Wednesday, October 23, 2013

{ Sweet Autumn Moments }

Laundry Day

Could it really be almost the end of October? Almost Halloween? Almost Thanksgiving and quite possibly almost Christmas?

How fast has this year gone by?

A lot has been going on for me, some very good things, some not very good, some that make me want to just curl in a ball and cry....but the best part about all of this is the fact that I choose to look at every single thing I go through, as a learning curve.

I know for a fact that God is wanting us in this moment to learn something and so I just choose to trust Him, even if at the moment I have no clue what the lesson is.


As the sweet month of October is going by, I'm trying to soak in as much as I can because I know that really soon it will be winter time and these gorgeous colors will be gone until next year.

One thing I've noticed over the years though, is that no matter what may be going on in our lives, some things stay the same.  The rhythm of housework and rearing children is never slowing, and for that I'm quite grateful, it helps to keep me sane.

So here's a look at what I've been doing this past week.....


One....Homeschooling has been going very well, even more so when it's a cold day and we get to throw a quilt in front of the fire and snuggle down with pretty crochet pillows.



Two....have seen the most beautiful moon rises ever.


Three....on a day where I wasn't feeling very well, the only thing I could think of to make me feel a little better, were some homemade Pasteis de Nata (Custard Tarts).


Four....two little pugs who have been loving the fire.  On very cold days they can be found laying together enjoying the warmth.


Five....plenty of this going around here and I am actually quite sick of it (no pun intended)


Six....reading cookbooks and planning the new menu plan



Seven....The first one to be enjoyed just had to be The Little House Cookbook, if only for the fact that it mixes some of my favorite things in one, cooking, reading, Little House on the Prairie.


Eight....a library run which has filled my book pile to the brim, and there's nothing I like more than to see a toppling tower of unread books.  I'm sure from the picture you can see what genre I've been enjoying the most.

And with that my dear sweet friends, I'm closing this post and wishing you all a very restful and blessed Wednesday night :)

By the way, I have decided to bring back Slow Cooking Thursdays, there are so many wonderful recipes out there that I am wanting to try.  Soon as the weather starts cooling down I pull out my crockpots and it's all about the soups and the stews and the yummy roasts.

So gather your recipes, either your favorites or a new one you wish to try, and come back tomorrow morning to share with us all.  Let us bring our Slow Cooking Thursdays back to what they used to be, what do you say?

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  1. I always enjoy your photos!
    I can't believe it's the end of October. We've been sick too. I'm sitting here with a box of Kleenex and some Halls sitting next to me. Crummy cold!
    Speaking of Little House, Melissa Gilbert moved to Michigan and someone I know met her at a Pampered Chef party. Isn't that cool?

  2. You have make beautiful photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

  3. The moon rise is stunning! I also spied a couple of books I might like to read. My list is made and I will try to find them later.

    As always it is a pleasure to visit!


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