Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Our Simple Thanksgiving Table

While most have moved on to Christmas, we are still pretty stuck on Thanksgiving here.
We hosted a family dinner a few nights ago, and so it felt appropriate to get the table ready.

Here is our simple Thanksgiving table.

Yes, we use mason jars for drinking glasses and we're hooked. No refills needed; those babies will carry you through to dessert! And we're quite fond of the quaint, cozy look.

We enjoy the vibrant, inconsistent colors of real pumpkins and squash. 

Beautiful farmhouse table and bench built by my husband and father-in-love.
We haven't yet bought chairs so we just steal the ones from the kitchen table.

For place setting cards I used these printable tags from Jones Design Company.

I like the message they send. 

Ready for feast and fellowship.

How are you preparing your home this year?

today I'm linking up with :

Growing Home

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


"Voting is a right that we are privileged to have in this country. Make sure you exercise it. We are not going to agree with anyone else on this planet 100%. Make sure that you are voting for your values. The powers that be are ordained of God, but on which side of the issues do you stand? So go out and vote today, take advantage of your liberty. Many gave up a lot for you to have it, don't let it go to waste. Vote your values, don't let those in power think that no one thinks like you do anymore. "
- Jenn Lohrman

We voted.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Our Autumn Getaway: The End

It was just what we needed. 

Quality time together. Just our little, three-person family. No "shop talk"; very little cell service and WiFi; no schedule or demands. It was refreshing.

And then the night before our "last day of vaca" we decided to do something bold. We snuck home and told no one

We wanted to wake up in our own beds, eat at our own table, and visit the local fun places close to home.

First stop was the Children's Museum.

This was the only shot we got because little Chipmunk was running every where.

Then it was off to a local Pumpkin Patch/ Farm/ Mud hole, where Hadley got to ride a cow named Peaches.

And we paid a visit to Wilbur...

.. and his friends...

... and Thanksgiving dinner.

We appreciated their clever take on the traditional hay-ride...

... we just didn't feel red-neck enough.

But before we left, we found the perfect pumpkin.


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