We had the most marvelous Thanksgiving dinner, games and visiting with family. I am grateful for all the many blessing I have; mainly God, our Savior Jesus Christ. Stan, our kids, grand-kids, parents and all our family, that makes it a life I thank Heavenly Father for every day. Even the trials bring joy. I appreciate everyone who have been a support to ‘A Mother’s Shadow’; I send my sincere thank you. I hope I can be an inspiration, a help, a bit of fun and a friend. December 7th I have a wonderful surprise, I am SO excited!!!
Hope Your Thanksgiving Weekend Is Wonderful!
Sometimes we forget that we must have difficult periods to conquer and overcome as the victor, so that we may know joy in the easy times. As we celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope we can thank God for allowing us this time on earth and His ever extended hand to guide, help, comfort and dry out tears when needed. Never to turn from Him, but to always be grateful for His unconditional love and to constantly be strive to be worthy of all that He wants to give us. Have a wonderful day and remember to RECOGNIZE A BLESSING AND BE A BLESSING TODAY.
I have a HUGE surprise coming on December 7th Woohoo!
Have you been looking for a great salad to take to a party, dinner or just want something special to make for your family or friends? I highly recommend this salad. It has all the components that make this season so special; cranberries and pears combine with a fabulous dressing to drizzle over a mixed green salad, then topped with honey roasted nuts and Parmesan cheese. It is amazing! Click HERE for the scrumptious recipes.
Did you ever hear about Squanto in your history class or possibly as you were told the story of Thanksgiving? He was a main character in the survival of the Pilgrims as they landed at Plymouth, and almost died in the harsh and unfamiliar new land. But his life has twists and turns that were filled with trials, tribulations and also miracles. Because Squanto chose to look for the better and not be bitter for how he was treated and what his time on earth had brought — not what he expected — he saved a people, and helped a country begin. Come read this incredible account HERE
I am thrilled a few of my fabulous blogger friends have joined me for an amazing Round-Up to bring YOU terrific ideas just in time for Fall and Thanksgiving. We have crafts, activities and FUN and put it all together so you can easily click and have a great time making memories — as spending time with you and together as a family is what your kids want most of all:)
When I was a kid, being banned to the ‘kids table’ was not a good thing in my opinion. It was boring and it meant my sisters and I would just annoy each other, while we wait for dinner as we fidgeted smelling the delicious aromas coming from the much anticipated food.
I decided that I wanted a FUN Kids table with things to keep the kiddos busy so they weren’t bored, enjoyed the day and allowed the adults to visit a bit. Come see what I put together just for YOU my AMS friends!
*See my ideas for the teens and adults at the bottom of this post, they should have FUN too, right:)
These little Thanksgiving treat cups are perfect for a kids table to fill with crayons, pretzels, popcorn, goldfish, colored pencils, the options are limitless.
This craft is easy, quick and very inexpensive to whip up for the kiddos to make the holiday festive and fun for them too!
Indian Head Dress or Indian Head Band are always a hit and are the perfect opportunity to teach the kids about those who lived here when the pilgrims arrived, their life style, their language and pictographs, and how they saved the pilgrims lives. I have easy instructions for you as well as the pictograph printouts below.
LOST ART OF COOKING: COOKING WITH WINTER SQUASH AND ROUND-UP
Winter squash are absolutely satisfying, comfort food, healthy and they have so many wonderful attributes. I like that it can last a long time in a cool place. I have instructions for you on how to cook winter squash and even how to freeze it for later use; it makes great baby food too!
Then several recipes that are each unique to try with various types of squash so you can see which kind you like, or if you’re like me, you’ll love them all! ENJOY
Hello everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous week. Thank you for coming by for the WW Blog Hop. My featured pick this week is one of my bloggy friends Nikki who has a blog View From In Here. Nikki is like most of us and trying to figure out all this blog growing, social media — just how does it all work to be successful??? Well, I will tell you, she is a brainiac and is going leaps and bounds in learning. Besides being so smart, she is incredibly generous and shares her knowledge along the way. She has set up a VIP section, which is FREE that anyone can sign up to, and she has step-by-step tutorials of how to use and understand the different aspects of social media, photography, along with all sorts of important features. I hope you will stop by her blog and take a gander around. I’m sure you’ll be as impressed as I am with AViewFromInHERE Now onto the party!!!
I happened on this old recipe and it was so unique that I just had to give it a try. The outside layers are made up of crunchy layers of oats, walnuts, brown sugar and a bit of cinnamon for great flavor. The inside is the most unusual combination of sour cream, shredded apple and some sweetness to bring it all together. My family was very surprised and tasted a piece, then asked for another, and another, then more…and then they were gone! These have a bit of tang from the sour cream, shredded apple is fabulous and the texture of the outside layers make this treat extraordinary!!!
Sometimes it is extremely difficult to forgive others even when we know it will heal our own heart, and bring peace to our soul.
What if you were asked to do something that would save lives, but it was to help your enemies, would you do it?
I have a story about southern grits and the lives it saved in Germany during the war which demonstrates this perfectly. Click HERE
I’m so excited! This is my very first round-up with blogger friends! I’ve used my own posts in a round-up, but wanted to make sure I could make it look nice before including others in a round-up I put together. I want to thank these fabulous friends who contributed and I hope you will visit their recipes, share this around, pin, stumble, tweek…you know, shout it from the roof tops:) Now, let’s get cookin’