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j9brown

j9brown

Joined June 2018

NYC book nerd 🤓 | Plant lady 🌿 🌸 | Disney nut 🐀
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Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
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Another annual Christmas tradition, had to visit the tree! Soooooo many people there, but it's worth squeezing through for a peek! #nyc

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Stacypatrice Wow!!!! 2h
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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I loved this. So wonderful and sad and epic and tragic. It really transports you to another time and world. I wasn't on board with the concept at first, which is why it just sat on my TBR for so long. But man am I glad that I finally picked it up.
Definitely in my top ten for the year!

#wintergames #tbrread #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

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#holidayrecipeattempt Rainbow cookies! Or Italian tricolor cookies. My most favorite. I started making them because the bakery mixed trays never come with enough!

#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

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#ornamenthunt #wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

9. Makes noise
10. Wish was life-size (love him!)
11. Given by a family member (made by one too!)
12. Looks like a family member! Okay not quite, but my sister and I call each other "chickadee," so this ornament is definitely us!
13. Bigger than the palm of your hand
14. Special occasion - becoming a real employee instead of a "daily hire."
15. Good enough to eat

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Inkblotsandcoffeestains Spaceship, Ewok, Princess Leia 16h
FantasyChick Cruise ship, ewok, Leia 16h
AnneCecilie Cruise ship, Ewok, Leia 16h
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Addison_Reads Spaceship. Ewok. Princess Leia. Great Questions! 16h
KatieDid927 Cruise. You can stop at beaches!, Vulcan. I feel like they‘d give interesting books, The restaurant. Feed me! 16h
TheQuietQuill Cruise 🚢 15h
AmyK1 Cruise. Vulcan. Leia. 15h
Karisa Spaceship, Vulcan, End of the Universe (sounds like a short story in the making) 14h
tdrosebud Cruise ship, Ewok, movies with Princess Leia 13h
Linsy Cruise. Ewok. Restaurant at the End of the Universe! ✌🏻 13h
cwarnier cruise ship, ewok, Princess Leia 13h
wanderinglynn Spaceship. Ewok. Restaurant. 12h
AsYouWish Cruise, Vulcan, Leia 11h
britt_reads Cruise, Ewok, Princess Leia 9h
Jadams1776 Cruise ship; Ewok; Leia 9h
Cosyreader Cruise, Vulcan, Restaurant 9h
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ads0123 Spaceship. Ewok. Leia 6h
MidnightBookGirl Cruise ship! 5h
JenlovesJT47 Cruise ship, Ewok, Princess Leia 5h
Clwojick Cruise Ship, Ewok, Princess Leia. 2h
Crimson613 spaceship, ewok?, xmas movies 31m
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ads0123 Drums. Scrooge. Tiny Tim. Hippopotamus. 1d
OrtizReads1 I want to Race Rudolph, Prank the Grinch, Give a Gift to Cindy Lou Who, and I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas! 🎄💚 1d
bullbunny Drums, Grinch, Tiny Tim, Hippopotamus ^^ 1d
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wanderinglynn Compete on drums. Grinch. Cindy. Hippo. 1d
teebe Drums, grinch, tiny Tim , hippo 24h
AnneCecilie Drums, Scrooge, tiny Tim, hippo 23h
Linsy 🥁. Scrooge. Cindy Lou Hoo. 🦛. 23h
DebbieGrillo Drums... I don't run. 17h
FantasyChick Drums, Grinch, Tiny Tim, Hippo 17h
Inkblotsandcoffeestains Drums, Scrooge, Cindy Lou Hoo, hippopotamus 17h
Allylu Drummer Boy, Grinch, Tiny Tim, hippopotamus 16h
AmyK1 Drums. Scrooge. Tiny Tim. Hippo 14h
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AsYouWish Drums, Grinch, Tiny Tim, Hippo 11h
Jadams1776 Rudolph; Grinch; Tiny Tim; Hippo 8h
Cosyreader Drums, grinch, Tim, teeth - do you mean a real hippo?! 8h
MidnightBookGirl Drummer Boy, Grinch, Tiny Tim, 2 Front teeth (so I can wish you a Merry Christmas!) 5h
JenlovesJT47 Rudolph, Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Hippo 5h
Clwojick Drums, Grinch, Tiny Tim, Hippopotamus 2h
Crimson613 race, grinch, cindy lou, teeth?? xD 20m
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Christmas tradition - cookie party! I put my friends to work decorating cookies (and pay them in meatballs.)

Also #holidayrecipeattempt these are "melting moments" shortbread cookies. Super easy, many ways to decorate, but you need a cookie press.

