Pounding Bridal Shower

A few weeks ago I threw my sister-in-law a pounding. Since she’s getting married this week I figured that I should share a little bit from the shower. So, what’s a pounding? A pounding is a traditional party, usually thrown by community members, when guests would bring a pound of flour, a pound of butter, a pound of sugar, ect. Hence a pounding.  I was given a pounding as a bridal shower and it was amazing so I knew that I wanted to throw one in the future.

There aren’t very many pictures. In fact the only pictures that I have were taken by Kristen H Photography. The shower had to be moved inside about an hour before it started due to high winds. With lots of help and scrambling we got it moved and set-up. But! here are few of the photos that I have to share!








So there you go!

Besides fruits and veggies I made artichoke parmesan bites (phenomenal) and individual fruit pizzas (also delicious).

We played a who am I game where guests filled out cards with a memory and Rachel had to guess who it was, Guess the spices with 10 spice jars the guests had to guess, and a Ring hunt where I hid 25 rings around the shower and guests had to find them.

I actually love how the decorations turned out. Having 25ish people in my house was very tight but we made it work! We ate, played a few games, opened gifts, and had a great time!


Blog? What blog?

Hey guys!

So I’ve been told that I should start a blog…

I don’t really know where to start so I’ve just decided to start by documenting our everyday lives here at Alexander Acres. I’m sure that means that this blog will be full of posts about quilting, sewing, cooking, baking, chickens, cats, renovations, thrift store finds, auction purchases, and possibly nothing at all! I hope that you find something worth reading and enjoy seeing our happy simple life!


So this tree is in our yard. When we bought the house we thought it was dead.  Is it an apple tree? Does anyone know? My PaPaw says it’s an apple tree. I guess I can just wait a few weeks and find out for sure, you know, see if it has apples, but, I’m impatient.