Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday Favorites: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

This week felt long - I only actually taught for 2 days, so I can't believe how tired I am! I think I feel more tired anticipating the long weekend ahead... Does that make sense? Canadians have a three day weekend because it's our Thanksgiving! I am so ready for a little down time!
1. Yesterday, there was a retreat for all of the teachers at the school I am students teaching at! We got to go away to the most beautiful resort to participate in some fun team building activities and workshops. The resort was stunning - there were hot tubs, tennis courts, yoga studios and amazing log cabins! Everything was fabulous, but I was most impressed by the wonderful Fall colors! All of the trees were changing colors and it was spectacular! I wish I had taken a few pictures but I was on total unplugged mode!

2. Speaking of Fall colors - I'm headed to Vermont this weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving. Totally counter intuitive, I know! I go to the US to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving, but it's one of my favorite traditions! I am so excited to see how the trees are changing in Vermont! I love Fall color watching on the drive there! I am also super excited to go to Trader Joe's!
3. A few months ago, I was totally intimidated by lattice pie tops! I've always loved the way they looked, but I always thought they were just too hard to actually make. Guess what!? They're totally not! I started practicing and had a few flops but I have since found success!! I made an apple pie to take to Vermont this weekend and I love the little bit of fancy that a lattice top adds!
4. My kids say the darndest things - for real though! My First Graders crack me up all the time!! I posted about the funny things they say on Wednesday and I got the best response from my real life blog reading friends! I got so much positive feedback - I love being able to share humorous parts of my day with all of you! If you need a good laugh, I highly recommend going to check out that post! You can find it HERE.
5. I feel like I've shared 101 cupcake recipe on my blog, but I don't often talk about what I do with the cupcakes - because I don't ever make cupcakes to just eat by myself! There must be an occasion! :) That being said, if there is the slightest of occasions, I like to dress it up with some fun cupcakes! A friend of mine celebrated her birthday recently and I surprised with some cupcakes! I hid them in the staff room fridge all day and pulled them out at the end of the day! I think all birthdays need to be celebrated with a little cake and I was so excited to send her home with a treat to enjoy with her family! I pick up these boxes from a little local store and the sticker is an Erin Condren one!

***I'm Linking up with Katie from Cup of Tea, Della from Della Devoted, Tif from Bright on a Budget and Becky from byBMG for High Five for Friday, Andrea from Momfessionals, Narci from Grace and Love blog and Erika from A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites, April from Smidge of This and Christina from Carolina Charm for Five on Friday and Amanda from Meet at the Barre for Friday Favorites. 

Have a fabulous weekend! Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!


  1. That pie looks AMAZING!! You're a rockstar at the lattice pies if I do say so myself! Enjoy your time in Vermont :)

    1. Oh my goodness! Thank you so much, Kristi! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend :)