Wow, I cannot believe that it's November already! This year is flying by. It's hard to believe that Christmas will be here before we know it. I am so excited to see the party growing each week! Last week was the largest one yet!! Thank you so much friends!! You made my week. First of all, I want to apologize for not adding the feature button last week. I honestly just realized that! I am so sorry. I really don't know where to start with just how crazy last Saturday was, so I will give the condensed version
Let me begin by saying there is nothing more eerie than being awakened from a deep sleep by the smell of smoke and the smoke alarms going off!!! Not to mention a horrible burning in your throat. That's the way last Saturday began at 6:00 in the morning. My son decided sometime during the night (that's a college student for you) he would fry some chicken strips. Instead of turning the burner all the way off, it was left on low. God is good, and had it not been for Divine Intervention, probably one minute later would have been a disaster. My husband came downstairs to find the kitchen filled with smoke, and the oil bubbling. It looked more like butter. When he moved it to the other burner, it erupted into flames. Not thinking (we were all still half asleep) he moved it to the sink, and poured baking soda on it. Well, that's what they say to do anyway! I'm still researching that. It caused it to flame up to the ceiling, and catch my floral arrangement over the sink on fire!!! More baking soda, and it was finally out.
We spent the entire day cleaning everything to get rid of the horrible smell. Every time I wanted to complain, I just reminded myself to be thankful that I still had a kitchen to clean! I'm very thankful that my husband wasn't burned. It could have been so much worse. On a positive note, all the deep cleaning I save for Thanksgiving vacation is now done. :) We did have a fire extinguisher, but not sure what happened to it when we moved. We will be getting a new one! Here's 2 photos I took with my phone. Pretty yucky!
My sweet husband spent 2 hours cleaning up the sink. That stuff hardened and was a pain to remove.
This little arrangement definitely needs some TLC. Another project to add to the list.
I wish I could say that was it for the day, but that afternoon my father-in-law called to say my mother-in-law was in the hospital. She is home now, but still having serious heart issues. They are trying to control with medication, but so far it is not working. I would appreciate your prayers for her.
I'm still not done!! About 10:30 that night, it sounded like someone had run through our garage door! The spring that holds the door decided to snap into and make it impossible to get the door open. Okay, now I've finished my day. Whew!!! So if I hadn't worked on the linky party the night before, there wouldn't have been any features.
Prayers for all of our east coast friends who have been affected by the horrible storm! I know there are so many still without power and needed supplies. My heart goes out to them!
Now for the fun stuff!
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The Enchanting Rose created this adorable snowman ornament! I can't wait to make this.
Western Warmth shared this great tutorial for this cute braided rope scarf!
Lizzi's Creations created this cute pumpkin art! I love anything with pumpkins.
Simply Silver shared her beautiful DIY fall wreath! So pretty.
Sarah SaturDIY did an amazing job painting her pug Roscoe! Now that takes talent.
There were so many yummy recipes shared. Here are just a few of my favorites.
Milwaukee Kitchen shared this delicious banana pudding. YUM
Winnie shared this fabulous pumpkin cheesecake with a caramel pecan glaze. Her website is in Hebrew, and it's so intriguing to see the dynamics of Hebrew. I love it!
Jenn's Random Scraps also shared another delicious cheesecake and awesome post. Check out her Pagliacci's New York Style Cheesecake.
Saved Sister shared this super easy Upside Down Meatball Pizza. My kind of recipe after working all day.
I know Halloween is over, but the next 2 still make me laugh! After my day Saturday, I needed a good laugh!! Since we all need a little laughter, I just had to add these.
Crafty in Crosby created this great Halloween fireplace. It still makes me laugh!! So cute and creative.
Miss Lady Aga shared her precious chef and lobster grandsons! They are just too cute! How creative is that?