Thursday, November 6, 2014

reflecting...











I forgot how much I love November.  The air has turned cold and the skies are that deep gray that only autumn can share.  The nights come quickly as we get ready for dinner.  One of the best parts of my day is sitting and eating as a family.  The baking has been steady as birthday treats and school snacks are to be made.  I now have time to reflect on how wonderful October was.  The seeds I planted in my Pop's garden produced some amazing pumpkins in the pumpkin patch.  The beans had fun going to Gram and Gramps' house to choose their pumpkins for carving.  The firetruck cake that I was nervous to make came out just fine and my son was proud of it.  Little art projects for the season have been filling up the walls and my beans are all one year older.  That little fairy up there won't be so little next year so I hug and carry her extra tight right now.



Happy November Friends




46 comments:

  1. Those are ALL wonderful, wonderful reflections! I really love the ones of the kids with the lit pumpkins and the cookies look so good! GREAT truck cake, too. Hope you have a great night - xo Diana

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  2. Such a beautiful post, Nicole. I love November too. It's my birth month, which is awesome, but besides that, I just really like the feeling of it. There is so much good to come in the next few weeks. I love that it's cool out now, and that it's easier to feel cozy at home, especially in the evenings. I hope you have a wonderful month.

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  3. Photos full of joy and good feeling:)

    Happy November for you too!

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  4. Beautiful family and a matching home life ... you've got a great treasure there:) Credits to you:) Great idea for that birthday cake...looks simple enough to copy but I guess it involved a lot of love and effort to it!...I love that autumn tree work of art too! Carry on and have many more happy November days to you and your family!

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  5. Such delightful pictures of your little ones. I don't share your enthusiasm for November - although I have to say is has been not too bad so far. Your home looks so inviting and cosy. It looks like you have been busy baking and doing lots of projects with the beans - keeping them occupied when they are unable to go outside so much. Have a great weekend.

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  6. I LOVE the last photo - the little fairy with her wings on over her jacket, very sweet. I love how you decorate your home depending on event and seasons, just beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend xo

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  7. I love this time of year, also, Nicole. It is special, indeed, to enjoy dinner together as a family.
    Love your trick or treaters and congrats on growing the pretty pumpkins. I love the colored drawing and you did a fantastic job on the firetruck cake. I hope you guys enjoy the upcoming weekend. Mildred

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  8. It looks like you've been having a lovely month so far. Brilliant cake, and I love the tree picture, you've brought back memories of printing things. They all look very sweet setting off up the road with their pumpkins, no doubt they had a wonderful time. Wishing you a good weekend Nicole. CJ xx

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  9. nice blog, i saw you thrue other bloggers...loves..

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  10. I have always loved the fall. For me it means Family, back to school, baking, crisp clean mornings, smell of fallen leaves, and making memories.

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  11. It sure looks like you and your family are already creating some wonderful memories in this month of November, Nicole. Your beans always look so sweet! There is something lovely about this time of year isn't there. I love this month as my mom and husband both have birthdays in November :) Have a lovely weekend dear friend!

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  12. such great moments. that firetruck cake is adorable :) have a great fulfilling and thankful november! xx

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  13. Being honest, November is my least favourite month. Seeing it through your eyes Nicole gives it new charm.

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  14. Nicole, this is beautiful! every photo, every word is so sweet and perfect.

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  15. I remember looking at my youngest and wishing he could stay a baby. Then each stage of his life was special in its own way. Now I'm watching my grandson go from preschooler to sturdy little boy. Perhaps I can persuade somebody to have another baby....

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  16. My mom used to make special cakes when we were kids ...so your fire engine cake and cookies brought back memories. How special to pick pumpkins from their grandparents patch. A very special October and a special November to follow.

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  17. You have been super-sized!!! The pumpkin, the cake and the wings all so massive and delightful. happy November. Jo x

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  18. I love your reflections, I love your photos and I love that quote.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  19. You always write so beautifully Nicole, there is so much love in your words x

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  20. Very nice ! I love the fire engine !

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  21. If there was ever a month that needs some lovin', November it is. It's only good for turkey day in my book. But we have a gorgeous weekend ahead of us so maybe I'll change my tune. Your cake turned out really cute and of course he loved it!

