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Hi! I'm Billie Jo, a wife to one and mother to four who loves all things home and family. During the day I homeschool, do laundry, and drink way excessive amounts of coffee. I would much rather read than exercise, and I am blessed to live the life I dreamed of.
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Weekend Plans

Hello and happy Friday! I am sitting by the fire this Thursday evening, sipping coffee, as the snow falls outside. December evenings have arrived. Our weekend plans are simple, but fun. Friday evening we will attend mass for the holy day, and then return home to a dinner I will put in the crockpot early in the morning. We are having a beef roast with onions and potatoes, and hopefully, a few carrots if I can find some in the refrigerator!

Saturday is quiet before mass, and then we will probably go out to dinner before returning home for a cozy evening with cocoa and Christmas movies. Sunday is a special day! We are celebrating Madison with a Tea Party Bridal Shower. We are looking forward to visiting with family and friends and showering our bride-to-be with love.

Meanwhile, it is all Christmas, all the time around our house lately.

Have a festive, fun, and cozy weekend, my friends!
Thanks for visiting.
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  1. Happy Friday Billie Jo! I so very much love visiting your blog. Your pictures are just so heartwarming and cozy! I love your Christmas Disney plates! I do believe this weekend we will be watching Christmas movies also! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! Hugs to you. ~Juli

  2. Have a lovely weekend! We are expecting snow here in North Carolina and there's a panic at all the local grocery stores. Luckily I went before everything was cleaned out!

  3. It sounds like a perfect cozy weekend with family. Enjoy! xx Susan

  4. I always love visiting your home and seeing the decorations, and good food. Happy Friday and upcoming weekend.

  5. Your weekend sounds just about perfect!! Your tree is beautiful, the cake looks delicious and so festive, the Elf is so cute, and I know the shower will be wonderful! Pictures please?

  6. Hope all goes well with the shower you have planned for Madison, sounds like fun. The cake looks delicious and perfect for the season, cute elf!

  7. Your tree is beautiful! And it sounds like you're going to have a very nice weekend!

  8. Dear Billie Jo

    It sounds like a perfect weekend for you and your family. Stay warm and cosy.

    Weekend Blessings

  9. Your tree is just gorgeous! It sounds like you have wonderful, cozy weekend planned. Enjoy the Tea Party Bridal Shower - I look froward to seeing photos! Your little dog is precious by the way.

  10. Beautiful way to spend the weekend! Your tree is gorgeous and that CAKE, YUM! You gave me an idea for a Christmasy dessert:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  11. Married! Oh my goodness you must be so excited! So much planning to do how wonderful! A big congratulations to her! Love all your Christmas decorating :-) Enjoy the rest of your day!


  12. Hope you had a great weekend!

  13. That cake is sooo festive! Hope you had a great weekend!

  14. I'm FINALLY feeling like Christmas! Life has been difficult for quite awhile now, but I am going to shake it off and enjoy Christmas time fully.
    Thanks for inspiring me!


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