A Story Of Christmas Back In 1881

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Pa never had much compassion for the lazy or those who squandered their means and then never had enough for the necessities. But for those who were genuinely in need, his heart was as big as all outdoors. It was from him that I learned the greatest joy in life comes from giving, not from receiving.

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It was Christmas Eve, 1881. I was fifteen years old and feeling like the world had caved in on me because there just hadn’t been enough money to buy me the rifle that I’d wanted for Christmas. We did the chores early that night for some reason. I just figured Pa wanted a little extra time so we could read in the Bible.

After supper was over I took my boots off and stretched out in front of the fireplace and waited for Pa to get down the old Bible. I was still feeling sorry for myself and, to be honest, I wasn’t in much of a mood to read Scriptures. But Pa didn’t get the Bible, instead he bundled up again and went outside.

I couldn’t figure it out because we had already done all the chores. I didn’t worry about it long though, I was too busy wallowing in self-pity.
Soon Pa came back in. It was a cold clear night out and there was ice in his beard. “Come on, Matt,” he said. “Bundle up good, it’s cold out tonight.” I was really upset then. Not only wasn’t I getting the rifle for Christmas, now Pa was dragging me out in the cold, and for no earthly reason that I could see.We’d already done all the chores, and I couldn’t think of anything else that needed doing, especially not on a night like this.
But I  knew Pa was not very patient at one dragging one’s feet when he’d told them to do something, so I got up and put my boots back on and got my cap, coat, and mittens. Ma gave me a mysterious smile as I opened the door to leave the house. Something was up, but I didn’t know what.
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Outside, I became even more dismayed. There in front of the house was the work team, already hitched to the big sled. Whatever it was we were going to do wasn’t going to be a short, quick, little job. I could tell. We never hitched up this sled unless we were going to haul a big load. Pa was already up on the seat, reins in hand. I reluctantly climbed up beside him. The cold was already biting at me. I wasn’t happy.

When I was on, Pa pulled the sled around the house and stopped in front of the woodshed. He got off and I followed. “I think we’ll put on the high sideboards,” he said. “Here, help me.” The high sideboards! It had been a bigger job than I wanted to do with just the low sideboards on, but whatever it was we were going to do would be a lot bigger with the high side boards on.After we had exchanged the sideboards, Pa went into the woodshed and came out with an armload of wood – the wood I’d spent all summer hauling down from the mountain, and then all fall sawing into blocks and splitting. What was he doing?

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Finally I said something. “Pa,” I asked, “what are you doing?” “You been by the Widow Jensen’s lately?” he asked. The Widow
Jensen lived about two miles down the road. Her husband had died a year or so before and left her with three children, the oldest being eight. Sure, I’d been by, but so what?

Yeah,” I said, “Why?”

“I rode by just today,” Pa said. “Little Jakey was out digging around in woodpile trying to find a few chips. They’re out of wood, Matt.” That was all he said and then he turned and went back into the woodshed for another armload of wood. I followed him. We loaded the sled so high that I began to wonder if the horses would be able to pull it.

Finally, Pa called a halt to our loading, then we went to the smoke house and Pa took down a big ham and a side of bacon. He handed them to me and told me to put them in the sled and wait. When he returned he was carrying a sack of flour over his right shoulder and a smaller sack of something in his left hand. “What’s in the little sack?” I asked. Shoes, they’re out of shoes.

Little Jakey just had gunny sacks wrapped around his feet when he was out in the woodpile this morning. I got the children a little candy too. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a little candy.”

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We rode the two miles to Widow Jensen’s pretty much in silence. I tried to think through what Pa was doing. We didn’t have much by worldly standards. Of course, we did have a big woodpile, though most of what was left now was still in the form of logs that I would have to saw into blocks and split before we could use it.

We also had meat and flour, so we could spare that, but I knew we didn’t have any money, so why was Pa buying them shoes and candy? Really, why was he doing any of this? Widow Jensen had closer neighbors than us; it shouldn’t have been our concern.

We came in from the blind side of the Jensen house and unloaded the wood as quietly as possible, then we took the meat and flour and shoes to the door. We knocked. The door opened a crack and a timid voice said, “Who is it?” “Lucas Miles, Ma’am, and my son, Matt… could we come in for a bit?”

