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When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup. – Sam Lefkowitz

Give thanks in all things with these easy DIY decoration ideas and crafts. Dress your table and home for Thanksgiving Day, whip up pumpkin pie recipes and use these tips for creating a thankful heart throughout the whole month of November.

Blessings Week!

Blessings Week!

Why do you love November? I love November because I get to see my family and celebrate Thanksgiving. I also love to focus on our many, many blessings each day of the month. And eat pie. Lots of pie. But what I love even more than pie is Friendsgiving! Whoever came up...

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7 Ways to Create a Thankful Heart

7 Ways to Create a Thankful Heart

Thanksgiving is fab with the football, the parades, the turkey, the family (usually, lol) and the pie. With all that going on, it’s easy to lose sight of why we celebrate Thanksgiving in the first place. History buffs know that even though the significance of...

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Pumpkin Pie – three ways

Pumpkin Pie – three ways

I don't know about you, but pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving go hand in hand for me. I'm almost superstitious about it, on par with having to eat black-eyed peas and pork on New Year's Day. I feel like the holidays are off to a terrible start if my pumpkin pie isn't on...

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Fall spice cake

Fall spice cake

I’m a little obsessed with this dessert I just made. So it started when Fillables sent me these awesome non-stick baking pans to review. They come in two parts, making filling your baked goods a breeze. (Click image for more info - affliate link) I’ve used them in our...

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Make it for Less: Decorative Thanksgiving Pumpkin

I saw this great pumpkin back in JULY at a major craft retail store. Loved it. It’s rocking that whole black, white and gold vibe that I can’t seem to get enough of. These fantastic gourds were flying off the shelves but when I saw the price tag, I said, “ouch” (even...

These Turkeys Taught Me a Lesson

The Princess Cupcake is a funeral veteran, but never been to a wedding -- until we went to a wedding during "THE BIG MOVE" in Louisiana two weekends ago. She was sporting her big saucer eyes the whole time, but not so interested in posing for photos. However, since...

Thanksgiving treat: pilgrim hat cookies

We had snack at school this week. It’s supposed to be healthy. Are marshmallows healthy? Mmmm, maybe if they’re not dunked in chocolate first. Whoops. It’s the last two days of school before Thanksgiving break – so I took the liberty of asking the Princess Cupcake if...

These Martha Stewart products are great – but you didn’t hear it from me

Martha, Martha Martha. How could you come to Dallas for a book signing on the ONE day that I am giving a presentation in Phoenix? Seriously, I thought I was your favorite blogger from Martha Stewart craft week? Am I not??? I am feeling shunned. Just when I was about...
Mini Pumpkin Pies

Mini Pumpkin Pies

In our house, we like our crust with a little bit of pie. Basically, we’re a pro-crust family. So when I saw these on cookies & cups:   I knew they were the perfect project for The Princess Cupcake and me to make. And so easy too. See? All you need is refrigerated...

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Easy No-Bake Pumpkin Truffles

Easy No-Bake Pumpkin Truffles

Driving to school on Tuesday: Me: Hey cupcake, do you want to make pumpkin truffles tonight? Cupcake: YEAH!!!!! YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!  (FYI: She has no idea what a truffle is) Thinking silence. Cupcake: Mom? How do we make pumpkin tuffs? Me: Well, we take Oreo cookies -...

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Whooo’s got the best treat? Owl S’More Treats!

Whooo’s got the best treat? Owl S’More Treats!

I saw this online at one of my favorite and local mom blogs, Living Locurto and couldn’t wait to try it with the Princess.    "Hey Cupcake, do you want to make Owl S'more Treats?" “YEA! S’Mores! YEA! S’Mores! YEA! I want to help. I want to HEEEELLLLLPPPPP” Bouncing...

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How to make Buckeye Balls

How to make Buckeye Balls

Little known fact – I am an Ohio native. And when I grew up, we had a huge sloping yard that we would sled down in the winter and have log roll races down amidst raucous laughter in the summer. And sometimes as you were tumbling through the long grass you might hit a...

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