> Hungry? (November 2015)

home cooking</br><span style="font-size: 8pt;">by</span> Tracie Claiborne

home cooking
by Tracie Claiborne

8.5 x 11 | materials cardstock (Bazzill) + patterned paper (Echo Park) + die cuts (October Afternoon, Crate Paper) + wood veneer (Studio Calico) + fonts (Grand Hotel, Segoe)

A Note from Tracie
This layout is one I've had every intention of making for a long while. It's a tribute to my Mom and her cooking. I used the floral because it seemed homey and the die cuts from October Afternoon just happened to have the very same blue. Score! This is kind of an "all about me" page even though it's about my Mom so I'll put it in my about me album.

Growing up, my mother made a home cooked meal almost every day. She made meat and several side dishes and there were always rolls with margarine. We rarely ate out but my mom was a great cook so we didn't feel deprived. Once I was grown, I fell in love with eating out and now we eat out almost every day but once in a while I ask my mom to cook for us and she always says yes. She makes the best food I've ever eaten and it tastes even better now that I don't get it every day. I also love her desserts. She and her sisters, my aunts, make the best pies in the south. I used to take home cooked meals for granted, now it's a treat to have my mom's home cooking and I'm so thankful I still get it! I appreciate the hundreds of home cooked meals she has made for me. Thanks for all the hard work and love Mama.

November Fun Fact
I am my absolute happiest October through December. I love autumn and the holiday season and every day I wear a big grin for no reason at all other than the little happies in my life like pumpkins, candles burning, hot cider, colorful leaves whirling in the wind as I drive and the anticipation of Christmas. There are so many wonderful reasons to live!