Home is the place you dream of coming back to. 

Yet coming back to a specific place called “home” at the end of a long day is a privilege that nearly 100 million people do not enjoy.

Buying a house is often the single largest investment a person will make in his or her lifetime…an investment that over one-third of Americans will never be able to afford.

There are so are many people that do not have even the most simple things necessary for everyday life— a roof over their heads, enough food to eat, warm clothes to wear.  

Today, December 3rd, is  National Roof Over Your Head Day…a day to be thankful for what you do have, starting with the roof over your head…instead of taking these simple things for granted and not actually appreciating how fortunate most of us really are.

Celebrating National Roof Over Your Head Day soon after Thanksgiving gives us a proper perspective and sense of gratitude during the upcoming Christmas season of giving and getting.

Homeless shelters and agencies like Habitat for Humanity recognize that homeowners are more active in their communities, have improved education opportunities, and report higher levels of self-esteem and happiness.

So celebrate National Roof Over Your Head Day today by volunteering at a homeless shelter near you or making a contribution to a homeless shelter in your area.

Okay…having just stated that many people do not have enough food to eat and that we should appreciate even the most basic amenities, I bring you bark recipes…(I chose to include a recipes for bark along with this post about National Roof Over Your Head Day because bark is often used for shingles, siding, and roof tiles…and I am obsessive-compulsive like that)…



Cookies and Cream Bark from Premeditated Leftovers

Salted caramel chocolate pretzel bark from Honey and Birch


Smoked Salt, Pretzel, and Potato Chip Chocolate Bark Recipe from Serious Eats

How to Make Chocolate Bark Candy from MidWest Living


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