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Thanksgiving Post Roundup

We flew to Manila this week to extend our visas, so we were able to buy some ingredients there for our first Thanksgiving dinner in El Nido. We’re planning on making roast chicken, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and chocolate cake (I couldn’t find any pumpkin)! We’re going to try to maintain our […]

the action of thanksgiving

I read a book last year called One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp that is centered around Christianity, but is applicable to everyone, religious or not. In the beginning of the book, the author reflects on her own childhood and subsequently how her life experience has taught her that there are sometimes horrible things that happen […]

DIY thankful leaf garland

Putting our thankfulness on display

One of the things I really wanted to focus on this Thanksgiving season was acknowledging what we are grateful for and all of the wonderful things we have. Mr. Garland and I talked about just jotting down a quick list of what we’re thankful for, but I wanted to do something a little prettier. I had […]

DIY Turkey Centerpiece for Kids

DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Centerpiece for Kids

Does your Thanksgiving gathering have a kids’ table? Ours nearly always has, and for most of my life, I’ve ended up sitting there. First, as a kid, then as a teen who was asked to help with the kids, and finally as an adult who often enjoyed the company of the kids more than the […]


8 Ways to nurture a grateful heart in a toddler

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it has gotten me thinking about ways that I can help Lil’ Pizza grow in her understanding of being thankful. This abstract concept is pretty difficult to grasp for a toddler, but it’s always a good idea to plant the seed early and to continue to nurture a grateful heart. Here are […]

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Thanksgiving here in Canada has come and gone, so though I love all things pumpkin, they’re mostly gone from my head. However, I know that my American friends are just ramping up to planning Thanksgiving menus, many of which will need a hefty infusion of pumpkin. So, if you’re looking for a sweet treat to […]


10 Easy Leftover Turkey Recipes

In years past I’ve made turkey curry and turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce, lots of mayo, and tabasco (I put tabasco sauce on everything) with leftover turkey. To be honest I’m not the biggest fan of turkey, and it gets pretty dry as leftovers, but when you add lots of spices and sauces, you can […]

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