“Grateful Praise” Thanksgiving Chalkboard Printable

"Lord of all to Thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise" - free Thanksgiving chalkboard printable

 

I don’t think there is a better Thanksgiving hymn than “For the Beauty of the Earth.”  It has always been one of my favorites, especially at this time of year.  I was searching for a printable version of the last stanza for Thanksgiving – “Lord of all, to Thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.”  But when I couldn’t find anything I liked, I decided to create my own!

"Lord of all, to Thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise" - free Thanksgiving chalkboard printable

 

Here are a few of my favorite verses:

 

For the beauty of the earth,
for the glory of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

 

For the joy of ear and eye,
for the heart and mind’s delight,
for the mystic harmony,
linking sense to sound and sight;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

 

For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth and friends above,
for all gentle thoughts and mild;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

 

What a beautiful text, don’t you think?  I am certainly thankful for many things this year, as we celebrate Thanksgiving with our family and prepare to welcome a new member soon!  But even through difficult days and circumstances, I give thanks to my God and King for all he has blessed me with, most importantly His overwhelming love and abundant grace.

 

"Lord of all, to Thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise" - free Thanksgiving chalkboard printable

 

You can download your free “Grateful Praise” Thanksgiving chalkboard printable HERE!

FINE PRINT – this design is for personal use only.  I would love for you to follow me via FacebookPinterestInstagram, or Twitter in exchange for downloading the cut file or free printable.  It’s certainly not required, but much appreciated!

 

(PSST!  Here’s a list of 16 other terrific – and free – Thanksgiving printables, including decor, place cards, place mats, leftover labels, and more!)

 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!

 


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Peanut Butter Apple S’more Crescents

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Peanut Butter Apple S'more Crescents using Reese's Peanut Butter Spread - perfect for an anytime snack!

At 7.5 months pregnant, I am ALWAYS hungry – especially in that mid-afternoon stretch before supper.  But scavenging for snacks out of the pantry just hasn’t been cutting it lately – I need something more substantial!  So I came up with this super easy and incredibly delicious snack recipe using the new Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread – Peanut Butter Apple S’more Crescents!

 

I love using crescent rolls as the base for a snack – fill them up with something yummy, and 15 minutes later you’ve got a hot and filling treat.  (So much better than a handful of chips!) So when I came across the new Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread, I knew it would be a delicious addition to my repertoire of crescent roll snacks.  I found it at Walmart in the Peanut Butter aisle.

Peanut Butter Apple S'more Crescents using Reese's Peanut Butter Spread - perfect for an anytime snack!

They were doing in-store samples, too – Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread on apples!  So simple, but majorly yummy.  It was such a great combination that I wanted to use apples in my crescents, too!

 

Peanut Butter Apple S'more Crescents using Reese's Peanut Butter Spread - perfect for an anytime snack!

I decided on Peanut Butter Apple S’more Crescents.  Here are all the ingredients you need to make your own!

 

Peanut Butter Apple S'more Crescents using Reese's Peanut Butter Spread - perfect for an anytime snack!

This really couldn’t be simpler.  Roll out your crescent rolls onto a cookie sheet (just as many as you need – if you don’t want the whole package right now, toss the rest into a sandwich baggie and keep them in the fridge to make later!).  Then spread them with your Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread.

 

Peanut Butter Apple S'more Crescents using Reese's Peanut Butter Spread - perfect for an anytime snack!

Add a slice of peeled apple (I used Granny Smiths).

 

Peanut Butter Apple S'more Crescents using Reese's Peanut Butter Spread - perfect for an anytime snack!

Toss on a couple of mini marshmallows!

 

Peanut Butter Apple S'more Crescents using Reese's Peanut Butter Spread - perfect for an anytime snack!

Then roll them up!  I pinched together the edges, too, to keep all the gooey yumminess inside when they baked.

 

Peanut Butter Apple S'more Crescents using Reese's Peanut Butter Spread - perfect for an anytime snack!

Bake them as directed on the crescent roll package, until they’re golden brown.

 

Peanut Butter Apple S'more Crescents using Reese's Peanut Butter Spread - perfect for an anytime snack!

Look at how incredibly yummy they look on the inside!

 

Peanut Butter Apple S'more Crescents using Reese's Peanut Butter Spread - perfect for an anytime snack!

This snack is perfect for anytime – a mom’s only moment, an after school snack for your kiddos, even for company!  And there are really so many possibilities with this new spread – toast, waffles, apples, bananas, pretzels, vanilla wafers…I don’t think my jar is going to last very long ;-)

 

I’ve got a fun giveaway from Reese’s, too – enter below to win your own Reese’s prize pack, including a $50 Walmart Gift Card!

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What is your favorite anytime snack?


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Big Girl Room Sneak Peak – decorating with Pillows and Poufs!

This post is sponsored by Wayfair.com – as always, all thoughts and opinions are completely my own!

Mint, Pink, and Gray Big Girl Room Sneak Peek - decorating a reading nook with pillows and poufs!

Eeek!  I am so excited to finally be able to share with you at least part of the highly-anticipated (well, at least by me!) “Big Girl Room!”  Pieces of this room have been coming together little by little for months now, but we are extra motivated to get it done sooner rather than later with the impetus of a new baby arriving in January.  Our 2 year old, Addy, is currently in the nursery…so she’s getting promoted down the hall to her very own Big Girl Room to make way for her baby brother or sister.

 

There are still many pieces in progress…but highlights include a glitzy chandelier, chalk painted dresser with girly pink acrylic knobs, bookshelf with fabric backing, freshly painted headboard and foot board, and all kinds of wall art!  I promise you’ll see it all soon.

 

But first, I want to showcase our “finished” corner of the room!  Of course, we need a place to sit and read bedtime stories, so a comfy place to sit and snuggle was a must.  We already owned the wooden rocking chair  - speaking of which, what do you think about the decision to leave it plain wood instead of painting it?  I am loving it!  But it was pretty plain on its own.  Then I found the perfect pillow and pouf from Wayfair to complete this little reading corner, and it really pulls together the colors and feel of room perfectly.

 

Mint, Pink, and Gray Big Girl Room Sneak Peek - decorating a reading nook with pillows and poufs!

 

The pouf is so fun…it’s the OC Fun Saks Chevron Bean Bag Ottoman from Wayfair.  It is perfect as an ottoman for the rocking chair, or can be pulled up to the side of the bed as a little stool.  The chevron pattern is great to offset all the girly textures that we have going on in the room, too.  I picked gray, but Wayfair has several different colors to choose from!

 

Mint, Pink, and Gray Big Girl Room Sneak Peek - decorating a reading nook with pillows and poufs!

 

The pillow is probably my favorite part of the room so far.  When I picked it out online, I wasn’t exactly sure how the ruffles would look…but as soon as I took it out of the box, I fell in love!  It’s soft, satiny, and comfy, but pretty and oh-so-girly.  Unfortunately, it’s no longer available on Wayfair – #sad face.  BUT they do have several great comparable options, like this felt flower pillow!

 

Saro-Flower-Polyester-Pillow

While browsing on Wayfair, I found several other pillows and throws that I added to my favorites list (and that might get added to this room, too!)…I love this unique gray throw blanket as another cozy addition to the rocking chair.

 

Charlotte+Ruffled+Acrylic+Throw

 

And I’m thinking that we’re going to go with a pink comforter or quilt on the bed, so a mint paisley pillow on the bed like this one might help to pull in the wall color a little bit!

 

The-Pillow-Collection-Nellary-Paisley-Pillow

 

Do you have a corner of a room (or several!) that could use a refresh with some new pillows, poufs, and throws?  You’re in luck – you can get 15% off any pillow, pouf, or throw on Wayfair.com from November 20-24th when you use the code WFPTP15.   So get on over there and start saving to your favorites list!

 

It’s been a long and drawn out process to get this room ready for our little princess, but we are nearing the home stretch!  And it feels so good to have at least one corner finished.  Do you see anything familiar in our little gallery wall behind the rocking chair?  Or if you helped vote on the knobs for the dresser in my informal (and overwhelmingly one-sided!) Facebook poll, can you see what I decided on? ;-)

 

Mint, Pink, and Gray Big Girl Room Sneak Peek - decorating a reading nook with pillows and poufs!

 

I hope you’ll stay tuned for more “Big Girl Room” DIY details – including the grand reveal! – in the coming weeks!

 

 

Disclosure: I received free products from Wayfair.com in exchange for this post.  The opinions shared are entirely my own, and I would never recommend products to my readers that I have not personally used (and loved!) myself.

