Fall Holiday Shelf!

Happy First Day of Fall, all!

First of all, I LOVE this season – it really is my favorite!!! Second of all, it’s kinda hard to get into Fall here in Florida (the high today is slated to be 86…which is about 10 degrees cooler than highs last week…so maybe we’re getting there…but probably not!) But I don’t let the heat and humidity outside hamper the “feeling of Fall” that I like to create inside! And all of that starts with the Holiday Shelf.


If you look from left to right, you can see where I represent Halloween, Thanksgiving, and then just Fall in general. I’ve not really want to split up the decoration occasions for the shelf, because then we can’t enjoy it for any length of time. Plus, I’m not a huge Halloween fan. (Don’t shoot me.)

I snagged this cute gourd and pumpkin pair at Michael’s!

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Happiest of Thanksgivings to You!


If you were to peek in the windows of my house at any given time of the morning or afternoon today, you might see me multitasking in the kitchen, making sure the table is set just so, or perhaps even running around like a chicken with my head cut off! HA!

And if you peek in the windows at my parents house tonight, you’ll probably see me doing just about the same things.

But I can guarantee you this – if you came to my home or my parents home for Thanksgiving, you would witness a few more things. You’d see light in the eyes of the elderly as they watch the young ones be young. You’d see the kids bouncing around, even if the excitement is over a little bit of homemade apple pie. You’d hear a lot of noise, see a lot of laughter, and I guarantee that you’d feel a lot of love. ‘Cause that’s just how we do things.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and I think it’s a combination of a few things that makes it so: I love that the weather in Florida is starting to change, I love that it’s not commercialized like Christmas has become, and I love that all the scary Halloween commercials are gone and that the awesome Publix commercials are back. I LOVE PUBLIX COMMERCIALS. Have you seen their Thanksgiving one this year?


I love that line at the end that says, “Here’s to the day that may not always be flawless…but it’s always perfect.” That’s so my life! HA! But it’s so true!

So that’s my wish for you today, as we all pause from our craziness to remember everything we’ve been blessed with. And no matter what folks may see when they look in your windows, we know it’s still gonna be perfect.

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

Over the Weekend


Well, it’s a new week again, folks! How is it that the weekends fly so quickly?! Amazing.

First of all, I hope you enjoyed last week’s Tastiest Thanksgiving Ever series! I got TONS of amazing feedback on it…some are even asking for a Tastiest CHRISTMAS Ever series…hmmm. We’ll see, I haven’t made up my mind on that one. BUT, there IS another series coming next month!

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Day 5 of The Tastiest Thanksgiving Ever!

Well, folks, today is Day 5, the final day of The Tastiest Thanksgiving Ever series! Have you enjoyed it? I hope you have! It sure has been a lot of fun putting it together!


Here’s your final recap:

To wrap it up, we have the amazing Shirley from Intelligent Domestications and the wonderful Brandi from Finding the Path for Me, here to share two lovely cake recipes that are sure to finish off your meals nicely…and will also make excellent midnight snacks! Are you ready? (Oh, by the way, your eyes are not deceiving you – there are TWO printables for each of these recipes. They’re just THAT GOOD!)

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Day 4 of The Tastiest Thanksgiving Ever!

Today is Day 4 of the series: The Tastiest Thanksgiving Ever! I’m really feeling like Thanksgiving is in the air, aren’t you?!


Let’s recap, in case you missed any of the yummies so far:

Today, Lorelai from Life With Lorelai and Esther from Townships Mum are gracing us with their presence, and some tried and true recipes for everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving pies! No one at your gathering will be disappointed, we promise!

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