Brief History of Thanksgiving and My List of Gratitude

One of the things on my fall bucket list was to read up on the history of Thanksgiving.  We learned about it in school as children, but as time goes by, we forget some of the details.  So I read up on the 1621 harvest feast.

Thanksgiving as we know it today is a compilation of many different traditions that have been around for centuries.  What we think of as the “first Thanksgiving” is actually far from it.  There have been harvest festivals to give thanks all over the world!

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5 Weeks of Pumpkin Spice: Week 5

Welcome to Week 5 of my pumpkin spice series. This final week I have chosen Pumpkin French Toast Sticks, Pumpkin Pie, andHarvest Quinoa Salad.  For the breakfast dish, I made some pumpkin french toast sticks.  I love some sweet french toast in the mornings.  It’s an easy tasty breakfast and I’m excited to see how it is with pumpkin.  I made pumpkin pie for dessert.  I’ve made apple pie before, but I’ve never made pumpkin pie!  We’ll see how it turns out.  For the dinner dish, I chose a harvest quinoa salad. I love quinoa and butternut squash, so I’m excited to taste this one!

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Cozy Crochet Crafting

There’s something special about fall that just makes me want to DIY everything in order to make the house as cozy as possible for the cool nights and upcoming winter.

I’m going to keep this post short, but I wanted to tell you about my latest project. A little over a month before Halloween, I started crocheting a fall throw blanket.  I was making great progress with it until I decided to start this blog and take an online class.  I dropped the ball the blanket, but both the blog and the class are totally worth it!  Progress is happening on the blanket, just slower than before.  Continue reading “Cozy Crochet Crafting”

5 Weeks of Pumpkin Spice: Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of my pumpkin spice series.  This week I have chosen Pumpkin Scones, Pumpkin Butter, and Pumpkin Chili.  For the breakfast dish, I made some pumpkin scones.  It’s supposed to be a copycat of the Starbucks pumpkin scone, so I’m assuming it’ll be great!  I made pumpkin butter for the scones and other treats to add a dash of fall in everything.  For the dinner dish, I chose a pumpkin chili.  I love chili, so I’m curious as to how it will be paired with pumpkin!

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5 Weeks of Pumpkin Spice: Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of my pumpkin spice series.  This week I have chosen Pumpkin Oatmeal Energy Bites, Pumpkin Pull Apart Loaf, and Creamy Pumpkin Soup.  For the breakfast dish, I made some pumpkin oatmeal energy bites.  I’m a big fan of the chocolate chip “cookie dough” energy bites that I have made many times, so I figured this would be a nice fall twist.  I also made a pumpkin pull apart loaf for a midday pick me up.  For the dinner dish, I chose a creamy pumpkin soup.  I’ve been on a soup kick for the past couple of days, and the pictures of this one on Pinterest were delightful!

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17 Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes You Need to See

Have you figured out your Halloween costume yet?  Do you need some easy last minute ideas?  If so, you’ve come to the right place!  If not, you get to enjoy me looking silly in lots of different costumes and get ideas for the future!  I made most of these with clothes that I already owned or something that could be easily picked up at Goodwill or another resale store.  I’ve compiled a list of  17 costume ideas that are super easy and will not break the bank!  And guess what?!  It’s just in time for Halloweekend!

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Decorations You Need and My Halloween Home Tour

One of my favorite things is decorating for the holidays.  Halloween and Christmas are by far the best, but I sometimes struggle to find what I want for halloween decor.  I’m big on themes, but I’m not sure if I can define my Halloween decorating style’s theme.  The most popular Halloween themes would be cutesy, hokey, or even gory.  For lack of a better term, the look that I love is hauntingly beautiful, eerie yet elegant.

I’ve rounded up my favorite ideas as well as ideas, some that I would like to try and some that I have and love.  I’ll start with a tour of my current Halloween decor!

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