Say Thanks With Pumpkin

There is something about pumpkin that just tells us fall is here, and prepares us for the holiday season.

It is not just the taste, but the smell, combined with cinnamon and spices, binging back nostalgic memories, reminding, and taking us back home.

When we want to share the love of fall, and the love of a home, pumpkin is a great gift!

One of my favorite is Pumpkin Cheesecake Rolls. These are a treat everyone loves!  And delivered in these cute foil pans make a very nice gift!

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Then there is also a home made pumpkin latte that is great to serve family and friends with they stop by! Served in these cute coffee mug that reads “begin each day with a grateful heart” is great way to serve, sip, and connect!

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Enjoy pumpkin… and give, as a give of thanksgiving, and nostalgic reminder of the love of a home!

Giving Matters

Sometimes I think I have a “really good idea”, something I want to do for someone, give someone, or write and tell someone… but then I either:

  • get too busy and never do,
  • doubt the idea all together and never do,
  • worry the recipient will not appreciate and never do,
  • let too much time pass, the moment is gone, and I did not do it.

Have you ever done this? Or is it just me?

Since the first of the year I have had a resolution to mail more cards, and react on my thoughts of giving more. I have not been 100% faithful, but I am truly trying, and while God has shown me numerous times how important it is, the past two days I have been told and shown how much it really is.

#1. I had a friend who I sent a Birthday card tell me she used to get so many, but this year got 3 (one of them was mine) and how she loved it. With social media, we forget how special an important it makes us feel to personally get that piece of mail! The average person (excluding Christmas) gets 8 personal pieces of mail a YEAR! A card goes a long way when giving, and showing someone how much you care and love them!

#2. It’s ministry appreciation month, and the recipients eyes welled with tears when giving this simple gift. A quick snack mix in a cup, tied with string, and a note (which realized afterward I had even misspelled). I almost did not make it, or give it. I worried it was not cute enough, or they would think silly. But it made their day instead… I almost missed the chance to do that for them.

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It does not matter if it is perfect, worded properly, or adorably decorated. What matters is to do it… when you have the idea, the person in mind, do it! Listen to your heart, God is directing you for a reason and GIVE to them what you are being called to give!

I have missed the chance many times in the past, but did not the past 2 days, thank you God for showing me the importance again! What we give and do matters! It does not good in our minds or hearts until we put it into action, JUST DO IT!

A Gift of Gratitude

Take trendy burlap, and mix it with words of gratitude, and you have an amazing table runner!

Makes for a conversation piece around the table, “what are you grateful for today”, is a protection for the wood beneath it, and reminder of our faith and God’s love.

A thoughtful gift for anyone who wish to “thank” in your life!

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