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Crafts, Holiday

Advent Wreaths: Counting Down To Christmas

┬áIt seems like I often miss the beginning of Advent... When Advent starts the last Sunday of November I'm always scrambling to dig out something to make an Advent Wreath. I know, you aren't supposed to, but I make a new one each year, and it's usually not a wreath at all, but a collection… Continue reading Advent Wreaths: Counting Down To Christmas

Crafts, Holiday, Home Life

It’s the Thanksgiving Pumpkin Charlie Brown! And Other Musings of the Season

Much as I love all the outdoor activities of the summer... I am always a little relieved when the rainy days start. After the busyness and physical activity of the summer and early fall, our bodies are ready for some cozy indoor days. This is the time of year that my inner craft-gipsy gets to… Continue reading It’s the Thanksgiving Pumpkin Charlie Brown! And Other Musings of the Season

Homemade Applesauce
Farming and Homestead, Home Life, Natural Living

Three Ways to Sauce an Apple AND Which is My Fave

There were two kinds of applesauce in my life when I was young... And because my grandparents lived in the middle of California's premiere apple-growing territory, there was never actually a shortage of either type. The most abundant form of applesauce was, well, cooked apples run through a food mill. It was great. It tasted… Continue reading Three Ways to Sauce an Apple AND Which is My Fave