September 27, 2012

a wee little announcement

 this is why i have been a little absent around here
 my bellah with our little peanut growing inside

  we are beyond excited! 
we won't be finding out if its a boy or girl the element of surprise is super exciting for us.
prayers are appreciated for us and our babe.

September 26, 2012

all things pumpkin

as the cool breeze blows in my window and i hear the geese flying south i am reminded that fall is upon us, and i couldn't be more excited!
i love the changing season and this season means pumpkins!
i am in love with all things pumpkin! 
clint keeps coming home and our pumpkin display has grown.
i just can't get enough.
are you ready for an all things pumpkin post??
well here it is!

 pumpkin spice pancakes! oh yummm-o!
 instead of carving pumpkins you can use cloves or metal brads to decorate your pumpkin.

 maple and pumpkin married together in tart form. pure bliss!
how about you treat yourself to some pumpkin spice sugar scrub?

 sweet little pumpkin candles would be perfect to decorate your table for a gather

pumpkin spice latte - vegan and non vegan recipe.

savory pumpkin feta muffins. let me just wipe the drool of my computer now.
 here are three great recipes to spice up those pumpkin seeds that would others wise get thrown out!
and to end it off with something super sweet.


September 24, 2012

this week...

 this week...

 ...i will finish this pallet shelf my sweet husband started for me

... we will celebrate our friends birthday

 ... i will hang this free printable on my wall

... i will hopefully get caught up on the galatians readings for #shereadstruth

... i will finish the cowl i started on the weekend using this pattern.

...i will thinking about this post as the week goes on and company comes over.

 ... herbed spaghetti squash will be devoured for supper

... we will say see you later to a dear friend moving overseas to teach english
 ... these sweet note cards will be printed and mailed out

... and pumpkin pie will be enjoyed.

what are your plans for the week?
anything out of the ordinary happening?

i hope you have a great week either way.

**one week from today there will be a big announcement
 so be sure to come back and check out what's happening

check out these lovely ladies link ups here, here, here and here

September 22, 2012

life lately

 **life via instagram**

love the changing leaves and going for walks with friends
signs of fall - candles always lit, pumpkin spice frap, leaves are changing, evening bonfires
sometimes you just have to order pizza
 sista wanted some headbands, made a new hoop art, making forts, playing the sock game.
 i love the my brother has a restaurant, so yummy!

September 18, 2012

pie, pie, pie

when i think of fall i think warm drinks, hot soups and the smell of baking!
there are a few things that i want to be great at in my life and making pie is one of those things.
i want to be the grandma that is known for her amazing pies.
so i best get started!

i have found some delish looking pie recipes!

what is your favorite fall pie?
will you join with me in my pie making adventurous?

September 15, 2012

fall finds

 as i was browsing the web this week i came across some great fall finds.
 this adorable paper pumpkin would be fun to make
 print these fall pretties for your home
 pumpkin pie oatmeal. enough said.
 i'll be sewing more now that the temps are dropping so this pin cousin would be a welcome addition.

 it's never to early to start thinking about wrapping paper
someone is getting the brianna under the tree this year.
go check out the great fall line from threads

i wouldn't mind finding this or this or this or this under my tree.

i'm making a birthday dessert next week and i think this apple pecan dump cake looks perfect.

happy weekend friends!

September 10, 2012

mug swap!

i was so excited when cuppa kim decided to host her second annual mug swap! 
 i was so fortunate to get a lovely package of goodies from louise all the way from the uk!  

she sent me some yummy tea, 
bakers twine, 
an adorable tote bag, 
cute earrings, 
a beautifully handmade flower pin and
 a mug of course!

the cutest mug i ever did see.
she hand drew the most adorable pattern on it. i could not have asked for a better mug swap partner.
thank you louise!
and thank you cuppa kim for setting up this fun swap.

definitely doing this again next year!
 happy monday friends