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“Thinking Outside the Gift Box” eBook and Gift Basket Giveaway!

Gift Giving Supply Kit AND the brand new "Thinking Outside the Gift Box" ebook by Lauren Lanker of The Thinking Closet - all you need for holiday gift giving!

 

I am BEYOND thrilled to help announce the launch of a brand new eBook by my friend, Lauren Lanker of The Thinking Closet!

 

Thinking Outside the Gift Box - an incredible gift-giving resource and an exercise in creativity!

 

Announcing…“Thinking Outside the Gift Box” by Lauren Lanker!  I got a chance to read a draft of her book last week, and I seriously can’t say enough great things about it.  This is SO much more than just a resource of 21 gift ideas – in fact, there are multiple “ideas-within-ideas” so you’re actually getting dozens and dozens of practical and thoughtful ideas!  There are tons of simple gift ideas for friends, family, spouses, co-workers, neighbors, even strangers.  Not to mention a boatload of free printables!  But beyond the descriptions of gift ideas, Lauren walks you through thought-provoking and creativity-evoking questions that will cause you to come up with even more ideas of your own for all kinds of people in your life.  Be warned – you WILL get bit with a gift-giving-bug after reading this book!

 

My favorite part of it all, though, is Lauren’s writing.  It’s as though she’s sitting across the table from you, chai latte in hand, telling you all about her own life stories and adventures in gift giving.  While this is partly a resource book of ideas, it is also a great read – one that you’ll find hard to put down!  But, in the words of the one and only LeVar Burton, you don’t have to take my word for it!  Hop over to her eBook page to read more reviews as well as a sample chapter or two.

 

So, as you’re preparing for the holiday season, this eBook is one great gift you need to give YOURSELF!  And speaking of gift-giving, I have a special treat for you - In celebration of her big eBook launch, Lauren is offering up a giveaway basket for one lucky unOriginal Mom reader.

 

Gift Giving Supply Kit AND the brand new "Thinking Outside the Gift Box" ebook by Lauren Lanker of The Thinking Closet - all you need for holiday gift giving!

 

What’s inside?  Well, only Lauren’s favorite gift-giving supplies, of course!  Here’s the run-down:

  • gift bags
  • tissue paper
  • gift tags
  • gold & silver gel pens
  • 2 rolls of washi tape
  • ribbon trio
  • 3 rolls of baker’s twine
  • confetti
  • a rubber stamp
  • metallic-ink stamp pad
  • regular scissors
  • scrapbooking scissors
  • double-sided tape

 

Basically, your holiday gift wrap is going to be rockin’ this year.  All that you need now is some inspiration to get your gift-creating started.  And she’s totally got you covered there, too.

 

Because the winner will also receive a free copy of Thinking Outside the Gift Box, plus all the extra goodies that come with the premium package–like video interviews, a birthday and anniversary calendar, brainstorming printables, and so much more.  {You can see a full run-down here.}

 

Gift Giving Supply Kit AND the brand new "Thinking Outside the Gift Box" ebook by Lauren Lanker of The Thinking Closet - all you need for holiday gift giving!

To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter widget below!

NOTE – I still highly recommend running over to purchase a copy of the eBook now so you can get a head start on your holiday gift giving ideas (and especially to take advantage of the early bird pricing in the first two days of sales!) – if you win the giveaway and have already purchased a copy, you’ll get reimbursed!

Best of luck, everyone.  And may you all have a joyous season of meaningful gift-giving.

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Giveaway Rules: 1. This giveaway will run from now through 11:59 p.m. eastern on November 23th.  2.  The full giveaway prize is open to U.S. & Canadian winners only; however, internationals are welcome to enter for a chance to win the eBook package.  In the event an international winner’s name is chosen, Lauren will email the eBook package to the international winner and draw another name(s) in order to find a U.S. or Canadian winner to whom to ship the Gift-Giving Supply Kit.  That way, everyone can play!  3. Winner will be chosen and notified via email within 24 hours of giveaway’s end. Winner will have 48 hours to respond.  Should the winner fail to respond within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. 4. To read more fine print, click on the terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter widget.  Cheers!

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Full Disclosure:  I received a free preview copy of Lauren’s eBook in order to share this review.  However, all opinions are my own!