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Thinkin’ Pink

picture of Pink Stuff

We are thinking pink at our house this week! DD Megan and her husband Jim found out via ultrasound that baby #2 is a girl. We dearly love our two little grandsons, but are excited that there is going to be a little grand-daughter joining the family in the spring. Things are going well so far during this pregnancy and we would appreciate your continued prayers for Megan and baby girl.

For several weeks now I have been planning to host a give-away. Here is what is included:

picture of Fall Give Away

I had so much fun making my new fall table runner that I decided to make one of these insulated mats with the same turkey applique. The mat contains Insul-Bright which will deflect the heat from the table or counter-top and it is sized to fit under a 9" x 13" baking dish so you may find it will come in handy under a casserole this fall.

picture of Turkey Mat

The second item is this little holder for calling cards or loyalty cards. I saw the idea on Copper's Wife aka Cheryl's blog and thought it would be perfect for all those store loyalty cards that were making it hard for me to close my wallet.

picture of Card Holder

The final items in the give-away are a couple of knitted dishcloths. The winner can choose either two off-white or two blue, or one of each. 🙂

To enter the contest leave a comment telling about your favorite fall food or tradition. I will enter your name into the hat. Comments must be received by Monday, October 24th to qualify.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you. 🙂


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23 Comments on “Thinkin’ Pink”

  1. #1 Christine
    on Oct 17th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    My favorite fall food is my Papa’s homemade cranberry sauce at thanksgiving!! Mmmmmm:) And I love Fall it is my favorite season!!
    PS congrats on the baby grand-girl and so glad that everything is going well!

  2. #2 Jan
    on Oct 18th, 2011 at 12:25 am

    When the farmers in my husband’s family finish harvesting, their wives make oyster stew.

  3. #3 Becky Hein
    on Oct 18th, 2011 at 5:08 am

    My favorite fall tradition is the traditional Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving! Turkey and all the trimmings. We moved to Australia in 1993. Thanksgiving is not a holiday in Australia. Our first thanksgiving I was going to celebrate anyway… just our family. I went to pick up a turkey at the grocery. Was I in for a shock ! A small 5 pound (2 onehalf kilo) turkey was $50.00. I gulped really hard and bought it anyway. We really cleaned up that turkey! A few years later, we moved to Mt. Beauty Victoria Australia and decided to include our church family in the American tradition. Our Australian friends really enjoyed it. Each year one of the men helped to buy the turkey and it is now a tradition in our small church here in Mt. Beauty.

  4. #4 Ann
    on Oct 18th, 2011 at 5:49 am

    How exciting to have a “give-away!”

    My favorite fall food is anything apple or pumpkin! Those two foods play a big part of our enjoyment of fall.

    Congratulations on the news of a little grand-daughter! Our daughter was due yesterday to have our third grand-daughter so I’m waiting for the call to come and babysit so they can go to the birthing center.

    Thanks for all the yummy recipes and great ideas!!

  5. #5 Sonia
    on Oct 18th, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I love pulling out the crock pot and making butternut squash soup or white chili. I am so excited for your new grand daughter!!!

  6. #6 Rhonda
    on Oct 18th, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Congratulations on new baby girl! That’s great news. Thanks for another giveaway. I’m entering with all the enthusiasm somebody who never wins anything can enter. I love that table runner! So… my favorite fall tradition involves the fall flowers I plant outside. We have mums and pansies in various places around our yard and deck. I put out my fall wreath on the front door, and look forward to the cooler weather, the colorful leaves, and the anticipation of soup in the crockpot and Thanksgiving on its way!

  7. #7 Melanie
    on Oct 18th, 2011 at 9:53 am

    My favorite fall food is my mom’s apple pie. It has a crumb-topping and is sooo good!

  8. #8 Carrie
    on Oct 18th, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Yeah! How fun to have a give-away from someone I know! I have been needing some more dishcloths, so maybe I’ll be spared having to knit them myself. :o)

    I love pumpkin pecan pie. Not as sweet as traditional pecan, and with pumpkin too. Yum!

    Congratulations on a baby granddaughter-to-be! I love pink!

  9. #9 Alice
    on Oct 18th, 2011 at 10:27 am

    As soon as it starts getting cool I think of making Autumn Soup which is made with browned ground beef instead of stew meat. It gives me a chance to use those left over veggies I have been saving in the freezer. It calls for basil and bay leaf so gives it a little different flavor that my family really likes.
    So glad to hear about the little girl that will be joining your family.

  10. #10 Kathy Tovrea
    on Oct 18th, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Favorite fall foods: caramel apples with NUTS, and apple cider. We love it. And as the weather gets colder, my tea pot and hot chocolate mug gets plenty of use.

    Can’t wait for Megan’s little girl. What fun.