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Widow Jensen opened the door and let us in. She had a blanket wrapped around her shoulders. The children were wrapped in another and were sitting in front of the fireplace by a very small fire that hardly gave off any heat at all. Widow Jensen fumbled with a match and finally lit the lamp.

“We brought you a few things, Ma’am,” Pa said and set down the sack of flour. I put the meat on the table. Then Pa handed her the sack that had the shoes in it. She opened it hesitantly and took the shoes out, one pair at a time.

There was a pair for her and one for each of the children – sturdy shoes, the best… shoes that would last. I watched her carefully.
She bit her lower lip to keep it from trembling and then tears filled her eyes and started running down her cheeks. She looked up at Pa like she wanted to say something, but it wouldn’t come out.

“We brought a load of wood too, Ma’am,” Pa said. He turned to me and said, “Matt, go bring in enough to last awhile. Let’s get that fire up to size and heat this place up.”

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I wasn’t the same person when I went back out to bring in the wood. I had a big lump in my throat and as much as I hate to admit it, there were tears in my eyes too. In my mind I kept seeing those three kids huddled around the fireplace and their mother standing there with tears running down her cheeks with so much gratitude in her heart that she couldn’t speak.

My heart swelled within me and a joy that I’d never known before, filled my soul. I had given at Christmas many times before, but never when it had made so much difference. I could see we were literally saving the lives of these people.

I soon had the fire blazing and everyone’s spirits soared. The kids started giggling when Pa handed them each a piece of candy and Widow Jensen looked on with a smile that probably hadn’t crossed her face for a long time. She finally turned to us. “God bless you,” she said. “I know the Lord has sent you. The children and I have been praying that he would send one of his angels to spare us.”

In spite of myself, the lump returned to my throat and the tears welled up in my eyes again. I’d never thought of Pa in those exact terms before, but  after Widow Jensen mentioned it, I could see that it was probably true. I was sure that a better man than Pa had never walked the earth. I started remembering all the times he had gone out of his way for Ma and me, and many others. The list seemed endless as I thought on it.

Pa insisted that everyone try on the shoes before we left. I was amazed when they all fit, and I wondered how he had known what sizes to get. Then I guessed that if he was on an errand for the Lord, that the Lord would make sure he got the right sizes.

Tears were running down Widow Jensen’s face again when we stood up to leave. Pa took each of the kids in his big arms and gave them a hug. … They clung to him and didn’t want us to go. I could see that they missed their Pa.

At the door Pa turned to Widow Jensen and said, “The Mrs. wanted me to invite you and the children over for Christmas dinner tomorrow. The turkey will be more than the three of us can eat, and a man can get cantankerous if  has to eat turkey for too many meals.

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We’ll be by to get you about eleven. It’ll be nice to have some little ones around again. Matt, here, hasn’t been little for quite a spell.” I was the youngest… my two brothers and two sisters had all married and had moved away.

Widow Jensen nodded and said, “Thank you, Brother Miles. I don’t have to say, may the Lord bless you, I know for certain that He will.”

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Out on the sled I felt a warmth that came from deep within and I didn’t even notice the cold. When we had gone a ways, Pa turned to me and said, “Matt, I want you to know something. Your Ma and me have been tucking a little money away here and there all year so we could buy that rifle for you, but we didn’t have quite enough.Then yesterday a man who owed me a little money from years back came by to make things square.
Your Ma and me were real excited, thinking that now we could get you that rifle, and I started into town this morning to do just that, but on the way I saw little Jakey out scratching in the woodpile with his feet wrapped in those gunny
sacks and I knew what I had to do. Son, I spent the money for shoes and a little candy for those children. I hope you understand.”I understood alright… and my eyes became wet with tears again. I understood very well, and I was so glad Pa had done it.
Now the rifle seemed very low on my list of priorities. Pa had given me a lot more. He had given me the look on Widow Jensen’s face and the radiant smiles of her three children.For the rest of my life, whenever I saw any of the Jensen’s, or split a block of wood, I remembered, and remembering brought back that same joy I felt riding home beside Pa that night. Pa had given me much more than a rifle that night, he had given me the best Christmas of my life.
Merry Christmas and God bless you!
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Ready or Not- It’s Time For Back-to-School

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Are you ready for your first day at school? Are you jumping with  joy at your kids heading back? You know going back is more than new clothes and supplies now comes the part when you have to change the schedule to get them ready.

