Friday, November 22, 2013

Be Inspired #165

Hard to believe it's almost Thanksgiving! I'm having that age old struggle of still retaining some semblance of "Thanksgiving" while trying to get started on Christmas decorating. One less week to decorate and enjoy Christmas is not fair. 

Abraham Lincoln set the proclimation for a National Day of Thanksgiving and Praise as the 4th Thursday of November. For all his good intentions, clearly Mr. President didn't have to plan the festivities, cook the food, decorate for Christmas or buy the presents, all while trying to really enjoy the Season. It's too close to Christmas and not enough time to "regroup" plans and family. (Just a little fussing at how men randomly make the decisions...just sayin') 

Oh well, not to be a complainer...
let's see some fun from last week!

Chalkboard Turkey Vignette
from Katie at Upcycled Treasures





Kristin, from Sophia's Decor gave us two wonderful Fall posts;
Outdoors Autumn Breakfast



You'll love Kristin's new Dining Room and her drapes are amazing!




from Cindy at Custom Comforts



Distressed Donna Downhome



Gold Glitter Candles in China Cups
from Lydia at Pudel Designs





at Nancy's Daily Dish




from Jenna at Rain On A Tin Roof



Anjana from the Corner of Happy and Harried



Be sure and check out 


Lot's of great stocking stuffers to choose from!




So glad you're here!


Hope you'll join in today for the party!






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  • Thanks a bunch for coming over to party each week, since next Thursday is Thanksgiving we'll start a day ahead of time, on Wednesday, then have time to find some Christmas Inspiration throughout the weekend.

    xoxo,


    50 comments:

    1. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home'

      So many beautiful features this week!
      Thank you for hosting another inspirational link party, Debra!
      Have a beautiful week and a Happy Thanksgiving,
      Suzanne

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    2. thanks for the Party Debbie..

      I agree with ya about Thanksgiving and Christmas being too close:) Maybe when they started this holiday season they didnt go all out like we do..

      Happy Thanksgiving

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    3. Debra, I wholeheartedly agree with what your'e just sayin' :) I am in still in Thanksgiving mode, it will be a mad scramble for me to shift gears for Christmas! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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    4. Thanks for hosting, Debra. I'll be doing a quick gear shift for Christmas too. It's just too hard to get out the Christmas decor right before Thanksgiving. I hope you have a happy holiday with loved ones!
      Blessings,
      Nici

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    5. Thanks so much for hosting at this busy time Debra; lovely features!

      Happy Thanksgiving to you!

      Poppy

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    6. Fabulous features. Thanks for hosting!

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    7. Awesome features this week Debra, I do appreciate you hosting,
      Kathy

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    8. LOL on Mr. Lincoln's timing. Our Thanksgiving in Canada is in October. We like to space out our turkey eating. :) Thanks for hosting! :)

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    9. Lovely Fall tablescapes. Thank you for hosting Debra, you are such gracious hostess.
      FABBY

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    10. Debra,
      What amazing featured guests!!!
      Thank you for hosting Be Inspired Friday each week.
      I am continually blessed with inspiration @ Common Ground!!!
      Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving, dear friend!!!
      Fondly,
      Pat

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    11. I have often wished Thanksgiving was in the early part of November. Thank you for featuring the turquoise and numbered display shelf. I so enjoy your party every week.

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    12. Lovely features and thank you for hosting! :) I wish that Thanksgiving was closer to harvest's end the way the Canadians do it but I just uploaded a link with some history about how it ended up in November...some woman's fault, too! :) yeah it was HER idea :)

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    13. Love all your creative features Debra, especially the simple and beautiful square wreaths.

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    14. You have some wonderful features this week...luv those thrifty wreaths.

      Blessings,
      Linda

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    15. Thanks for hosting this weeks party Debra! Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Hugs, Penny

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    16. Thank you for hosting the party, have a blessed day! :-)

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    17. hi Debra,
      Yes, I agree, only a man would plan a big holiday jumbled up right between 2 others! No wonder we are all stressed out in December! Thanks so much for the party, I can't wait to look around for some Christmas inspirations~
      Jenna

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    18. I am so THANKFUL our Thanksgiving is the 2nd Mon of October (Canadian) when I hear how my American blogger friends have so much to do in a short time to make these two special holidays significant in their own rite! I don't know how you all do it and I am so impressed with how hard you try. I'm all done my Christmas decorating and didn't have to feel bad that I 'overlooked' Thanksgiving as I did that up right in October! Thanks for hosting!
      DD

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    19. Oh my gosh I love Kristin's green Thanksgiving tablescape! All of your picks are great, Debra, thank you for continuing to host this each week.

