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Rusty Pumpkin

There are so many ways to make pumpkins but this one is definitely my favorite. Its super easy and really cute!


Here is what you will need:

-12-24 mason jar lids        -orange paint

-string                                -hot glue

-paper leaves                    -a stick

*dont worry about the mason jar lids, you do not have to go out and buy 24 mason jars and steal all of the lids off of them, you can actually just buy the lids. 12 lids come in a box and this is enough to make a pumpkin, it will be a little loose though. If you get 24, your pumpkin will be really tight. I used 15 lids to make my pumpkin.



lay out your lids and use a small brush to paint them orange


Once you are done line up all of your lids in the same direction and put a piece of string through all of the holes.


Set the lids down and pull the string really tight. When the string is as tight as you think it can get, tie it.


Now you can line up all of your lids and fan them out so it looks like the picture above.


Place a dab of glue on the sides of your stick and shove it down into the hole.


Now you can cut out some paper leaves and glue them where you want them and you’re done!

*some paint may get scratched off of your lids while you are making them so you can either leave them to give them some character or touch it up with more paint.

I hope you enjoy your mason jar pumpkin! If you make one, send me pictures, I would love to see them 🙂

Give Thanks

We have a lot to be thankful for. God has blessed each and everyone of us with so much; a roof over or heads, family, a warm bed at night, children, a spouse, a church family, friends, food, the weather, our country, etc. You may not possess all of these, but I guarantee that you have things to be thankful for. No matter how down you may feel, you can always find the silver lining.

There is a little boy who I have been reading about on Facebook, his name is Tripp Halstead. On October 29th, a large tree branch fell on him and he has been in critical condition ever since. He is still hanging on and fighting for his life and so is his parents. They have been so encouraged by all the people on Facebook from around the world who are praying for him and encouraging this family. Even though their circumstances are not envied by anyone, they have so much to be thankful for this season; their son is still alive, the nurses and Dr.s are doing everything that they can, their new family all around the world never cease to encourage them and pray for them. It is inspiring to see a family, who could be so mad at God and so angry towards what is happening to their little boy, praise the Lord for the little miracles that occur in their sons life each and every day.




I hope that you are reminded today that you have so much to be thankful for. Hug your loved ones extra hard today and give thanks to the Lord for all that He has blessed you with. I made this sign for my home in order to remind me that no matter what is happening in my life, big or small, I always have a reason to be thankful and I owe that thanks to God!

If you want to learn more about Tripp, go to Facebook and search “Tripp Halstead Updates” to learn more about this little boy fighting for his life and the family who will never give up!



Easy Peesy Applesauce

Making applesauce should be a fall tradition! Here is an easy way to make delicious yet easy applesauce.


10 Apples (cored, peeled, cut and chunked)

1/2 Cup Water

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1/2 Cup Sugar

*suggested alterations: Apples have natural sugars so just add a few teaspoons of sugar instead of half a cup to make it healthier. I also added a bit more cinnamon because my husband loves cinnamon!

You can either do 8-10 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high



Throw everything in the crock pot at your desired temperature and walk away


Once it is done, take a fork and break up your apples and mix everything together, wait till it cools and enjoy 🙂

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