Pumpkin Spice Scones = Yumminess

A sweet friend (who has a very cool playlist on her blog, which I haven’t yet come to the end of) served us these delicious pumpkin spice scones. I happen to have a can of pumpkin puree in my fridge left over from c’s pumpkin cheesecake birthday cake. So this morning I made up these (I cut the recipe in half) and boy was it worth starting school late! Spiced pumpkin scones From Seven Spoons. Ingredients 2 cups cake flour 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground clove 1 cup (1/2 pound, 2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, diced 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup...

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Do You Letterbox?

Monday we had a neat opportunity to go letterboxing with a home school group. I had heard about letterboxing a couple years ago from a magazine article and thought it sounded like great fun. Basically it is a scavenger hunt. All across the nation, and even in other countries, people have hidden waterproof boxes in urban and natural settings. In each box is at least a notebook and stamp. Many people carve their own stamps so it adds some art and personality to each hunt. There are websites that post clues to finding each box. Some apparently are only known by word of mouth. (There are people who REALLY get into this hobby!) Sometimes the clues are straightforward, other times they are a bit tricky to follow. For example, on our first try we did not find the box...

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Giving Thanks, Words of a Friend

A dear friend wrote Ann and her words are the text of Ann’s post today. Sweet words of a friend brought tears to my eyes as I thought of giving Thanks throughout my day…

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Birthday Photo Shoot

For my birthday, my amazing husband took some photos of us in our woods. Isn’t he a great photographer? Actually c took the ones of j and me. Maybe we have a budding photographer on our hands? Enjoy.

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Mission Trip Giveaway!!

We walked through our adoptions during the same general time period. She was greatly moved and her life has never been the same. And now she is offering a mission trip giveaway! One person will be picked (God already knows who that person is!) and given the opportunity to join her on her mission trip in February to Ethiopia. All you need to do is buy one (or more) of her great tee-shirts and your name will be entered in the drawing. Go ahead and do it! Your life may never be the same...

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