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‘Tis the Night Before Thanksgiving

‘Tis the night before Thanksgiving

When all through the house,

Mama is  busy spot cleaning

With help from her spouse.


Tom Turkey awaits in the sink,

The pumpkin pies are all baked,

Appetizers tucked tight in the freezer,

And the dining table’s prettily draped.


Ahhh…at last the preparations are done.


Time to relax before the TV,

With a glass of red wine or two,

Because tomorrow we’ll need our energy,

To entertain the whole danged crew.


But seriously.


I adore this time of year,

Love my family and friends.

I’m wishing you a happy holiday,

And a truly blessed year’s end.

In appreciation of my awesome readers, this week’s giveaway is a $5 Amazon gift card! To enter, simply sign up for my newsletter (I will only email you with news of a book release.) Then leave a comment below to let me know you were here. Easy peasy.

~oxo Jolyse

For the adults in the house…

Uncle Johnny’s** Thanksgiving Margarita–with a Hint of Christmas

Thanksgiving MargaritaINGREDIENTS


Tripple Sec

Rose’s Lime Juice

Cranberry Juice



Slice of Lime

Fresh Cranberry


1. Shake Tequila, Tripple Sec, Rose’s Lime Juice, Cranberry Juice in over ice.

2. Pour in glass rimmed with salt and sugar.

3. Garnish with lime slice and fresh cranberry.

**Read more: http://www.elvisduran.com/articles/what-we-talked-about-136656/recipe-uncle-johnnys-thanksgiving-margarita-13009498#ixzz3KDxVOzz5

And the winner of last week’s giveaway is…

KIMBERLY V. Congrats, Kimberly! You’ve won the Ebook &Tule Goodies Giveaway! Please contact me at jolysebarnett@gmail.com with your addresses within two weeks to receive your prizes. (List Randomizer at Random.org was used to select the winner. Thanks to all readers who entered.)


18 comments on “‘Tis the Night Before Thanksgiving

    1. Thanks, Jill! It was a wonderful holiday. Only thing missing was that Thanksgiving margarita. Maybe I’ll make one next weekend and let you know if it tastes as good as it looks. 🙂

  1. love your books and now a bonus a drink to go with them. Although with the weather we are having I think a warm drink might be better. Maybe a mocha coffee with a shot of peppermint schnapps.

    1. Great to see you here, Susan! Feel free to explore when you have a moment. Although my website is brand-new, I’ve been blogging about life’s little moments since 2011. The best made the cut and are all here. 🙂

  2. Now why didn’t I see anyone making this drink over the holidays … sounds like something even I would try. Happy Week!

    1. I agree, Lynda! I definitely want to try this drink between now and Christmas. Maybe I can convince the chef/bartender in the family to make a few for the book signing next week. Hope you enjoy one soon! 🙂

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