  11. #11 Mary S.
    on Oct 18th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Love your turkey applique! One of my childhood memories about the fall season in Ohio was gathering black walnuts, putting them in the driveway to get those green husks off when the car drove over them, then hours of picking out the nuts to save for baking. I don’t think I miss all the mess, but the memories are good.

  12. #12 JoAnne S.
    on Oct 18th, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Congratulations on the news of a baby girl on the way. How exciting! I’d love to win your giveaway so put my name in the pot please. My favorite fall food is stewed apples but, of course, it’s a dish that’s good any time of year. Lots of brown sugar and cinnamon, yum!

  13. #13 Beth
    on Oct 18th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    I have one grand-daughter, and another on the way in February! I made a great apple cake with brown sugar glaze this week–a nice way to enjoy the season. What cute projects you have there, and I’d certainly love to win one of them!

  14. #14 Doodie H.
    on Oct 19th, 2011 at 7:39 am

    I love apple cider, but on a recent visit to Dresden, Ohio (Longaberger Land), I tasted the best of the best: Caramel-spiced apple cider. It was autumn on my tongue!

  15. #15 Laura
    on Oct 19th, 2011 at 10:22 am

    My favorite fall traditions are apple picking (and making applesauce!) and driving up to the mountains to see the fall color with my husband. For food, I also love my mom’s pumpkin chiffon pie.

    Congratulations on your coming granddaughter!

  16. #16 Rhonda K
    on Oct 19th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Our favorite thing to do in fall is to have weiner roasts out in our timber… the only place a hotdog can really taste delicious.

  17. #17 Robin
    on Oct 19th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Our family loves to drive up the mountains and see the fall colors. Then we stop and pick apples. When we get home, the kids love helping make homemade applesauce with the apples they picked. I love how the house smells while it cooks!

    Congratulations on your granddaughter!

  18. #18 Danette
    on Oct 21st, 2011 at 8:29 am

    We love having lots of homemade soup when the weather turns cool, and the annual trip up to NC to get apples and cider. Congratulations on the expected arrival of your granddaughter!

  19. #19 Deb
    on Oct 21st, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Hi Becka ~ I’m just seeing this post…so glad I’m entering in time…how could I not enter for such a nice giveaway??! We’ve been away for a few days on a fall trip to Michigan to see my little grandson. He said Granny for the first time, and I’m in love! Congratulations on the news of your coming granddaughter!!!

    My favorite fall tradition would be our fall vacations. We started taking family vacations in October years ago when we home schooled and when everyone else was in school. We loved traveling with less crowds! That continues to be a highlight of our year and this year especially.

    Favorite traditional fall food would be my daughter’s sweet potato casserole…so yummy! We’ll be visiting another family for Thanksgiving this year, so we won’t have the traditional kitchen activity which is always fun, too. Hopefully, we can take some favorite foods to contribute. Hope your family fall activities are fun!

  20. #20 Sarah G.
    on Oct 21st, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Hmmm, well, my favorite Thanksgiving foods are dressing and sweet potato casserole. SO yummy – looking forward to them this year. 🙂

  21. #21 Vikki
    on Oct 21st, 2011 at 10:36 am

    How cute! Please enter me in the give-away. I would love to have this for Thanksgiving when all our kids come down from Wisconsin.

  22. #22 Melissa
    on Oct 23rd, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Congratulations, Mrs. Loach! That’s so neat that you will have a granddaughter, too. I love the pink items in the picture at the beginning of this post.

    I really appreciated the question you asked, since I have a hard time understanding how fall can be someone’s favorite season. (Spring is my favorite season, and I really enjoy summer, and I am so sad to see the trees become “naked” in the fall.) However, after reading all the comments, I was reminded that there are quite a few things to appreciate about fall.

    Since I agreed with most of the things mentioned in the comments and am not sure which one I would mention as my favorite and since I live in Romania, I’ll mention my favorite Romanian Baptist fall tradition. Every fall we celebrate “Harvest Day” which we also sometimes call “Thanksgiving Day.” People in the church bring items from their gardens or things that they have canned, and those from the city have to settle on buying different staples to offer. These items are placed at the front of the church in front of the pulpit and platform. During the day, many testimonies are shared and thanks is given, and we enjoy a meal together. Then those food items are split up and given to widows in the church or to other needy families in the church. This tradition reminds me of the Israelites’ feast of the harvest mentioned in Exodus 23.

  23. #23 Judy
    on Oct 23rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    One of our favorite things about fall is making applesauce! We all like to eat it, especially when it is still warm. Last night the house smelled like fall from all the apples cooking. Using the Victorio Strainer is a family event, and canning the applesauce makes it ready year around. I’m so thankful for all your encouragement!

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