Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fall and Christmas GIVEAWAY - Natural Vegan Soaps

A small sampling of the many soaps available.


Four-Day Giveaway, ends Saturday night at 10 PM, CDT.

There will be THREE winners.
Each winner will receive 2 bars, their choice.

I'm keeping this simple.  No Rafflecopter.  Entry names will be printed out, cut apart, put into a hat, and Mr. Cranberry will reach into the magic hat and pull out 3 names at random.

RULES:

#1.  Must be a follower of this (CranberryMorning) blog.
Please let me know how you follow.
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#2.  Check out all my handcrafted soaps at

HomemadeSoapnSuch.Etsy.com
or
HomemadeSoapnSuch.com 

Then come back here (to this post) and leave a comment, letting me know which 2 soaps you'd like if you're one of the winners.

I will announce the winners on Monday, October 6, here on Cranberry Morning. 

U.S. Entries Only


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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Gathering The Moments - September 2014


September was a trip to visit Eric and the Amish in the Westby, WI area.
Cows, pastures, barns, flowers, signs, handcrafted items, etc.
I've already shown many of the other photos of chickens, goats, and other things, but here's one of my favorites, for the second time:

 Sam's rooster, peeking out from the coop
Yep, Donna, I think he does look like Donald Trump.


 I love the lines in the silo and the barn



September also took us a couple hours east to visit family in Wisconsin, the making of Oliver's baby blankie, visits with the kids, dinner with Carla's wonderful family (visit her at The River Flowing blog and see her boys' colorful schoolroom/playroom, above).  And this week our gorgeous northwoods are alive with color!

Another sunrise shot, September 24, 2014


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Although I usually forget to do it, there is a chance that this post will be linked to one or more of these great linky parties: Inspiration Monday and  Artsy Corner Thursday and Treasure Box Tuesday and Vintage Bliss Tuesday and KatheWithAnE and Rubbish Tuesday and Tuesday with a Twist and  Knick of Time Tuesday (vintage)  and   Tweak it Tuesday and Vintage Inspiration Wednesday and Ivy and Elephants Wednesday and Adorned From Above  and All Things With Purpose and Home & Garden Thursday and Good Fences on Thursdays and  Time Travel Thursday and Freedom Fridays and Junkin' Joe and Vintage Inspiration Friday

Monday, September 29, 2014

Vintage Camera, Various and Sundry


I am sitting on the front porch as I write this, Saturday afternoon. The fall colors are just beautiful. From where I sit, I can see the woods to the east, southeast, and south, along with the golden soybean field. We have a pretty strong breeze right now, so the chimes are busy serenading the dog and me. Mr. Cranberry is at an auction, Jazzie and I are enjoying the gorgeous fall weather, with the exception of the occasional Asian beetle or whatever those ghastly little lady bugs are that swarm this time of year.


We had the outside of the house sprayed last week, so we no longer get armies of Asian beetles crawling across our ceilings or plotting congregating in the corners. They die before they ever get that far. And looking around me at the porch floor, I see that I have some serious sweeping to do this afternoon.

The day the guy came around to spray our house, I asked him how long after spraying before it would be safe for the dogs to go out. He said 'Half an hour.' Then I asked him how long before it would be safe for me to go out. He said, 'Twenty minutes, unless you plan on licking the walls.'  So, naturally, I waited an hour. Then I let Jazzie out. FIRST thing she did was lick the wall. No kidding. She walked out the door, turned, and licked the wall! I couldn't believe it. I made her go back indoors. What kind of a dog licks the wall??? Anyway, she's fine, and I gave her a dog cookie to get that taste out of her mouth.

 'Maples and Cattails'



Those chimes are medium-low tones, and with the great breeze and the sound of the occasional car driving past, I could easily take a nap out here, but winter will give me enough time for naps. I'd hate to waste the gorgeous fall weather for a nap.

'Out of Commission'

I hope you all had a nice weekend. You better get to Wisconsin fast if you want to see this area at the peak of color. Should be sometime this week.


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Although I usually forget to do it, there is a chance that this post will be linked to one or more of these great linky parties: Inspiration Monday and  Artsy Corner Thursday and Treasure Box Tuesday and Vintage Bliss Tuesday and KatheWithAnE and Rubbish Tuesday and Tuesday with a Twist and  Knick of Time Tuesday (vintage)  and   Tweak it Tuesday and Vintage Inspiration Wednesday and Ivy and Elephants Wednesday and Adorned From Above  and All Things With Purpose and Home & Garden Thursday and Good Fences on Thursdays and  Time Travel Thursday and Freedom Fridays and Junkin' Joe and Vintage Inspiration Friday 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sunrise, Sunrise

Sunrise September 24, 2014
From our Porch


Sunrise, September 24, 2014
From our Porch

On Wednesday morning I awakened to this gorgeous sunrise. In a few minutes it had turned from that deep orange to pinks and blues. It was breathtaking.

Whenever I see such amazing beauty, I am so grateful to God for giving us sight and perception. I know I've said that before, but each time it strikes me anew as to the generosity of our loving God.



 PSALM 95: 6-11

 Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.
Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah,
as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,
when your fathers put me to the test
and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.
For forty years I loathed that generation
and said, 'They are a people who go astray in their heart,
and they have not known my ways.'
Therefore I swore in my wrath,
'They shall not enter my rest.' 


 'For there is one God, and there is 
one mediator between God and men,
 the man Christ Jesus,
who gave Himself as a ransom for all...'

- I Timothy 2:5-6
   
 
REPENTANCE
 
My Bible study group is studying I Thessalonians. In a commentary on that book, one author wrote, 'Repentance is not a philosophy of life. Repentance involves an allegiance to Jesus as Lord and Christ. For the Thessalonian Christians, repentance meant a change of allegiance from Caesar to King Jesus. For new Christians, that initial moment might be very clear, but idolatry is deeper than simply going to a temple to worship a false god. Idolatry is anything we put in place of God...People make idols out of history and nature and economics and politics...It is simply not true that once you say a prayer or have a certain kind of experience you are in...These Thessalonians had to keep turning to Christ for the rest of their lives, and so do we. They had to be continually delivered by Jesus through repentance and faith...Our final salvation does not rest on how good we are or how much we have changed. It rests upon the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus provides forgiveness and righteousness, and Jesus is continually at work to deliver us from the wrath to come.' 
 
 - from I & Thessalonians - The Hope of Salvation, James H. Grant Jr., edited by R. Kent Hughes. You can find this book in hardcover or for your Kindle at Amazon.com


Have a blessed Lord's Day.


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