Week in Review & Pretty Pintastic Party #188

Pretty Pintastic Party Features #188

TGIF! I hope everyone had an amazing week and is ready for the weekend! We’re back with another weekly Pretty Pintastic Party, but first let’s sneak a peek of the week – in the rearview mirror of This Scattered Life.

We’re getting down to the wire, and I’m still not even close to being ready for the upcoming Christmas festivities. Per my usual style, I’ll be ready for each party and celebration mere minutes before the start. (Alright, ready enough – and maybe minutes after the event starts).

I’m not sure what it is, but I am progressively less into the decorating, shopping and fuss every year. Maybe in a few years we’ll have some little ones to really bring the spirit of Christmas back full force, but right now I’m remembering how much fun it was to be on a cruise for the holidays and how carefree and fun that was …

‘Bah Humbug’ is probably what you hear me saying. But I do still love Christmas – I would just enjoy it more if somebody would take care of all of the preparations for me and the only thing I had to do was enter a perfectly clean and decorated house, pull up a chair to an amazingly delicious meal with all of my favorite people, and then pass out the fabulously wrapped gifts that miraculously appeared under a magnificent tree.

Is that too much to ask?

Whatever. I did make the caramel today for the turtles I’m taking to a fondue party tomorrow. I figure they’ll get their pecan legs and chocolate shells sometime between yoga class and my Costco run. (Or if the day gets away from me I’ll just wrap up caramels as if that were the plan all along).

Earlier this week I attended a blogger holiday party with the Denver Bloggers Club. We met at the Moxy where we were treated to lots of appetizers and a grand tour of the hotel. The hotel was pretty amazing with all kinds of fun details. You check in for your stay at the bar – where you get a complimentary cocktail, and there are games and candy just waiting there for you as well.

MOXY Denver Cherry Creek

MOXY Denver Cherry Creek

MOXY Denver Cherry Creek

MOXY Denver Cherry Creek

MOXY Denver Cherry Creek

I didn’t win the free hotel stay that was raffled off, but I did manage to have my name drawn for a variety of gift cards to local restaurants. New friends, free appetizers, cookie decorating, door prizes and a cool new venue. I may just get into the swing of Christmas after all!

And what have you been up to this week? Are you ready to start pinning??



Welcome to the Pretty Pintastic Party, where every post is pinned & features are pinned by everyone!

First, let’s meet the hosts:

Jamie, Kerry, & Lucy from Coffee With Us 3 Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Annie from Annie’s Noms Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Paris from My Big Fat Happy Life Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Heather from Divas Run for Bling Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Jenn from Loveland Lodge Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Celeste from The Whole Serving Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Diane from This Scattered Life Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Jamie from As For Me and My Homestead Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Shelly from Lynchburg Mama Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Kara from Phoenix Mom Blog Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Brittany from Pop Shop America Pinterest, Facebook Twitter

Melissa from Beyond Mommying Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Jessa from Sparkle Living Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Gail from Frugal Family Adventures Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Christine from Sword Fights and Starry Nights Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Candace from Candace Woesch Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram

Here’s what your hosts have been up to this week!

Now on to the Party!!

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You show up with your fabulous posts and we pin every single one! We only ask one thing from you!

This week’s Features:

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash from Bites of Wellness
DIY Paper Poinsettia from The Scrap Shoppe
Organizing Holiday Decorations from Refined Rooms
Cranberry Fluff from Crafting A Family


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