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autumn MABON equinox

This is the week of equinox here, daylight and nighttime exist in balance. 🍂🕰

autumn MABON equinox BALANCE

The the intensity of summer sun is subsiding in Arkansas. Leaves are ready, beginning their journey to show their brilliant colors beyond green before browning and falling to the ground. Do you enjoy pondering the metaphysical?

autumn MABON equinox BALANCE

🕰🍂 If a year existed inside of a mantle clock, autumn would be the magic hour.

autumn MABON equinox BALANCE
autumn MABON equinox BALANCE

🕰🍂 Your friend,

—AmberHH 🍂🕰

2020 Cards, Cards, Cards …

2020 is what happens when you mix up cards from your Tarot Deck and your box of Cards Against Humanity. 🤪

Don’t do it again… 😆

“2020 Cards” —WhatAmberLoves
2020 Cards giphy —WhatAmberLoves
Gym Selfie, working out the stress by moving heavy weights! —WhatAmberLoves

Meat Flag! (4th of July)

Charcuterie Meat Flag! —WhatAmberLoves

Show Me Your Charcuterie!

—Blueberries & PepperJack stars
—Hot Bacon Jam & Cream Cheese
—WheatThin crackers
—cherry tomatoes
—Habanero/Pineapple Almonds
—Pepperoni
—Monterey cheese
—Babyback BBQ pork ribs
—baked Ham

Does it look like the American Flag?

I assembled the FLAG tray using items available at our neighborhood Kroger and Walmart stores. Our family enjoyed snacking on the goodies on the tray throughout the afternoon on the 4th of July while waiting until it was dark enough for the firework festivities to start! We hope your family had a fun day, too! —AmberHH

Front yard fireworks! —WhatAmberLoves
Selfie loop during fireworks! —WhatAmberLoves

National Book Lovers Day!

Well, yes, I do love books!

Story time? In!!

In the event you enjoy unusual thoughts, you might like this post. If you have enough “eccentric” friends, keep scrolling. 🌿 Here it is: For awhile, I’ve had my books stacked in the shelf cubbies. While it’s less practical for retrieving them, I can fit far more books per shelf. However, this afternoon it occurred to me that it looks like my books are “asleep.” Thus, I’ve decided to “wake them up” by standing them all up-right next week. So, there ya go! 🌿 You’re welcome. I’m “waking up books” one day next week. Down the rabbit hole I’ve gone … 💕📚

I cannot decide whether I prefer reading or writing, nor will I.

Do you ever smell a faint scent of something and it brings back a memory? Only you can’t remember the memory, just the way you felt at that very moment?

Also, if one door closes and the other door opens, your

house might be haunted. 🚪💋📕💋🚪#GhostStories

I’m currently reading A Gentleman in Moscow. Next, I plan to read A Secret History of Witches.

What book are you currently reading or have read recently that you recommend?

Your Friend,

AmberHH

🤣 I amuse me …

If it is going to rain and flood and stuff, might as well dress like a fish … 🐟🙌🏻🙂

Happy Friday, Friends! –AmberHH

Quick Afternoon Meditation

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#soundUP #💓 #afternoon #🌿 #meditation #🌸#prettyday #💎 #Quartz #🏡 #myhomevibe #🔥 #smudge #✨ #incense #✌🏻 #candles #👩‍💻 #vibe

Lemon Monkey Bread!

It is pretty easy to make, and it makes a great presentation! I make it for our kids! It will be a big hit with our girls! 🙂
To make the Monkey Bread:

1.
Start with 28-30 oz. of canned biscuits
(I use a generic 4 pack of buttermilk biscuits that work great!)
Tear or cut each biscuit into 4 pieces and toss the pieces into a lemon/sugar mix a few pieces at time, tossing with your hands; I use a bowl with about 2 cups of sugar and fresh zest of 2 lemons.🍋

2.
Heavily coat the inside of a Bundt pan with Crisco. Loosely pile the coated pieces into the pan, dotting with melted butter occasionally.

3.
Bake at 350F for 40 minutes, then immediately flip onto a plate when removed from oven and add glaze while the bread is still hot.

*Glaze:* 

Make the glaze while the bread is baking. I soften 4 ounces of cream cheese in the microwave, stir in a tablespoon or so of lemon juice, and then gradually incorporate powdered sugar 1/4cup at a time 4 times.

Instructional Details in Photos:  (Click on any photo to enlarge it.)


Do you make Monkey Bread? Is your recipe similar? I make a cinnamon monkey bread, too. You can find my recipe here: https://whatamberloves.com/2013/12/28/cinnamon-monkey-bread/

If you have another recipe for a monkey bread with a different flavor profile, please leave me a comment or share a link in the comment section of the post, please!

Your Friend,

Amber Hamilton Henson

Casserole Bracelet?


What if I call this the “Casserole Bracelet?”… because it is put together using a variety of leftover, extraneous beads that I just had on hand?

😆 The name kind of amuses me. Thoughts? #casserole #bracelet #CasseroleBracelet

What you need to duplicate it: Memory wire, loop tool, beads, design board, half an hour.



Have you made something silimar with your leftover beads? Show me, please! Drop a link to your site in my comment section or tag/message me on Pinterest

You can see more jewelry I’ve made on these links:

Here, here, here, here, here, and elsewhere on my site!

Your Friend, ~AmberHH

What a Busy Christmas Season 2016!

I’m sure I’m forgetting a few things, but highlights of our Henson Family Christmas activities during the last month or so included:
🎄 Black Friday Shopping!

🎄 Loads of Lights on the exterior of our house and lawn!

🎄 Older two daughters’ Band concert!

🎄 Younger daughter’s elementary party!

🎄 Handmade & custom gifts for husband & kids!

🎄 New Christmas tree and wreaths!

🎄 12th Annual Egg Nog Competition at the Historic Arkansas Museum!

🎄 Driving around looking at lights!

🎄 Visited AR Capitol building to see decor and take family photos!

🎄 Hosted Dinner for 8 in our home, including Pop, Grammy, & Gram!

🎄 Attended a Dinner for 8 with husband, daughters, & nephew that my sister cooked for us all!

🎄 3 daughters baked Cookies for Santa!

🎄 Stockings & unwrapping gifts!

🎄Christmas morning homemade Sticky Bun Cinnamon Rolls from scratch by Mitch!

🎄 Dec 26th Clearance Shopping!
Here are a few of my Favorite Photos from these activities:
















We hope you had a festive Winter Holiday Season, too! I’ll be back with more posts, soon! ❤️

Your Friend,

–Amber Hamilton Henson

Druzy Memory Wire Jewelry

Do it! Wear it! Make a DIY druzy memory wire bracelet in a few easy steps! Why pay astronomical boutique prices when you can make your own pieces in minutes? 

In? In!

Let’s create!! ❤️

Memory wire. Druzy quartz. Glass Beads. Done!





You can do this, too!

1) Buy beads and memory wire.

2) Make a small loop at one end of memory wire.

3) Add your pattern of beads.

4) Close with small loop at other end of memory wire.

5) Wear.

❤️–Amber Hamilton Henson