Cat Takeover 2

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Hi! Ollie and Peachy are taking over again today to celebrate National Cat Day! Sometimes Mommy gets a little busy and asks us to post for her!

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279Today we wanted to wish all the other cats in America a very Happy National Cat Day! May your mommies and daddies give you all the treats and loves you can stand! As for us, Ollie will be getting some tuna before bed and Peachy will be getting extra treats!

 


Happy birthday Poppy

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Today would have been my poppy’s 92nd birthday. He passed away in 2004 and I miss him every day! He was one of my favorite men! l_922254c163d94a558e27d2a3604caca0He served our country in WWII in the 1st Rangers. I’m so proud to be his grand-daughter and I love and miss him every day! 45c44929632082f6150c27afffadae1fEvery year on his birthday we have had chili and pumpkin pie for dinner. It is just a fun family tradition that we started.

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 This year, I used a recipe I found on Pinterest.  Our pumpkin pie was a fresh baked from Publix. It had just come out of the oven was so good! I’m sure Poppy was sitting at the table having his birthday meal with us!

Here’s a printable version of the recipe for you:

Chili

Ingredients

  • 1lb ground pork
  • 1lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup green bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • 2 cans kidney beans
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (28 ounce can)
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 1 can tomato paste (6 ounce can)

Directions

Step 1
Brown you meats and saute onion and pepper
Step 2
Drain well and place in large stock pot.
Step 3
Add onions, peppers, and rest of ingredients.
Step 4
Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium.
Step 5
Let cook for at lest two hours on medium stirring often.

Just a couple of notes:
I added a small can of green chilies. I would season the meat while you are browning it with the chili powder and cayenne pepper. Also there wasn’t a lot of heat if you like spicy chili. I would suggest adding some hot sauce depending on if you like hot chili.

Some of the scrapbook pages I made after he passed.


The Southern Special 30

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Can you believe we are almost to November? Where has this year gone? Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I’ll admit that I have!

This week we are introducing a new co-host! Sharon from Blue Willow House will be joining us for The Southern Special fun every week!  You can find out more about her by reading this great blog of the week post that was written about her. We are so glad that you have joined us Sharon!

 

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Cmon Get Crafty Spotlight

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Yeah, so I have been HORRIBLE about my blogger spotlight! Here’s October’s spotlight. Maybe next month I can get my act together! So sorry Megan!

Hi there! I’m Megan from C’mon Get Crafty, and thanks so much to Cate for featuring little ole me! :)

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I’m one of those crazy DIYers who can’t pass a clearance aisle without wondering what re-purposed possibilities it might hold. I’m known for hoarding jars, bottles, fabric scraps, and unloved flea market finds until I finally find a use for them.  I love to share my triumphs and do-overs, and nothing is sacred! Kids crafts, home decor, card making, you name it! I love trying out all sorts of new things, using paint, paper, wood, whatever suits the project!  A few of my favorite projects are:

 

My Finding Nemo Birthday Party for my son

DIY Photo Canvas

DIY Hutch Rehab

Shabby Chic Wedding Card

My Baby Series, including 9 Baby Shower Gift Ideas, How to Make a Diaper Wreath, Printable Baby Book Pages, and more!

I’m blissfully married to a serial gamer and proud mama of one precocious four year old and his new baby brother. I love to read, watch movies, play games, watch football, and enjoy a glass of wine (or five) with some great friends around a fire pit. When I’m not blogging or slaving away at my full-time job in insurance, I am happily enjoying family time or working myself into an early grave with my own business, making Birthday Blocks – unique custom designed nursery decor and baby gifts. There is no rest for the wicked, lol!

I would love it if you would pop by my blog for a visit! You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin, and Pinterest!  Hope to “see” you soon!


The Southern Special 28

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Before we get started I’d like to ask you to keep our co-host Dawn’s family in your prayers. Her son is in the ICU.

DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER, WE ASK THAT YOU KEEP DAWN’S SON IN YOUR HAND. HELP THE DOCTORS TAKING CARE OF HIM TO FIND THE ANSWERS TO EASE HIS PAIN. I LIFT DAWN UP TO YOU. KEEP WATCH OVER HER AND CALM HER AS IT’S VERY HARD TO SEE A CHILD IN PAIN, I’M SURE. I KNOW SHE WANTS ANSWERS AS WELL. MAY YOU HEAR MY PRAYER AND WE TAKE COMFORT IN YOUR WORD! IN JESUS’ NAME AMEN!

Hey y’all!  I hope you have had a great couple weeks! I apologize for my absence last week. I came down with something again. I hate when that happens! Anyways, I’m back this week and ready to dive back into blogging! I have been working on some new content and I can’t wait to share it!  I try to have at least a week written out in advance. If I don’t have a project that I’m working on I have a post ready for a project. Like right now, I’m starting on a craft project in the next couple weeks. I have the tutorial named and basic instructions typed up. So know that, you know a little behind how I write my posts, let’s get this party going!

