Signed by George Washington on October 3, 1789 and entitled “General Thanksgiving,” the national decree by the fledgling government appointed a day “to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God.”  Later, on October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for the observance of the fourth Tuesday of November as a national holiday. In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the holiday to the third Thursday of November (to extend the Christmas shopping season and boost the economy). After a storm of protest, Roosevelt changed the holiday again in 1941 to the fourth Thursday in November, where it stands today (taken from

Here is the cornucopia of cookies I am taking to our celebration.  There are a lot of people coming, and with the pies and other desserts also being served,  I felt like bite sized cookies were most appropriate.  Hope yours is happy, fulFILLING, and nap worthy.


The cornucopia was big a** cookie!


Acorns with personality.


All the leaves are brown and the acorns are (not) grey (cue Mamas and the Papas)!



“Fall” for these Autumn Ideas

Do I love the crisp days of autumn when having the oven on is appreciated?  Yes indeed!  I also love the colors of the fall.  Here is my interpretation of the trees in our yard; New England has nothing on the maples and oaks of Buffalo (pretty both places).  Also have an urn with a stack of pumpkins that defy gravity…hopefully the winds of Sandy too.

I ran the Farmer’s Market at the high school and I needed a way to thank the volunteers.  The ceramic plates I used were from Crate and Barrel (come in a pack of 12) but Wegmans now carries plastic plates of all shapes and sizes so that could be a cheaper option.  The tags were from the Container Store.  …Put a personalized note on the back of the tag for each of my wonderful helpers!