Friday, November 16, 2018

October/November Goals

Ahem, I noticed on exactly November 10th that I had not even thought about my October goals for quite some time. That's an indication of life lately right?

Better late than never!

October goals:
- solo trip to Colorado: check, had a great time!
- family camping trip: another great family time!
- host CC Challenge students: this was a wonderful opportunity to host our kids friends and have a fun evening together
- host CC Praise and Provision night: seeking God for His provision for this next year and praising Him for what He provided this past year
- write one chapter of my next book: not in October, but since then I've written TWO!
- family Christmas photo taken: also completed in November, love how they turned out!

November goals - probably more of my it is the end of Fall what do I still want to do list!
- make pumpkin french toast
- have a small medical procedure taken care of
- host Rachel's Challenge class for Friendsgiving and service project
- set a fun Fall table for my family - maybe Thanksgiving breakfast?
- make pumpkin bread, how can it be almost Thanksgiving and I haven't made any yet?!
- do something crafty just because
- watch a cozy Thanksgiving or Christmas movie, any suggestions?

What are your November goals?!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Cozy Porch Breakfast

Saturday I hosted our local CC Directors for an appreciation breakfast - it was chilly and cozy! The only thought I had about decor was that I wanted to go campy!

I served:
Hashbrown Egg Nests
coffee cake - this recipe is very similar
sugared pecans
gluten free blueberry muffins - just used a mix
pumpkin yogurt parfaits with granola

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Looking for some inspiration to incorporate beauty and slowing down into your days? 
Here are a few moments we've enjoyed lately!
Homemade Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls - roll out and bake the night before, 
warm and glaze in the morning! 

Complete a meal plan - these few minutes of planning save so much time, money and frustration from the ends of our days!

Read aloud after breakfast! We're enjoying this Wingfeather saga by Andrew Peterson!

Cozy up on the couch and read the Bible together! We do this after Breakfast every school morning!

Wear cozy and cute socks!

Sing a hymn! After we read the Bible together, we choose a hymn and sing all the verses. 

Notice beauty in your home.

Give thanks for the ordinary.

Embrace beauty when you see it: beauty from ashes.

What has slowed your heart or soul lately? What has brought beauty?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Open Tabs

Rotisserie Crock Pot Chicken

Love this reminder!

Women, We Need His Word!

Rhythm, Routine, and Vision for the New School Year by Bethany @ Cloistered Away

Hymns from a Hospital Room - beautiful free download to give to a friend in need, beautiful truths put to music for aren't we all really in the hospital room of life?

Crock Pot Apple Cake

I've been enjoying books by Kristy Cambron lately especially The Butterfly and The Violin and A Sparrow in Terezin. If you like WWII era, these are fantastic!

I've signed up for The First Songs of Christmas blog emails which include excerpts from Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth's new Advent book along with an experience to enjoy during each day of December!

What is working for you right now? Have you read/discovered anything new lately?

* Kristy Cambron books use an Amazon Affiliate link!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Farmhouse Sign Party

A group of homeschool moms got together recently to make farmhouse signs! One of our fellow mamas planned the event and it was so fun!

We each submitted our word and font choice and then got to make a sign to take home that night. Mine says "comfy and cozy" and is hanging in our Family Room/Den!

What would you put on your sign?

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Family Photos

Tis the season to get updated family photos! I suggested a trade with a friend and we took each other's pictures! Worked great! I like to save our family photo for "revealing" on Christmas cards so will share it later - but I'm so happy with how these turned out!