Friend Makin’ Mondays and An Apology

Friend Makin’ Mondays didn’t happen last week so I used that as an excuse to take a little blogging break.  Now I’m back, and I hope you’ll join me for FMM this week!  I don’t plan to miss it again for a long time.   If you were counting on it, I’m sorry.  Please forgive me and join me for some fun now.

friend makin mondays

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

 

Holidays

1.  What are you plans for Thanksgiving this year?  I’m going to Colorado later this week to meet my newest niece and to celebrate Thanksgiving early with my family.  My friends and I are also having a Thanksgiving pot luck party during our weekly game night this week.  On Thanksgiving Day, I’ll be with Mom at her house, and some friends from church are joining us for the day.  We’ll eat lunch with relatives  and decorate the Christmas tree (because Mom and I don’t waste any time celebrating Christmas.)

2.  At what point do you being celebrating the Christmas season?  I’m already watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel, but all of my decorations will be up the weekend after Thanksgiving (at the latest.)  I’ll decorate my tree on December 1st because I want it to last until Christmas.  It’s going to smell so good in my apartment!  I can’t wait!

3.  Do you celebrate Christmas, or do you celebrate another holiday? I think we all know that the answer is yes!

4.  If you could have one present (you know, a material good, not love or world peace) what would you want?  Hmmm,  I’ve wanted a certain Louis Vuitton bag, The Neverfull GM, for years so I’d totally choose that.

Louis-Vuitton-Neverfull-PM

5.  Share an idea or two that you can plan to do for someone who may need to feel loved throughout the holiday season.  I like to make others feel loved and important all year, but I’ll do even more throughout the holiday season.  I’ll spend time with those who might be lonely or struggling with the holidays, and I’ll give cupcakes and cookies to as many people as possible.

6.  Would you rather spend the holiday season on the beach or in the snow?  I like cold weather, and New Orleans has been amazing lately.  It’s cool enough to wear sweaters and blazers and such, but it’s not so cold that the air bites you when you’re outside.

Lane Bryant Sweater and Blazer

7. What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?  I love pecan pie even though I’m still pissed that one tiny slice contains 390 calories.  Dessert counts as food, right?  I also like ham more than turkey.

8.  Will you participate in Black Friday shopping?  Yep.  Mom and I love to wake up early to head out, but it’s not nearly as crazy in her town as it is in other bigger cities.

9.  Will you travel for the holidays or stay at home?  If you’re traveling, are you flying or driving or making alternate plans?  I’m traveling for the holidays.  I’m flying to Denver and driving to Mom’s house.

10.  List at least 5 things for which you are currently thankful.

  1.  My apartment, my cool neighbors, the view from my apartment and the fact that the construction is over.
  2. God’s love for me.  Seriously, I’m thankful for the work that He’s done in my life over the last several months.  I’m thankful for the peace that comes in feeling His presence and  knowing that He is GOD.  I’m also thankful for NOLA Church and for my pastor who’s my friend and teacher.
  3. My family and friends…the people who love me no matter what, who see all of my flaws and choose to be in my corner anyway.
  4. My brain and my opportunity to go to such an awesome university.
  5. My talents.  They allow me to reach out to people, and sometimes they even allow me to help others…

 

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions!  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments, and take a moment to share it on Facebook and twitter too!  Why not spread the friend makin’ love?! 🙂  Happy Monday, friends!

 

 

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43 Comments

  • Reply
    Deb
    November 18, 2013 at 12:36 am

    Oh! Looks like I’m first this week! Not my favorite topic, but still played. 🙂 http://debslosingit.com/blog/2013/11/17/friend-making-mondays-holidays/

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      Kenlie
      November 18, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      You were first! 🙂

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    Arlene @ Adventures in Weight Loss
    November 18, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Hi, Kenlie! I’m a sometime participant in Friend Makin’ Mondays. Here’s this week’s post. http://wp.me/pDjA9-1EW

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      Kenlie
      November 18, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      I like it when you’re here. 🙂

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    Friend Makin’ Mondays: Holidays | Adventures in weight loss, cooking and life
    November 18, 2013 at 5:40 am

    […] joined Kenlie’s Friend Makin’ Mondays link-up before, and decided ’tis the season to do it again. That’s right. This week, […]

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    Grace @ Grace Dishes
    November 18, 2013 at 8:22 am

    http://www.gracedishes.com/2013/11/FMM-newweek.html

    I love this time of year! That purse is gorgeous. I have two purses in the same line but different styles. It goes with everything 🙂

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      Kenlie
      November 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      It does…I used to have purses, but I don’t have many now. I’ve replaced pretty much everything else so purses can be on my list now. 😉

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    Jenn
    November 18, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Haven’t played along in quite some time.
    Love the holidays!
    http://losingmyscrap.blogspot.com/2013/11/fmm-holidays.html

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      Kenlie
      November 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      I love seeing your URL here today. 🙂

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    Lindsay
    November 18, 2013 at 11:19 am

    My first time participating! 🙂 Geee! Exciting! http://sweetvanillabean.blogspot.com/2013/11/friend-makin-mondays.html

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      Kenlie
      November 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      Welcome, Lindsay!!!

