Best Buys for November

We all know about the Black Friday deals that occurred this month as desperate retailers scramble to get some of that holiday money. But are there any other bargains specific to the month that you can get right now? Of course there are. And waiting until the end of the month will mean the best prices for you. Here are some of the things you should be thinking of buying, if you want to get the best deals of the year. Clothing is on a huge sale right now. This includes fall-clothing blow outs with tons of items on clearance … Continue reading

12 Things to Do in November

Now is the time to make the transition between indoor and outdoor living. As the last of the leaves fall, and temperatures grow colder, it is important to enjoy the last cool crisp days of autumn before gearing up for winter. Here are 12 tasks to take care of in November. Did you change the batteries in your smoke detectors and test the units? Daylight savings time was a good time to do this, but if you haven’t gotten around to it, yet, make it a priority task to complete before the end of the month. Blanket your water heater … Continue reading

Easy Cornucopias

Believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about Thanksgiving. I’ve been inspired by Sherry’s recent blogs about Thanksgiving and can’t wait to see what great ideas she has for us. As for me, I’m still firmly entrenched in fall minus the holidays, but there is that nagging little feeling that, yes, I need to start planning. The thought of a menu and a guest list is a little overwhelming for me at the moment, so I thought I would start small. I like the idea of cornucopias on the table. They can remind us of how very … Continue reading

Ladies & Gentlemen, Welcome to the 11th Month of the Year!

Can it really be November 1st already? That’s the part about the mad dash towards Halloween that always seems startling, the very next morning it’s November 1st and in my family, that means heading in towards the holidays. What lists we may have compiled, what gifts we may have already purchased or picked up and what plans we may have already made go under the microscope as we get ready for the last eight to nine weeks of the year. In three short weeks, it will be the week of Thanksgiving and on the very last day of the month, … Continue reading

November Weight Loss Goals

November is just around the corner. The weather is turning crisp. In some areas of the world, it’s already downright cold. This often sends people into “slacking” mode and turns weight loss efforts into mush. To avoid weight loss pitfalls, make goals for yourself and stick with them. What are your weight loss goals? Have you set any yet? If not, now is a good time to think about it. With the holidays approaching, perhaps weight loss aspirations are too much for you. Perhaps you should set a goal to maintain your weight or make a goal of only a … Continue reading

Calendar of Strange Holidays and Other Events for Scrapbooking In November

Imagine the strange and jazzy layouts you can make celebrating some of these wild, wacky and unusual holidays. These have been collected and compiled from various sources over the years of my teaching and we celebrated many of them in the classroom. Celebrate them with your children and family and create fun and wacky layouts! The Month of November Aviation History Month International Drum Month National Peanut Butter Lovers Month (a month for me!) November 5th-9th is Dear Santa Letter Week November 14th-20th is American Education Week November 15th-21st is National Children’s Book Week November 21st-27th is National Game and … Continue reading