Simple + Southern Sunday No. 5


“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or
authorities—all things were created through him and for him.
And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together”
Colossians 1:16-17

We always enjoy putting together our  weekly “Simple + Southern Sunday”!  It makes us keep our eyes open to the wonder of everyday living!

We hope that you will be reminded daily of God’s goodness!


Small but beautiful Anglican Church near Butch’s office!!


The brave turkeys of Turkeytown.  A group of 5 gobblers have been recent regulars in our back pasture, turning up their beaks in defiance of Thanksgiving.  They keep an eye on us and aren’t fond of posing for photos.


Seth and Allie all dressed up–only in the South can you have an outdoor wedding in late November!


 Seth made these rustic & elegant antler candle holders for me for my birthday!  The antlers were from a deer that Butch killed about eight years ago.  I always love a gift that has been hand-made and these are one of my all-time favorites.  You will most definitely be seeing these on Christmas tablescapes!

  Our friend, Tyler who is on mission in Cambridge, England captured this photo.  The wall and doors are on the campus of Sidney Sussex College on Jesus Lane.

Virginia decided to paint her lips with her Mother’s pink lip gloss!!  I think she did a great job!!


Orange Cranberry Apple Salad– be sure to see the recipe at the bottom!

You can’t get more southern than this–dried okra pods painted with a Santa face!  Aren’t they the cutest ornaments?!


“Would someone please open the door?”


Look who was spotted at Gadsden Variety yesterday!  See tomorrow’s post for more about our hometown!

Orange-Cranberry-Apple Salad

1 package fresh cranberries (freeze for easier chopping)
1 large orange (juice and zest)
1 large Granny Smith Apple chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
3/4 cup sugar
1 regular box of orange jello
1 cup boiling water

Quickly wash and chop cranberries in food processor
Add 3/4 cup sugar to cranberries and let stand
Mix jello with boiling water and add orange zest and juice
Add chopped apple and nuts to the cranberry mixture and stir
Combine jello mixture and cranberry mixture and stir until mixed.
Refrigerate overnight

“I was glad when they said to me,
‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’”
Psalm 122:1

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  1. Jann Olson says:

    What a fun roundup of photos! The salad sounds yummy and I love little Miss Lipstick! lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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