Sunday, September 27, 2020

Silent Sunday No. 492

 

Bible Verse

Have a wonderful day friends!



Saturday, September 26, 2020

Friday Favorites from Aberdeen Kitchen, Kitchen Sanctuary, The Tipsy Housewife and More

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Good morning friends! I hit the ground running when I arrived home and this weekend is going to be very busy as well. This week more landscaping was torn out, the yard was aerated, seeded and fertilized. We are still waiting on the skirting for the deck, the fire pit and the stain, all are backordered because of Covid-19. Although it is frustrating it is what it is, frankly we aren't going anywhere so it is not a huge inconvenience. 

Fall Leaves


I have lots of fall comfort food, halloween desserts, books, articles and more to share with you this week. I hope that you find something that you enjoy. 

Food

Soup


I cannot wait to make this Italian Wedding Soup from Aberdeen Kitchen.


Pasta Recipe

I love slow cooked pasta sauces and this Rich and Tender Pork Ragu Pasta from Kitchen Sanctuary looks so delicious I think I could eat the entire pot!


Comfort Food

This steak and gravy from The Tipsy Housewife looks like the ultimate weekend comfort food!



Mummy Cake


Chocolate Mummy Cake is an easy and fun Halloween cake to make with the kids or grandkids. Now that we are spending more time at home it might be fun to make cake and bake with the kids for Halloween. 


Sugar Cookies

I already think I make the best sugar cookies but I am open to trying new things so I will be making these Easy Cut Out Sugar Cookies from Brown Eyed Baker.



Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes


Halloween Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes  are another easy Halloween dessert to make with kids, and grandkids. What could be better to a child than cupcakes, frosting, sprinkles or colored sugar and tootsie rolls for stems!

Articles

Put  Kilmartin Castle on your list of places to stay once it is safe to travel. 

There's a new weapon in the fight against Covid-19, and it's dogs!

How Distance Learning is Disrupting Households

Why drive thru dining could be the restaurant of the future and we're not talking about Fast Food.

This drawing is AMAZING!

Fall is the BEST time to visit our National Parks

10 Netflix Films from 2020 That Actually Got Good Ratings

FIY: If you missed out last year get over to Amazon to get your Bonne Maman Jelly/Jam Advent Calendar before they sell out. 


Books

Book


Imogen Hermes Gowar, Britain’s most-heralded new literary talent, makes her debut with this spellbinding novel of a merchant, a mermaid, and a madam—an unforgettable confection that explores obsession, wonder, and the deepest desires of the heart with bawdy wit, intrigue, and a touch of magic.


Books

The Shadow of the Wind


As with all astounding novels, The Shadow of the Wind sends the mind groping for comparisons —The Crimson Petal and the White? The novels of Arturo Pérez-Reverte? Of Victor Hugo? Love in the Time of Cholera?—but in the end, as with all astounding novels, no comparison can suffice. As one leading Spanish reviewer wrote, “The originality of Ruiz Zafón’s voice is bombproof and displays a diabolical talent. The Shadow of the Wind announces a phenomenon in Spanish literature.” An uncannily absorbing historical mystery, a heart-piercing romance, and a moving homage to the mystical power of books, The Shadow of the Wind is a triumph of the storyteller’s art.


I, Coriander


I, Coriander , I just ordered this for my niece on the recommendation of a friend. 

In this exceptionally well-crafted tale, Coriander tells the story of her childhood in seventeenth-century London—and of her discovery that she has inherited magical powers from her mother, who was a fairy princess. But her mother’s sudden death brings on a dark time for Coriander. And after mourning her beloved mother and dealing with the disappearance of her father and the wrath of her evil stepmother, Coriander finds herself locked in a chest with no hope of escape and no will to survive. But when a bright light beckons to her, it is then that Coriander’s journey truly begins. Beautifully written, this magical and luminous story is destined to become a children’s classic.


Books


Scandalous Women tells the stories of the risk takers who have flouted convention, beaten the odds, and determined the course of world events. 

Finds

Wayfair Rug

I love the colors of this rug.





Fall Floral Pic

I just got a few of these faux fall leaves to add a little color to the house. 


Wood Cake Stand

This cake stand is perfect for Fall, you can use it for baked goods, pumpkins and more. 

That's it for this week! I hope that you have a happy and safe weekend!



Thursday, September 24, 2020

9 Fall Wreaths for Your Front Door

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Free Printable's Fall


Good morning friends, it's fall and although the stores are not bursting at the seams as they have in seasons past there is still a lot to chose from online. I do not add to much to the house in the Fall, typically a wreath on the door and lots of pumpkins, gourds, pinecones and acorns. This year I am looking for a new wreath because I donated my last one when I thought I was moving. Here are 9 that I love and you might too!




Bright orange berries and leaves would look beautiful against my black door!



Fall Wreath


 This Bittersweet Wreath from One Kings Lane with the red berries could carry you from Fall to Winter!





Simple fall leaves look elegant and classic on any door. 



Fall Wreath


Apple and pomegranates  add a touch of Fall's bounty to your decor. 



Fall Wreath

This felt wreath is another favorite of mine! I think it looks like a beautiful DIY is you had the time, otherwise it is $23.00 at Kohl's. 




Wreath from Kohl's

My mother in law loves squirrels and although she has several wreathes I am thinking of ordering  this one from Kohl's for her. 




Dried Wheat Wreath


Dried wheat is always a classic. 



Dried Eucalyptus Wreath




Fall Wreath

And last but not least this amazing handmade wreath!


Do you decorate for Fall? If so what is your favorite thing to decorate with? Are you a wreath person or do your prefer something else to greet your guests?

Have a great day!