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Oh my, I have been so busy with my craft orders, I’ve been getting up at 3 and 4 am to ensure completion by the committed deadlines! As a result, I haven’t sent out many blog articles, but I’m back on track! I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of orders, but my household was not prepared. Before the next holiday season, I’ll have freezer meals, and home canned meal helpers ready to go! A meal solution I enjoy during busy days, is making a “one pot wonder” meal, and I just created a new one last night. It’s delicious!

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It’s only mid-October, but certainly not to early for holiday food prep! From pie to mashed potatoes, make room in your freezer and stash away your holiday feast!

Consider your pre-prepped food an early Christmas present to yourself. Yes, you can buy pre-made things, but it makes an extra special holiday to offer time tested family recipes, or new ones sure to be passed down. I want my kids remembering mom’s famous pumpkin pie, not Costco’s. Not to say it’s bad to take some help from stores, especially when guests are staying with you, but in my house from scratch holiday meals are a must for the main event.

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Welcome to my round-up of things you should know from Preserved Home! First, I am offering free shipping on placemats and napkins through October. I’m adding new patterns every week, so keep an eye out. Besides dinner napkins, I also make cloth cocktail napkins, which also make a fun hostess gift. Another hostess gift idea is a small monogrammed pumpkin. I am selling the 6.5 inch personalized pumpkins for $12. Perfect for your Thanksgiving hostess!

I just started adding Christmas items. Here is one of my favorite patterns! 

I also started selling pillow covers. Here is one I just posted!  

Today, I’m working on a white pillow, with a red foil Christmas design. I’m having way too much fun in my workshop! Here are some other patterns you will see in my shop soon.

Preserved Home is on Instagram, so follow me here!

In case you missed this recipe on my blog, I wanted to give a link for a delicious fall breakfast – – Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal!

Soon, I’ll be offering a different special, but to Preserved Home readers only. Stay tuned!


I had been in a recipe rut, just making the same things over and over. Starting my Etsy shop has been pure joy, but keeping house, homeschooling, cooking, and building inventory for a shop all together, is a big job. I have been so distracted, even meal planning slipped, and when that happens, you end up ordering take out more, and paying full price for groceries.

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A Few New Fall Products!

A few announcements! First, Preserved Home is now on Instagram! Follow me  for some behind the scenes action, and for special buys not advertised on Etsy!

The personalized pumpkins have been very popular! I’ve made about 20 pumpkins, from small to large! The large pumpkins are ridiculously expensive to ship ($16) but the small ones are very reasonable. I’ll be adding more to my Etsy shop, but please contact me at lauram7@gmail.com for a personalized pumpkin. I can do monograms, Disney, and more! Here are a few I’ve done:

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