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Movie Night: Woodlawn

Fall, Movie NightAmy WileyComment

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Fall means football season and this week’s movie night is all about those Friday night lights. Our movie is a story of some of life’s best lessons being taught on the football field. Our family was truly encouraged by Woodlawn.

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This movie tells the true story of a high school in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1970’s and a coach facing a team plagued by racial tensions. This is a beautiful example of how Jesus can bring healing and peace where mankind has failed. You’ll be cheering from your couch!

I read the book about Woodlawn a few years ago and found the movie to be inspiring and touching.

I enjoyed turning our table into a football field for this movie. When my family walked in, they immediately knew the theme of the night!

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Here are the places you can find these items to set a similar scene:

Table runner

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“Now Showing” sign

Placemats

Napkins

Similar chargers

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The little pennant was a Target Dollar Spot find. I thought the purple flowers played well against all the green.

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Our fall napkins are a nice fit for any football-related celebration!

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Dinner was inspired both by football food and one of my favorite Trader Joe’s finds of the season… these fall leaf tortilla chips. Aren’t they the cutest?

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I set up a simple nacho bar with pulled pork and everyone created their nachos to their own liking. This was effortless and so delicious.

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It’s hard to truly improve on nachos… but with festive chips they are over the top!

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For our movie treat, I created this fabulous fall snack board. It had everything from salty to sweet to pumpkin spice. We loved snacking on this throughout the movie.

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This movie had a cute table and a mouthwatering meal, but the best memory was snuggling on the couch and going through such a moving true story together. It’s so meaningful to me when a movie is able to start important conversations with our family, and fit in some life lessons. Woodlawn is a must-see.

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Tuesday Treats: Fall Prep

Tuesday Treats, FallAmy WileyComment

Can you smell it in the air?  Cozy candles?  Pumpkin Spice Lattes?  Cooler temperatures?  I can, and I'm ready to embrace the season!  Here are some of my favorite fall treats...

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Coffee Assortment

I always treat myself to an assortment of fall-flavored coffees for my Keurig.  It's so fun to enjoy all the tastes of the season and they smell divine!  It's also a great way to sample lots of flavors and find some new favorites.

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Cozy Cardigans

I've mentioned these before, but I seriously wear one of these every day in the cooler months.  Here in Colorado, the mornings and evenings are cool even on warmer days, so these lovely cardigans keep me happy!

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Tea Towel

You know I love a fun tea towel and this one is just perfect to cozy up your kitchen.

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Happy fall y'all!

Movie Night: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Movie Night, Fall, ThanksgivingAmy WileyComment

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This time of year we watch all the Charlie Brown cartoons.  They are sweet, safe and short.  (Can I get an amen that sometimes you want the kid movie to be short?)  Plus there's one for every holiday... like Thanksgiving!

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I found these darling turkey napkins at Swoozies, put them on my mustard yellow plates and called it a day.  They are super cute!  The foil just makes it.

Don't be jealous of my amazing chalk art skills.  Ha.  I love my pumpkin-shaped chalk board from Chalk Ink.  I have a Texas one too!

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For dinner, I wanted something easy at the end of a long week.  I mentioned picking up Honeybaked Ham and my husband and son got super excited.  So there ya go.  I picked up some ham and two of their super-easy heat-and-serve sides.  Done.  It's a treat for us, but so hassle-free at the same time.  Plus, it's the kind of meal you tend to enjoy during the holidays.

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I hope your Thanksgiving week is also hassle-free, full of good food and lots of time with people you love.  I'm thankful for each of you who read here!