Category Archives: Cooking

🍂 A Friendsgiving Gathering🍁

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. ROMANS 14:17 Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well… Thanksgiving is just around the corner… a beautiful time dedicated to celebrating and focusing on what we are most thankful for. That being said along with my sweet little family & furry kids…I am grateful for all my wonderful friends… which of course includes you! So naturally Thanksgiving is also the perfect time to have a ’Friendsgiving’ gathering. There … Read the full blog post

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November…Adventure Calls…🍁🍂🎃

“Yes! Decorating for Christmas early is actually good for you!” –Hyggehaus Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are doing well… Recently I visited a clock repair shop and was reminded that daylight savings time is just around the corner…(this weekend) where has the year gone? earlier in the week on Halloween while in a clothing store…Christmas music was being played…time is flying! these two experiences made me wonder…was I behind or ahead in my seasonal decorating?… That being said…no doubt as soon as I finish working on getting this post published… I’ll be heading out to the attic…to see what … Read the full blog post

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🍂 An Autumn Charcuterie Board 🍂

“There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin,” -Linus, it’s the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are well… Recently I created an autumn charcuterie board… I am so excited to share it with you! It combined all the best flavors of fall (think pumpkin, cheese, fruits, and treats!) This charcuterie board is actually a Christmas board… I just added a bit of decor to make it work for the autumn season. This is such a delicious fun way to entertain & serve up snack favorites … Read the full blog post

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🍂Celebrating Autumn: apples, pumpkins, & decor, OH MY!🍂

“Autumn is the season to find contentment at home by paying attention to what we already have.” -unknown Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are doing well… Autumn is a time of many simple pleasures… Today I’ll be sharing two of my favorites. Baking and decorating! What’s Cooking 👩‍🍳 Mini Apple Pies These mini apple pies are a fun twist on classic apple pie and the individual serving makes them easy to serve! Ingredients 4~ 5 apples 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice 2 tablespoons Flour 1 pinch of Salt 3 tablespoons Butter 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon 2 rolls of Pie Crust at room temperature Instructions Start by heating your … Read the full blog post

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🍂A Bit of 🎃Decor…🍁Soup Recipe… & an Anniversary Getaway…🚗

“Keep calm and carry a wand.” -unknown Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are well… By the time this post publishes I will be on an anniversary getaway in Carmel, California… Until then let me share a few updates I did with my Halloween decor shortly before I left on my trip… Not too many things have been added, since I don’t have much Halloween stuff… however…after getting into one of my fall decor bins I was quite charmed with a few items…and thought they would be perfect for a china cabinet that sits in our dining alcove… 👩‍🍳 👩‍🍳 … Read the full blog post

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🌻In My Garden…Autumn🍃🍂🍁

In my garden the season shifts… Read the full blog post

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The Beginning of a New Season…

When the clock strikes midnight… PUMPKIN EVERYTHING🎃 Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are well… I recently read that September has often been viewed as the beginning of the new year, the time for reflection and resolution… turning over a new leaf… a little curious I took a peek in my journal writings for January and noticed that my resolution for the new year was to be more intentional with how I lived… desiring more time spent doing those things that I enjoyed… most importantly staying open to positive change in my life… 🌻 What’s Cooking… Savoring up the last … Read the full blog post

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A Room (Closet) of My Own…👚👠👛

I decided it was time to create a closet of my very own. Read the full blog post

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My Week…Anastasia & Camille…

“Those who teach the most about humanity aren’t always human.”~Donald £. Hicks Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are doing well… (btw…where in the world has August gone!) This past week I’ve been tirelessly trying to convert one of the rooms into a closet… I’ve had so much fun perusing for creative ideas… however…at times it felt like a juggling act… with Anastasia and Camille running all around our home…(Camille mostly chasing Anastasia) Fortunately…familiarity breeds affection… and with a little bit of understanding and training lots of chasing… I am hopeful they will come to live together happily ever after… … Read the full blog post

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The Colors of Summer/A Garden Tour

It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a home-grown tomato. -Lewis Grizzard Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are doing well… I have been working a little more in my garden… deadheading those things which have become overgrown and completed their cycle…. I’ve found myself outdoors much more… relaxing…. enjoying those simple pleasures of life… which of course always includes a cozy little garden… 🧑‍🍳What’s Cooking🧑‍🍳 It’s rewarding to walk outside and get vegetables from your own garden. I owe this luxury to Joe since he’s the one who planted everything! The zucchini has been abundant and … Read the full blog post

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