Saturday, November 6, 2021

Small Things - November 6, 2021

 "Life is not, for most of us, a pageant of splendor, but is made up of many small things, rather like an old fashioned piecework quilt. No two people have the same, but we all have our own, whether it be listening to Beethoven's fifth with a beloved friend, or seeing a neighbor at the back door with a basket of white dahlias. Or after a long, hard day, having the family say, "That was a good supper."


In no particular order, here are six small things that inspired me this week.

1. Katie at Homespun Seasonal Living is hosting a **FREE** online virtual summit next week,  A Cozy Gathering! From Monday, November 8 through Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 15 speaker experts will present video sessions and live Q+A throughout the day on topics of simple living throughout the seasons, preservation and eating seasonal foods, crafting, homemaking, and herbalism. I'm all signed up and can't wait to enjoy it! Registration closes soon, so if you want to join in the fun, sign up here for free access.

2. One of my goals for 2022 it to get serious about eliminating toxic cleaning products from our home. It's been on my mind for some time now, but if I'm honest I haven't made it the priority I should have. But I'm determined to do better and thankfully there's a wealth of information available to make your own, including these 5 Natural Cleaning Recipes For Your Bathroom.

3. A Virtuous Woman has a **FREE** Holiday Planner as well as a fun Holiday Planning Challenge which breaks tasks down each week to help you manage the busy season! The initial post says 2020, but if you scroll down there are updates for 2021!  I don't now if I'll participate in all of it, but I've downloaded the planner and I hope to look over it this weekend!

4. These Tissue Paper Lanterns are just the cutest! Probably not a project I'm going to try to add in to my already packed holiday schedule, but I've bookmarked it and plan to give it a try after the first of the year.

5. I love granola on top of my yogurt for a sweet treat, and this Gingerbread Granola sounds perfect for the season, and with the sweet printable would make a perfect gift!

6. I came across this recipe this week for Gingerbread Fudge and I've added it to my list of recipes to try out this year! I LOVE the flavor of gingerbread like most people love pumpkin spice and I'm always looking for anything with that flavor! I just ordered this tea yesterday and I can't wait for it to arrive!

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