Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween


For your enjoyment . . .
It's time for the Great Pumpkin . . .

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Eve

The candy is ready . . .

I'm trying to decide if Hubby & I should come up with some kind of costumes.
No doubt, Ethan would like to see us in costume.
He's so excited about his Halloween costume this year.
It reminds me of the fun our son had every Halloween.  Great memories.
And now we're enjoying watching our grandkids making memories.
Here's what they looked like last year . . .
peek a boo . . .
so cute . . .

Are you dressing up for Halloween?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Meet The Domesticated Duck

I'd like to introduce you to my nephew, Grant's blog, 
This is Grant with his beautiful wife, Kate & precious daughter, Iris.
His blog is full of great ideas.  Recipes, projects, family fun & thoughts to help your daily life.
I invite you to visit his blog.  Tell him I sent you.
The Domesticated Duck

Today I'm thinking about everyone who is being affected by hurricane Sandy.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Weekly Words To Live By #121


I have been blessed this week in many ways . . .
 seeing my grandchildren
 enjoying a beautiful autumn day
 receiving a phone call about good news
 answered prayers 

Thank you Lord for my many blessings!

Wishing you a Sunday filled with joy . . . 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Gorgeous Fall Day

It's a gorgeous day here in NE Oklahoma!
Clear blue sky . . . 
Brisk 37 degrees to start the day . . .
Crisp breeze . . .
Flowers survived a cold night . . .
Perfect day for a football game . . . 

Go Oklahoma State Cowboys, beat TCU! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Recipe Reviews

If you are a regular reader of my blog you may remember when I made this post about some crock pot meals I was going to make while sisters were visiting.
Most of the recipes received a thumbs up, some a thumbs down.
The winners were pinto beans & the jalapeno corn bread, breakfast casserole & big batch chili.
The recipes that I will never make again are the French Toast casserole & the Crock Pot Corn, Bacon and Potato Chowder.  The texture of the French Toast was just too mushy & we didn't care for the taste of the chowder.
The jalapeno corn bread was the biggest hit.  Not one piece was left!

Thursday, I baked Pumpkin Snickerdoodles, perfect for a cool October day.
They are so yummy! 
I found the recipe on Pinterest.
Check out my Pinterest "Cookie Jar" board here.

What do you like to bake when the weather turns cold?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Bling 2012

The winds of change are coming our way today!
The weatherman said this morning that we could probably turn our air conditioners off for good today.
That means the cool weather is arriving just in time for Halloween.

 Halloween Bling 2012

stair rail all aglow with orange lights . . .
the mantel . . .
glittery pumpkin garland . . .
jack-o-lanterns with happy faces . . .
jack-o-lanterns all over the place . . .
Halloween tree on the piano . . .
friendly little witches & cats . . . 
spooky spider . . .
Halloweeny chandy . . .
The grandkids came by Tuesday night . . .
(sorry for the blurry pic, they were moving around like crazy)
they enjoyed seeing all the Halloween bling.
I hope you liked it too!

I'm linking with . . .
Share Your Creations
The Shabby Nest
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Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Decorating With Hedge Apples

Last week, my hubby brought home 2 bags of hedge apples that he found while he was out & about on the job.  
 Facts about hedge apples.
I remember my grandma Ruby using them in her closets to keep bugs away.

I got busy yesterday adding some hedge apples to our fall decor.
I love the bright green color of hedge apples.
This is the wooden box that Kari's sister & brother in law made for me.  I added a few apples for a pop of color.
I wrapped scrap paper strips to some apples on the mantel.

Ribbon adds a little glam to these hedge apples.
in the dining room . . .
and in the powder room . . .
And finally . . .
a funny little pumpkin on top of an apple to make a topiary.

Come back tomorrow to see all the Halloween bling around our house.

I'm linking with . . .

Share Your Creations
The Shabby Nest
Inspiration Friday Graphic large
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Seasonal Sunday Teapot copy