melissa does every year for Fisher House Foundation, a program that provides military families housing while a loved one is receiving medical care. Her annual project is to make sure that moms who are doing all the things AND taking care of a loved one receive a lovely Mother’s Day gift. When you support Melissa, you support her hard work and dedication to this cause.

Cupcakes, anyone?

Four

With the weather here in Seattle finally turning dark, cold and wet, I am all about curling up with my knitting in the evening and watching something with the husband. Right now we are engrossed with The Right Stuff and The Mandolorian on Disney+, The Great British Bake Off on Netflix, and the return of This is Us.

As you can see we like: space, food, and a good cry. In no particular order.

What are you watching these days? I love finding new shows since going to the movies is completely on hold for the time being.

Five

Audiobook Giveaway!!!
I have three audiobook downloads of Love Letters From a Duke up for grabs. You’ll need an Audiobook.com account to collect your prize, but that is free as well. To enter, just send in an email to email hidden; JavaScript is required. I’ll notify the winners next Thursday.

Have a peaceful, quiet, beautiful weekend.

Blessings and love,

Elizabeth

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One comment to “Five Things for Friday”

  1. Karen H
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      · November 6th, 2020 at 6:13 am · Link

    Great list for this week. And thanks for the heads-up for the contest at Melissa McClone’s blog. I just enterest. BTW, I said my favorite EB book of all time is Something About Emmaline. Great story.

    I just finished watching The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix. New series and I think it’s a keeper. I’m also watching the Great British Baking Show at the recommendation of my daughter. She loves it. I am watching the current season and loved that Brownie episode too. I am now going back and watching previous seasons but I can only watch 2 or maybe 3 episodes before I need to stop for a day or two.

    Are you a fan of The Good Doctor on ABC? Season 4 just started this past Monday and it was excellent.







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