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  1. Friday, November 7

    Friday Show and Tell

    I have a LOT of cleaning to do, so I’m gonna make today’s Show and Tell super quick! I have two links on Babble this week – I kind of love both of these posts!

    9 genius weeknight dinner ideas from @janemaynard

    9 Genius Ways to Overcome the Weeknight Dinner Struggle

    I don't succumb to pinterest when planning thanksgiving from @janemaynard

    I Don’t Succumb to Pinterest When It Comes to Planning Thanksgiving Dinner

    As usual, please share stuff with us! Whatever you want! Things from your own blog, great stuff you found on the web this week, anything! And have a great weekend!


  2. Thursday, November 6

    Gifts and Giveaways: Green Kid Crafts!

    holiday gifts & giveaways on thisweekfordinner.com from @janemaynard

    This giveaway is now closed. But keep reading to find out more about these wonderful craft kits for kids!

    This post is sponsored by Green Kid Crafts. As always, all opinions are 100% my own…and my kids’!

    It’s November, which means my holiday shopping has commenced! I find the more I can get done early, the more I enjoy December! Just like last year, as I start shopping around I’ll also be sharing Gifts & Giveaways posts with fun gift ideas and, of course, giveaways! We’re going to kick off this year’s festivities with a GREAT gift for kids.

    green kid crafts review and giveaway from @janemaynard

    Have you heard of Green Kid Crafts? Two very good friends of mine had recommended this company separately, so I was excited to work with them and try out their product! (Those friends who did the recommending? They’re amazing and totally trustworthy. I would do anything they tell me to do. Maybe even jump off a cliff.)

    green kid crafts kitchen science box - review and giveaway from @janemaynard

    Green Kid Crafts is a green company that provides creative and educational activities to do with kids through an eco-friendly Subscription Service, Craft Boxes, Birthday Activities, STEM Science Kits, and Creativity Kits, targeting kids ages 3-12. Our family recently received the Kitchen Science kit from Green Kid Crafts to try out and my kids LOVED it. REALLY loved it. Am I getting the point across? THEY. LOVED. IT. From 3 years old up to 9, all three of them had so much fun doing the science projects in our kit. Maybe a little too excited…I definitely had to play referee when it came to taking turns! Anna was so cute, while we were getting set up she asked, “Are we doing a science project?” When I responded in the affirmative, she simply stated, “Oh, GOOD.” And she was ready to get down to business!

    green kid crafts - kitchen science kit - review and giveaway from @janemaynard

    You can order Green Kid Craft boxes one at a time or sign up for a subscription, in which case boxes are delivered monthly. I know my kids would love me forever if I signed up for the subscription service…I’m thinking that just might be one of their Christmas presents this year, especially after seeing how much they loved this first box!

    green kid crafts - kitchen science kit - review and giveaway from @janemaynard

    Giveaway time! One lucky, randomly-selected person will win a 3-month subscription to Green Kid Crafts (winner must have a U.S. or Canadian address). Here is how to enter!

    All entries must be received by Midnight PT on Wednesday, 11/19.

    Good luck on the giveaway! And Happy Crafting!

    Comment #65 angie was the winner of this giveaway. Congrats, Angie!


  3. Sunday, November 2

    Week 406 Menu

    Happy Sunday! Another week, another menu…let’s get to it, shall we?

    week 406 weekly menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable meal plan and shopping list

    MONDAY:
    Chicken Soup with Rice
    – Homemade bread

    TUESDAY:
    Pesto Tortellini Soup
    – Homemade bread

    WEDNESDAY:
    Cilantro Sour Cream Enchiladas
    Cilantro Lime Rice

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    – Spaghetti with sausage (thanks for the idea, Nancy!)
    – Salad

    SATURDAY:
    – Soccer team party at Pizza Port

    SUNDAY:
    – Roasted Veggie Frittata with toast (thanks for the idea, Jessica!)
    – Fresh fruit or smoothies

    Click here for the free printable of this week’s menu plus the shopping list!

    Please share your own dinner plans for the week! They are so incredibly helpful for me each week, thank you!