I was looking through some old fundraising cookbooks that belonged to my grandmother and this was one of the submissions.
1 Cup Good Thoughts
1 Cup Kind Deeds
1 Cup Consideration For Others
2 Cups Sacrifice For Others
3 Cups Forgiveness
2 Cups Well Beaten Faults
Mix together and add tears of joy, sorrow, and sympathy for others. Fold in 4 cups of prayer and add faith. After pouring all into your daily life, bake well and serve with a smile.
Pumpkin Spice and Autumn Roses.
I love everything about autumn. The leaves gently raining is shades of oranges and reds, and scattered across the yard. Pumpkins and pots of autumn colored mums, arranged in a welcoming way, on the steps of my gently weathered porch. It’s the one time of year that I love being outdoors. The air is crisp and cool, the colors are vibrant, and the air is filled with the sweet smoky fragrance of a neighbors fireplace.
With the return of autumn come the familiar feelings of comfort, happy childhood memories and hope for what the future will bring. Comfortable fires and cozy kitchens. The warmth of family and friends gathered in your home.
Pumpkin spiced potpourri simmers on the stovetop, and fills your home with the delicious scent of fall. Friends stop by for mulled cider and fresh pumpkin bread - right out of the oven. Laughter and conversation over a table set with china pieces, etched with autumn roses. Not all pieces matching, but full of memories and love. A favorite vase, full of roses in rich deep hues of golds and red, sits in the center of the table. No matter your style of decorating, roses mixed into your decor, are a welcoming sight.
Autumn is a time for memories - so fill your home with autumn accessories from the boutiques at Make Mine Pink and build your own precious family memories.
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Thanksgiving - All about family and friends
When our family and friends gather for the holiday, it’s always a very special time. The china cabinet sees a flurry of activity as grandma’s china and crystal is washed and dried to a shine. Even with the modern conveniences, each dish is lovingly washed by hand. Too special to take a chance.
From favorite serving dishes that held many a holiday turkey, to silverware passed down through generations and etched with time, have their place on our festive table. Tablecloths that hold memories of holidays just like this, are pressed and regally grace our dining table. These pieces are as much a part of our annual celebration as is the family gathered around the table. Each member thankful for those memories and for each other.
After the desserts been served, the children in the family are anxious to leave the table and play in Grandma’s bedroom. They gather on her soft chenille covered bed, and excitedly lift the lid of her jewelry box. Each child is filled with anticipation of what lies within. They never tire of playing dress up with the old pearl necklaces and rhinestone pins kept inside. It’s always such fun to explore the treasures and keepsakes of the past. ??
Long after dinner is over and the dishes are cleared, the women gather around the table sipping our tea from favorite vintage tea cups. Our fingers trace the soft worn designs that embellish the antique tablecloth. We talk about their own holiday projects, and favorite traditions.
Talk turns to plans for the upcoming Christmas Season. With aspirations for a handmade Christmas, we share our favorite sewing and decorating plans. A holiday quilt that must be finished in time, a Christmas stocking for the newest addition to the family, a stylish sweater knit in soft winter wools. We reminisce over past holiday traditions and plan which new ones to start this year. We’re always filled with memory-making ideas for the family and make lists to keep us organized.
When our family gathers for Thanksgiving, our home is filled with wishes and dreams, memories and love. Everyone, young and old, is filled with thanks for all of the riches in our lives.
Make your Thanksgiving memorable by shopping the boutiques at Make Mine Pink.
Photo Contribution 1: istock Photo |Photo Contribution 2: The Roseberry Cottage
When I think of the comforts of home, I think of old worn sweaters, soft and faded with time. Sitting by the fire, wrapped in a beautifully pieced quilt that my mother made so many years ago. On the sofa beside me, the colors of the quilt I’m stitching, bright in comparison. A pot of tea, steeping in a favorite tea pot, sitting on a table nearby.
Throughout my home there are many framed photographs on the wall, and placed casually among my belongings. Many of family and friends that are a part of my present, others of family no longer with us, but never forgotten.
In my home, I’m surrounded by glimpses of my past as I sip my tea from the antique cup and saucer that once belonged to my grandmother. The fragrance of the potpourri simmering on the stove, reminiscent of holiday get-togethers, and mingling with memories of my mother’s kitchen during the holidays. The lit candles, with their rich and spicy fragrance, cast soft shadows around the room, lighting up corners with memories of familiar voices and laughter.
The comforts of home reach out from the past and wind their way into those of the present. They are our own distinct style, with a touch of nostalgia mixed in. A place we create for ourselves that is warm and inviting and will one day become a comforting memory for our loved ones.
Come visit the boutiques at Make Mine Pink for all the “comforts of home.”
I'm late, sorry... I had my post all planned out then promptly fell asleep!
I have always wanted a pink door, just not so sure my HOA would love it as much as I would.
Make sure to stop by How Sweet The Sound, Beverly's beautiful blog. There you will find a list of blogs participating in this weeks Pink Saturday.
Have a great weekend!
Sometimes I get lucky and I'm in the right place at the right time and it happened a couple of weeks ago on facebook.
Mea Culpa Body And Bath offered the first three commenters on her post a $15.00 gift certificate to her Artfire shop, I was the first commenter!
My order came a couple of days ago and all I can say is WOW! Her products are AWESOME.
I purchased two bars of handmade vegan soap, they are lush and highly fragranced which I love. I also chose a Sandalwood Vanilla face and hand cream and a hydrating cream made with goats milk called Midnight Pomegranate. And last but certainly not least a spray mist which has the scent of Sun Dried Cotton, it's amazing.
Thanks for everything Jasmina!