God Bless Our Fall- A book review

blessourfallThis adorable board book is written by Hannah C. Hall and illustrated by Steve Whitlow.  Hall uses rhythmic play on words to remind little readers to give thanks to the Lord for all he blesses us with.

The trees are dressed in gold and red. Their colors seem to call, “God decorates what he creates!” We say,  God bless our fall!”  (Hall, 2015)

The adorable characters that are brought to life through Whitlow’s delicate art work share how the season changes from summer to fall.  From the changing of the leaves, the chill in the air, pumpkins, cozy fires, and hayrides we are introduced to the new season.  In my family Autumn is full of traditions and family togetherness and like the fox family (in the book) we enjoy cuddling up and staying cozy close.

Purchase your copy HERE and enjoy reading this with your child over and over again.

Thank you to Tommy Nelson and Book Look Bloggers for the complimentary book copy and the opportunity to share my personal thoughts about this children’s book.

Tips for no mess easy clean up pumpkin carving

If you haven’t already carved your Halloween pumpkin this tip will be a time saver!  I tried this lil trick this evenin’ when my chicklins and I carved our Halloween pumpkins.  It is so super easy that you will wonder why you never thought of it!  Normally we line our table with newspaper and clean out the guts of the pumpkin while making this huge mess that we are stuck cleaning up afterwards.  This year I thought why not do the guttin and carvin over a trash bag?!  So I spread open two large (yard rubbish size) trash bags on the table leavin a rounded area in the middle of the bag, in which to set each pumpkin in.  This acted as our workin area.  We cut the top off of the pumpkin and gutted the pumpkin right inside the trash bag.

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When we were done carving out the pumpkin, we closed up the bag and there was nothing left to clean up. This was the fastest Pumpkin guttin clean up ever known to man!  And the kids enjoyed the extra time to be ghoulishly cute and to enjoy their Jack O’ Lanterns!

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