Friday Gazette Goodies, Quotes, Inspiration, and More!

Good morning friends! Welcome to another gazette. Ive got some great goodies, encouraging stories, giveaways, and more!

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Encouraging One Another!

A sweet lady left a box of treats and drinks for delivery drivers with a note to help themselves and this mans response warmed my heart!
Make sure you watch til the happy dance at the end!

This week on Southern Plate

This was a week of sharing goodies galore! Ill list links to each recipe clockwise from top left:

Eating Low Carb? Click here for a low carb cookie recipe!

You know how friends find something they love and they cant wait to tell their other friends because they might love it, too?

Well, today Ive gathered a collection of those things to me and Im excited to share them with you. The neat thing is that most of my favorite things are under $20! All together, the prices range from super cheap and ridiculously practical to just one over the top spend that the whole family will love. I hope you find one or two things that you love, as well! Click Here to see them all

This Weeks Coffee Chat

Coffee Chat is live at 7:00 AM in my Fellowship Group and will be posted here after.

Recipes from Friends

This week Im sharing two delicious recipe from friends!

Hot Cranberry Punch from These Old Cookbooks & Chocolate Pecan Sandies Secret Kiss Cookies from Call Me PMC

From My Instagram

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It was just a year ago when I could not get this child to leave my side. She clung to me for a lifetime of reasons. Bit by bit, she is venturing out on her own, growing autonomous. So when we were in Target and she said Ma, can I go shop for some groceries for myself? I beamed with excitement for her. Of course. Ill be around the store somewhere when youre done, just call me or come find me. That was another big step, not needing to know exactly where I was at any given time. She gave me a hug and jaunted off with a big grin of expectation on her face. Later on, as I shopped, I caught a glimpse of her out of the corner of my eye, in the freezer section, holding a red basket as she leaned up on tip toes to reach a box before turning it over to read the label. She looked so grown up and I, being fully grown into motherhood, snuck a quick picture. Satisfied with the label, she placed it in her basket and turned to scan more items with a serious look of intent.

I ran into her again in the produce section, walking by as she put her phone back into her purse. I intentionally went elsewhere in the store to avoid continually bumping into her.

Minutes later I heard her excited footsteps behind me and when she popped in front she reached down and retrieved a bag of red grapes. So I did a google search and it turns out these are supposed to be the sweetest ones. Can we get them so we can see if thats true? Absolutely I responded. Okay well Im going to put them in your buggy because theyre kinda heavy but I want to do a little more shopping. And she was off again.

When we got ready to check out, her basket contained an Annies organic frozen dinner she wanted to try, those grapes that her produce aisle research had led her to, and a 95% cacao chocolate bar (because that is the highest percentage she could find in the store).

Her bag was full and so was my heart. To anyone else, this likely seems trivial, but in life steps are taken one at a time and they add up quickly. I am grateful for those times when I recognize the steps for what they are. My little girl is growing up and Ive got the best seat in the house.

-Num 6:24-26

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Last Weeks $25 Amazon Gift Card winner was Dawn Miears

I choose a new winner each week to receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Winners of Amazon Gift Cards so far: Dawn Miears, Joan Osborne, Jane B., Connie Lee, Mary Edwards, Sabrina Mike, Kim Warren, Cyndie McKee, Julie Martin, Tracey Price, Cindy Seago, Barbara Hall, Vickie Riddle, Angie McCrary, Jo Mooneyhan, Kim Graves, and Wanda T.

To enter my gift card giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post!

Our final Bible winner was Danielle Boyd. All of the folks who won Bibles are: Danielle Boyd, Joey Bray, Diane Gregory, Tanya Everhart, and Sharon D.

THANK YOU for being here. Be blessed and be a blessing!

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