If we HAVE to send the kids back and face the real world again lets make it awesome.

Back to School Poem. Mommy loves you, my babies! Don’t forget to shut the door on your way out! (Via Cul-de-sac Cool)

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Ok Moms it gets crazy when we get our kids ready for Back-to-School. So start with this Challenge  from iMOM and have a wonderful year! Download it for Free now.

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First 0f all lets make a calendar to put on the fridge to stay organized this school year.

 

 

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Next lets get the kids organized with all their new clothes for school.

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This Jitter Juice recipe is perfect for the first day of school! Pair it with the fun back to school book, “First Day Jitters.”

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Make sure your kids make a Cute Little Gift as the new year starts for their teachers.

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A Must-Have every year are Pictures. Here are a couple of ideas…..

 

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DIY first day of school signs with ruler frame for Pre-K Through Grade 12.

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A Must…..Grab a Mom’s First Day Back to School Sign Printable Now!

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Personalize school supplies with this amazing set of personal school supply labels.

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YouTube. Diy pencil sharpeners made from old tic tackle containers.

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For The Teenagers In Your Life Here Are 16 DIY Locker Storage and Decoration Tips and Tricks Every High School Student Needs.

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Here Is a Couple Of Ideas For Magnets For Younger and Older Kids In Your House…..

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Bottle Cap Locker Magnets…This is a great way to reuse all those old bottle caps that have been lying around the house and your teen will be ecstatic about these unique locker decorations.

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Decorate Back To School Magnets  to hold all those masterpieces and aced tests!

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I use to work in school cafeterias and I enjoyed it so much. Will your kids take lunch or eat in the cafeteria this year?

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I use to work in school cafeterias and I enjoyed it so much. Will your kids take lunch or eat in the cafeteria this year? Here Is a month’s worth of lunch box and snack ideas – mix and match!

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6 Tricks To Get Your Kids Out The Door On Time!

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So now that the kids are out of the house, what’s a girl to do? The Jenny Revolution Has Five Things You You Could Do Now that the kids are back in school.

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How To Have an Awesome Spring Break

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Spring Break For Most Schools Starts Soon. Are You Going On a Vacation With The Family Or a Stay-cation In Your Own Town?

Here Are a Few Ideas To Help Jump Start Your Break if You Are Staying In Town.

Make Homemade Pizza Together.

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Make a Birdhouse.

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Call Your Local Theaters and See If They Have Free Dollar Movies During Spring Break Week.

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Plant Something- Start Your Garden Now.

Food Day. Eat Backwards (dinner, lunch, and then breakfast).

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Volunteer To Help Out In Your Community…Great For Older Kids.

Learn a New Craft.

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Learn How To Slackline.

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Make a Fairy Garden.

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Visit Grandparents. (if live locally)

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Keep The Kids Busy Over  With These **Crazy-Cute Rainbow Loom Caterpillars!*

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Make An Unbirthday Cake.

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Donate Old Winter Clothes.

Go on a Bike Ride.

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Go To Local Garage Sales to Look for Treasures.

Go Fly a Kite.

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Play Flashlight Tag.

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Dance In The Rain.

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Make 5-Minute Bird Feeders.

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Visit Someplace New.

Go Swimming.

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Get a Pedicure.

Take Your Kids On a  Date.

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Go Out For Ice Cream.

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Play Messy Twister….You place Colored Shaving Cream  the Color Of Each Dot On The Twister Dots Before You Play. (Turn the Page For a Video To Show You How.)

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Plant Some Flowers.

Do a Random Act Of Kindness.

Make Rock Candy.

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Make Shadow Puppets

 

Go To The Zoo.

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Enjoy a Farmer’s Market.

Unplug For a Day.

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Make a Tire Swing.

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What Are You Doing Over Spring Break? Have a Great Time With You Family.

