Happy Thanksgiving week! My Black Friday-Cyber Monday sale starts today! Save 35% off of everything storewide at the Lilac Lane store with no coupon. In addition, get free shipping with coupon code FREESHIP (please only use this coupon if in the US). The sale lasts through Monday, December 2. Hope you eat lots of turkey and spend some wonderful time with your family.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of
the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.Colossians 3:17
First they wanted to be a rock star, Cinderella, and Daniel Boone. Then somehow the 3 Musketeers got thrown around. Last week, I told them to finalize their decisions and last Thursday, I started sewing. Here is the result! A unique musketeer costume for each child, which hopefully reflects each personality. I think it does! Plus they had so much fun trick-or-treating together.
They did their Musketeer poses.
And then acted like they always do!
They also carved their pumpkins.
Anna's costume is based on Corinne (Barbie) from Barbie and the Musketeers.
I made them up, except for the hats where I loosely followed Leisel's tutorial. Boy the hats were hard.
Emilie's costume loosely follows Viveca from Barbie and the Musketeers.
LOVE the long cape!
And Nathan is a more traditional musketeer. I took inspiration from this movie.
So it was a labor of love. Nathan got a little bit worried that he wouldn't get a costume, but it all worked out just right.
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. Psalm 19:10
Wouldn't you LOVE to make this gooey cheese dip that actually happens to be kind of healthy??? I guest blogged for Shawnee today at the Apronista. Go get the recipe there! Did I mention it's super easy?
Note the date, because we woke up to winter this morning!!!! Yes, only fall here, but it is still snowing. What better kind of day to make soup?
Garden Harvest Soup
1 head of garlic
1 large onion
OR any vegetables left in your garden
PLUS chicken stock, vegetable stock or bullion, I used 2 cubes of tomato chicken bullion
Arrange your vegetables on a cooking tray and drizzle with olive oil.
Roast at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until vegetables are browned. The smell will be heavenly.
Remove vegetables from the tray and place in a soup pot. The carrots, potatoes and onion can go directly in. Remove garlic from its casings. Peel the skin from the peppers and scoop out the flesh of the eggplant. Saute just a bit.
Add 8 cups chicken stock or water plus bullion. Bring to a boil. As the vegetables are already cooked, there is no need to boil for more than about 10 to 15 minutes.
Puree the soup to the desired consistency using an immersion blender or a food processor. Enjoy!
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.Psalm 27:14