Sunday, October 31, 2010


Just being inspired is not enough.  Creating something beautiful acually takes talent, too.  I was feeling inspired by my visits to the Blomsterverkstad Site, but my creations are not quite as nice as hers.
Here is my moss wreath.

And my "heart shaped" ivy wreath.

Oh well...I'll keep reading her blog and try again another day.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

This was my daughter's first year to be too old to trick or treat.  So...she made a Frankenstein cake instead.  I thought it turned out kind of cute.
Of course, now she has purple hands from the black food coloring.  I'm not quiet sure how that happened.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Inspirational Blog

I have added a new blog to my list of favorite blogs on the right hand side of my site.  I just found this lovely blog a few days ago, and I have truly enjoyed perusing it.  I have tried to only look at a few pages each day, so that I may savor the contents.

The writer of the blog, Minna, is from Sweden.  She creates wreathes and arrangements from things that she finds in nature.  She uses lots of moss in her creations.  I am feeling truly inspired by her creativity, and I hope to try my hand at making a few arrangements this weekend.  We definitely have plenty of moss and other natural resources readily available here in the Big Woods.

If you like this type of thing, I highly recommend that you take a look at her site.  Just looking at the pictures of things she has created around her home gives me such a nice feeling.  Enjoy!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Long Table Party

More pictures as promised...
This was a very long table...enough to seat 40 people.
 The yellow flowers came from Kroger...everything else we cut from the side of the road.
 The red lanterns we moved from my front porch to a tree.  They were very pretty when lit after dark.
 The "long" tablecloth is just a piece of
extra wide muslin material.
 We had lots of candle light, a small fire, and tiki torches to help us see after dark.
 This is the dessert table...two pecan pies, three variations of Paula Deen butter gooeys (the pecan coconut was my favorite, but the double chocolate went first), and a chocolate cake.
The fruit tea you see above in the pretty jar went first:
3 family size tea bags
2 cups sugar
1 large frozen pineapple/orange juice
1 small frozen lemonade
Add water to make a gallon.
Good food, great friends, fun music, and beautiful weather made for a nice evening.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Long Table Party

 The party is over.
And I am sad.
It went by way too fast.
 Everyone seemed to have a good time.
I enjoyed getting everything ready.
More pictures tomorrow.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Long Table Party

The red lanterns have now been cleaned and are ready for our Long Table Party tomorrow night.  We have around 40 people coming to eat around one long table in the middle of our field.  We will enjoy baked potatoes, chili, and grilled hot dogs.  The kids will play horse shoes, washer board, and croquet.  The weather promises to be beautiful.
I can hardly wait.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Long Table Party

We're having a party...
a Long Table Party...
on Saturday.
The mums are in place
and the work is being done to get ready.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Just a few pictures from my churches Fall Harvest Festival.
We had a wonderful day.  The weather was beautiful.
We had some very unique items to sell.
And as always, the bake goods were the first to go.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cake Pops

Cake pops are popping up all over my house. 
If you've never made them check out Bakerella's site:
These are to sell at Saturday's Harvest Festival at my church.
 I think I've made about 140 of these.  If they don't sell, we'll be eating lots of cake.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Harvest Festival

My daughter and I have been at church tonight working on some of the final products for Saturday's Harvest Festival.  The picture above is a neat pancake mix.
The picture below is hot chocolate mix.
We have so many items to sell...and
the weather
promises to be gorgeous.
We'll spend the rest of the week setting up and getting ready.

Friday, October 1, 2010

High School

Remember high school???
My son has had a very busy last couple of weeks.
He was initiated into the LHS Beta Club last Sunday.  Because he and his friend are co-vice  Presidents, they each had a speaking part in the ceremony.  The picture above is from that day. 
Then, last week was homecoming.
He had great fun with the dress up days. 
On Cowboy day, he dressed just like his Dad use to dress every day in high school...cowboy boots
and a cowboy hat.
(And a belt with a huge buckle.)
On Rock star day, he sported a blonde
 wig with long hair.
On Twin day, he and his friend went as the Blues Brothers.  That had to be my favorite.
Below is a picture of the sign he hung on his
jeep for the parade.
This week has been Fair Week in our little town, so he has spent the week working at the fair for the Interact Club
Such a busy life when you are a teenager.


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