Dec 10

I am just starting my holiday shopping, so please don’t tell me if you’re already done with yours!  We’ve had so much going on in our family, that I feel like I’ve been running at a full sprint just to keep up.  So I’ve spent this week brainstorming what to give to who.  If any of you are in the same boat, I hope that today’s giveaway will help someone out!  I mentioned my love of the ThermoWorks Thermapen in a previous post and today I’m giving one away!


If you are trying to think of a gift for a cook in your life, you should definitely consider giving them a Thermapen.  If you love to grill, like Mr. Fuji, then a Thermapen will become your best friend, giving almost instant temperature readings.  If you love making things like caramel or fudge during the holidays, then you’ll love the Thermapen as well!  I’ve teamed up with my friends at ThermoWorks to give away one of these awesome tools.  To enter, use the box below!

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Dec 9

Drop treats on someones porch

Just in case you missed it, this month I’ve been working on a fun project from Multiply Goodness called 24 Days of Giving.  From December 1st through the 24th, there is an invitation posted to complete a specific act of giving.  My family has loved the experience so far, and the first thing that Squirrel does when she wakes up in the morning is to rush upstairs and open the envelope of the next challenge.  In preparation for the project I was asked to complete one of the challenges and then write about it.  I got thrown a challenge that was completely in my wheelhouse, to drop treats on someone’s porch.  Come and read about our experience!

Drop Treats on Someone's Porch

If you haven’t gotten involved already, it’s not too late!  Come jump on the giving train with us!  You can find all the details here on Multiply Goodness, along with a printable link to the invitation cards.  You can also follow along on Instagram at @multiplygoodness or by using the hashtag #24DaysofGiving.  When you’ve completed your invitation, we’d also love for you to come back to the post on Instagram and share a little bit about your experience.

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Leftover Turkey Ramen

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