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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