|One of the pretty tree-lined streets in our neighborhood|
But October is more than just these tactile delights. It's also my preferred time for change. To renew my convictions, to freshen my goals, to look back and appreciate my accomplishments from the past year. For many people that time is around the turning of the new year, but throughout my entire life I have always marked notable change in October. Maybe I'm inspired by the changing in season, or perhaps I'm subconsciously connecting a "new start" with the beginning of school. But I definitely have a pattern of change and new beginnings in the month of October. i.e. 8 years ago, I met my husband in October; 5 years ago he proposed in October; 4 years ago I embarked on a lifestyle change to be healthier, to lose weight and change how I approach life; 3 years ago I started my first full-time job; last year I announced our pregnancy; and this year.....
What do you think of my grown up version of this fall craft? Cost comparison (because I can't help but share a good deal): making this wreath myself cost me $17. If I were to buy on Etsy: $55! Maybe I should go into business...
|photo courtesy of Rita at Pink Bites|
Not only was this YUMMY, it was quick. And inexpensive. I always have these ingredients on hand (part of the reason it was so inexpensive). I did use a flank steak, which can be pricier when purchased at the grocery store (especially since we eat organic animal products), but we bought a side of beef earlier this year so our meat has been much more reasonable. I paired the dish with orange-scented brown rice and a green salad. Made great left overs, too!
our little boy who died at 12 days old from Trisomy 13 this past May by lighting a candle at 7:00 PM for one hour. We will also be remembering our little nie-phew who was lost via miscarriage last December. Our hearts have been forever changed because of these lives. We love more deeply and live more intentionally. I want to invite you to remember these little people with us next week by lighting a candle in your own home, 7:00 PM across all time zones.
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