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KatieDid927 I kind of slacked on the cookie decorating this year. I did a few, but not many. I was too busy trying to open the wine. 😂 1d
j9brown @KatieDid927 The most important part is just eating them anyway 😊😂 1d
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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#selfiescavengerhunt Selfie reading by the Christmas tree! I am *really* loving Circe. It's magical and tragic and haunting. I wish I had a nice big chunk of time to read it! Alas, it's the busiest time of year.
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Moonprismpower I listened to Circe. So good! Now Achilles is on my TBR list. 2d
j9brown @Moonprismpower Yeah, I think that one's going to be a post-holiday gift to myself ☺️ 1d
Tamra I loved it too! 1d
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Watched one episode, will not be watching more. Overbearing emotionally manipulative father behaves like he owns his daughters and makes sure everyone knows what a Man he is and everyone is pathetically desperate to please him. Trash.
I might be oversensitive to this trope so apologies to anyone who enjoyed it, maybe I'm being too harsh. But it made me mad 😠
#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

StayCurious Aw I thought it was funny. That's ok you still get +6!! 2d
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Inkblotsandcoffeestains Polish the sleigh, workshop, and shovel! 3d
Addison_Reads Polish, workshop, and wrap coal. 🎅🎄🎁 3d
Allylu Iron the suit; toil in the workshop; shovel the runway 🎅 3d
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wanderinglynn Iron. Clean-up. Shovel. 3d
Linsy Polish (I‘m really bad at ironing). Toil. Wrap (but I‘d feel so bad). 3d
AmyK1 Iron suit. Workshop. Coal. 3d
britt_reads Polish the sleigh, workshop, wrap coal 2d
AlobelThee Polish, Toil, and Wrap. 😄🎅 2d
mabell Polish, toil, shovel 2d
SaturnDoo Polish, workshop,wrap 2d
samanthagutt Iron, workshop, wrap coal 2d
AsYouWish Polish, workshop, wrap 2d
overtheedge Polish....workshop....wrap coal 2d
cwarnier iron, toil, wrap coal 2d
StayCurious Polish the sleigh (If you burn Santa's suit, there are more consequences because that thing is an antique)...Work in the workshop - making toys would be fun! And definitely wrap the coal haha. 2d
Kdgordon88 Polish, workshop, wrap coal 1d
teebe Iron, workshop, coal 23h
FantasyChick Iron, workshop, wrap 10h
JenlovesJT47 Iron, workshop, wrap 3h
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The ever-popular peanut butter blossoms! I think my family and friends would kick me out if I tried to stop making these 😂
#holidayrecipeattempt
#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

AmyG I love these. Great cookies and so easy to make. 3d
Allylu Yes, these are great! They are the first cookie of Christmas for us! 3d
Chili Yum!!! 2d
overtheedge They are so easy.....the hard part is not eating all the Kisses before the cookies are done! 2d
StayCurious Wow looks good! +20 for the recipe and + 20 for a shared tradition! +41 2d
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Sesame thumbprints with cherry preserves. Can never seem to get them to look round and smooth 🤷
#holidayrecipeattempt
#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

overtheedge They look great!! 2d
StayCurious Wow yum! +21 2d
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McCall's Cook Book | Food Editors of McCall's
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overtheedge Yummy. They look great! 2d
StayCurious Your posts are making me hungry haha. +21 2d
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StayCurious Wow you even got Z. Not many people have - good job! +79 2d
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How many words? 95. I might find more but I must quit for now 😅
#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

StayCurious Holy moly! Awesome job! If you find more, let me know, I will add to your points. But for now: 476! 4d
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Mad Libs! Tada! Managed to do it without reading ahead! Obviously I have too much free time at work right now 😝
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StayCurious hahaha this made me laugh! +21! 4d
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Another near-binge watch, ate these up over the past week while baking and wrapping and decorating. So much fun.
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Already got credit for the first episode so that's twelve more holiday episodes (twelve! I watch too much TV and don't read enough at this time of year. Got too much to do!) So 60 points?

StayCurious Haha love this show. Yeah, this time of year can be a bit too stressful to read for me, so sometimes I like brainless tv instead. +61! 4d
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If I could pick only one thing off this entire page, it would be bagels.
#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

StayCurious Now I'm hungry haha. Some great choices! +11 4d
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StayCurious That's ok! You still got 33! 4d
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#holidayrecipeattempt Fudge! I love fudge. I want to make more, some with marshmallows, some with cherries, some with crushed candy canes...
#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

Stacypatrice These are making me drool 🤤 6d
Eggbeater Those look scrumptious! 6d
StayCurious You know my address right? haha looks delicious! +26! 4d
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I went in thinking this was a movie, so glad that it was longer. It was really sweet, just the right amount of cheesey, the right amount of messy, and perfect amount of Christmas-y 🎄
6 episodes (binged over two days, my goodness, such a couch potato) so 30 points?
#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

mdm139 Make sure tag your team captain 6d
j9brown @mdm139 Lol, thanks, slacking off over here! 😝 6d
StayCurious It's ok, even if you forget to tag me, I scroll down your page like the stalker I am and find all your posts...haha. +31 4d
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1. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
2. Deck the Halls
3. It Came Upon A Midnight Cleat
4. Last Christmas
5. Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
7. Silent Night
8. I give up!
9. Ring Silver Bells
10. Oh Holy Night

#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

StayCurious lol I like your answer for #8! But I think it's Frosty the Snowman haha. +41 6d
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#ornamenthunt Here's a few more!

