Thanksgiving is just around the corner which has us thinking of all the things that we can be grateful for. We found this quote that we loved and made you a FREE printable! Print this and make it a favor for your Thanksgiving dinner guests or just to hang on your wall to be a reminder of all you are grateful for.
Our favorite time of the year is here. It is the time of the year that we traditionally consider all our blessings and give thanks. Our year has been full of joy and trials. We are thankful for all of it; we recognize that every experience blesses us in wonderful and strange ways and we are able to grow from both the good and the not so good. It is then that GRATITUDE fills our hearts.
We love what Melody Beattie penned, she said, “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
And we are encouraged by the words Dieter F. Uchtdorf spoke, he said, “No matter our circumstances. No matter our challenges or trials, there is something in each day to embrace and cherish. There is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we will see and appreciate it.”
May your November be filled blessings, gratitude and joy.
Fall is such a beautiful time of year! As Miss Congeniality would put it, “all you need is a light sweater.” I love walking outside and feeling the cool air and seeing the colorful leaves on the trees. You can bring that beauty to your porch and inside your home in a simple and cost friendly way.
Dried sticks from trees are the perfect piece to create a base to your decor. Just grab the prettiest branches and make a wreath in a flower pot or a fountain simply by sticking them into the dirt, all going the same direction. Once you have done that, you can get some fall berries and fall leaves at a home decor store such as JoAnn’s, Tai Pan, Hobby Lobby, or TjMaxx. You don’t need much I only purchased 2 branches of fall leaves and 2 fall berries.
You can’t go wrong with fresh potted mums, they are beautiful fall flowers and easy to find. You can get them at your local grocery store, Whole Foods has 2 for $10. Or for big ones, visit The Home Depot. Plant them outside or indoors. Mums like to stay moist so don’t forget to water them daily.
Add succulents, a tall grass and a couple pumpkins. This pot cost $15 to put together. With summer plants loosing color and needing to be pulled out, this is a great way to move your entry to fall while still feeling fresh, alive and colorful.
I love my mantel, and it took only about 15 minutes to put together. I found a big branch outside placed the entire thing across the mantel. Added clipped smaller branches and a berry garland. Lay the garland first and stick the branches evenly through the entire garland. The cost was about $25.
When you are shopping for supplies check online or local newspaper to see if there are any coupons, I am always getting great deals when I do that.