30 Days Of Thankfulness: Day 30 – A Year To Be Thankful

Here we are at the end of November - wow!  Many of us have been in "holiday mode" for a while now - maybe even before the turkey was cleared from the table. Believe me, I love to see the tree and decorations go up too.   Thanksgiving is by far my favorite meal of the year and Christmas is my … [Read more...]

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 23 – Air “Craft” ing 101


Today I am thankful for 14 years of marriage to by best friend in the world.  Happy Anniversary to my sweet Husband.  I am also thankful for safe travels and hugs from family members that we only see once or twice a year. And yes, that might be a picture of an airplane tray table and I might have … [Read more...]

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 19 – Delicious Butter “Silk” Tart


Here's a new twist - a Butter "Silk" Tart!   This yummy custard tart recipe replaces buttermilk with "Silk" vanilla soy milk and there is NO skimping on flavor! I am not a vegetarian, but we absolutely love "Silk" Soy Milk - both Vanilla & Chocolate - around here {and this is NOT a … [Read more...]

30 Days Of Thankfulness: Day 18 – Best Of The Weekend #2

It's another beautiful day - chilly and windy but sunny.  I am enjoying my coffee on my back porch watching as the wind blows through the tree branches and makes ripples on the lake.  I don't see the ducks this morning… probably because they are smarter than I am and are huddled together under a … [Read more...]

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 13 – Pilgrims, Indians and… marbles? Oh my.

You should know that the original title to this post was going to be  "There's a slinky in my bed…". And there darn sure was a plastic yellow slinky tucked snugly in my bed when I went to go to sleep last night.  And a random Star Wars Lego too, for the record (ouch!).  So you know how Slinkies … [Read more...]

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 12 – Best of The Weekend #1

Today, I am very thankful to have "met" so many amazingly talented and sweet bloggers (albeit virtually) over the last 5 weeks.  And of course, thankful to continue being inspired by some that I have followed for almost two years!     Today is my first ever "Best Of The Weekend" post - a … [Read more...]

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 11 – Thankful to Those Who Served

My Husband's Great Uncle Joe gave his life while serving in WWII. My Grandfather served in WWI and the Korean War - he passed away when I was eight. Today I am thankful for all the soldiers who are serving our country today and for all of the veterans who have served in the past. Make sure you … [Read more...]

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 8 – Festive Fall Felt Pinecones {Deck The Fall!!}

I should really change the title to"Pinecone" (as in singular) since today was so nuts I only had time to make one so far.  I'm talking right on full moon, Monday-esque kind of crazy.  I learn something new every day.  Today I learned I can listen in on a conference call on speaker phone with a glue … [Read more...]

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 5 – Homemade Pasta (and Family Traditions)

Happy Monday!! We were cooking and baking all day yesterday so for Days 4 & 5 -  I am so very, VERY thankful for the food that we have and the ability to create meals for our family.  It is something not to be taken for granted, that is for sure.  I am also thankful that The Husband loves to … [Read more...]

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 2… Blessed Beyond Measure

Kids - Jakes Birthday

  I woke up earlier than usual this morning.   I have already mentioned that I am a (MAJOR) night owl and working to get better at being a "morning person". Many, many moons ago, back when I was in High School, I remember my Mom would come in the room (at whatever ungodly hour that was) and just … [Read more...]

A Month To Give Thanks: To Whom Much Is Given…..

Happy November!   Thank you all for following along so far.  I have truly enjoyed your comments and feedback and have also really enjoyed "meeting" (linking up) with some fantastic bloggers over the last month!! This October's "31 Day Challenge" was tough!  If you missed it, you can start with … [Read more...]