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November Blog Plans

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Over the past month I have really gotten behind in my 31 days postings. Life kind of got in the way! I will be redoing my 31 days of Proverbs 31during the month of November. This gives me a chance to make sure I do it right this time!

 

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Also during the month of November, I’m going to be making some really cute and fun recipes that the kids can help with!

 

 

 


Proverbs 31 3-10

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I take time over the weekends to spend with my husband, but I’m just now getting around to posting again for the week! We went on a weekend getaway to one of our favorite places, Jekyll Island. It is on the coast of Georgia about an hour south of Savannah GA.

I’m using today as a catch up in my 31 days of Proverbs 31 by looking at Proverbs 31 3-10.

3 Give not your strength to [loose] women, nor your ways to those who and that which ruin and destroy kings.

4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to desire strong drink,
5 Lest they drink and forget the law and what it decrees, and pervert the justice due any of the afflicted.
6 Give strong drink [as medicine] to him who is ready to pass away, and wine to him in bitter distress of heart.
7 Let him drink and forget his poverty and [seriously] remember his want and misery no more.
8 Open your mouth for the dumb [those unable to speak for themselves], for the rights of all who are left desolate and defenseless;
9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, and administer justice for the poor and needy.
10 A capable, intelligent, and [a]virtuous woman—who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls.

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a alcohol vibe from these verses. I can see some ways that drinking would be a good thing. Like in a celebration of someone’s life as in verse 6 or to celebrate a marriage as in Jesus’ first miracle of turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana, but there are also some issues with alcohol. Like when someone drinks to forget their problems like in verse 7. Drinking to forget your problems just causes more problems in life. You start to rely on the alcohol. In verses 8 and 9 I feel is saying to give a voice to those that can’t speak out for themselves. Verse 10 is where Proverbs 31 starts to talk about the Godly woman. A woman that is smart, capable, and virtuous is hard to find because she is more precious and valuable than any jewel.

 


The Southern Special 27

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Today we are welcoming our new co-host Nancy from Neatly-Packaged! She will be joining us every first Tuesday until the new year! Go check her out! Bio: My name is Nancy and I am a lifestyle blogger here at Neatly-Packaged.com :) I am newly engaged, a BlackBerry user, and Nook lover ♥ I am always trying to document all the excellent moments in this new chapter of my life. I currently reside in Texas.

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Mr. RCGG and I got home late last night from a trip so I have been unpacking and getting things settled back into our regular routine! I’m exhausted, but I’ll get some catch up posts written today and everything will be back to normal! I’m so sorry this is so short today! I hope you have a great week.

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Be Back Soon

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Hey y’all! I just wanted to let you know that I will be back very soon! Mr. RCGG and I took a weekend to go to the beach! I’ll get caught up on my 31 days of Proverbs 31 this next week! I hope you had a great weekend and I will be back on Tuesday! In the meantime, here’s one of my favorite pictures I took during our trip. It’s the Sidney Lanier Bridge at sunset from the Jekyll Island fishing pier.

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Admiration

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During the month of October, I’m also participating in the Ultimate blog challenge. So there will be days that I have more than one post up during the day! I’m going to be a very busy person this month huh? I’m starting with this challenge today.

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Everyone has someone they admire. You can let that person know or admire them from afar! There are many people in my life that I admire. Some of them know and some don’t. I think it depends on if you fell comfortable enough with that person that you tell them!

Growing up I never thought of my mother as a friend. She was my mom. She was the one that told me what to do and not to do because she wanted what was best for me in my life. She may have grounded me when I brought home a bad grade, but now I know she just wanted me to do well in school. She may have told me not to do something that I wanted to do. I know now that she didn’t want me to get hurt if it turned out to be dangerous.

Over the past ten years, I have realized that my mom is my best friend. She’s the one that has been there for me my whole life. She’s the one that knows what my heartbeat sounds like from the inside. When I moved to Georgia, I called home every week. Just to talk about things. As soon as I got settled in to every day life in a new state the call started to drop. Now, I don’t call as much, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still admire my mom! She’s my mom! A girl will always need her mom no matter how far away life takes her!

A Mother’s Love is a Beautiful Thing

A mother’s love is a beautiful thing.

A mother is a child’s first friend.

Love from a mother has no end.

A child’s love for a mother has no end.

A mother is a child’s first friend.

All the happy moments

in a child’s life

a mother is there.

All the bad moments

in a child’s life

a mother is there.

A mother is there through it all.

A mother’s love is a beautiful thing.