Coming Up Soon

** Getting Back on Track When Life Gets Derailed

** Planning a Frugal Feast

** Wii Did It

** more on When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families

** Recipe Swaps – this Thursday, bring your Thanksgiving Side Dish recipe to share. Next Tuesday, we’ll do Thanksgiving Desserts. (I can see what BIG vegetable fans y’all are. I hope you can do better on sides and desserts. Heavens.)

** BooMama is hosting her Christmas Tour of Homes on December 15th. I’m hoping to participate this year. I actually know where the Christmas stuff is – in big red Rubbermaid totes. Get the details here.

** Birthday Cake Round Up – We did this back in June. Time to gather some more cute cake ideas. Send me your photos and/or links to lifeasmom @ sbcglobal . net (remove spaces). I’ll be sharing them in early January, so please send me your ideas by the time the ball drops next month. It will be here before you know it.

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  1. When I tried to think of our veggie dishes for Thanksgiving all I could come up with was your standard green bean casserole! But I remembered a friend did something easy a year or two ago. She just roasted a bunch of veggies (potato -sweet and reg.- peppers, carrots, squash) whatever you choose and then put them in a pretty glass bowl on the table. All the colors looked great! It was yummy and easy too!
    As for cakes, well I won’t show you my sons 5th bday cake because it didn’t turn out as well as I hoped. But the idea was cute and he loved it. We had a Diego party. So for the cake a bought a tube of safari animals from Target and had them “gather” around the “blue water hole” on the center of the green cake! I haven’t decorated many cakes (yet!) so it definately was perfect, but like I said my main critic loved it!!
    I am hoping your “wii did it” post will give us some insight on the Wii! We want a wii, but will be worth it for hubs and I? Our kids are only 5, 2 and 7 months!

  2. Wow, I love when I post a comment for everyone to see and there is a typo in it! Did you catch it? It should say that the cake was “NOT” perfect…oops!

  3. It will be fun to see the cakes that are coming up.

    I am going to need to see if I can locate some of ours and send them in.

    Also I was wondering how you find the neat christmas gift idea blogs. We have already planned to use a few of them. But I was trying to help my 10 yo find some more ideas we had a horrible time. Would love the tips on locating them!

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