Wednesday, November 12, 2008

This and That

I thought I would share some fun stuff with you today that I have really been loving lately! First of all, we had a great day yesterday just hanging out and being lazy! One of the things we did (besides a lot of nothing) was running to Wal-Mart. While we were there, we picked up the new Taylor Swift CD!

I have been listening to it all day today and it is so good. If you are a country music fan, I bet you would really enjoy it. By the way, the CMA's are on tonight!

I am a huge fan of having soft, unchapped lips at all times. That is why I am addicted to mentholatum! But I tried Burt's Bees Medicated Chapstick this week and I really like it, too!

It's quicker and easier to apply which makes it nice. So....I think my mentholatum is getting a run for its money! :)

Have you ever tried this?

Oh my goodness...for the easiest and best hot apple cider, you just dump a container of this into about a gallon of apple juice, slice up some oranges and stick a few cloves in them to float on top and you are set! I made this today for our Wonderful Wednesday at school and everyone loved it! I get mine at Hallmark.

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is almost here?? I always host about 25 people at my house every year and it is always so much fun. I was thinking about pretty Thanksgiving tables today and found these. I know mine won't be as beautiful as they are, but it's still fun to get new ideas!

I also wanted to invite you to join the Bloggy Baby Shower that Faith, Jenna, and Heather are giving for my sweet blogging friend, Kelly!

It is just a chance to share all your love and good wishes for her and her baby Harper (who is expected to arrive in January!) Look at my side bar and you can find out how to join in if you are interested!!


  1. Hey Betsy! Thanks for posting about the shower! I think it is going to be really fun! Have a great night!

  2. Oh I LOVE that apple cider mix! It's good for a sore throat too. Any wedding details?? Has the school year gone by fast for you too? I can't believe it's already November!!

  3. I love reading your blog... we have so much in common. Aspen mulling spices are SOOOO good! William's Sanoma has some GREAT mulling spices as well, by the way, and THE BEST hot chocolate ON THE PLANET!!!!!! AND I am a burt's bees adict! lol... seriously.

  4. I love the mulling yummy! And, those pictures of Thanksgiving table decor are incredible! Wow! I love me some Burts Bees too!

    Thanks for posting about the shower. It will be lots of fun!

  5. Hi Betsy. I just wanted to say that I LOVE Aspen mulling spices! Also love Taylor Swift and anything by Burt's Bees. Mentholatum makes me think of my nana!

    Glad you had a day off to rest and recuperate!

  6. Me and Burt's Bee's are best buds!

    Love the idea for a shower for Kelly!!

  7. Those table settings are amazing!!!!
    Those girls are so sweet to do that shower for me - I need all the advice I can get!!!!

  8. I must say that your blog is one of my favorites ;)! I absolutely love apple cider so I will have to try those mulling spices. Also, we watched the CMA's last night and Vance LOVED them!

  9. That shower is such a GREAT idea! I am definitely trying that cider mix. Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to pick that up next time I'm in Hallmark since I'm there all the time because I LOVE that place! I love a beautiful table scape, and I love getting ideas. I'm sure yours WILL be just as beautiful as these in the pictures.

  10. The mulling cider mix has always been one of those little things I buy that makes me very warm and happy! What a better taste or smell of fall?


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