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  22. The picture of the kids around the pumpkin is too sweet. And LOVE the police costume. :)

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  23. Oh!!!!! And the cake is awesome!!!

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  24. Such a sweet and lovely recap of October with your precious family. It is all of these wonderful little things that fills a home with love - baking, crafting, planting seeds...Oh, I do miss it all, but guess what - I am going to be a Gramma! I am so excited to see the world through a child's eyes once more. You have your priorities straight, Nicole and I know you must be very loved. Hugs xo Karen

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  25. Que bonito post, me he paseado por tu bloc y me ha encantado, te invito a ver el mío, esta semana seguro que muchos de vosotros no resistiríamos la tentación de comerse un buen puñado de castañas calentitas. Pero sabeu cuál es el origen de esta fiesta? ¿Por qué, año tras año, cuando llega el otoño, nos gusta reunirnos con la familia o con los amigos para tostar las castañas y comérnoslas juntos y por eso adornamos la casa. Os explicare algunas razones y cómo decorar el hogar para esta ocasion, Deseo que te guste y si es así y no eres seguidora espero que te hagas, gracias por visitarme.
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  26. I am glad that you like November so much, I hope that you are enjoying it a lot!! the cake is fabulous!! xx

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  27. These times pass so quickly! I'm glad you're taking the time to treasure them!! Enjoy making wintry memories!!

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  28. The cookies look exceptionally tasty and how lovely all of these photos are, they all have such a cosy atmosphere to them! :)

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    x

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  29. Those cookies do look good! How exciting to go and choose your very own pumpkin, the beans must have been thrilled :-) I love their artwork! Have a super November too xxx

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  30. I like november and a like autumn too. What lovely pictures of baking and your familiy and kids. Cute the little fairy and the policeman :-)
    Have a great sunday
    Helga ♥

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  31. I see a cosy dining room, delicious cookies, an amazing firetruck cake, a cheerful tree painting, adorable children, a cute little fairy and a wonderful quote!
    Fine that I may enjoy it, I wish you a beautiful and quiet November Sunday!

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  32. Great firetruck cake! Halloween was a lot of fun when our kids were little. I remember our younger son being so amazed that people would give him candy for no reason that he was aware of.

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  33. What a beautiful family you have and your home sounds like the perfect place to be ib.

    Very sweet post. I am glad I stopped by. Reading your post made my heart very happy. Thank you for visiting me. I am very grateful for your kind words. I hope you come back soon.

    Janet

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  34. Beautiful pics! I also love gathering as a family and eating together. It's the best part of fall/winter.

    Jasmine x
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  35. beautiful post Nicole-your photos definately told the story-enjoy the rest of November-hugs to the Beans

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  36. My hubby had a fire truck cake when he left the fire service. I can remember the cake maker saying it was the most difficult they had ever done, so well done you!! I love November too as it really does start to feel like things are changing. Have a wonderful week x

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  37. Isn't fall wonderful?! Great pictures! Happy November :)

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  38. So much to love! All these images capture the lovely warmth and togetherness of the season. Lovely xx

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  39. First up, what a lovely quote! Fab pictures Nicole, your cake is marvellous, I loved choosing fancy cakes from the party vake book for my mum to make every year, and I had a fire engine one year (my dad was a fireman! ) so that brought back lovely memories for me! Wishing you and your family a happy November too! xxx

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  40. That quote is a keeper. I truly love it. It's wonderful to feel so much peace about your day. My kids are so much older (19 and almost 23 - I'm 45) but it is still so precious to hold them tight - when they let me. Those cookies look delicious and your cake is awesome. :o)

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  41. Those chocolate chip cookies look so good right now! Lovely shots!

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  42. Ah....Nic, this post just warms my heart and soul. You have captured your life in beautiful words and photos! Awesome pumpkins! I only got one teensy one this time. Maybe next year! xoxo Jen

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  43. Those wings are just adorable! Great birthday cake! You have so many great ideas for those beans.

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  44. Man, do you EVER fill those pages! We still sit and eat together at night...though with the kids flying the coop, it has dwindled. When they're here though, it's on! Happy Thanksgiving, Nicole...hope your table is filled to capacity!!!!!

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