 

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Grandma’s Christmas Cookies

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Enjoy Some Favorite Christmas Cookies This Holiday Season. Fill Some Cookie Plates For Neighbors and Friends With These Delicious Recipes.

Enjoy a Brief History Of  Christmas Cookies by Cookbook Author Brette Sember.

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I Hope You Enjoy a Collection Of Some Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes! Make Sure You Leave a Plate Out For Santa. 🙂

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies are a Classic Holiday Cookie! Just like Grandma Use To Make & The Perfect Baked Gift. (Source)

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This Rudolph Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe is fun to make and delicious to eat. Use pretzels, mini chocolate chips and M&Ms to create your own Rudolphs!

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Snowball Christmas Cookies ~ Simply the BEST! Buttery, never dry, with plenty of walnuts for a scrumptious melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookie (also known as Russian Teacakes or Mexican Wedding Cookies). Everyone will LOVE these Classic Christmas Cookies. 

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Chocolate crinkle cookies, my absolute FAVORITE cookies.  (Source)

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Christmas Sugar Cookie Bites – these yummy Christmas Treats are so easy to decorate that even the youngest family member can join in on the fun. They are a super delicious bite-sized taste of sugar cookie and creamy buttercream frosting. You’ll definitely want to add these Christmas Cookies to your Christmas Baking.  (Source)

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Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies – Easy To Roll and Cut Out, and They Taste Like Brownies!  (Source)

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Make Four Christmas Cookies From One Basic Dough. (Source)

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Hot Chocolate Cookies. Seriously! This Might Be My New Favorite Cookie! (Source)

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Easy Ginger Snap Cookie Recipe!  There’s Nothing More Nostalgic At The Holidays Than Indulging In Homemade Ginger Snaps!

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Make The Classic Shortbread Cookies Red With Bits of Maraschino Cherry and You Will Get Beautiful Christmas Cookies.  (Source)

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 Melt-In-Your-Mouth Eggnog Cookies–  These Moist Cookies  Are Awesome For a Cookie Exchange Or The Christmas Cookie Swap! (Source)

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Buttery Jam Thumbprint Cookies: Only 6 Ingredients To These Melt-In-Your-Mouth Holiday Cookies. (Source)

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Snowman cookies. Adorable & Easy To Make! LOVE These!

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I Hope You Enjoy All The Cookie Recipes….Merry Christmas Everyone!

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From Our Family 2 Yours… Happy Thanksgiving.

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Celebrated annually in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November, the holiday of Thanksgiving was first observed in 1621 and continues to be an American tradition today.

It can be a wonderful celebration of gratitude, appreciation, and family connection.  Take some time during your meal and allow each person at the table to talk about what they’re grateful for.

Let Our Family Share With You Some Tips On How To Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving This Year……

Send Some Invitations Your Guests Will Gobble Up At Punchbowl. (it’s FREE)

 

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Thanksgiving Playlist. Lighting, scents and music add so much ambiance to a home.

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Give Thanks With These Family Gratitude Projects.   (via .livingly.com)

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Cover the kid table with Kraft Paper and set out crayons to keep them entertained.

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Keep the little turkeys happy and busy with some gummy treats. source: Design, Wash, Rinse, Repeat

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This is such a simple thing to add to your Thanksgiving Dinner, but I think it will be one of the most meaningful.

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Is this the Cutest Cheeseball  you have ever seen? Angela From Handmade in the Heartland made this darling Cheeseball and you can to. 

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Step-by-Step Guide to The Best Roast Turkey… A tried-and-true recipe for making a perfectly cooked and moist turkey every time. (via The Yummy Life)

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Homestyle Thanksgiving sausage stuffing, a versatile recipe with a lot of options. You can use it to stuff a turkey or bake it in a casserole dish.

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The Best Mashed Potatoes…via Favorite Family Recipes.

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Perfect Turkey Gravy Made From Turkey Drippings  via Center Cut Cook. 

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The BEST Green Bean Casserole You Will Ever Try via All Recipes.

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The Perfect Rolls For Your Thanksgiving Dinner….via Dreaming In DIY.

 

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Cranberry Fluff Salad is an easy holiday side dish that’s always a crowd favorite! It’s creamy, sweet and delicious!

