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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 9 November 2015

No Place Like Home # 2

But what on earth is half so dear -
So longed for as the hearth of home? ~ Emily Bronte

Welcome friends to No Place Like Home! I am so happy with the turn-out we had last week. You all shared a wonderful variety of posts and I hope you all enjoyed yourselves and my new party. I know I did. 

Over the weekend I celebrated my son's birthday and I shared with you my pretty new blue transferware. If you missed this post you may find it here.

I also made Gingerbread cake. I borrowed the recipe from Carolyn at Aiken House and Gardens.

Here is the recipe.

Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cake

2-1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup oil
2 eggs
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup molasses

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease and flour a tube pan. {I never flour a pan. I just spray the pan well with Pam or I use coconut oil to coat the pan}. 
Combine all the above ingredients and blend at low speed until moistened. Beat three minutes at medium speed. Pour into pan and bake 45-55 minutes. Enjoy with whipped cream, apple sauce or lemon sauce.

Now, here are the posts I am featuring this week. 

Suzanne at Blueberry Cottage has a charming blog where she offers tips on home making and some godly advice for other ladies here in Blogland. Her blog had the most visits.

Two posts were tied for second place for having the second highest amount of visits. 

Deborah at The Beautiful Matters shared her beautiful November teacup and her thoughts on being a stay-at-home mom. 

Bernideen at Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog shared her gorgeous hunting scenes tea set and home made pillows out in her charming garden. 

The post that caught my eye was Spot On Cedar Pond where Kathy B. shared about her hen Prudence. Prudence lays beautiful olive coloured eggs. Kathy's post brought back such wonderful memories of my grandparents' farm where the chickens ran freely about the yard. Oh, such lovely memories!

And for a wonderful snack, Kitty at Kitty's Kozy Kitchen shared her recipe for this wonderful Pumpkin cheese ball. I love that she used a pepper stem for the pumpkin. Looks delicious!

Thank you everyone for participating last week. As a courtesy, and if you would like to be featured, you should have a link back to this party.

Because this Wednesday, November 11th, is Remembrance Day here in Canada I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our veterans, soldiers, and military. Those who have fought and still fight to this day to keep our country free. My late father-in-law fought in WW2 and I remember him with a thankful heart. 
Canada is my home and I am proud to be a Canadian. God bless and keep our country free!

Thanksgiving is a day when we pause to give thanks for what we have.
Veterans Day and Remembrance Day is a day when we pause to give thanks to the people who fought for the things we have. ~ Author unknown 

Now let's see what you are creating in your home to make it a cozy place to come home to for your family, your friends, and yourself.

Lord, this humble house we'd keep
Sweet with play and calm with sleep.
Help us so that we may give
Beauty to the lives we live.
Let Thy love and let Thy grace
Shine upon our dwelling place. - Edgar A. Guest

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi