Join me as I embrace and share American country style by reclaiming the past...my family's past. Come along as I make my house a home on a $0 budget with reclaimed, repurposed, recycled and found treasures all out of my grandparent's old house, local junk shops and my parent's attic. And since we have to eat too, I'll sprinkle in some gardening, country recipes, and a whole lot of southern hospitality.
I am excited to be participating in my first ever blog hop hosted by Pamela over at From My Front Porch to Yours. I'm even more excited because this is a mantel party and I finally get to come out and play:-)
I have been promising the candy roaster (alternative to pumpkin) pie recipe for months on my facebook page, and I was finally able to catch my mom in the pie-making process:-) Here is the recipe along with directions for my grandmother's perfect crust just in time for Thanksgiving and the holiday season ahead.
I always love "warming" up the house in the fall, but this year we seem to have totally bypassed fall and gone straight to the dead of winter. It was 15º this morning and the high will only get to 26º. The low is normally higher than that at 35º so it's a chilly one here.
Since we only have a heat pump and an uninsulated crawl space, the house can get cold. Plus, I'm so economical I keep the thermostat at 68 or below.
Luis and I are so thankful for all who have served this great nation, as well as the families and friends who have supported them. For Veteran's Day, we put together this video to tell the stories of those left behind.
We are the land of the free because of the brave...
If there is anything that I am "known" for on pinterest, it would be my Thanksgiving table settings -- mostly ones with the box. As I plan this year's table, I always like to look back on years past for inspiration.
I love everything about autumn -- cool days, clear blue skies and the amazing colors nature offers. I also love getting the house ready for the coming winter. That means bringing out the down comforters, flannel sheets and cozy throws. I started in the master bedroom and added some bold color to the mix this year.
Since I placed my living room couch diagonally a couple months ago, I have had space to decorate behind it, where I put a small book shelf. I also had my old windows layered with the photographs my husband took.