Do you have your coffee cup?  I do!

It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving, and we are full of turkey, pie and thankfulness.  It seems like it’s too soon to be up and back at it.  Yet here we are!

One of the best things about Thanksgiving falling on the calendar the way it did this year is we still have a whole week of November left to enjoy!  I love it when that happens, don’t you?  This “extra” week is like a gift of time before the hustle and bustle of Christmas officially begins with the first of December.

I think of this week as my “breather week.”  A chance to catch my breath and tie up those last minute loose ends before the next round of festivities begin!

How are you going to make the most of your gift of time this week?

I’ve got a few little things to help us get our “breather week” started right!  So, let’s get started sipping and perusing together!


Monday Coffee Break Encouragement4 Truths My Kids Need to Know About Praise & Worship  is short and sweet, but lists 4 simple truths about why it is so important for all of us to participate during the praise & worship part of our church services.  Discover the real power & freedom of choosing to participate.

The Ultimate Southern Hostess Gift Guide offers 12 of my most favorite gifts ideas!  From aprons to cake stands to monogrammed cutting boards, necklaces and books, this gift guide has a little something for everyone on your list.  It might even help you make your own Christmas wishes this year!  This is the perfect way to shop on Cyber Monday.

Monday Coffee Break RecipesThere is nothing like a warm bowl of soup on a blustery fall day!  And if you’ve been having weather like I’ve been having then this real deal comfort food soup recipe is calling your name!  Southern Sweet Potato Soup is a wonderfully sweet and savory soup that is simple to make using canned sweet potatoes, apple sauce and cream.  Perfect with cornbread and topped with a little red pepper, cheese and sour cream (or maybe a little sauteed collard greens)!

That’s it for this week’s Monday Coffee Break. Thanks for stopping by and having a cup with me as we slowed down for just a minute and started our week off right– together!

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