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Thanksgiving Placecards & Centerpieces

This year I made place cards for our Thanksgiving feast.We hosted the big day at our house with nearly 20 of our closest family & friends! I had a lot of fun making the place cards and I am already thinking of how I want to do it next year. No place card was alike and I tried to reflect a little bit of the personality of the person I made the card for.

The weather was so beautiful we were able to have it on our back deck, pilgrim style! It was the first time we’ve ever eaten outside for Thanksgiving but it was such a hit that we plan on doing it next year as well(weather permiting!).Eating outside means you can’t have light centerpieces that will blow over or fly away.So this year we opted for mason jars with tealights and mini pumpkins.I got a major deal on the pumpkins! After Halloween I found them for $1/bag (a bag held 5 pumpkins)! I’ve collected a number of different mason jars over the years so it was nice to put them to use.I filled the jars with a little bit of sand and rocks, along with a single tealight.We did have to put rocks under the place cards so  the little bit of wind that we had didn’t send them flying.

*I do realize I am posting this in December (it’s not exactly fall anymore) but it took me this long to recover from Thanksgiving. Now that I’ve recovered I can finally blog about it! 😉


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Another reason why I love living in the country…

We have 10 new little girls at our place!



# of Roosters: 2

# of Hens: 4

# of New Chicks: 10

Total # of Chickens: 16



Right now our chickens are laying about 3 eggs per day (not much but that’s normal for this time of the year).

Once the baby girls are full grown we’ll be seeing at least a dozen per day!!

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sNoW dAy!!

This past week we had the best snow day ever!

We played games, watched a movie, warmed up by the fire and made yummy snacks!

My favorite thing that we did was snuggle up & 3 old books that I had made in elementary school.

Each book was from a different grade, starting in first grade.

I remember making them and being AMAZED that they were “real” hard cover books!

We had such a cozy afternoon, piled under covers reading each book…

Sun streaming in the windows…

*Have I mentioned I love this little dude?!?!
I am so lucky to be his Mom!*

He thought the books were awesome and now he wands to make his very own hardcover book!
Now this Mama has some homework to do!
Anyone know where I can get a blank hardcover book?

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Day #13 & #14 ~ Getting Organized Challenge

I am having a blast with this 21 day organizing challenge!
Not only that but I’m loving the motivation & freedom that getting organized brings!

We recently moved to our “new” home & we are currently remodeling it.
Since we are under construction I ran into a little trouble on day 13 &14…
Day #13- Medicine Cabinet: This house doesn’t actually have a medicine cabinet so there is no need to organize it!
Day #14-Under The Bathroom Sink: The bathroom vanities are about to be torn out because they
are in such bad shape…therefore nothing is stored in them right now. I am  so excited for these nasty cabinets to be torn out & replaced!

I’ll still participate in the 21 Day challenge when it applies to me but some days I’ll have to pass since certain areas are under construction.
I’m looking forward to the next challenge!
Happy organizing to everyone!

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Day #12 ~ Getting Organized Challenge (The Spice Cabinet)

Back on Day #5 I was supposed to clean under the sink but since that cabinet was empty I decided to organize my spice cabinet.

Little did I know that on Day#12 the challenge would be to organize the spice cabinet!


So now I’m just re-posting from Day #5 but I am very proud to say that my spice cabinet is STILL just as organized as it was on day #5!

So here it is one more time…




My spice/seasoning cabinet…

Here it is packed full with very little ZERO organization:

I pulled everything out, removed things that could be tossed or relocated & sorted what was left.

I even broke out the label maker for this challenge!

Here it is a little emptier but fully ORGANIZED!!!