Sunday, November 24, 2013
Wishing a very happy Thanksgiving week to you! If you're traveling, I hope you reach your final destination as planned and with peace. Where ever you are, be there with a thankful heart.
Here's an alternative holiday dessert, low fat too! Skinny Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars.
This would make an easy, simple and modern hostess gift for a thanksgiving guest or would look really pretty on the buffet table, for a thanksgiving host.
If you're acting as a guest this week, perhaps you might like to offer to make breakfast! Maybe this Hash Brown Quiche?
And finally, the Essential Thanksgiving. Sometimes you can't mess with tradition.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
photo taken at the Fulton Farmer's Market-Holiday Market.
Are you enjoying the fall weather where you are? Earlier last week, it was unbearably cold here in Minneapolis, but by Thursday, regular fall weather resumed, thank goodness. Thanksgiving is almost here! My favorite holiday. I can't wait to visit my family, very soon!
And with that, here are some seasonal posts from around the web:
Pomegranates are in season and are popping up in the produce department. A friend of mine was eating this at lunch last week and I had to have the recipe! Yum.
Apple season is a big deal here in the upper Midwest. And locally picked apples really are so much better than the one bought in the grocery store. I sort of overbought at the last farmer's market of the season, last weekend. In order to use a few up, and make dinner, I plan on making this recipe for Pork Chops with Apple Chutney.
The 10 Laws of Thanksgiving Dinner.
Maybe you're not making thanksgiving dinner and you're a guest. Wouldn't this Pumpculent make a lovely hostess gift?
Sunday, November 3, 2013
I haven't made any jewelry lately.
-I love this new Friendship Bracelet idea.
-Or how about this pretty glass bracelet?
Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I might convince my family to try this Roasted Cranberry Sauce, this year.
If you're planning on any handmade gifts this year, it's time to get started! I like this simple, but pretty pot holder. And it uses up fabric scraps!
Sunday, October 27, 2013
-Some things are just silly enough to crack me up. Brides throwing cats.
-Have you heard of Humans of New York? It's a beautiful and honest account of the people one photographer sees day to day in NYC. His book recently came out! You can also follow Brandon Stanton's blog here.
-This would be a really fun Halloween treat!
-I have a love hate relationship with the shellac manicure. Love the long lasting manicure, hate the difficult removal and the weakening of my nails. I can't wait to try the new Vinylux manicure!
And a bonus link: Roasting pumpkin seeds!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Autumn. Glorious. Really, really beautiful here in the upper Midwest! I had trouble downloading my own picture, so you'll have to appreciate this one. Unbelievable fall color! Next week, I promise to download my own pictures of the MN Fall glory!
Like most people, I love my iphone! But I hate how smudgey the touch pad gets. This is such a clever DIY!
Here are some fun Halloween printables. I love the little bats!
These Sashiko Sampler Potholders would make the best Christmas presents!
Fear of Flying, was assigned reading when I took creative writing in college. At the time, so provocative! Hard to believe it's 40 years old!
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Hmm. I'm suffering from writer's block. I'm thinking about going to bed early. And what I'm going to wear to work tomorrow. Now that I can't wear jeans, it's a thing. Everyday. Except Friday. Ok, I'll happily accept that I have nothing to write about and will get on to the main event. This week's 4 Things. Have a great week!!
A free printable of my favorite quote.
I'm still looking for some throw pillows. Maybe I should just make my own?
It's almost October, how adorable is this Halloween treat?
And another fun October idea, a pumpkin house number. So clever!
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Hello, Friends! Sorry I missed posting last week. I had been visiting my family and just plum forgot! Chances are, I was sleeping when I should have been blogging.
Happy First Day of Fall! By far my favorite season. The weather has
been nothing short of glorious here in Minnesota. Sunny and highs in the low 70s. And just today, I started to notice some leaves changing color. I know that it will be bitterly cold before I know it, so I'm spending as much time as possible outside.
And with that, here's this week 4 things. A sort of autumnal edition.
I love to bake, but rarely do. But may have to try my hand at this Fresh Apple Cake.
Another yummy baking activity could be these Skinny Pumpkin Spiced Snickerdoodles.
You know I love chili and can't wait to try this Vegetarian Black Bean Chili recipe.
And with the onslaught on colder weather, we'll need some crafts to do. How about this Perfect Whatever Bag?