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Hello and Happy Saturday! I hope that you all have had a wonderful week and are enjoying your weekend! Are you ready to take a look back at some of the blessings we’ve encountered along the way?
1) The house is FINALLY decorated for Fall
It took us a little longer than anticipated but we finally got all of the Fall decorations out of the attic and distributed around the house! I love that feeling of having all of the warm and cheery decorations out, the Fall scents in the wax warmers and soon a roaring fire in the fireplace. it won’t be long now if only we could get out of the 90’s…
2) A Hobby Lobby Trip
I love Hobby Lobby! I could easily spend the vast majority of the day in that store simply dreaming of all the things I could create. I had to run in there the other night to get some supplies for my Gift Gallery projects…I find myself getting easily distracted by all the pretty Fall and even Christmas decorations lining the aisles. While there yesterday for supplies we ended up finding this year’s Christmas ornaments for Bradley and I, some Thanksgiving Spatulas, and 1/2 a million other things that we’d love to have!
3) Figuring out my Birthday Dinner
Each year for our birthdays Mom and Dad give us the option to either pick our favorite restaurant and go out to eat or make a dinner of our choosing to eat at home. I usually choose to cook something at home. However I spend most of my time fretting about what to make. Since a birthday is a special occasion I don’t want to make something that I won’t like and end up regretting it. (That’s never actually happened, but for some reason I always fear it)…
When I was younger I loved watching the Food Network and people like Rachel Ray, Paula Deen, Bobby Flay and Emeril Laggasee just to name a few. Several years ago they started a new show called “The Pioneer Woman”. The show followed Food and lifestyle Blogger Ree Drummond and her family as they went about living and cooking on their cattle ranch in a small Oklahoma town. That was one of the cooking shows that my Great Grandmother loved just before she died.
I believe that she was actually the one to tell us about her and then we were hooked. We’d watch her every Saturday morning until we got rid of cable. 🙁 Now we follow her on social media.
This year after some reorganization I realized that I have a few Pioneer Woman cookbooks and decided to take a look. I found a pasta dish to make for dinner and then scoured her website for a pumpkin-themed dessert. I haven’t tried either of these recipes yet and can’t wait to see how they turn out!
I hope that ya’ll have a great weekend!
Until next time,
P.S. The first three cookbooks I personally own. The rest of them I hope to own soon!