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Cozy Home Challenge Part 4 {Make Dinner Special}

Cozy Home Challenge Part 4 {Make Dinner Special}

It’s Monday and time for another challenge.

This week’s challenge is to make a special dinner or tea time for your family. Special doesn’t mean you have to cook all day. Special means thought and love went into the planning the details.

I absolutely love setting the table for a fall dinner. I loved this idea of using a large plaid scarf or blanket for a table cloth. So I used what I had to set out tea for Hopie and me. We sat in the crisp air and read aloud, ate Million Dollar Pound Cake, Biscoff, grapes and drank Earl Grey.


Fall is such an easy time of year to decorate a table. Add a few colorful l leaves, some greenery or gourds and a few tiny candles and you’ve prepared a lovely space for your meal.

Speaking of setting the table, have you pre-ordered Sally Clarkson’s new book The Life Giving Table?

life giving table
I’m super excited to have it in my hands as anything by Sally Clarkson is always an encouraging, inspiring read. Plus I’m excited to have some of her family recipes. Everything I’ve tried from her so far has been delicious!

I’m so glad that we have the gift of a Creator who delights in creating beautiful things. He sets a table before us in the presence of our enemies (Ps. 23) , and He’s preparing a feast and home for us right now for eternity. Isn’t it great that we can mimic these caring gestures for our loved ones in the here and now?

I’d love to see your table. Feel free to inbox me or share your picture in the comments on Facebook under this post.

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