It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since our country faced one of the most difficult times we have ever faced. Let’s remember those who sacrificed so much as they tried to save the ones in the debris of the Towers, those at the Pentagon, and the ones who tried to the very end to help others on Flight 93.
Let’s remember those who died and the families, wives, husbands, children, mothers, fathers, and friends who were left behind to mourn their loss.
May we never forget. May we never take another breath for granted. May we never become complacent. May we never see another fireman, police officer, emergency personnel without deep gratitude for all that they do for us each day.
One of the things I remember that President Bush said during the days following, was that if we stop living out our freedom here in this country, the terrorists have won.
He encouraged us to continue living our lives, going to work, visiting family, going out to dinner with friends. Even though it felt so strange to do so, we did and it helped us to heal collectively.
So today, I carry on with the things I share here on my blog. Blessings to you.
How are things going for you? Are the temps dropping where you live?
They are here. In fact, we had dinner on the back patio last night and it was chilly!
Soon, we will be lighting the outdoor fireplace and I can’t wait!
look at those edible berries!
Speaking of the end of summer, have you ever seen these on a Kousa Dogwood Tree? Ours is full of them! I showed them in my good morning stories on Instagram this week and several of my followers told me that they are edible!!
You can even make jellies and jams from them! I’ll be doing that this Sunday so you might be seeing a recipe soon!
on the blog
The last couple of weeks on the blog have been busy.
We taught you How to Apply Milk Paint on an adorable vintage washstand.
My hubby bought me an Instant Pot and I used it to make homemade Spaghetti Sauce. I’m sold on the Instant Pot! It cooks so fast! The spaghetti sauce usually takes about 6 hours in the crockpot but it only took 30 minutes in the Instant Pot!
Here is the one I purchased. Feel free to order one for yourself. You’ll thank me later!
I also shared a tutorial for a fall wreath that is super cheap and super cute! The tutorial includes a video if you would rather watch it. You are going to love this wreath. My followers over on Instagram are enjoying it and I know you will too!
Let me know if you make one. Tag me in a picture of the one you make over on Instagram – I would love to see your version of it 🙂
on the web this week
This week on the web, I found some of the cutest projects. Here they are so you can enjoy them too!
Did you know you can bleach pine cones?? They look amazing!
I started using a sourdough starter for some of the recipes I make including homemade pizza. Here is a great way to get started with sourdough starters.
Have you ever tried to make pumpkin stems from polymer clay?? Here is a great tutorial!
If you are starting to think about a fall tablescape for the upcoming holidays, here is one you will love!
last but not least
And just so you don’t miss the easiest wreath you will ever make, check out this post!
Until next time…