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Stir Fry, Christmas, Books, A New Project, and More

December has been a busy month for me. I am guessing that it has for many of you as well. Because I have been so busy it has been awhile since I did an Everyday Adventures post, but I wanted to be sure to do one this week.

There is so much I could say about this picture of my daughter and I that my husband took. I love it for so many reasons. One of which is that it shows our love of reading.

G and L reading

We both love books and reading, but she way out reads me. Last year she read 150 books. It hasn’t always been this way though. At one time she was a struggling reader who hated reading. Hated it. But now she loves to read and loves to encourage others to read as well.

Because we both love books, we decided to work on a book project together and we are having so much fun with it. I have mentioned several times that we were working on something, but today I am finally ready to let you all know about it. Our new project is the website From Our Bookshelf!

If you love books and reading I hope you will check out our new site From Our Bookshelf. We are still working on it and adjusting a few things, but the main part is up, along with over 50 book reviews. I have also shared my favorite books of 2015 and what I read in October. I will share my favorite books of 2016 and a few other things soon.

Grace has some fun posts planned to share in the next few weeks and we also plan to add a lot more kids books over the next couple of months. Our goal is to share book reviews, book recommendations for all ages, book lists, favorite books, some book deals, and more. Basically all things books. We plan on sending out a weekly newsletter starting in January. You can sign up for that here. You can also follow us on Instagram at From Our Bookshelf.

Now let’s talk food.


This peppermint Cool Whip was an impulse buy recently and I love it. Yes, I know it is totally not healthy, but it is so good. A scoop of it in a cup of hot chocolate is delicious!!

Oven Tacos

When I am busy I tend to cook tried and true favorites. The recipes that I know my family loves. That means we have been making things like oven tacos a lot lately. I shared this recipe over 5 years ago and it is still a favorite! If you have never tried them you need. They are so easy and so good.


We have also been making oven fries a lot. They are one of my daughter’s favorite things to make.


And we have been watching a lot of Christmas movies. We especially love old Christmas Movies. Christmas in Connecticut in one of our favorites. We watch this every year, along with White Christmas, and Holiday Inn.

What is your favorite Christmas movie? I would love to find more favorites! 

cabbage stir fry

I am working on some easy and delicious recipes for January. After the holidays I think we will all need a few quick, easy, and healthy type of recipes!

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. I love Miracle On 34th Street, A Christmas Carol, Christmas in Connecticut, Holiday Inn, White Christmas, and anything from the thirties and forties. When my daughter is home, we always watch Love, Actually. We laugh and cry our way through it. I will also watch every Christmas movie on the Hallmark Channel. Some of them are silly, but some are really good. When my kids were all at home, and before I went gluten free, I used to make two huge pizzas on Christmas Eve and we would watch the old Disney Christmas cartoons together, This year I am ordering takeout from Five Guys and enjoy being warm. Our local volunteer firefighters make several passes through the town’s neighborhoods with Mr and. Mrs Claus riding on a hook and ladder truck. I absolutely love it. I think I wave harder and get more excited than the children in the nekghborhood..

    • I love all of those movies too! The old classic Christmas movies are the best! We watch a few of the Hallmark ones too, but always find ourselves going back to the old ones because we love them so much. And your neighborhood sounds like fun this time of year!

  2. Excited to check out your new website! Really enjoy reading books and turning my kids onto reading too.

    • I hope you enjoy it! It is a fun new project that my daughter and I are really enjoying. My daughter has a whole list of kids and teen books that she plans to get up over the next month or two. She also has some kid’s book lists we are working on. So we are definitely going to grow the kids section of the site. I also have planned for next year some posts on how I encouraged my kids to read and helped them develop a love of reading. Of course there will be lots of regular books mixed in too. We love all kinds of books!

  3. I love Christmas in Connecticut! Holiday Inn and White Christmas, too. The Bishop’s Wife is a fun one with Cary Grant as an angel. It Happened on 5th Avenue and The Man Who Came to Dinner are also fun B&W films.

    • I love all of those. Except I have never seen The Man Who Came to Dinner! I am going to have to add that to the list of movies we watch this year.

  4. It’s a comedy. It’s a clean movie. Lot of stars. More along the comedy of It Happened on 5th Avenue than a heartwarming It’s a Wonderful Life. .

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