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These 12 Thanksgiving games are not only funny, they’re perfect for any age – for kids, for teens, for adults, for family, and even for toddlers! (via Play Party Plan)

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Delicious Pecan Pie Bars perfect for a Fall Party or for Thanksgiving!

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Pie? Easy? Yes and Yes! This Recipe takes the worry out of Pie-Making and has Step-By-Step Instructions. The end result will wow all your guests this holiday season! Save this Pumpkin Pie Recipe to make for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year!  (Via Pillsbury)

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What’s better than apple pie? Caramel apple pie, of course! The secret ingredient of this recipe? Use Granny Smith apples. Find out why, and Grab the recipe here.

Share The Meal App….With a tap on your smartphone you can “Share The Meal” with a child in need. It costs only US $ 0.50 to feed one child for a day.

Together with the United Nations, you can change the world and end global hunger – whenever you want and wherever you are.

I hope more people will do this and teach about giving is so important in this world.

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It’s Turkey Time…Check out his Adorable No-Sew Turkey Craft! Perfect Thanksgiving Craft From Easy Peasy and Fun.

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Enjoy Your Family and Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving,

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FREE — I Am Thankful-Grateful- and Blessed T-Shirt From Cents Of Style

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Thanksgiving Is a Time Of The Year To Realize How Thankful-Grateful-and Blessed We Are.

Cents of Style is helping us keep in mind all the good in our life, all the things we have to be thankful for with this awesome Thankful-Grateful-Blessed T-Shirt. 

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It Is So Comfortable.

It has been a Challenging Year but I am so Grateful for the Lessons Learned.

I Am Grateful For Health……In March I had a  Knee Replacement and that was hard to go through. But I can walk FREE OF PAIN Now So I am thankful to doctors who made that possible.

I am Thankful to be Retired and have Money in the Bank to do this.

I am Grateful we moved two years ago so I could be closer to my 88 year old mom and take care of her.

I am Blessed to have family around me this Thanksgiving.

I am Thankful for my Grandchildren. I have 19 beautiful People in my life and they make my life surrounded with love. “Life is Beautiful”

I am Thankful for laughter. This world is sad enough these days so lets bring more Happiness into our lives. Be thankful for the laughter of children, a spouse, or friends.

I am Blessed to be in an area to see the Fall leaves changing colors.

I am Thankful for Music that can heal your soul.

I am Thankful for Cents of Style giving me this opportunity to have this Wonderful Shirt to show the world That I Am..

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Cents Of Style Has A Wonderful Deal This Weekend…FREE Thankful T-Shirt with any $25 purchase w/code THANKFUL1.

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This is what you need to do to get yours…

1- Find products you love (jewelry, clothes, shoes, whatever you have to have) and add it to your cart.
2- When the cart totals $25, add the Thankful Grateful Blessed shirt from our Fashion Friday page to the cart.
3- Hit Checkout.

Get your Grateful Blessed Shirt From Cents of Style and Join Us In Showing The World How Grateful We Are For Everyday Blessings.

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Add The Remi Swing Dress To Your Fall Wardrobe!

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I just had a wonderful opportunity to Review the Remi Swing Dress from Cents Of Style. It is a wonderful dress for Fall and it can be worn in so many ways.

Cents of Style began in early 2007, as founder, Courtney Brown, decided to take her love of fashion and bargain shopping and begin an accessories company.

Cents of Style lives by two mottos. One, you do not have to spend a lot to look great, and two, when you look good, you feel good.

The Remi Swing  Dress comes in  17 Colors and in sizes Small to 3XL.  I chose the Black Remi Swing Dress and Put it  with a Brightly Colored Scarf for the season.

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Being a Grandma. some how your body shifts where it has not been before, and I have an issue with that. (I told my Grandkids that Grandma’s are just fluffy around the edges.)

This Dress makes all that Fluff go away and  I love how the dress fits, and I feel so good when I am wearing it. 

I love the bright colors in the scarf, and a brightly colored necklace and earrings would be a great accessory as well.

I have been through a lot of things in my life that were not bright colors. I have learned that we have to find the Bright Colorful Things in our lives that make us who we were meant to be.

