Sunday, October 30, 2022

Beautiful Fall Day and a Project

It was a beautiful Fall weekend with temperatures in the low 70's both days. It was the perfect weekend to work outside. The leaves are almost all off the trees, so there was a lot of leaf clean up going on. I also cleaned up some of my flower beds. I leave some over winter for the birds and other wildlife but clean up some so that it isn't so much work in the Spring. I just don't have the energy I used to, so do what I can when I have some ambition. Usually my weekends off are cruddy so this was a welcome change.

I've also been working on this project for a while now and finally finished the top. It will become a pillow. The pattern was a freebie from Primitive Gatherings Quilt shop during their Christmas open house last year. Every year they have a wonderful open house at the shop and give away free patterns when you spend a certain amount. I'm looking forward to seeing what will be offered this year. 

 This year is flying by and soon the weather will turn colder. I am not looking forward to the cold and snow but am looking forward to being indoors more and working on some of my projects. I just don't seem to get much done when the outdoors is calling. Have a wonderful week!


Monday, October 3, 2022

Little Getaway

Hubby and I spent a few days in the North woods of Wisconsin enjoying the colors of Fall. It was a nice little getaway for both of us. We get away so little-always working or working on the house and decided it was time to get away and do nothing. We stayed at a little cabin tucked in the woods with a river close by. Spent our days just driving around and enjoying the beautiful fall colors.

Alas, it ended too soon and we go back to work tomorrow but it was nice while it lasted. It will probably be the last time for a while. We made some nice memories.

Have a wonderful week~Becky


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Apples, Apples, Apples

So, my hubby stopped by his brother's house for a quick visit and came home with a bucket of apples from his tree. Since yesterday was my day off and the weather was cool, I decided it was the perfect day to do something with them. I got out my handy dandy Pampered Chef apple peeler and got to work. I made quick work of those big, beautiful apples.

This is pan number one of the scraps. I ended up with 3 of these pans of goodies for the wildlife that roams around our little patch of heaven on earth. Took a little trip around the pond to drop these in the back for whomever comes to visit and wants a little snack. I'm sure the deer have already found them.😀

Made the hubby a nice apple crisp with some of the apples. It is delicious. We sampled it last night with a side of vanilla ice cream. Yummy!!

Had enough extra to freeze for pies. Not sure how these will turn out as I have never frozen apples before but found a few pins on Pinterest that said to just prep them and add a little lemon juice so that is what I'm trying. 

My work schedule changed this morning, so off to figure out what to make for dinner for the hubs tonight since I am now closing the store.

Enjoy your day~Becky


Saturday, September 3, 2022

Relaxing Day

Spent the day with the hubby today. It was a nice relaxing day for both of us. We hit up a couple of little flea markets and went to one of my favorite vintage shops. We had fun searching for new goodies and found the items below. I added to my bowl and masher collection and he added to his vintage smoker houses. The old blue insulators will go in the garden as little flowers. I will post photos of how I use them another day. Top photo is my vintage masher collection that lives in my kitchen.

 Came home and worked in the garden for a while before the mosquitos found me. Had a nice dinner of mashed potatoes, marinated and grilled pork roast, and creamy cucumber salad. Now it's time to find a movie to watch and enjoy the cool evening air.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Bounty from the garden

Picked the pan full of veggies from my garden yesterday after work and since today was my day off, I decided I should probably take care of some of them. Spent the day cutting, chopping, and cooking. Ended up with 21 jars of salsa. We eat a lot of salsa at our house and I give salsa as little gifts to coworkers at Christmas time.Still have to clean up my kitchen, but taking a needed break to check out some blogs. Hope the last day of August was a good one for you all! Becky

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Getting Back to Blogging.

Hello. I've been gone for years and miss the blogging community. I  look forward to visiting old friends and discovering new ones. 

See you soon.



Friday, December 6, 2013

Dear Santa

This girl is wishing for a new wood burning stove for Christmas. It's kind of hard to miss this big hole in the wall. Off to try to make it a little prettier. I'll let you know what I come up with.
Enjoy the day. Staying inside until heading off to work. It's a bit chilly out today.