Wednesday, October 29, 2008


On the way home from school yesterday conversation with my 6 YO dd:

"Mom, the colors are just beautiful right now," (talking about the trees)

"Yes, they are. Be sure to enjoy and take in the colors before they are gone."

"Mom, I know God's favorite color."

"You do? What is it?"

"Green. Everything is green. The trees the grass the plants. Green, Mom." (Said with the tone of: Duh, Mom, why haven't you thought of this too!)

How funny is that? You just never know what is going through their minds.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween Sweet

These are the yummiest sugar cookies I have ever made. I have had this recipe from Wilton for well over 20 years and it is incredibly yummy. Did I say that twice? I make mine fairly thick and frost with a good layer of frosting. The cookie is so soft. The kids request these for Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fall Colors

These are from last year, but I went to scan in this years leaves and they are the same leaves. I need to find a new neighborhood to go to! Anyways, love the colors.

These are really easy to create. Get the leaf, put it on your scanner, put bright white paper on top of it and scan it at a really high resolution - tada! You now have a nice scan of leaf that you can frame or use for scrapbooking, or whatever!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Wow - I found out today I was included in a treasury on Etsy. Thank you Sedgeworks.

And . . . my hand beaded Horse Feather earrings were mentioned in Stacey Kimmel-Smith's blog today! Thank you Stacey!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Creating + Life + Family

So . . . I have not posted in awhile, but I have been incredibly busy getting kids on track in school, taking care of the garden and the bounty that came from that, creating things for Etsy as I was going along and for school auctions and just life in general.

Here is a picture of some of the bell peppers and tomatoes that I have dehydrated lately. Got tired of canning them. These dried veggies are so yummy in pasta salads, salads and dressings! Bell Peppers look alien, but the tomatoes are really pretty. The kids have been eating them faster than I can dry them as snacks as they are so sweet and become chewy.
I am getting ready to start working on some new earring designs and maybe try to finish up a couple of old crochet projects and get them listed. Oh yeah . . . and . . . waaaiiiit foooor iiiitttt . . . . the kids want me to make Halloween costumes!!!