autumn · homemaking

Welcome, Autumn!

I would probably usually say, “Happy fall, y’all!” But, I’m trying to add a little elegance to the blog. 😉 I’m excited about experiencing the four seasons in Oklahoma. I’m thinking they won’t be much different from where I grew up, but we’ll see! That’s the exciting part of living in a new place, even… Continue reading Welcome, Autumn!

autumn · poetry


October’s Party  by George Cooper October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came- The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band. The Chestnuts came in yellow, The Oaks in crimson dressed; The lovely Misses… Continue reading October

autumn · thankfulness

Thankful for the Cemetery

Holidays will never be the same. You might not think that one person’s absence can make life look so completely different, but it can. It has for me, anyway. Nothing is the same. My most precious treasures now are my memories. Sometimes, I fear that if I live to be 80, I’ll have lost that… Continue reading Thankful for the Cemetery


Harbingers of Autumn

After a long, grueling summer, I am eagerly watching for the first signs of autumn. Technically, it’s still summer. And the while the weather is much milder, we are still seeing highs in the 90s. As I pulled into my driveway from buying groceries a few days ago, I couldn’t help but admire the fall… Continue reading Harbingers of Autumn

autumn · thoughts-from-my-heart

Thanksgiving Thoughts

I was 26 years old, married for seven years and mother of two young children when my Dad moved to Heaven. Despite being grown and on my own when he died, I felt as though the world had been turned upside down. My family was changed forever. The home that once rang with laughter was… Continue reading Thanksgiving Thoughts

autumn · crafts · homeschooling

Thanksgiving Crafts

Our little Leslie is in Kindergarten this year. We have been using Abeka materials for her, and I think her favorite subject is art! I wanted to share some of the art projects she’s gotten to make for Thanksgiving. My little pilgrim girl! 🙂 This hat is from the ABeka art book. Another ABeka project,… Continue reading Thanksgiving Crafts

autumn · crafts · homemaking · tutorials

An Autumn Decoration

I wanted to share this very cute and easy way to adorn your Thanksgiving table. I have made these for a ladies meeting as well as for our family Thanksgiving celebration. These add a warm, homey touch to your family gathering, but make no mistake, nothing can replace smiling faces of loved ones at the… Continue reading An Autumn Decoration