Thursday, November 5, 2009


Can you believe that we are actually in November, and Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away????....actually exactly 3 weeks from today! Time is moving so quickly! I must admit that I am getting anxious to break out the Christmas decor, but I also love my fall pieces, so I keep mine out for Thanksgiving. I really feel that this holiday is too easily overlooked and is losing its importance in our society. So, when we have Thanksgiving I take an ear of corn from my corn husks outside and I push off the kernels and put them in a bag. After dinner, each of us takes kernels of corn and says what we are thankful for....1 kernel for 1 thing that you are thankful for. We each take our turns saying one thing and placing our kernel in a helps the kids to really think of all things that they are thankful for. Then we start a craft.....Not sure what we will do this year....any good ideas for an afternoon craft for a few women and some kids? Or any special traditions that you do on Thanksgiving?
So, I will say a couple things I am thankful for:
*My wonderful family
*Our warm, happy home
*Our health!

Now, speaking of crafts.....My mind is always spinning and turning with new ideas when I see something in a store or on a blog, or outside; and right now my mind is at full throttle of so many things I want to make and try. Unfortunately I have zero time to do most things, but I hope to get a few things started or tried out this stay tuned to see whats around the corner.


  1. I love this time of year too, but can't wait to get our home decorated for Christmas. I decorated my large kitchen for fall and the porch. That stays at least until Thanksgiving. You're right, I think the this wonderful day gets little attention due to retailers. I go ahead and decorate the LR with Christmas so I can enjoy that as much as possible because time does FLY. I'm really enjoying your blog posts.

  2. I love your idea of using the kernels of corn to say what you are thankful for. We all have so many blessings and we don't take time to stop to say how thankful we are for them. Come visit my blog and have a chance to win some tatted snowflakes if you are interested.

  3. My sentiments exactly! We have so much to be grateful for and shouldn't let Thanksgiving pass us by on the calendar. Time for reflection and expressing to one another our thanks is very important to teach our young ones. I'm so grateful that I have a healthy and loving family.

  4. great post entry..I too am thankful for all that you mentioned...have a great day..:)

  5. We have some nice traditons for Thanksgiving too. I mentioned them in my musing page over at APrimitvePlace.Org. I like your kernel idea a lot!!

  6. I love this time of year also! A family tradition of ours every Thanksgiving morning while watching the NYC parade, we make gingerbread houses! It helps to get us in the spirit of Christmas while still enjoying Thanksgiving. Now of course my family and I aren't the most creative or best at crafts. So we make these gingerbread houses out of graham crackers, store bought icing and candy (No cooking involved-also good since everything else is cooking)!