Today is the Fall or Autumn equinox here is in the northern hemisphere! Some people may be groaning and wishing for a little more summer, some people are counting down to Christmas. I beg you to stop and celebrate the beginning of Fall and all it represents. Today is more than the end of summer and beginning of cold weather. On this day there is perfect balance! In the spring and summer we have more daylight hours than darkness hours. While in the Fall and Winter we have shorter days and longer nights. On this day we have exactly the same amount of sunlight as darkness, 12 hours of light & 12 hours of dark, perfect balance. Think about that, it’s amazing isn’t it?
Historically this day was celebrated much in the same way we celebrate Thanksgiving (originally the harvest and giving thanks were celebrated in relation to the Autumn equinox but in 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued his “Thanksgiving Proclamation”, which changed the date to the last Thursday in November and in 1939, Franklin Roosevelt adjusted it yet again, making it the second-to-last Thursday, in the hopes of boosting post-Depression holiday sales). We could all use one more excuse to appreciate and celebrate life! The Equinox is a holiday close to my heart because it’s not about shopping or presents, it’s a pure and natural celebration of everyday life! On this day every year nature is perfectly balanced and I believe urging us to evaluate the balance in our own lives. Here are 10 ways you can commemorate this special occasion!
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The weather is turning colder, kids are heading back to school and advertisements for pumpkin spice everything are starting to pop up around us. Summer is coming to an end… I won’t pretend to be all broken up about it, I prefer Fall and Winter myself. Even though I am eagerly looking forward to the upcoming seasons I must look back at the happiness of Summer and appreciate the season for all it gives!
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Welcome back to Whatever Wednesday! Johnnie Hughes who is also my grandmother is an amazing creative soul. She has a very impressive skill with pine needles and/or guards that would blow your mind! Don’t know what I could mean? Let me show you! 🙂
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This Whatever Wednesday I will be showing you how we made our own 18 foot flag pole for only $25! Yay Patriotism!
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Earlier this week I revealed my new weekly series, Monday Meals! I’m so excited for all the new recipes to create and share! BUT this blog was not created to become a cooking blog so Wednesdays will still be whatever topics as my heart desires (Whatever Wednesdays :)!)
This week I want to give an update on our pregnancy journey. If you missed my last update you can check it out here. Over the last month we have been having a lot of tests done to try and find any issues that might be causing our miscarriages. Today we got the results from the very last test. 🙂
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