Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you are stuffed with stuffing and too full to move with turkey and pumpkin pie! I hope you and your family are having a very blessed Thanksgiving celebration!

I just wanted to share some fun Turkey facts with you today so you can impress all of your friends and family! :)

Turkey Facts

•The average weight of a turkey purchased at Thanksgiving is 15 pounds.

•The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog.

•A 15 pound turkey usually has about 70 percent white meat and 30 percent dark meat.

•The five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles and as a burger.

•Turkey has more protein than chicken or beef.

•Turkeys will have 3,500 feathers at maturity.
•Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clucking noise.

•Commercially raised turkeys cannot fly.

•Turkeys have heart attacks. The United States Air Force was doing test runs and breaking the sound barrier. Nearby turkeys dropped dead with heart attacks.

•A large group of turkeys is called a flock.

•Turkeys have poor night vision.

•It takes 75-80 pounds of feed to raise a 30 pound tom turkey.

•A 16-week-old turkey is called a fryer. A five to seven month old turkey is called a young roaster.


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Guten Tag: German Puff Pancakes

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Today I wanted to share one of my family's FAVORITE breakfast recipes! They are call German Puff Pancakes. I don't know if they are actually German, but they are actually good! The taste and texture is nothing like American pancakes. It tastes more like french toast than pancakes and the textures is truly unique.

They are very simple to make. Gather these ingredients:

Once you have all these ingredients together plus a 9X9 pan, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Now place the butter in the lightly greased pan (I sprayed mine with a thin coat of olive oil) and put it in the oven to melt.

Now you need to mix all the other ingredients together. I sometimes add a little sugar to the batter to make it a little sweet. It's a total taste preference though. 

Now pull that pan out of the oven {once the butter is melted and bubbly} and carefully pour the batter in. Place back in the hot oven.

 Meanwhile, put together your favorite fruit. We like frozen blueberries {thawed} and strawberries.

Look! Its Pooffing! hehe! To my kids, this part is like magic! They love to watch it get bigger and bigger!
 Compleatly poofed! I cook it in the oven for about 25 minutes...give or take a few.
Now I cut it up ans serve with fruit and a dusting of powdered sugar! Mmmmm!

You can double this recipe and put it in a 13X9 to feed more! Its easier than doing batches and batches of American pancakes! You just mix, pour, bake! I hope your family will give this one a try sometime soon!

Guten Appetit!

Now that's Amore

I am beside myself!! My AMAZING Husband came home with a DSLR camera for my Anniversary present!! I don't know whats cooler, that I've been married to my perfect match {the man God made specifically for me!} for 11 years, or the camera!! ha!

He bought me a Cannon EOS Rebel T3. Here is what it looks like:

I know nothing about it, but gosh darn it, I'm gonna learn! Do you have a DSLR? Any suggestions?

Thursday is actually our anniversary, but Happy Anniversary Honey! You're the best!


{BTW: You'll notice that I'm in the middle of changing things up around here. Please excuse the mess. I'll have it all finished soon!}

Sorry to get this up so late! I'll leave it up tonight and Saturday so you can all have a chance to get in on it! :) I cant wait to see! We had some good ones last time! Check them out!

Beef Veggie Noodle Soup: this is how i roll

Old Pumpkin Bread: The Freshman Cook

Bubble Up Enchiladas: The rickett Chronicles

Doesn't that make you hungry!?!


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Free Thanksgiving Printable

I've been working on an Art Print that I plan on giving away as a door prize at out homeschool co-op thanksgiving party this Thursday. Here is what I came up with:

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Im giving it to you, my beloved readers, as a free printable!! I know you are so excited!! :)

Download here to get a full size copy!

Feel free to share on Pinterest, your blog {with link back to me}, or as a link on Facebook, please give credit where credit is due and please do not claim as your own, sell to others, do anything with it that you would not like done to you if the tables were turned.

Be kind. :)

Im very THANKFUL for all of you!


Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Monday!!! Are you all fully rested from the extra hour of sleep this weekend, and ready to hit the ground running!?! Yeah, me neither! After all doesn't that extra hour just mean you can stay up an hour later!?!

Well, if you need something other than a few cups of coffee to get you going this morning then check out this collection of AMAZING artisans! They are sure to get you heart racing and blood pumping! Who knows! It may even give you what you need to tackle that mountain of laundry!!

The sweet gal behind JessicaNdesigns {Oddly enough her name is Jessica} has put together an awesome collection of sellers of handmade items, ranging from home decor to jewelry, to hair accessories, to even wallets and purses...and more!!

All this is an effort to encourage you to support Handmade items and their makers this Holiday Season!!! It gives you that warm fuzzy feeling to know you supported the lost art of handmade in this commercial and impersonal world!

I know I appreciate it! :) Go take a peek now and I dare you try to not find something you cant live without!!!

I might add, also, that I have marked down my Christmas card designs from $15.00 to $10.00!!! Take an advantage of this great deal and get your cards taken care of early this year!

Have a blessed day!

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It's time for my first Fabulous Friday Link-up!!! Im so excited to see what you have been up to!

Something Swanky!

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