Re-purposed Vintage Spoon Rings

I love finding a stylish deal. The leather earrings for under five dollars featured last Friday have sold out! These beautiful rings are made from re-purposed vintage spoons and are selling fast for $15. A bit of a splurge but such a southern classic. Please use my affiliate link below to shop… Silver Spoon Rings

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Christmas Plaid and Local Snapshots

The weather is finally cold and my favorite thing to do on lunch break is grab my coat and walk to local boutiques. Window shopping puts me in the Christmas spirit. Each year I buy one or two Christmas decor items to add to our collection. This year we went with a plaid tree skirt

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Cookies and Other Gingerbread Favorites

Gingerbread is my favorite holiday scent and taste. I absolutely love warm gingerbread cakes with whipped cream and soft, hot gingerbread cookies. I am as fond of gingerbread as I am chocolate. On Sunday nights, I like to simmer a special coffee creamer on the stove. Typically a pumpkin spice creamer made with half and

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Tried and True Thanksgiving Menu

As promised, this is my tried and true thanksgiving menu with recipe links and personal notes. Each one of these recipes are the exact links I personally use myself. They have never let me down. It always feel safer using a recipe recommended by a friend. Monday is the big shopping day to stock up

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Earthy Mushrooms and Puréed Cauliflower

Mushrooms and cauliflower are some of my favorite seasonal vegetables for late Fall and early Winter. I love the earthy flavor of roasted mushrooms. My favorite way to cook them is a method I discovered via Pinterest. Whole button mushrooms cooked on low over night in a crock pot covered in melted butter and seasoning

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Autumn Leaves and Sweet Ripe Apples

  …a distinct smell… a mixture of the dried leaves on the ground and the smoke from the chimneys and the sweet ripe apples… -Arlene Stafford Wilson Every day is a feast for the eyes when the leaves are turning and falling like petals. We try to keep a crock pot simmering with pressed apple juice

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Autumn Under a Tin Roof

I have noticed myself to be less and less interested in commercialism as I deepen in my Christian faith and continue to live a life more in tune with my priorities. Over the course of this past year, I began unsubscribing to any news letters that make me feel as though I need to buy

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Happy Hauntingly Beautiful Halloween

Enjoy this bone chillingly cold Halloween night. Last year we put all our time and effort into carving jack-o-lanterns. This year my son enjoyed a haunted hay ride to a spooky witch’s cabin. Tonight we plan to do some local, old fashioned trick-or-treating. For a quick and free décor idea, try these fabulous printables here. They are by

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Gourds, Pumpkins, and Acorn Squash

My favorite time of year is upon us. There is no better Autumn center piece than farm stand gourds, miniature pumpkins, and acorn squash. Every year I also have cinnamon scented pine cones and scatter them in random nooks around the house. (Those can be free if you send your child outside to hunt for

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Cinnamon Apple Cake with Maple Buttercream

I remember chatting with a dear lady in the nursing home. She and her husband had been lifelong missionaries and she told me that anytime they moved into a new apartment it never felt like home until she sautéed an onion. That conversation came to my mind lately. So simple yet so true. All the delicious smells

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