Things that I am thankful for this year….
* Our families health
* My wonderful husband who totally supports me
* All 5 of my sons for making my life never boring
* Church family and friends
* God’s Word is such a powerful tool in my life
* the miracle gift of Brynndel Grace coming in January
* the free gift of salvation ~ HOPE
Three years ago, I started a Blessing journal for our family. Each person that we celebrate and spend the day with on Thanksgiving is encouraged to write their blessings in the journal. A few members/guest cringed each year at the task and don’t really put their hearts in it, but our immediate family enjoys the tradition. It is a very special part of my thanksgiving day. The wonderful memories that I will treasure for a lifetime and for many generations to come are unmeasurable. I pray my children will begin one when they have a family of their own.
Two years ago I posted tons of Fall links…… I’m sure most of them are still active…. Thought you all might enjoy….
Fall Homeschool Links
Fall Crafts and Clip Art
I surprised the boys with some yummy muffins this morning to start the long awaiting season… Amy gave me the insanely easy secret recipe to these delicious semi healthy treats.. I used real pumpkin that I found frozen in my freezer from last year. I served with vanilla yogurt. No it wasn’t homemade. I’ve been a bit lazy with this pregnancy.
Happy Fall Y’all!
Well maybe not in my air in East Texas, but somewhere it must be happening, right? I love to decorate for Autumn, in fact, it is my favorite time of year. I would love to keep my Fall Harvest decor up all year, but my dh detests… I can’t understand why, can you? Our color scheme in our house are warm Fall colors. I tried to compromise with him and told him that our kitchen could be done in pumpkins, but he thought that was weird, too. Men have absolutely no sense of decoration skills, whatsoever. Anyways, I save my pennies to add to my Fall decor each year. I found these cute, so cute items at Kirklands that I must get. Of course, I couldn’t get them when we were at Kirklands this past weekend together as a family, but I will be going back soon into town by myself to get these cute finds….
Are these not cutest salt and pepper shakers you have ever seen.? Only 4.99.
I love wine, I mean wine glasses… These are so festive.. . Too bad I can’t have the real stuff to compliment these fine gems since princess is still baking in the oven. But there is always next year. Red wine Grape juice would look so divine in these seasonal glasses. These are on sale for 15.98, what a steal.
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I made these little Christmas towels for my Keno gift. I plan on making more of them as gifts as well as for myself. Here is the free pattern.
My cute little Turkey coaster. Next year I plan on making several more. My SIL loved them. Check out the free pattern here.
This is my favorite little project that I have recently completed. Next year I am going to make them in all different sizes. Cute, huh? Free pattern here.
I got this recipe of one of my yahoo groups, The Clever Homemaker.
CrockPot Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe
via A Year of CrockPotting
–12 oz cranberries (fresh or frozen)
–1/2 cup orange juice
–1/2 cup water
–1/2 cup brown sugar
–1/2 cup white sugar
–1/4 tsp cinnamon
I used a 1.5 quart crockpot. It worked well for this recipe. If you only
have a huge crockpot, you can put an oven-safe dish into it to create a
smaller cooking vessel.
Rinse off the cranberries and put them into your crockpot. Add the orange
juice and water. I had the kids squeeze fresh juice, but you can use
store-bought if that’s what you have on hand.
Add the sugar and the cinnamon. Stir. There will be an awful lot of liquid,
and the cranberries will float and you’ll wonder how on earth it could
possibly turn into cranberry sauce.
Cover and cook on high. It will take about 3 hours.
Stir every hour or so. When the skin from the cranberries has softened, the
cranberries will “pop” when pushed with a spoon up against the side of the
crock. It wasn’t until about 2 hours in that my cranberries were soft enough
to do this.
Smoosh all of the cranberries. Stir well.
Heat enough for it to be warm throughout. Take the lid off and heat on high
for another 30 to 45 minutes. Your house will smell wonderful!
Serve. This easily can be made a few days before your holiday dinner.