3 Festive Homemade Thanksgiving Decorations

How to Make Your Own Festive Thanksgiving Decorations

Thanksgiving is a time of year when the evenings are getting dark earlier, the chill is beginning to set in, and the lovely autumn leaves of October are off the trees. The fairs and festivals of summer are over, and people are spending more time indoors. Beautiful and inviting decorations can help make this a festive, inviting time. Here are some ideas on how to create your own Thanksgiving decorations.

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Frugal, Creative Cold Weather Birthdays

Sometimes it seems like springtime and summertime birthdays have it all. Outdoor picnics, pool parties, and lakeside fun make for some of the best birthday parties. Cold weather birthdays can also be fun, though, and in fact can be even better with just a little creativity. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on great cold weather birthday ideas either.

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Safety in Conflict

By Charles Spurgeon, often called the “Prince of Preachers”
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The way that God keeps His people in security is not by shutting out their enemies from attacking them, but by sustaining them while engaged in the conflict. It is not much to preserve ones’ self behind a wall which cannot be scaled, but to stand where arrows are flying thick as hail, where lances are being pushed with fury, where the sword-cuts are falling on every part, and in the midst of all to prove invulnerable, invincible, immortal, this is to wear a divine life which cannot be conquered by human power.

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Decorate Your Home this Season for Under $100

(StatePoint) When it comes to filling your home with fall flair and warm festive cheer, you don’t have to rely on generic décor purchased from the store, which can be pricy and forgettable. This holiday season make your home unique with a little DIY.

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Christmas Party Mix Recipes

(Family Features) Whether you’re planning your first holiday gathering or you’re a seasoned host, throwing a successful bash relies on creativity and a solid plan.

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Tips to Maximize Space in Every Room

(Family Features) Current trending of lifestyles, whether it may be empty nesters, first time home buyers or the economy, have left people with smaller spaces. There are several ways that you can maximize just by thinking ahead and taking steps to stay organized.

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Bake Away the Winter Blues

(Family Features) When the weather outside turns frightful, baking homemade treats will be so delightful. Whether it’s with friends, the kids or even by yourself, making treats is a great way to keep warm and active when snowed in.

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Many Parents are Unhappy with Standardized Tests

(NAPSI)—Many parents of school-age children are unhappy with the amount of time spent on standardized tests and have strong opinions on other controversial education policies, including Common Core and school vouchers.

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5 Creative Uses for Old Linens

Linens, towels and sheets can have more than one life.  When they are worn and frayed, and no longer useful for their original purpose, they can be recycled in many different ways.  Here are 5 suggestions to get you started.

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6 Tips for Storing Leftovers Safely

When you are working with a budget, saving on food costs is paramount. One way to lower the cost of your grocery bill is to utilize leftovers from your meals. Keep reading to find some useful tips for storing leftovers properly.

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Holiday Potluck Ideas

With all of the holidays approaching, our minds turn to family gatherings and food. Potluck dinners are one of the easiest ways to entertain. My family always did this for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, and even the summer celebrations. That way, no one had the burden of fixing the whole dinner for everyone.

Here are some ideas and suggestions you might want to try if you decide to have a potluck dinner.

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Free Printable Scrapbook Tags and Card

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Here are two free vintage printables for your personal use. The adorable illustration is provided by Olddesignshop.com and comes from an antique storybook. There is a greeting card that is 4″ by 6″ when folded in half and three scrapbook tags. Continue reading

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Easy Pizza Bake Recipe

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Craving pizza? Just add milk to Original Bisquick™ mix and you’ll make quick work of a pizza bake that’s in the oven in less than 20 minutes.

Get the full recipe here:  www.bettycrocker.com

I’m a big fan of Bisquick’s Impossibly Easy recipes.  They are almost always a big hit with my family, and are simple to make.

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You Don’t Have to Live Afraid

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God is not just a quick refuge from the storm but He’s the place where fear no longer has access to me.

Fear can’t catch what it can no longer reach.

But as a child of God I don’t have to live with fear taunting and terrorizing me.

Read the complete article here:  www.incourage.me

Even as Christians, we often battle the enemy of fear.  This excellent article by Lysa TerKeurst gives some valuable insight into this emotion and how to deal with it.

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You Are Wanted

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Before you ever took your first breath, the God who spoke the world into being dreamed you up. Your life is his declaration of, “I want her in this world at this particular time, in this particular place, for irreplaceable reasons.”

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http://www.incourage.me/2014/10/youre-wanted.html

I love that phrase – “I want her in this world at this particular time, in this particular place, for irreplaceable reasons.”  Keep that in mind as you go about your days, knowing that no one can take your place and you are here “for a time such as this.”

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