Prepping for Thanksgiving + Free Printable

Hello friends, and welcome.

Today is the day before Thanksgiving in the United States, and I’ve found myself in the kitchen for most of it so far. I really love to prepare all that I can beforehand. So far I’ve made sweet potato casserole, stuffing, green bean casserole, and a pumpkin pie. Two of my daughters plan to make a few dishes as well, and together I believe we can get it all done!

Then, onto cleaning. Oh friends, I have so much to do. We don’t plan to have many people over tomorrow, but I just love to have a clean home on Thanksgiving Day. It just feels so much nicer. I hope to get a lot of that done today as well. We shall see!

I also hope to sneak in the time to complete a couple of pending orders in my Etsy shop. I will be making a personalized towel and a onesie for a one-year-old’s birthday. I might put my shop on sale for the weekend, too!

Finally, we need to pick up groceries at Walmart. I tried to place my pick up order for yesterday, but all of the spots were booked. So today it is. I truly hope that it isn’t too hectic.

As I’ve done all of this prep work, I’ve thought about how important it is to prepare my heart, too. It can be easy to become overwhelmed with a to-do list a mile long. But what really matters is that I complete what I can with a joyful heart.

I might not get it all done. That wouldn’t be the end of the world. Each day and moment is a gift, and we can enjoy our tasks while we do them.

I made soudough bread for dinner while working on Thanksgiving meals today. To be honest, I was tempted to complain because I had so many other cooking tasks to do! But making sourdough for my family is one of my favorite things, and I was able to watch a short YouTube video while doing so. It actually felt like a short break, and was really nice.

If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you have a lovely day tomorrow. Take care, and I’ll talk to you soon.

Blessings, Nicole

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Some of Our Week | US Space and Rocket Center, Homeschool Games, Black Friday and Weekly Groceries

Hello friends, and welcome to the blog! I hope your day has been a good one.

Today I wanted to share one of my recent YouTube videos with you all. It is several portions of our week rolled into one.

We visited the US Space and Rocket Center in this video. We haven’t been there for about seven years, and it was fun to visit there again. At least my children really enjoyed it! My favorite part was the drive. We drove over Lookout Mountain on the way home, which was very beautiful.

Another highlight of my week was finding a new bowl set and blender on Black Friday. I’m very thankful to the Lord for these things! They are already being used a lot in my kitchen.

I hope you enjoy this video if you choose to watch it. It was fun to make.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope your day is full of the Father’s love! If you’d like to read some Biblical encouragement please take a look at a couple of my recent posts, Living Righteously as a Wife and Mama and A Woman’s Perspective of God’s Will.

A Peek Inside Our Home This Week | November 16, 2022

Hey friends, and welcome to the blog!

I hope you have had a blessed week so far. It has gotten much colder here in North Georgia, and I have mixed feelings about it. I think we might be in for a cold winter. We are still doing some fun outdoor things, though. My husband and I just ran a 5k race, and we are taking our kids to Dollywood soon.

Related: A Peek Inside Our Home | November 9, 2022

I thought I would share a few of the things that have gone on around here lately. I hope you enjoy these short videos.

How I love to spend my days at home with my family! Every single sacrifice made to allow me to be a stay at home mom has definitely been worth it. So many blessings have come from staying home with my family.

Related: Goals as a Wife, Mom and Homemaker

I hope you have a lovely week, friends. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!