Blogging is a huge passion of mine! Can you tell? It's an outlet for my creativity... it feeds my need to decorate and cook and garden and write and learn... it also is in my teaching wheelhouse... and blogging let's this very social girl meet and interact with people all over the world.
Those are huge blessings... but they are not why I started blogging.
It's fair week this week!
This is the best week of the year in my neck of the woods! Fair week! When the whole community comes out to walk the fairgrounds and meet friends and neighbors and be a part of this treasured tradition!
We all collectively cheer for who grew the largest sunflower and the kiddie who caught the pig in the greased pig chase. We ooooh and aaaah at the talented handiwork and delicious baked and canned goods our community produces. We hold our breath as we all wait to see who wins a ribbon!
Livestock and every kinds of farm animals are proudly displayed. You can hear them and smell them even before you hit the fairgrounds!
High school girls compete for the coveted crown of the FAIR QUEEN. And little girls follow her around and ask her if she is Cinderella.
There are no carnival rides... only strollers and wheelchairs. We make our own entertainment...
For the last four weeks I have been sharing the Universal Truths Of Sowing And Reaping.
How GOD literally shows us examples on earth... practical everyday examples... of great spiritual truth. Jesus was the master at this when He walked the earth. He called these earthly stories with heavenly messages parables.
Recently, while shopping, I came across a fabulous fall placemat and thought, "If only this were a pillow, I'd buy it". Then the creative light bulb went off. Why not make this great placemat into a pillow!
It only took 30 minutes using a little fairy godmother magic... to turn this pumpkin into a pillow!
When I think of the ultimate comfort food, I think of Aunt Sue's Macaroni and Cheese! All other Mac and Cheese's pale in comparison! No kidding! Just ask my kids and in law kids and husband and mom and friends and sister and brothers and anyone who has ever tasted it!
I hesitate to call it a side dish. We all usually make it the star of the meal... and go back for seconds! No guilt... Aunt Sue's Macaroni and Cheese is not something I make all the time. We save it for special family occasions!
I hope it will become a favorite around your table too!
I just want to remind all my readers that the last "T" in TTT stands for TIDBITS.... this is where you can post any creative thing you want! Have a house tour... join in! How about showing off your new bedspread or lamp... join in. And what about sharing a great recipe... you bet!
any little tidbit will do
Now let's look at some inspiration from last week...
Have you ever asked God for a promise? Not like, "God, will you promise to give me this or that"? But just ask HIM, "God, will you give me a promise that I can hold on to"?
I have... several times in my life. And GOD has always given me a great promise that I needed to cling on to. A promise that only could have been filled by HIM. And GOD has always been faithful to keep HIS promise and manifest it huge in my life!
StoneGable's fall header is up! So fall is here in my neck of the woods. Don't you just love the change of seasons. I sure do!
The mornings are crisp now... and I love sitting out on my porch with my morning coffee. Everything smells and feels so fresh! I'm even seeing slight tinges of beautiful reds and oranges in the top of a few of my trees!
The seasons aren't the only things changing around here! My menus are starting to take on the taste of fall too. Oh, we are still grilling... that's an all year around event... and there are still tomatoes on the vine in our garden, but my now my fancy is turning to braising and roasting and stews and heartier meats.
This week if you try one thing it would have to be the SPICY BBQ OVEN RIBS.
These are so easy and fall-off-the-bone succulent!