Sunday, November 1, 2009


November is here!
This is my favorite time of year!  We're in the thick of the holiday season now. Time to hunker down and cozy up our homes for the cold winter ahead. Stock the pantry, plan for the holidays, get those all-important flu shots, schedule your holiday photos and celebrate with your loved ones! This is the month of remembrance - whether it be for Veterans Day or Thanksgiving, this is the month that we focus on all that we have to grateful for...

Do: Take in a Veterans Day (Remembrance Day) Parade with your family.
Why?: You're showing your support for those that have served and given the ultimate sacrifice.

Go: Remember to go and vote on election day!
Why?: It's your patriotic duty and your say in the political process.

Get: Supplies for Thanksgiving dinner.
Why?:  So you're not scrambling two days before only to realize the frozen turkey you just bought won't be thawed in time!  Make a list of all of the things you're planning to serve and start picking them up.  If you plan to get a fresh turkey, check with your local supplier soon before they have too many orders to fill.  If you're planning on buying a frozen one, allow enough time for thawing before you purchase.  Now is a great time to restock your pantry of spices that you'll need not only for Thanksgiving but for the Christmas season ahead.

Help: Donate to your local foodbank
Why?: This is a hard time of year for so many familes - now more than ever given the recession. Food banks have been inundated with requests and many needy families are relying on the food banks for basic necessities, let alone holiday supplies. 

Watch: The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Why?: It's an annual Thanksgiving tradition!  It's the perfect time to sit back with the newpaper and plan out what Black Friday sales you plan to hit the next day, or something to do to pass the time while the turkey's cooking.

Green it: Mulch the fallen leaves in your yard or toss them in your veggie garden. 
Why?: They protect your lawn from the harsh elements act as a compost returning nutrients to the soil.

Wishing you all a memorable and joyful November!


  1. That is a great To Do list! I'll get right on it!

  2. Good Morning My Friend. Hope all is swell in your neck of the woods. I've got some awards for you:)

  3. Judy, love this post. I am smiling because I posted about November too!!!!!! How I love this month!

    Barb ♥

  4. Judy, thank you so much for the lovely comment. Peace is the number one quality I want in my home. So....your comment certainly blessed me!

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  5. Great reminders! Thanks for the ideas...although, if I were to mulch my leaves and put them on the garden, the wind will have taken them away in no less than 4 minutes! :) Silly wind tunnel we live in!!

  6. Hello Judy,
    It's so nice to meet you! Thank you very much for entering my giveaway and for following along as well. I really appreciate it sweet friend. You are always welcome to visit me anytime! *Smiles*

    What a beautiful blog you have! It's so pretty and full of ideas. What an inspiring post for November plans. Sounds wonderful!

    Many Blessings and Happy Fall!
    ~Warmly, ~Melissa :)

  7. Good list you have! Thanks for the reminders to be grateful for our veterans AND our right to vote.

    Did you submit the airplane party to the Creative Party Place? I think that party is incredible!

    Hope you're having a super week!


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