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Thankful for my Blessings

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Happy Thanksgiving! At least to all you celebrating in the U.S. Even to those not eating a giant turkey today, I wanted to share with you my gratitude for my blessings. I have so much to be thankful for, and I like to reflect on that because sometimes I get frustrated with things in life, but remembering the little and big things bring me back to reality of what is important. It’s the typical, grateful… Continue Reading

Pecan Pie Egg Rolls

pecan pie egg rolls

I am a nut-in-my-desserts-lover. I’ve found people love ‘em or hate ‘em in their treats, and I simply LOVE the texture and crunch that comes from nuts. Pecan Pie is pretty much my favorite part about Thanksgiving dinner, and really, I’ll eat it all year long.  I also LOVE anything fried for that same crunchy reason, and savory egg rolls are among my favorite crunch! I decided I’d try to make some Pecan Pie Egg… Continue Reading

9 Little Indians

beautiful little indian

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the United States! This holiday is all about Pilgrims and Indians, and I got to photograph 9 Little Indians a few days ago, so I had to hurry up and edit some images to share on this fun holiday. These adorable Indian head-dresses were handmade by one of the mama’s, Jana at My 24 Hour Design.  You can find step by step instructions on how to make them… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Turkey Song~I Don’t Want to Eat the Turkey

thanksgiving turkey song

When my second son was in kindergarten 4 years ago, he came home one early November day singing the Thanksgiving Turkey Song~I don’t want to eat the turkey, with so much exuberance and gusto that it has stuck in all of our heads as a favorite each year. It is a cute little song about a child who has come to love the live turkey, and wants to keep it as a pet. This could… Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving


It’s turkey day!  I picked up these turkey cake pops from a local gal, Got Cake Balls. I had my daughter hold up some orange fabric for a quick pic. I thought I’d share a little poem my mother in law sent us.   The Night of Thanksgiving ‘Twas the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn’t sleep. I tried couting backwards, I tried counting sheep. The leftovers beckoned- the dark meat and white, But I… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Lunch Jokes

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I had to squeeze in a set of lunch jokes for the upcoming holiday…hope you enjoy! Click on the image to download the front and back: Thanks again to Aimee from Sprik Space for teaming up with me!  If you’d like to get ahead, go and print TWO SHEETS of Christmas lunch jokes. Just for fun, here is the turkey recipe I’ve done 2 years in a row and plan to do again this year: Brined… Continue Reading

So much to be grateful for


Grateful for a husband who loves me for who I am. Grateful that husband is also an amazing father who is affectionate with me and our children. Grateful that husband plays with our kids. Grateful my daughters have a sister in each other. Grateful my oldest is so sweet, he didn’t even complain at a photo shoot when he was so sick.  But I love his sweet face here cuddling against me.  I am grateful he… Continue Reading