1. A frame - with my adorable nephew
2. Sports. Ice skating is a sport, right?!
3. Homemade. I painted this when I was a kid.
4. Older than me. This belonged to my great-grandmother!

#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

StayCurious Good job! +41 6d
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#ornamenthunt Found a few!

1. A North Pole character
2. An animal (this one is an old favorite of mine!)
3. Sparkly
4. One with a year on it

#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

StayCurious Excellent! +41 6d
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#selfiescavengerhunt Hanging an ornament! Helping my mom with her tree, since she's got several decades worth of stuff to stick on there 🎄
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StayCurious What a nice picture! +16 6d
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Very cute, a nice gift for a little kid. Gave this a read-through before I wrapped it for my nephew, I hadn't seen a choose your own adventure in ages. I'd like to read it with him but he'll probably be too excited about toys when we do gifts 😂

#holidayread
#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

StayCurious Looks cute! +21 1w
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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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This was really lovely, so rich in detail. I love this author, and I think I liked this even more than The Night Tiger. It had a lot more ghosts and magic than I was expecting, which is a big bonus to me! If you enjoyed Gods of Jade and Shadow, then this is a book for you.

#wintergames #readnosedreindeer #tbrread @StayCurious @Clwojick

bullbunny I also enjoyed this book 1w
StayCurious Love the cover! +16 1w
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#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

Not feeling as confident about this one, lol

1. C
2. J
3. E
4. H
5. D
6. G
7. B
8. F
9. I
10. A

StayCurious Looks good to me! +21 1w
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I love cookies, they might be my favorite part of Christmas. #wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

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2. M
3. A
4. K
5. O
6. B
7. D
8. P
9. E
10. H
11. R
12. C
13. J
14. N
15. Q
16. F
17. L
18. I

StayCurious Great job! +37 1w
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#wintergames #readnosedreindeer #holidayrecipe @StayCurious @Clwojick

I had to laminate this page before my butter hands ruined it completely 😂 I'm making them with cherry preserves this year. The dough is in the freezer, I'll bake a few next week!

Allylu Oooh! I want to make Thumbprints this year! Yum! 1w
j9brown @Allylu The sesame seeds make them feel extra classy 😁 1w
Clwojick Yummmmm. ♥️ 1w
StayCurious I love well-worn recipe cards! +6 1w
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#wintergames #selfiescavengerhunt #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

Selfie wrapping books as gifts! A little early? Maybe! 🤷

StayCurious What a great picture! Love it! +16 1w
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#FestivePhotoChallenge Day 5 (oops, guess I've skipped a few) - cozy reading nook! I have a cozy seat near my bookshelf, but this is where I always land, the couch, in front of the TV. Comfiest spot in the apartment!

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Crazeedi Looks very comfy 1w
StayCurious If you ever miss a day for the photo challenge, you can go back and post later 😃 No Stress! Love your cozy reading nook! +2 1w
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GLOW, the Christmas episode! This is my first watch through the show so I didn't even know they did one. Such an excellent show, I've really been loving it.

#wintergames #rednosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

Mogoeg Great minds and all that! I rewatched this episode today. 1w
j9brown @Mogoeg Nice! I just finished, now I guess we have to wait for the next season 😵 1w
StayCurious Looks fun! +6 1w
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Nailed It, a Christmas episode. I should watch this show more often, Nicole Byer and the whole premise is so funny!

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bullbunny I need to finish up the latest season. But the contests make me wanna shake em. How you not put butter cream between the layers of cake!!? Wish they had more episodes of the other ones. Only do the Holiday ones *shrug 2w
j9brown @bullbunny My favorite is when parts slowly tip over or fall apart right in front of the judges during the reveal. 2w
bullbunny Or when they make something so bad. Then they have to taste it. Like ouch, they need a worst bakers show on the food network to help out 2w
StayCurious haha love this show! +6 1w
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#wintergames #readnosedreindeer #holidaycrafting @StayCurious @Clwojick

Bookmarks! Too much fun with with stickers and a laminator. Not sure why they're curving so much, don't think I want to gift them if I can't flatten them out. Fingers crossed!

