It looks like we’ll be having Thanksgiving at our house – or maybe my sister-in-law’s – and Christmas at my brother-in-law. Despite the wierdness involved in my brother-in-law recently getting divorced and his ex-wife recently moving BACK IN with him, I’m looking forward to the holidays. I think my father-in-law may come out for Thanksgiving, and my mother-in-law already has her tickets for Christmas. I’m glad that worked out on it’s own, because those two can not be in the same room…and they were both talking about coming for Christmas. Sadly, I won’t be seeing my parents.

So anyway, I’m sure to be on the hook for some cooking. I’ve already got my copy of Real Simple ready to go with easy Thanksgiving recipes…but did you know that is all the recipes from Real Simple, Southern Living, Cooking Light and a few others? It’s awesome. It’s kind of annoying too, since I’ve been saving back issues of these magazines for years because of the recipes. Glass half full – I can give them to the library and free up magazine holders for quilting mags!

Anyway, check it out. Besides, it’s my numero uno recipe site. I recommend searching for dessert recipes. And then eating said desserts in lieu of veggies.

gems on the web

Some new and excellent web finds for the crafty:

This month’s Real Simple had these cute little cocktail napkins that had fortunes on them. I went to the website, and it turns out it was an Etsy shop – Avril Loreti! How awesome is that. A national magazine – great press for all Etsy sellers because even though only one product was highlighted, how could a shopper turn away from all the rest of that handmade goodness?

By the way, her ideas on coctail napkins and heat transfers are super creative and wonderful. I will be copying them (for personal use, of course) very soon.

If you’re not shopping on Etsy yet, you’re missing out.