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    Nicole
    November 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    http://goalinreach.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/friend-making-monday-holiday-fun/

    I love the Holidays!!!

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    Ashley
    November 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I loved the questions this week! and I’m so glad FMM is back. I missed it last week.
    http://ashley-to-awesome.blogspot.com/2013/11/fmm-holidays.html

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      Kenlie
      November 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      I missed it too. I’m glad I’m not the only one. hehe

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    Diana
    November 18, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    So happy that my first FMM is this topic! I just finished shooting a Thanksgiving episode so it definitely put me in the mood!
    http://withoutlicense.blogspot.com/2013/11/fmm-holidays-days-to-come.html

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      Kenlie
      November 18, 2013 at 5:25 pm

      Wonderful! (And fancy!) 🙂

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    Shannon
    November 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Excited to start the holidays!!!

    http://waitsandmeasurements.blogspot.com/2013/11/friend-making-monday.html

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      Kenlie
      November 18, 2013 at 5:25 pm

      I am too! 🙂

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    Stace
    November 18, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Missed this last week! And I love the LV Neverfull, great taste 🙂

    http://grief-bacon.blogspot.com/2013/11/friend-makin-mondays-holidays.html

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      Kenlie
      November 18, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      Ha…yes..It’s a great bag!

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    Carina
    November 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Missed it last week. This week I tied mine into yesterday’s marathon report…

    http://carinaruns.blogspot.com/2013/11/marathon-monday-fmm-holidays.html

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      Kenlie
      November 18, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      Um, that’s amazing. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Way to go!

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    Lisa
    November 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Happy Monday!

    http://lisa48317.blogspot.com/2013/11/friend-makin-monday-holidaze.html

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      Kenlie
      November 18, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      Same to you, friend!

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      Kenlie
      November 18, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      I’m so glad. I love them too. I’m glad that I’m not the only one. hehe

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    Sarah S
    November 18, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I imagine your home is going to look super Christmasy – don’t forget to open your calendar
    http://losingweightandhavingfun.com/2013/11/friend-makin-mondays-holidays/

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      Kenlie
      November 18, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      Are you kidding? I have to remind myself most days that it’s not time for the advent calendar yet. Believe me, I won’t forget…ha

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    Glo
    November 18, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    First time participating and loved the topic!

    http://gloabit.blogspot.com/2013/11/friend-makin-mondays.html

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      Kenlie
      November 18, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      I love seeing new folks here! Welcome!

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    Lindsey
    November 18, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    It sounds like we’re both Christmas nuts! I love this time of year. And I love that purse too! Hope you get it one day 😉

    http://mamasmovinondown.blogspot.com/

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      Kenlie
      November 18, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Oh, I do….and I will. 🙂

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    Chelsea
    November 18, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Here is my post for the week. Hope everyone’s Monday has been great!

    http://therewere2ofme.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/friend-makin-monday-4/

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      Kenlie
      November 19, 2013 at 12:42 am

      I hope your Monday was awesome too!!! 🙂

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    Elizabeth
    November 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I also want a bag for Christmas….one I could never afford. 🙂

    http://www.fatmom-tofitmom.com/2013/11/friend-makin-mondays.html

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    Becca
    November 18, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    This is my first time doing Friend Making Mondays. http://itsaboutbecca.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/friend-making-mondays-holiday-edition/

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    Holiday Q & A + Elf4Health — Let's Talk and Walk
    November 19, 2013 at 6:24 am

    […] usual, I am a day late for Kenlie’s Friend Makin’ Mondays, but I loved the topic this week so I decided to play […]

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    Glenneth
    November 19, 2013 at 6:24 am

    a day late, as usual, but here it is:

    http://www.letstalkandwalk.com/holiday-q-a-elf4health/

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    Running Bear
    November 19, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Thank you for coming back and giving us another week of FMM!

    http://www.spiritualcreaminess.com/2013/11/friend-makin-monday-holidays/

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    Karen @ Sunnytropic
    November 19, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I’m a day late! oops!

    http://sunnytropic26.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/fm-t/

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    timothy
    November 23, 2013 at 6:25 am

    http://timothology.blogspot.com/
    sorry I’m so late y’all I have been having uveitis issues with an eye and dialation twice a day and steroids every 2 hours is NOT condusive to computer usage! lolol

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