Wednesday, November 2, 2011
#thanksq02 – Nothing is better than a crisp, juicy apple in the fall.
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The weather forecast calls for snow this evening and tonight. Yesterday the high was 75. Hello fall in the Midwest! The bright side? The trees are beautiful! Check out Dee’s Thanks2 post from yesterday. Breathtaking!
One last thought for today…I found this a couple of weeks back and have looked at it several times since. It holds lots of great thoughts for everyday. I’m thankful today, also, for inspiration!
What are you thankful for today?
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Most of us observe Thanksgiving as a day to be thankful for the blessings in our lives. But, why not be thankful every day? I can’t think of a better way to do this…and it’s a great way to begin this holiday season!
Beth has organized an awesome project that I’m very excited to be a part of. I heard about it from Ali at Gimme Some Oven.) It’s called Thanks2. During the month of November, everyone is encouraged to upload one photo to give thanks for something in our lives. Any size, any photo, taken from any camera will do. However you capture the photo, just be thankful. Of course, some days it’s easier to be thankful. I know that I need reminders every day and some days I need to take time to step back and really acknowledge and seek out all that I have to be thankful for. I’m personally so excited to be involved in this. I’ll haven’t decided if I’ll blog daily with my photographs or if I’ll just use Facebook and Twitter to share but I hope you enjoy this journey. (PS – I can’t believe it’s November!)
Monday, October 31, 2011
Happy Halloween! I have decided that this is my favorite time of year for food. Pumpkin, apples and squash are so comforting and I love all of the recipes and flavors floating around right now. My house has smelled so amazing lately with all of my experimenting.
I can’t believe it’s practically November. Paul and I have been married for 6 months, I honestly can’t believe how fast time flies. Before we know it, I’ll be decorating the house for Christmas. I’m already thinking about candies and cookies to bake for the holidays this year. Speaking of holiday cookies…Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen are hosting the first annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. You still have time to get in on the fun! (The last time I looked there were 313 bloggers signed up to swap cookies!)
I’ve been craving gingersnaps so I combined one of my favorite cookies (oatmeal) with the spicy goodness of Ginger. You guys know that I like chewy cookies and these are that, if anything. I used dark brown sugar and butter instead of shortening and they turned out very thin but still soft and chewy.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
No surprise here, but I spend some time on Pinterest each week. I know everyone hasn’t fallen victim yet so I wanted to share a few findings. These things made me smile this week!
Dr. Seuss (Source)