The Southern Special 33

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Hey y’all! Dawn created a new link up photo for us! What do you think? Thanks so much for the new photo Dawn! You are great!

Did you have a good week? I’m keeping this short this week! I”m exhausted! We celebrated my husband’s birthday this weekend with a family party! We don’t really do much of the going out to celebrate big thing anymore! Besides it’s colder than cold outside! Have a great week and I’ll be announcing my holiday series very soon! I’m so excited for it this year! I know you will be too!

 

The Southern Special Host Collage

 

Follow your hosts on their social medias!
Link up to three posts
Visit at least two other posts
Above everything else HAVE FUN!!
Cate: http://randomcraftygagirl.com

http://www.pinterest.com/RndmCrftyGAGrl

https://twitter.com/RndmCrftyGAGrl

https://www.facebook.com/RandomCraftyGeorgiaGirl

http://www.bloglovin.com/randomcraftygeorgiagirl

Dawn: http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com

http://www.pinterest.com/SpatulasOP

https://twitter.com/SpatulasOP

https://www.facebook.com/SpatulasOnParade

Trish:

http://www.thedecoratoraholic.com/

http://www.pinterest.com/Decoratoraholic/

https://twitter.com/TheDecoraholic

http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/11748805

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Decoratoraholic/260044207522662?ref=hl&ref_type=bookmark

Sharon:
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Faithful Fitness 2

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I am still going strong in my faithful fitness challenge. This week I didn’t get a treadmill run but I did some zumba. It’s just too stinking cold to even think about going outside to run! I don’t like cold and never have! Our treadmill is in front of a window that doesn’t have thick curtains on it so it’s a little chilly when I’m on the treadmill!

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Online Faith and Fitness Program



The Southern Special 32

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Hey y’all! I’m back this week! I have no idea why I wasn’t able to post last week! I guess there was some glitch with Inlinkz. I got it figured out and now I’m ready to get back to linking up with everyone! Can you believe that we have been doing The Southern Special for 32 weeks now? It doesn’t seem like that long! Over the next week I’m going to be posting some hints to this year’s holiday series! It’s going to be so exciting! I can’t wait to share it with you!

Now are you ready for some of The Southern Special 32 link up fun? Be sure to follow your hosts on at least one of their social medias and link back to the blog you linked up with!

TSS

 

Cate: Blog  Pinterest   Twitter  Facebook  Bloglovin

Dawn: Blog  Pinterest  Twitter  Facebook

Trish: Blog  Pinterest  Twitter  Bloglovin  Facebook

Sharon: Blog  Twitter  Facebook  Pinterest

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Faithful Fitness

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Online Faith and Fitness Program

Through December I will be participating in a fitness and faith challenge hosted by Sarah Borgstede.
Every Friday, I will post a new series called Faithful Fitness. Over the next month and a half I will be posting about my workout and a devotion from the week that really spoke to me. I use Joyce Meyer as my daily devotion so it will more than likely be something from her!

Anyways, I’m really excited to start this journey with her! One of the challenges of this program is to share what your fitness goal is! I have wanted to run a 5K for quite sometime! It’s one of the things on my bucket list actually! I have started training, but have quickly given up because I felt Satan getting in my head! He was telling me that I could never do this. That It was such a dumb idea. With Sarah’s program I know God will push me to get in that training!

Earlier this week I started the Couch to 5K program AGAIN! I will get through it someday I promise! It just seems like every time I try I don’t finish!

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The Southern Special

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Well, November is upon us! It seems like yesterday we were in January! Where has this year gone? Later this month we will be celebrating Thanksgiving and next month Christmas!

TSS

I’m having some technical issues with the link up code this week! So instead of the link up being here this week I’m linking it to Dawn! I’m so sorry for this! I hope you have a good week!

 


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!

 

TSS

 

Cate: Blog
Pinterest

https://twitter.com/RndmCrftyGAGrl

https://www.facebook.com/RandomCraftyGeorgiaGirl

http://www.bloglovin.com/randomcraftygeorgiagirl

Dawn: http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com

http://www.pinterest.com/SpatulasOP

https://twitter.com/SpatulasOP

https://www.facebook.com/SpatulasOnParade

Trish:

http://www.thedecoratoraholic.com/

http://www.pinterest.com/Decoratoraholic/

https://twitter.com/TheDecoraholic

http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/11748805

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Decoratoraholic/260044207522662?ref=hl&ref_type=bookmark

Sharon:
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http:\\www.twitter.com\bluewillowhouse
http:\\www.facebook.com\TheBlueWillowHouse
http:\\www.pinterest.com\bluewillowhouse

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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!