Monday, November 15, 2010

My Wanderings

This time of year I love flipping through recipe books, magazines, and blogs, exploring all of the unique and delicious recipes and meals that people are creating to celebrate the holidays.  A home-cooked meal, shared with friends and family is a wonderful way to celebrate the joys of the season.  

I am just afraid I won't have enough days to cook all the recipes I've piled up, book-marked, highlighted, and marked with post-it notes. Oh, the quandaries I face!  Just so that I am not alone in this predicament, I'm going to share some of the temptations I've found!


Not only do I love cooking, but I love decorating for the holidays.  As soon as September hits, I pull my pumpkins out, candles, leaves, fall garland, blocks  that spell out "blessings" and a touch of anything else that brings the feeling of fall into my home! 

If you're still decorating for Thanksgiving, these are really cute printable cards aka art. :) 

And look at this creative, frugal idea!

You can see how it's done at Choose to Thrive

If you haven't even thought about Thanksgiving yet, here is a free downloadable e-book with some yummy recipes and good tips! Click here

I'll spare you my Christmas finds until dad had a rule growing up that we couldn't listen to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving! So no Christmas posts until after Thanksgiving either!

Remember, the secret to having a relaxing holiday is taking the time to plan out the details!  Embrace all of the beauty this season has to offer.  "To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven" Ecclesiastes 3:1



  1. mmmmm those look tasty. esp the mashed potatoes and lasagna soup-- super easy to convert to vegetarian and GF! :D thanks for sharing.

  2. Everything looks scrumptious!

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