Monday, October 14, 2013

Fall Days

I love Fall. I really do. I love the smell of cinnamon in the oven baked into something with apples or pumpkin. I love the crisp air outside and watching the leaves change to fiery reds, deep oranges and warm yellows. I love eating stews, warm comfort food and colorful carrots!

I've really been enjoying baking lately. I even made my first ever apple pie.

Doesn't that look delicious?

Today is Thanksgiving here in Canada and it has become a tradition in my family now to have pumpkin roll for Thanksgiving dessert. The first pumpkin roll I made was with 2 good friends about 2 years before getting married (so 10 years ago). It was a disaster because I used aluminum foil instead of parchment paper. BIG mistake! We made a second one and it turned out really nice. And I was hooked! I knew this would have to become a family tradition. This was confirmed a few years later when I made a pumpkin roll for my family at the first Thanksgiving meal that Phil and I hosted for them. The dessert was a huge hit!

So in preparation to today's turkey dinner, I decided to make the pumpkin roll ahead of time, yesterday. I went to the grocery store to get a can of pumpkin (to save time) and they were all out. Great... So right after church, I started getting to work on roasting my pumpkin.

I followed these instructions and my puree turned out really nice. Rosie even got to enjoy some during her supper.

And voila!


I had to double the recipe to make sure we had enough ;-)

We got to enjoy a bit when I cut off the ends.

Another reason I love Fall: Cuddles from my children in their comfy PJ's :)

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Weekend Sale on Moore Family Films

Moore Family Films is having a weekend sale on their downloadable films. Until midnight on Sunday, their videos are half price, making them only $5 each to download. I've watched Children Are a Blessing and it is a sweet movie. Go check them out here.

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Monday, October 7, 2013


This movie really makes me think about how I want to raise my own children. It is free to watch online.

If you have a heart for children, especially youth, I'd recommend taking a look at this movie. There may be some things that you would disagree with, but I think it makes a lot of good points that we need to take note of when it comes to youth ministry.

Divided the Movie

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday Sermon

The Family that Worships Together Part1: The Family That Understands Worship

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Woo! Summer is over and things are kicking into gear as we settle back into a "normal" routine. We had a great summer where we were able to spend time with family. As my first post since summer has gone, I'll share some photos with you :)

My sweet family

Family Reunion

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Mason Jars

I love mason jars. Especially big ones. I have a friend who gave me a few very large ones a few months ago and I use them to store dry goods like beans, oatmeal and seeds. I also went to the thrift store the other day and found 6 large mason jars for 1.99. I just love the look of mason jars in my kitchen.

Head on over to Keeper of the Home for 31 great ideas on how to use mason jars in your kitchen. Next on my list is to make a sourdough starter in a jar :)

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And Their Leaves Shall be for Healing

I just started my own Facebook page for you to learn more about essential oils and how to use them. In celebration of my 30th birthday I am also hosting a giveaway for a chance to win a bottle of Lavender essential oil from Young Living Therapeutic grade essential oils and a pack of Slique gum.

So head on over to And Their Leaves Shall be for Healing to enter.

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