KatieDid927 So very cute! Maybe stick them in thick books to get flattened a bit? It‘s what I‘d do! 2w
j9brown @KatieDid927 Yeah, gonna stack a few hardcovers. I wonder what would happen if I ironed then? I see it working in my head, but they'd probably just melt 😵 2w
Linsy Cute!! 2w
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KatieDid927 @j9brown Oh would def melt for sure. No irons! 2w
Crazeedi Perfect!🥰 2w
StayCurious Those are great! Do not iron them though lol! +6 1w
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StayCurious love it! +6 2w
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#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

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StayCurious Looks good to me! +37 2w
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#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

1. Year
2. Same
3. City
4. Heat
5. Hair
6. Stem
7. Cash
8. Share
9. Steam
10. Ram
11. Chair
12. Earth
13. Shy
14. Mast
15. Rat

j9brown This was a fun way to pass time on my commute 🎄😁 2w
StayCurious Great job! +46 2w
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#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

Holiday TV episode - a Silly Symphonies cartoon! I remember watching this when I was a kid. Specifically the checkered paint stuck with me, I wished that paint actually worked like that!

KatieDid927 Yesss 2w
StayCurious Ha never saw this as a kid. Cute! +6 2w
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#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

+1 of those participation points, so my total is 74!

StayCurious Whoohoo! +74! 2w
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Your package arrived!! @hazel2019 I'm impressed, I wish I was so on top of things, lol. And I'm so excited that I have to hide the box from myself 🤣
#creepychristmas @teebe
I'm actually done shopping, it's just dragging myself to the post office that's the slow part! I'm planning on shipping it at the end of this week, though.

Hazel2019 Wow that was quick! I just mailed it on Saturday! 😁 2w
teebe 🎉 2w
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Sharing a holiday recipe!
#wintergames #holidayrecipe #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

This is from my grandmother's McCall's Cookbook (look how vintage!) She used to make these for Christmas. I haven't made them myself in a while but I think I'll be bringing them back this year, and I'll use red and green sugars when I press them 😊

SamAnne Looks delicious! 2w
KatieDid927 Less than two weeks until cookie partyyyy! Eeep! 2w
j9brown @KatieDid927 Time to stock up on butter 🤪 2w
StayCurious Sounds yummy! +6 points - let me know if you make them for more points! 2w
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#novemberreads #novemberwrapup

Another slow month, too much work and stress.
Favorites: Sing, Unburied, Sing was for sure the best book, and Ninth House was the most enjoyable.

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#wintergames #readnosedreindeer
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Day 1 #festivephotochallenge
The limited edition Disney pin Advent calendar! Disney pin collectors are intense, I'm almost considering reselling this in a year or two. I also might just love it too much 😍

Charityann Cute! 😊🎄 2w
StayCurious Wow that's great! 1 point for picture; 1 point for participation! 2w
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#holidayrecipeswap
Hey @Kshakal I got your recipes! (Did you get yours? They should have arrived last week)
I've never seen this bugle idea! I'm 100% going to have to try these! The cake sounds very tasty, and who doesn't love a good hot chocolate!
I have a similar recipe for peanut butter blossoms but mine calls for Crisco instead of butter, I'm curious what the difference is, we'll have to trade pics to see 😝
Thank you for sharing your recipes!

j9brown And thanks to @AprilMae for hosting this cute and fun swap! 2w
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#wintergames #thisorthat #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

Didn't pick Black Friday or Cyber Monday, so I let myself pick both cookie situations, is this cheating? 😝

StayCurious Not in my book lol! 5 points, + 1 for participation! 2w
Linsy Love the cookies! 😋 2w
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1. 78 books
2. 75 books
3. A Christmas Carol. I've seen several different movie adaptations but never read it!
4. Coming in from the cold and getting cozy in a stack of blankets!

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Slajaunie Congratulations on reaching your goal! 🥳 2w
TorieStorieS Nice!!! ☃️☃️☃️ 2w
StayCurious Excellent! 25 points, + 1 for participation 2w
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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This was really great! I wish I wasn't in such a Humbug mood this month so I could have really enjoyed it more, but this was right up my alley. Two thumbs up. Don't even care that it isn't five star literary material, I had a five star good time when I did manage to sit down and read 😝
#botm

KatieDid927 A five star good time is all that matters! 3w
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1. Anything with a supernatural element
2. The Perfection. It was pretty unique!
3. Tough to choose one! True crime scares me 😝
4. Supernatural was a favorite for a long time, especially the early seasons. I like most seasons of American Horror Story. Black Mirror.
5. It's okay.
6. Favorite monster?
#creepychristmas

Twainy #6 - the Frankenstein monster 😁 1mo
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Had to put this one away a couple of times so I wouldn't get too emotional on the train 😖