I know the halls are all decked in every store with snowflakes and Christmas music, but I stand firm in celebrating the holidays in order! That plus I'm still getting through my stack of fall themed, pumpkin covered magazines. I was reading Better Homes and Gardens October issue (yes I'm that far behind in my … Continue reading I’m still talking about Autumn, it’s Thanksgiving First!
The time between Halloween and Thanksgiving always seems to fly by. Actually, the time between Halloween and New Year's always flies by, but unlike Starbucks who introduces their red cups on November 1st, I like to celebrate each holiday in order. When I was first married, I hosted Thanksgiving at my house. The week … Continue reading COUNTDOWN TO THANKSGIVING
We had a great time at our annual Halloween Party this past weekend. In addition to good friends, fun times, and delicious snacks it's always great for the kids to do a test run of their costumes! A spooky clip-art owl was my inspiration for the party. Here are the materials I used to make … Continue reading A Happy Spooky Halloween Party
15 Reasons I know it's Fall: 15. No more iced caramel coffees, bring on the hot pumpkin spice lattes. 14. Blankets come out of the linen closet and are placed on the end of the beds. 13. School supply aisles become school supply sections. Notebooks for brand new to-do lists and schedules. Highlighters! Post-its! Sharpies! 12. Cardigan sweaters … Continue reading 15 Reasons I Know It’s Fall
Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Bacon Syrup Recipe originally from Garden and Gun Magazine Serves 4-6 photo from original recipe: Ingredients 3sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1.5 inch thick rounds Canola oil for frying Salt For the syrup: 2 cups bacon, cut into small dice 2 cups pecans, chopped 2/3 cup sliced scallions ( … Continue reading Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Bacon Syrup – Family Cookbook Scrapbook – vol 2
As I mentioned in my Happy New year post - my sisters and I have been working on a Family Cookbook Scrapbook for two years. It started as a gift from me to my sister, Roberta, in Atlanta. She loves pumpkins, so I gathered a bunch of pumpkin recipes and scrapbooked them into a binder … Continue reading Family Cookbook Scrapbook
We had a great time hosting a Halloween party for Olivia and her friends this weekend. You know I love a good party - and I love Halloween! It has always been one of my favorite holidays. I hope by having fun get togethers for Halloween that Olivia will grow to love this holiday too. … Continue reading Halloween Party!
Ok - I have been MIA for quite awhile! Life just seemed to take over and finding time to blog just wasn't happening. The funny thing is that all the projects I have been working on would be great blog material! So, I'm going a little backwards here. I know we are all on to … Continue reading Placecards and Table Settings
Greetings from Atlanta this week! I am enjoying our Thanksgiving holiday at my sister's house. Check back here soon for more details about our Thanksgiving meal including some great recipes. Here are my Friday Favorites for the past seven days: On TV- Apolo and Emmitt are sent home leaving an all female final - Shawn, … Continue reading My Friday Favorites 11/23/12
Believe it or not - Thanksgiving is next week! For the first time in awhile - I'm not hosting this year! We are traveling to Atlanta to my sister's for the holiday. I plan on helping out there though! It seems odd to me to not be doing my usual week before prep, so I … Continue reading Thanksgiving Prep