A Useful Gifts

The caddy is an item that can be used so many ways! It makes a great gift just by itself, or filled with items as a gift basket.

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The burlap table runner is a another great item!

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And who doesn’t love a cookbook stand! This one can even hold an iPad!

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Serving With Gratitude

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday…

  • a time when we focus on gratitude, giving thanks, and the blessings in our lives.
  • a time when we focus on getting together around a table, to eat, share, reconnect.
  • a time when we focus on preparation, in our hearts, our homes, and our lives.
  • a time when we focus on giving, loving, and helping others more than ourselves. 

I sit, speak, and encourage gratitude, grace, and thanksgiving makes our families special, and these serving pieces amplify and beautify those thoughts.

The platter reads: Grateful for His blessings; Thankful for His, grace. Grateful for the loving hearts, gathered in this place, and perfect to serve your turkey or ham!

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Heirloom white platter

 

 

The Grace & Gratitude pitcher can serve water, gravy, or be a centerpiece as a vase!

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The salt & pepper shakers and butter dish accent the other pieces.

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Heirloom white salt pepper shakers, butter dish.

 

 

And the large footed server is a great bowl for you mashed potatoes! It also reads: Grateful for His blessings; Thankful for His, grace. Grateful for the loving hearts, gathered in this place.

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Heirloom white large footed server

 

By adding a piece, or several, serving dishes to your Thanksgiving table can help set the mood, create conversation, and praise the Lord, who we wish to give all our gratitude and thanksgiving to!

 

Love & Grace Creation

I love when I can buy an item and then add a personal touch to it, making it a really memorable gift full of love!

Recently I have used a Love & Grace Tea Towel to create a wall decor. This towel is available from Mary & Martha for $22.

Next I purchased a 20×24 canvas frame (I got buy one get one free too!).

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Then I ironed the towel so it had no creases in it, laid it face down and centered the canvas on top of it. With a staple gun I attached and secured the sides and corners of the towel to the wooden part of the frame.

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It was so easy! And for approx. $30 made a wonderful gift! So… means I had gotten 2 frames, got another towel, so I could have a new picture for my home too! Whatcha think? Do you like it?

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There is also another Acts 2:46 Tea Towel available through Mary & Martha for another option!

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Giving To The Elderly

I love genealogy, traditions, family, and ancestors… which explains my respect and love for the elderly. They are a wealth of knowledge, full of stories, appreciative of any listening ear, and just want to love those they will one day be leaving behind.

But I also see the difficulty of growing old, the struggles, the increased limitations, leaving one’s home for another, finding new friends, longing to have family visit, cherishing every picture, card, or remembrance. Wanting to be loved.

So when holidays come, I always try to think of something they could really use, something practical, but when they see, will feel the love… I have done a sweater, coffee mug, book, ect, but when I seen this Blessings Cardholder, I thought this is just perfect!

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No longer do they have to search for frames to fit their pictures, frames taking valuable space in possibly small living quarters. All the grandchildren, and great grandchildren are all displayed easily changed for the next new picture. Or when that Birthday rolls around, there is room for cards to be displayed too! Whatever is on it, love is shown, and they can see and fell it, letting them know the “blessing” they are in our life!

Think of small apartments, assisted living spaces, and nursing homes, this is something ANYONE can use!

So let the elderly in your life know you are thankful for them, share with them a Blessings Cardholder!

Say Thanks With Pumpkin

There is something about pumpkin that just tells us fall is here, and prepares us for the holiday season.

It is not just the taste, but the smell, combined with cinnamon and spices, binging back nostalgic memories, reminding, and taking us back home.

When we want to share the love of fall, and the love of a home, pumpkin is a great gift!

One of my favorite is Pumpkin Cheesecake Rolls. These are a treat everyone loves!  And delivered in these cute foil pans make a very nice gift!

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Then there is also a home made pumpkin latte that is great to serve family and friends with they stop by! Served in these cute coffee mug that reads “begin each day with a grateful heart” is great way to serve, sip, and connect!

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Enjoy pumpkin… and give, as a give of thanksgiving, and nostalgic reminder of the love of a home!

5 Ways To Use Ornament Gift

If you are like me, I love a tree full of all different ornaments! As I hang each one, I remember who gave it to me, and recall a fond memory of the person. Ornaments given as gifts, make a tree come alive, and full of love! I just love looking at them all season long! There are many different kinds and types, but right now (until Oct 31) Mary & Martha has some of these hand crafted 3″ pewter ornaments free with a purchase of $75.

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But what else can you do with an ornament you received, or when giving?

1. Put them on a wreath! Ornaments add such a pretty touch to any greenery and ribbon!

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2. Hang in your house! Try from a window, light fixture, or frame!

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3. Hang from your stocking, or this pretty glass lantern!

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4. Use as a napkin ring!

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5. Tie around a wrapped gift, or a baked good you are delivering!

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Give an ornament you will always be remembered by, decorate that tree full of your ornaments of love, and enjoy your season remembering those who touched your life!

What Would You Say?

These rustic blocks are just fun! While they come with a list of suggested things you can word on them (as in the first picture), it’s what is not on the list that make them so unique!

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Often I come home to a new message, kids LOVE these! And their creativity is amazing!
It is a fun way to engage a family in a message they create and convey.

Lay it flat or upright, the reminder or message is there, at least for a day… until someone changes it again!

Treat your family (or kids) with this rustic blocks and watch what they all can do!