November is one of my most favorite months. Thanksgiving is an incredibly special holiday for my family and my husband, and I were married in November.
Around the end of October or at the very latest the first week in November we decorate with lots of fall colors and Harvest Decor. For us, it is less about celebrating Pilgrims and much more about giving thanks to the Lord for all things.
That does not mean though that I do not enjoy setting out my little pilgrim boy and girl on the bookcase or displaying the cornucopia stuffed with fall colored leaves. It’s plastic of course. It really should be stuff with food, but I love the colors of the leaves. And on Thanksgiving, I will pull out our tablecloth that has all those traditional symbols like pilgrim hats.
This summer we canned and canned and then canned some more. We did not have a garden this year so we could not can our bounty, but we did purchase from a local farm. We are blessed this year from the harvest of others and grateful that we could purchase all those tomatoes, apples, cucumbers, peaches, berries, and green beans.
Because we were doing so much canning, we decided it was time to clean out the extra rings. Canning rings, like jars, can be re-used but you do not need as many rings because you do not have to store the sealed jars with the rings. We had so many rings that were just old or tarnished or just did not look nice anymore.
My daughter took those rings and made a Fall wreath for our front door that we can use year after year.
Seeing the fall colors and my Harvest Blessings Plaque, I am reminded to be grateful and to give thanks for all the abundant blessings in my life. I am reminded to give thanks to the Lord for all things. It is not just gratitude for having food, clothing, and shelter but having each other and our friends and giving thanks for our struggles because those times of difficulty force us to turn to the Lord. To put our trust in Him and to lean on Him knowing that He will provide what we need when we need it.
Thank you to Tess at Circling Through This Life for writing this post. Tess is a veteran homeschooling mom of four. Three of her daughters have graduated but she continues to homeschool her special needs daughter.
Featured from Week Five in the October Challenge – November Goals
- Vicki @ Tumbleweed News – Goals for November
- Kirsten @ A Mom’s Quest to Teach – November Goals.
- Jessica @ My Homeschool With aView – November Goals.
- Annette @ A Net in Time – November Plans
- Week one – Harvest Home Decor
- Week two – Give Thanks to the Lord
- Week three – Family Traditions
- Week four – Preparing our Hearts for December
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