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    20. Oh Debra...I think we have really changed things up since Mr. Lincoln's time. Not that I have any proof...but I'm pretty sure most of Christmas didn't take place until the week of...and I'm sure the decor was simpler too. Everything you do is lovely plus ten. If you don't do as much as you like, decor-wise, in your home I'm certain it will be spectacular...and no one will be the wiser. [hugs] ~Diane

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    21. Love the features, Debra! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

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    22. Hi Debra, thanks for hosting, appreciate joining in. I loved Donna's tape storage make over. She inspired me to do a bit of work on my Spool Project (coming up next Thur). Have a great week.
      Joy

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    23. As always, thank you so much for hosting, Debra! I hope to pull out the Christmas décor this evening! You are absolutely right, one less week to enjoy it is so unfair! I hope you are having a lovely week! Blessings, Amanda

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    24. Thanks for hosting! Debra I saw you Artful Blogging feature today! It was gorgeous!! Congrats again on that.:)
      Sherry

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    25. Hi lovely lady.
      I love all your Features on your linky party tonight and thanks so much for hosting also.
      Have a great week with your family.
      xxoo
      Diane

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    26. While we're rearranging holidays, do you think we could move Halloween to August for us northerners? Just a thought. Lovely features again this week, Debra, and thanks for hosting!

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    27. Debra, I am on my way to check out the features. Thanks for hosting.
      xx,
      Sherry

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    28. Thanks for hosting another great party this week! You have some beautiful features!

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    29. I hear ya Debra! I feel bad about 'sorta' starting my Xmas decorating, but a girl's just gotta have enough time for it all. At least I'm not hosting T-day this year...oh, the stress! :)

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    30. There are always so many exciting links at your party, Debra! And I don't think I have congratulated you yet on your beautiful feature in Artful Blogging. It is such a gorgeous spread! I'm thrilled by it! Thanks for such a fun place to be once a week!

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    31. Debra, Thanks so much for hosting every week. Love all the features!!
      Hugs,
      Jody

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    32. Oh, if we could just slow down time...Such beautiful features, Debra. Thanks so much for the party!

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    33. Great features! Love that green tablescape and I would also love to eat breakfast at that Autumn table outside! Thanks so much for hosting this party.

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    34. Thank you so very much for hosting. Have a blessed Thanksgiving week.

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    35. Hi Debra... can't wait to start looking at everyone's posts... it is pretty much all Christmas now at our house as it takes me sooo long to put it all up... there are several Pilgrims and turkeys who put up such a fight to stay out, so they are still in my kitchen till Thanksgiving... you are right... what WAS old Abe thinking making it so close to Christmas?... xoxo Julie Marie

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    36. Thank you for hosting, and happy happy Friday to you!

      ♥Linsey

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    37. I agree with you about struggling with doing Christmas while doing Thanksgiving. One thing at a time for me these days! I used to be multitasked....not any more! LOL! I featured one of your post on my blog today! Love looking at your blog. Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    38. You have featured such lovely ideas!
      Karee

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    39. Thanks a bunch for featuring my tart recipe. And thanks for hosting!
      xo,
      Anjana.

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    40. Happy Thanksgiving
      Lots to be thankful for

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    41. Great features! Thanks for hosting...Christine

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    42. Thanks so much for hosting this fabulous link party. I learn so much from visiting the various sites. Have a lovely weekend!

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    43. I feel the same way you do concerning the timing of Thanksgiving. Wish it were earlier in November so it wouldn't get overshadowed by Christmas. Do you think they (whoever they are) will ever change the date? I know, wishful thinking.
      Mary Alice

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    44. Thank you so much for the feature and for hosting such a great party! I actually included your Thanksgiving tablescape in a roundup today. Thanks for being an inspiration :) Have a great weekend!

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    45. LOVE the features! Thanks so much for hosting this party and have a wonderful Thanksgiving..

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    46. Thanks for hosting, Debra. Such pretty features. I'm taking a break decorating the family room tree and visiting some blogs (our Canadian Thanksgiving was in mid-October so we are full into Christmas decorating lol.)

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