The Power of Simple Thanks

Last weekend we had an ordinary Saturday, starting with granddaughter Sugar Lump’s first Easter egg hunt. We gathered with hundreds of varying sizes of cuteness along with their parents and grands, straining to hear the countdown. At the right time, we surged forward, gently, with the others. We had no expectations of how many eggs, […]

Thank You For Knitting!

Happy Thanksgiving Day! Have you been counting your blessings today or just eating way too much pumpkin pie? Teehee. I started counting my blessings and the usual nice things came to mind. My health is good. My family is fine. My basic needs are being met in sufficient ways. Hooray! I am a blessed daughter […]

Canned Cream Soup Replacement: From Scratch Holiday Cooking

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and there is going to be a whole lot of baking and cooking in America’s kitchens, if you haven’t started already. I made and froze all of my pie crusts (my great-grandmothers flaky pastry crust is amazing) ahead of time last week, so I only have to thaw them for an hour […]

My Favorite Holiday Treat

Wow! Can you believe that it’s already time for turkey and dressing? I, for one, feel a little broadsided by the holiday season. Perhaps it’s because most of my day is spend in ‘another world’. But ready or not, here comes Thanksgiving. My family goes through a “what are we going to have this year?” […]

Create Your Own Special Thanksgiving Traditions

Oh my y’all! {Yes, I’m the Not Quite Amish writer from Alabama.} It’s less than two weeks until Thanksgiving. I’m watching the leaves fall here and preparing for my parents to join us for the holiday. My husband is a Christmas freak . . . but I love Thanksgiving. I love the lower expectations, the […]

Simple Steps for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Every year when November rolls around, I think of Thanksgiving and how I always looked forward to it as a child. It meant the start of the Holiday season–that magical time of year when your favorite old Christmas shows were on, your schedule filled with get-togethers with friends and family, and, oh, so many different […]

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