Let me share some ways to  wear this wonderful dress…..

Style Tips

*Wear your new swing dress with your go-to pendant necklace and a pair of heels. It’s simple and elegant.
*This dress is an ideal addition to your favorite ankle boots. We’re loving this look!
*Layer a cute vest over your swing dress. It provides interesting texture and contrast and switches up your look just a little.
*Cold weather is coming! Pair this swing dress with a coordinating blanket scarf, add a great wool fedora and ankle boots, and you have a pulled together look that will keep the chill out too.

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I am ready to Swing into Fall now thanks to Cents Of Style. Go Grab one of these Remi Swing Dresses For You and Enjoy the Beautiful Colors of the Season.

On 10/21/16 At Cents Of Style…..Fashion Friday Story – Long Sleeve Swing Dress for $21.95 + FREE SHIPPING w/code DRESS2016

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Shop Beautiful Jewelry From Loveivy

Shop Loveivy's Patent Designed Screw Back Earrings!

For My Review For Loveivy  I Received A Beautiful Children And Teens 14K Yellow Gold 4mm CZ 4-Prong Screw Back Earrings.

They came in this cute bag and box.

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These Earrings Features a 4mm Sparkling Cubic Zirconia in a 4-Prong 14k Yellow Gold Setting.
Absolutely Gorgeous!

It is a Timeless Jewelry Gift For Children and Teenagers For Any Occasion.

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To introduce you to Loveivy.com I have taken from their website the following….

**Loveivy is a dedicated children’s jewelry online retailer. Founded in 2003, we are based in Long Island, New York. Our goal is to provide children and teenagers high-quality fine jewelry and gifts at competitive prices and with the best service.

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We believe that jewelry is a special part of a child’s memory, a loved and treasured gift. Our jewelry gifts will bring years of sweet memories to your young loved ones.**

If your daughter has pierced ears, or your toddler would like a necklace or a bracelet to be just like mommy, LoveIvy.com is the right place to shop.

The Earrings I chose are such High-Quality and my Ganddaughter Adelyn  is so excited to be the model.

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They are easy to get on and have a long secure thread. The  backing completely covers the stud, nothing sharp sticks out the back, and they are very secure.

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 Whether you’re looking for Baby Jewelry for little ones aged 0 to 2, or Toddler Jewelry, or even Jewelry for a Teenager, you’re going to find plenty of Options available through LoveIvy.com.

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Give The Perfect Gift This Year From Loveivy.

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  Thank You Loveivy! I Absolutely Love These Earrings, and So Does Adelyn. 

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You Can Never Have Enough Pumpkin

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It’s That Time Of The Year Where Pumpkins Are Sitting Out By Our Neighbors Front Doors, and  Where I Live Pumpkins Are Sitting In Farmer’s Fields Waiting To Go To Markets.

When we lived at our farm we carved Many Pumpkins and always cooked in a Pumpkin for Halloween Dinner.

There is Something so Comforting About The Taste Of Pumpkin In The Fall.

Let me tell you some things  I learned about Pumpkin……

The world’s largest pumpkin measures 15 feet around, is over four feet tall and, according to the New York Times. It is larger than the pumpkin shown in this image, which weighs in at 1622 pounds.

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The largest Pumpkin Pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake.

Pumpkins are Gluten Free.

A Pumpkin Is Not a Jack O’Lantern, Until It Is Carved.

 

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Cheesecake Caramel Pumpkin Cups via Something Swanky.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies via Two Twenty One.

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Power-of-Pumpkin Banana Pineapple Smoothie via Very Best Baking

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Oh-So-Good Pumpkin Granola Muffins via Very Best Baking.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Pops: via Just a Taste.

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  Pumpkin Spice Caramels via Mom On Time Out.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Pillow Popovers via Willow Bird Baking…..

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Slow Cooker Spicy Pumpkin Chili served IN a pumpkin?! Yes, please!! via a Pumpkin and a Princess

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Pumpkin Fry Bread…via A Few Shortcuts.

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Pumpkin Apple Spice Fruit Leathers…via Simply Taralynn.

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Have a Lovely Pumpkin Season!!

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