Holly and Heather's Helping Hands

Inspirational Heartfelt Hints

Month: October, 2017

Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Get Fall Crafty!

This fall crafty blog is dedicated to our mom, Jan. She is the craftiest, most creative person we know! Here are some of her autumn creations:

These are hand sewn stuffed pumpkins and a reversible table runner. She made these for both of us 🙂

Heather got a cat due to her fondness for a particular one near her house…

And Holly got this fantastic fall table scape!  Last week, we each received an orange crocheted doily with cute little Halloween decorations –

Thanks Mom! You’re the best and so talented and creative!  We love you!

 

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Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: The Futsu Squash

It looks like a gourd, who would eat it? But it’s not, it’s a Futsu Squash! Another farm share beauty! It was almost too good to eat but eat we did! It has a nutty scent and we thought perfect for roasting with nutmeg and olive oil. So that’s what we did after halving it, scooping out the seeds and finally slicing.

A 350 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes brought it to a just fork-tender state.

We hope you find one at a farm stand near you!

Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Peace, Change & Prayers

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Our hearts are hurting to turn on the news and hear about the horrific, senseless tragedy of those who lost their lives in Las Vegas this week. As firm believers of love, peace and hope in this world, it is unfathomable that people enjoying an evening of outdoor music are horrifically gunned down. We need peace and love now more than ever. What can we do to help?  Lobbying efforts on gun control are still ongoing.  The right to bear arms is a hot topic but no ordinary citizen needs military grade rapid fire assault weapons.  Here’s an idea – how about security screening for any place where more than 100 people are gathered?  That would mean walking thru metal detectors at hotels and schools.  We already do it at airports, cruises and lots of theme parks.  Some kind of change has to be brought forth to protect innocent lives and allow us the freedom to enjoy being in large crowds without worry.  Change is difficult and while nothing is guaranteed in this life, let’s make it harder to allow someone with bad intentions to succeed.  And of course the one thing everybody can do is pray for peace and for those who are grieving.

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