Fall Mesh Wreaths

Hello friends! I have been seeing gorgeous fall decor ideas out there and I have been working away at decorating my own home. While I was home this weekend for Thanksgiving I picked up my newest addition to my fall decor. My Nan has been hard at work making gorgeous fall mesh wreaths again and I basically want them ALL!

Every time I’m home she has new ones to show me and it has made it nearly impossible for me to decide which one to bring home for myself!

Fall Mesh Wreath

This wreath is absolutely stunning! I love the fall flowers and the ribbon that looks like burlap. Also the dark brown mesh is perfect for fall, and all the beautiful colours just pop when they are against it!

Fall Mesh Wreaths

Then there’s this beauty with a completely different take on fall! I love the metallic leaves and the chevron ribbon! This wreath is a little smaller made on a 14 inch ring, but it definitely packs a punch!

Fall Mesh Wreath

My Nan made this wreath specifically for me– I guess she must love me! :) I love the multi colour mesh that she used as a base for this wreath and the rest of the leaves and gourds are just gorgeous! I have some green in my dining room so she worked in some green ribbon for me. And I just HAD to have the chevron ribbon added in there just because! This fall mesh wreath is a little different than the others but I think everything works so well together! I’m pretty happy with how it’s looking on my dining room wall ;)

Leave a comment below and let us know which one of these fall mesh wreaths is your personal favourite!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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3 & 4 Strand Braided Bread Recipe

Hello friends, today I am sharing a different take on our normal Two Hour Bread Recipe. We have been making this recipe on a regular basis for the past few years and we have made different variations including pizza dough and cinnamon rolls. Dad gave us the idea to try this really neat 3 & 4 strand braided bread recipe that he once saw, so we did a little research and we managed to figure it out quite easily!

Here’s the tutorial we followed from The Bread Kitchen. As you can see, she shows how to go clear up to 9 strands!

3 & 4 Strand Braided Bread

The 3 strand is pretty self-explanatory but the 4 strand got a little tricky! Once you get the hang of the pattern it’s very repetitive and works up quickly. We made up a little song to help us remember the pattern :P

braided bread

This is what they looked like as soon as we got them on the pan. After an hour they were big and puffy and all ready for the oven!

3 & 4 Strand Braided Bread

We served these braided breads with our Thanksgiving dinner this year. The braid pulls apart nicely and makes it easy to share. Everyone can grab a strand and away you go! I think they look a little fancier than your traditional pan of rolls, plus your friends will totally be impressed with your “advanced” baking skills! :)

bread 4

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Canned Apple Pie Filling Recipe

Hello everyone and Happy Thanksgiving! Today I am sharing a delicious recipe that you will be able to enjoy all winter long! With apple-picking season among us, we have decided to make a canned apple pie filling recipe so we can have scrumptious, homemade apple pie all winter long without the hassle! ;)

applie pie filling pinterest edit

Just pour a jar of this deliciousness into a pie crust and pop it in the oven and you can serve your guests (and yourselves) hot apple pie anytime you wish. Depending on how much time you may or may not have, you can either whip up your own pie crust from scratch or just grab a box of frozen crusts from the store.

Canned Apple Pie Filling Recipe

We used 6 pounds of apples and it yielded around 6 quart jars of apple pie filling. Mom had this handy apple peeler that we used to peel the apples fairly quickly without much waste.

Apple Pie Filling Preserves

Once the apples were all peeled we used a hand held apple slicer to core and slice the apples. The slices were still a little thick so I sliced them again once more just so that they will cook a little quicker in the pie.

Apple Pie Filling Preserves

{Canned Apple Pie Filling Recipe}

Canned apple pie filling recipe


6 pounds of apples
4 1/2 cups white sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons salt
10 cups water
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 drops yellow food coloring (optional)


1. In a large sauce pan, mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and water. Bring to a boil and cook until the mixture is thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and optional food coloring.

2. Sterilize jars, lids and rings by boiling them in a pot of water for 5-10 minutes.

3. Fill the sterilized jars with the sliced apples leaving 1/2 inch of headspace.

4. Cover the apples with the hot mixture and gently remove any bubbles with a fork.

5. Process in a water bath canner for 20 minutes.




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