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Happy Weekend Y’all!

We are super excited about getting out of town this weekend for a couple of days with our husbands and another couple.

Nothing like a little trip to the North Carolina mountains to get away from it all and clear our heads in the cool crisp autumn air.

The plan is for the girls to go to Vintage Market Days of Ashville for a little shopping while the guys play golf.

Then we will head out to dinner together and maybe hit up a local brewery or two. Unless we are too tired! LOL

We plan to have lots of fun and enjoy a nice little break before the decorating, shopping, and cooking for the holidays begins!

Can you believe it’s less than 2 weeks until Thanksgiving? Wow…time is just flying by, isn’t it?!

Our holidays may look a bit different this year but we plan to take time to count our blessings.

The Thankful Tree is a simple DIY project that may be the perfect new tradition for your family this Thanksgiving.

close up of thankful tree featured image

And even though there will be tempting yummy food and drinks around during the next few months you can stick to your healthy eating lifestyle with Trim Healthy Mama.

Don’t get us wrong…we will definitely treat ourselves during the holidays but we intend to stay on plan with this amazing Sugar Free Apple Brickle Dip.

It’s seriously soooo good!

Apple Brickle Dip Sugar Free Recipe | | This sweet caramel dip features bits of toffee and chocolate. Your guests will never realize it's sugar free! #applebrickledip #sugarfree #THM

Have you started decorating for Christmas?

Anne decorated her fireplace mantel this week and shared her gorgeous new Christmas stockings from South House Designs on the blog.

Five coordinating Christmas stockings hanging from a fireplace mantle decorated with greenery

And if you love mini trees like we do AnnMarie shared her favorite Christmas decorating ideas.

group of 4 small christmas trees on shelf

We also found some amazing ideas for you this week:

This quick and easy family favorite dinner.

A yummy THM E lunch recipe.

These tips to help you eat healthier through the holidays.

These delicious keto holiday cookie bars.

We will be using these tips for hosting the best Thanksgiving dinner ever.

These super cute Christmas craft projects for under $10.

We want to make this gorgeous Christmas swag.

This rustic Christmas tree sign.

Look at these awesome sales:

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Everyone could use a little holiday twinkle especially this year! Don’t you just love the magic of Christmas lights? Check out Wayfair’s holiday lighting deals.

Have you thought about sending holiday cards yet? AnnMarie uses Shutterfly to create custom photo cards every year. They are having a great sale 50% off almost everything plus free shipping with the code SHIP4FREE that ends tomorrow.

That’s it for this week!

Have a weekend as awesome as you are!