Autumn is like

Thursday’s Thought-Autumn is like…

I love the fall time!  

I love the changing of the seasons and the fact that it is starting to cool down at night.  I  love the leaves turning colors, football games, hot chocolate, bonfires, and all of the fall holidays!  I have not always loved fall however, when I was younger, it seemed like kind of a depressing time with all the leaves and flowers “dying”.  The kids would go off to school and my husband used to hunt a lot and it just seemed like a lonely time…WHAT WAS I THINKING???   I am so glad that I can see the  beauty of the Autumn weather and enjoy all the changes that this season brings.  I guess that I just needed to be old enough to accept change and see all the good in that!  Just as in life, we need to accept change and look for the good things around us!Autumn is like I love this thought!  Isn’t it so true?!

Happy Thursday everyone and thanks for visiting today!

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A Beautiful Autumn Day!

Okay, last week was one of those weeks!  It was very busy…not necessarily stressful…just busy.  I know that all of you have those weeks sometimes and by the end of the week you are just exausted, right?

My week started out on Monday by bottling and freezing peaches and tending kids.  It was so good to get my canning done.  We picked the peaches the Sat. before and I got 5 boxes of peaches off my little tree this year!  Then on Tuesday, I cleaned out all of my pantry…so that I could put my new bottled fruit on one of the shelves.  Wed. I went with my dad for his cataract surgery and Wed night I had to give a short talk at a Relief Society activity for my church.   I thought that I was going to bottle my dad’s peaches for him on Thursday…but my dear sweet sister sent me a text and told me that she and dad had gotten them all done on Wed. night!  I am so lucky to have such a great sister! :)  So on Thursday I went to see how my dad was doing and we took a little trip down to the  food bank (after cleaning out my pantry on Tues!)  On Friday my husband and I usually like to go to our property in the mountains and then to our cabin, but my husband was inducted into the Lehi High School Hall of Fame, during the halftime of the homecoming football game that night!  He was given this award for all of his service and time he has spent with the sports programs in Lehi throughout a great many years.  It was quite an honor and we are proud of him!  

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Miracle Fabric Cleaner

DIY Miracle Fabric Cleaner!

Okay have any of you out there tried this homemade Miracle Fabric Cleaner?!  It really is what it says!  I don’t where I have been all of my life, but this stuff is wonderful!! :)DSC_0788 (more…)

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Halloween Planter-Guest Post

Today I am visiting over at I Should Be Mopping The Floor.  I am showing how to to make this fun Halloween Planter.  I would absolutely love it if you would skip on over and check this out!Halloween Planter

I am so excited to show you a fun way to keep using your flowers pots that you have out on your front porch!  It will soon be time to pull all of those flowers out of your flower pots…but you do not need to put the pots away…simply turn them into a Halloween Planter!

So…go visit  Kristi at I Should Be Mopping the Floor and see how easy it is to make this darling planter!  Of course, you could change out the “flowers”and make this a fun planter for Christmas or any other holiday and therefore you can leave your planters out on your porch all year long!

Check out the tutorial and see how simple this project really is!

Wonton Tacos with #Manwich Bold

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have any of you tried making tacos with wonton wrappers?  They are so easy and so yummy and I love that you can make individual servings and put on just the toppings that you or your family love to make them all personalized!

Here is a super easy, nutritional meal that you can make using a can of Manwich Bold for the sauce!

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Toasted-Pecan Coconut Blondies

I am not sure what it is about the Autumn time…that just makes me want to start baking again!  Maybe it is just the fact the air is cooler now and so I feel like I can turn my oven on again, or that the kids are back in school and I get myself back into somewhat of a routine too, but whatever it is that gets me going, I am thankful for it…because I really do love to bake!  And It just is not fall without recipes that call for pumpkin, apples, or caramel!

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Fall Chalkboard Door

Fall Chalkboard Door

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I love the fall time!  

I love the cooler weather and I love the leaves changing colors and I love that the yard work is soon coming to an end! :)  I also love to decorate for the fall holidays!  Even though some days it still feels like summer, the evenings cool down and you can tell that fall is in the air.  So I decided that it was time to change up my chalkboard door for Autumn!Fall Chalkboard Door (more…)

love@home neon

Thursday’s Thought-love@home

Today’s thought is just a very simple one that I thought would be fun printed and put in a frame.  It is just an updated version of an oldie but goodie.

I have a frame that is 4 x 10 and I just thought that this saying would look so cute in this frame, so that is the reason for the size of this quote.  

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I did just a basic color…

love@home neonAnd just for fun, I did a neon one!

You can download both of them here:  love@home.  I printed it out on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of photo paper and cut it out.

Put these in a frame and they would make fun gifts for newlyweds, birthdays, family members or just for your own home decor!love@home picSo how do you like this neon one?   I kind of like the updated look!

Hope you have a great Thursday and that you can have love@home!

Thanks for visiting!

Swiss Days 2014

My Swiss Days Treasures

This past weekend is one of my favorite weekends of the whole year!   Every year on the Friday and Saturday before Labor Day, is Swiss Days in Midway, Utah.  They have a giant boutique with really good quality products!  It is always a mad house and it is the only time that I will go into the crowds to go shopping!  I really do not like crowds all that much, but I look forward to this boutique in spite of all the people!  :)Swiss Days 2014 (more…)