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Fall Grass Place Card Holders

Make pretty fall grass place card holders for your autumn table!  With just a few simple supplies, making a beautiful table setting is easy. – – – – – – With fall entertaining upon us, it’s fun to set a pretty and festive table for family and friends, whether it be a Thanksgiving table, or just a lovely weekend dinner with friends.  More and more I am buying into the notion that if I’m going to take the time to create a delicious dinner, I want to take the time to serve it on an equally lovely table setting.  I think it creates an overall wonderful dining experience…great company, pretty ambiance, and delicious food. Earlier this week I shared my simple fall table setting with you, all in hopes of providing some decoration inspiration for your own table!  And one of my favourite features of the setting are the grass place card holders that I made.  When I was planning and thinking of ideas for the place cards I knew I wanted something homemade, and something really easy to put together.  I also wanted them to match the rest of the table, without being too overpowering.  While I was out looking for various things to use, […]

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A Fall Table Setting

Create a beautiful fall table setting with seasonal touches inspired by nature! – – – – – – – After the weirdo weather of our summer this year, fall has actually been a warm welcome.  I always look forward to fall, but this year especially so because I was hoping it would come with the nice soft weather that is typical of our autumn.  And so far fall hasn’t disappointed, the sun is shining, skies are blue and the air is warm.  Brightly coloured leaves are crunching underfoot, spiced tea is being poured, fall baking is in the oven, soup’s on the stove and homes are being decorated to celebrate the season.  I love fall. Feeling inspired I have turned my attention to my home and I am enjoying decorating it for the season, and I can’t wait to share it with you!  My hope is that by sharing what I’m doing, you will feel inspired to decorate in your own home.  Plus, I’m going to share a tonne of tips to decorate within a small budget!  There’s no need to spend a lot of money to have a beautiful space. A Fall Table Setting Today I’m sharing a fall table setting that would be […]

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Simple Fall Grass Wreath

With just a few supplies and less than 10 minutes, you can put together this Simple Fall Grass Wreath for your home! – – – – – – I’m feeling so inspired this fall.  Maybe it’s the crisp fall air and sunny skies, or the markets full of fall produce, or the fact that the kids are back at school…I’m not really sure what the reason for it is, but I’m just going with it.  I’ve been busy shopping farmers markets, meal prepping, baking and decorating my home and loving every second. One of the things I enjoy the most about fall is being able to decorate my home for this gorgeous season.  I haul out pillows with pops of fall colours for our couch, add fall leaves into existing twig arrangements, place pumpkins on the mantel and front porch.  And this year I’ve really tried to embrace natural elements in my fall home decor by using natural grasses, a lot of wood, earth tone colours and real fruit and pumpkins for display.  Because really, what’s nicer than what Mother Nature offers us?  It feels nice to bring fall elements into my home to make it cozy. But most importantly, I want (and need) to keep […]

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6 Easy and Delicious Recipes with Ground Beef

Cooked Ground Beef is a great staple to have on hand for your meal planning!  Cook it ahead of time for easy meal assembly.  Here are 6 Easy and Delicious Recipes with Ground Beef! – – – – – – Life is busy.  Kids are busy.  Work is busy.  Just trying to stay on top of laundry, schedules, appointments, and school is tough enough, but then we have to deal with meals!  But don’t worry, I want to help you.  By taking the time to do meal prep ahead of time, you can save yourself a lot of stress during hectic weeks. When I can, I like to set aside an afternoon on Sundays and do some meal preparation.  I’ll cook up a batch of ground beef, prepare some cooked shredded chicken, chop vegetables for lunches, make a batch of cookies, all in an attempt to make our week ahead easier on everyone.  It can seem daunting, but the pay off is SO SO worth it.  The kids have ingredients at their fingertips for lunches, and I have meal prep taken care of, so when 4:00PM rolls around, I’m thankful I did most of my meal prep on the weekend…it’s such a […]

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Easy Cooked Shredded Chicken and 8 Recipes To Use It

Shredded chicken is a powerful dinner time ingredient!   Here is how to prepare Easy Cooked Shredded Chicken and 8 Recipes To Use It! – – – – – – If there is one ingredient that saves me the most at dinner preparation time, it would definitely have to be cooked shredded chicken.  If you have it prepared ahead of time, dinner planning is easier than ever, because it’s easily added to soups, stews, and casseroles.  I have to admit though, I used to hate the process of shredding chicken, but I have tried a new method and now I swear by it!  I use a mixer. I’m sure you have seen various videos and posts about this method, you may have even seen one of my recent Instagram stories where I showed how it works.  Basically all you have to do is cook chicken breasts ahead of time, then when they’re cooked, you add them to a mixing bowl and use the paddle attachment to shred it.  Once it’s shredded you can portion it and freeze it for when you need it! Here’s 9 second video I made just to give you a quick idea of how to do it: – […]

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Cabbage Roll Soup

This Cabbage Roll Soup is a hearty, healthy and delicious dinner…and it tastes just like cabbage rolls!  Ready in 1 hour! – – – – – – Well here in Alberta it turned from summer into fall overnight.  One minute the air smelled like sunshine and lazy days, and the next it was all fall leaves and routine, but honestly I’m ready for it.  We had an amazing and busy summer, but now I am craving routine, sweaters, brown nail polish, shoes with socks, all things pumpkin, and fall comfort food. I’m also finding myself in a nesting mode of sorts.  I think it’s due to back to school jitters and the fact that I now have two kids in junior high, and I’ve been worried about the transition to a new school and all the stuff that comes with teenagers.  Le sigh.  So I cook and bake to calm my worries.  Last week I made zucchini loaves, chocolate zucchini cake, monster cookies, chocolate chip cookies, bran muffins, hamburger soup and this cabbage roll soup.  See what I mean?  Nesting.  But at least the freezer is stocked. Anyway, I’ve been wanting to make a cabbage roll soup for so long, […]

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