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Your Whims Wednesday #385 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

Cranberry Jello Shots by Home Cooking Memories
Cranberry Jello Shots Recipe

Wood Slice Nativity Ornaments by Adventures of a DIY Mom
nativity wood slice ornaments

Quick and Easy Triangle Christmas Cookies by Gluesticks Blog

DIY Earrings by Moois van M(i)e
free tutorial for blingbling earrings for new years eve

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Now... onto this weeks party!
 

My Girlish Whims Book Club #13

I've been reading some great books lately! I got to do a little more reading than normal this past month because I went on a quick weekend trip to Nashville and plane rides always force me to read more.


This was my second trip to Nashville (you can read all about my first trip here!) and I just love that little town so much.  There is such great music, food, and so many friendly people all around! I flew out on a Friday evening and came back Monday evening so it was a short trip, but we packed a lot into our time there. Now that I'm back home though I'm in full on Christmas mode! We went to get our Christmas tree this weekend and it gave the perfect ambiance to finish my first Christmas book of the season in front of this morning.


This was the book we are reading for my in person book club this month, and I'm looking forward to discussing it at our Christmas party next week! We are having a party on the weekend instead of our normal dinner/drinks on a weeknight and I'm really excited for it: I bought eight gingerbread house kits to have a gingerbread house decorating competition, and I'm pretty pumped to try and deck my house out the best haha. I'll be sure to share some pictures on my next book post.

Here are the rest of the books I've read recently!

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The President is Missing

By Bill Clinton & James Patterson. Synopsis from Amazon:

The President Is Missing confronts a threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the President himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view . . .

Set over the course of three days, The President Is Missing sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of our nation. Filled with information that only a former Commander-in-Chief could know, this is the most authentic, terrifying novel to come along in many years.

I don’t read many political style books, but I was very intrigued when this book came out since it is written  by such a famous author AND co-authored by an ex US president as well.  I REALLY enjoyed this book! There was a TON of action in the book and I read the book very quickly because I was dying to know what would happen next.  Most of the book’s drama takes course over only about a 48 hour period, so the constant action reminded me of the TV show “24” that used to be on back in the day (which I was obsessed with) which was shot and played out in real time over 24 hours.  The main character of this book is the President, and he was a very likeable guy.  I feel like the media always focuses on so many negatives of current presidents, (which took place in the media of this book too) but it was really nice to actually be able to follow along the story line with a President that truly was a good guy just trying to save America.  The book focused mainly on the drama of the president trying to save America from a cyber-attack, but it did get into politics towards the end of the story.  Regardless of your views on any of the topics it brings up at the end of the novel, I appreciated the overarching motif that too much “politics” and fighting between different political parties can prevent actual work being done and progress being made in America.

Your Whims Wednesday #384 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

Eggnog Truffles by Wondermom Wannabe
 Eggnog Truffles

DIY Hexagonal Gold Marble Coasters by Anika’s DIY Life
Gold and marble hexagonal coasters with a glass of water

Peppermint Whipped Vodka Hot Chocolate Recipe by Home Cooking Memories
Peppermint & Whipped Vodka Hot Chocolate Recipe

10 Minute No Sew Fur Trimmed Christmas Stocking by Farmhouse 40
fur-Christmas-stocking

DIY Santa Napkin Rings By Shoppe No. 5
Santa napkin rings around napkins

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Your Whims Wednesday #383 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

Pomegranate Citrus Champagne Cocktail by Delightful E Made
Want a delicious, classy cocktail that everyone at your holiday party will love? My Pomegranate Citrus Champagne Cocktail is made with sweet blood orange slices, pomegranate juice and seeds, citrus vodka and topped with Champagne. This libation is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and fantastic for brunch, too!

DIY Frosted Candles by Sweet Pea with Paula Skulina
 Easy Frosted Candle Centerpiece - Learn how to make your own frosted candles to use in a centerpiece. virginiasweetpea.com #centerpiece #candles #frostedcandles

Chocolate Dipped Clementines by Rae’s Books & Recipes

DIY Wooden Triangle Christmas Trees by Adventures of a DIY Moml
Build a wooden Christmas tree

Mini Poinsettia Hoop Wreath Ornament by Sparkle Living Blog
Mini Hoop Wreath Poinsettia Ornaments - modernize your Christmas tree with these little hoop wreath ornaments! They are glamorous and easy to make with this tutorial!

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Now... onto this weeks party!
 

Your Whims Wednesday #382 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

Wood Slice Winter Garland by The Scrap Shoppe Blog


Bacon Parmesan Spaghetti Squash by Home Cooking Memories
Easy Side Dish: Bacon-Parmesan Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Cheese, Grape Pistachio Truffles by Delightful E Made
With just three ingredients, these delicious Cheese, Grape and Pistachio Truffles are the perfect appetizer! Wonderful for a holiday party, intimate gathering or wine with the girls, these easy appetizers are sure to please!

How to Make a Fresh Cedar Garland by Farmhouse 40
cedar garland around door with snowfall

Perfect Pumpkin Centerpiece Tutorial by Petals, Pies and Otherwise


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