You know from past Weekly Read posts that I love Mad Libs, what you may not know yet is I also love the Golden Girls. So, you can imagine I could hardly contain myself when I recently came across Christmas with the Golden Girls Mad Libs – the perfect gift for your favorite Golden Girls fan. Hint! Hint!

About Christmas with the Golden Girls Mad Libs:

“It’s a Christmas miracle! The Golden Girls are back by popular demand in a holiday Mad Libs fit for a queen… or four. Merry Christmas from sunny Miami, Florida where the temperature is hot but the cheesecake is cool. Catch up with Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia in 21 fill-in-the-blanks holiday stories full of big laughs and even bigger shoulder pads.”

Christmas with the Golden Girls Mad Libs is available from Amazon and other fine retailers everywhere.



The Beechwood Tree Topper I found from the fine folks at Lulu and Georgia is so beautiful you will want to keep it our year-round. At the very least, it will be a cherished Christmas heirloom for generations to come.

About the Beechwood Tree Topper from Lulu and Georgia:

“Celebrate in style with this light beechwood tree topper. It’s the perfect finishing touch to your Christmas décor!”

Find the Beechwood Tree Topper from Lulu and Georgia here.

Visit Lulu and Georgia online here.

I love the Holiday Farmhouse Metal Container set I found from the fine folks at Shades of Light. There are two containers in the set – one for your pet treats and one for your human treats – both perfect for the season.

About the Holiday Farmhouse Metal containers from Shades of Light:

“Bring in festive Christmas spirit with these adorable rustic metal containers, perfect for storing a little reindeer feed, or maybe some cookies for Santa Claus! Large.”

Find the Holiday Farmhouse Metal containers from Shades of Light here.

Visit Shades of Light online here.

Ok, what better fun can you possibly have on a road trip to grandmother’s house on Thanksgiving Day than to play Mad Libs with the family? There isn’t anything more fun than that. And if you hurry, with same day delivery from Amazon you can still get you very own copy of Gobble Gobble Mad Libs in time.

About Gobble Gobble Mad Libs:

“Gobble Gobble Mad Libs features 21 original stories all about the yummiest holiday–Thanksgiving! Featuring hilarious stories about preparing and eating dinner, Thanksgiving traditions, and Black Friday shopping, it’s sure to keep kids laughing for hours. Gobble Gobble Mad Libs is 48 pages of fun.”

Gobble Gobble Mad Libs is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.


Another week and I have found another quality bag to obsess over – the Kessler Large Duffle I found from the fine folks at Leatherology.

About the Kessler Large Duffle from Leatherology:

“Our Kessler Large Duffle has style, form and function. Chic yet durable, this leather duffle is the perfect size for overnight or extended trips. The exterior has a personalized easy-access pocket that can be stamped with your initials and is perfect for storing tickets and itineraries. A roomy zippered interior pocket can securely store larger items, while two additional interior wall pockets are designed to hold a phone and other essentials. When you’re on the go, the Kessler Large Duffle can be carried using the attached handles or the detachable shoulder strap.”

Find the Kessler Large Duffle from Leatherology here.

Visit Leatherology online here.

I don’t have any terrariums (or is it terraria?), I don’t have anything against them but just haven’t jumped on the trend yet. But I have to say I am totally obsessed with the terrarium figurine collection I found from the fine folks at Chive. The figurines are fun and whimsical and make me want to find any possible use for them – terrarium-wise or otherwise.

About the terrarium figurines from Chive:

“Are you looking for a fun and cute way to spruce up your otherwise low-key glass terrarium? Chive offers a variety of unique terrarium figurines for sale. These small decorations are the perfect accent for your mini-glass terrarium and are definitely a conversation starter. Choose from a selection of models including Animals, People, and Woodland Scenics depending on your specific taste. Our miniature terrarium figures make the perfect addition to any glass terrarium or potted plant. Arrange and place them in various spaces throughout your arrangement to create a unique scenery unlike any other. If you are looking for a way to turn your regular terrarium into an amusing one, consider adding these terrarium figurines, suitable for any small-scale glass arrangement.”

Explore the terrarium figurines from Chive here.

Visit Chive online here.

While out for a walk today on what was a spectacular, crisp, sunny, late autumn day – I spotted a splash of color in the otherwise sepia-toned late fall foliage. These little red berry made me happy and I was thinking they may be holly berries? Who know, but it was the perfect illustration of fall turning into the winter holiday season right before Thanksgiving.

Les than a week until Thanksgiving and I have found the perfect spirit to usher in the holiday season – the 2019 Holiday Edition Kansas City Whiskey from Jacob Rieger & Co.

About the 2019 Holiday Edition Kansas City Whiskey from J. Rieger:

“Designed in collaboration with Charlie Hustle, we proudly present our 2019 Holiday Edition Kansas City Whiskey, our signature blend of Straight Bourbon, Straight Rye & Light Corn Whiskeys, with just a hint of Sherry. This third annual limited edition label draws inspiration from the 1912 Rieger’s “Holiday Offer”, a festive advertisement that promised “good cheer” and “yule-tide happiness” in every bottle of Rieger.”

Here’s the pic I snapped when I found the Kansas City Whiskey on my local spirit purveyor’s shelf:

Learn more about the 2019 Holiday Edition Kansas City Whiskey from J. Rieger here.

Visit Jacob Rieger & Co. online here.

I love a piece of art that makes a statement and is functional. Take the Labrador Chair by artist Katie Kimmel I found from the fine folks at The Future Perfect – just the thing to design a room around.

About the Labrador Chair by Katie Kimmel from The Future Perfect:

“A lumpy labrador trying to sit like a person. Katie Kimmel is an artist working in The Mojave Desert, California. She received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015 where she studied ceramics, video and painting. Katie enjoys writing biographies in the third person.”

About the Labrador Chair by Katie Kimmel from The Future Perfect.

Visit The Future Perfect online here.

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