|Other recent additions:
The two pilgrims are from Dollar General ($1 each) and the
two small wood signs are from Olde Time Pottery ($1.50 each).
The silk flowers and flower pot were gifts.
|A closer look at the pilgrim maiden|
|The ceramic pumpkins, which hold tealight candles,
were on clearance at Olde Time Pottery for $2.60 each.
On Halloween, we’ll put them outside on our garden wall,
and light up the insides for jolly jack-o-lanterns!
|White rose petals on a drying rack.|
I guess that’s about all my budget can handle right now, so I’ll be glad to get my big bin of stuff out and around the house.
I’ve also got a handful of big fat acorns that I brought from Maryland. I haven’t figured out how to display them on my bedside table yet, but I’ll think of something.
|A happy memento of my trip…|
And now to the food…
The Aldi store is stocking lots of yummy pumpkin flavored products this time of year. I decided to try out the pumpkin spice cookie mix, which is about $1.50 per bag. My 11 year old daughter made up two packages and baked them on pizza pans (one package per pan) for mega cookies. She cut them in to big wedges and served them warm with whipped topping. We’ll definitely be buying more of these this season! They are like pumpkin pie that you can eat with your hand.
|Tonya loves hospitality and sets a gorgeous table.|
|Oatmeal made with steel cut oats
– I love the hearty texture!
Tonya wrote this on her blog:
Healthy Eating: Steel Cut Oats
She says they are usually about $4 per container,
but they Aldi carries them seasonally for about $2.
I’ll be looking for them!
Of course what I like most about breakfast with Tonya… is Tonya! I think I’ve known her for almost 30 years and she’s a real sweetheart! We used to walk together a few times a week and I think I need to start joining her again. (See Meeting Halfway.) Another thing I like about Tonya is that she is a wealth of information about saving money, making a cozy home, showing hospitality, and loving God and family well. You will love her blog Mrs. T’s Thoughts from a Titus 2 Mom.blogspot.com. She and I both shop at Aldi and write about it. Her blog series is at Tonya’s Aldi Product Reviews and mine is at Groceries from Aldi.
Like food? I’ve got a whole bunch of recipes on my blogs. These are perfect for autumn and the holidays:
I’m so glad I took this trip because not only did I get to see my family in Maryland, and help my daughter travel with her little guys, but I also had special time bonding with my grandsons. The two year old sweetie actually told me, “Grandma, I love you!” for the first time, and my daughter just texted to tell me that he had called me his “honey” — probably during his bedtime prayers! Awww! He melts my heart!