Saturday, December 8, 2012

november photos

So, I didn't get all the pics on November's list. But I'm sharing what I ended up with! Happy End-of-Fall!

(Not quite) Crimson
Thankful for these guys
I ate this (lots of pie)
(She always makes me) Smile
Plenty to be thankful for

Monday, October 29, 2012

October Photos

Isn't fall beautiful? I just love it! We got to visit my home town's annual Apple Festival this year, and it was delicious in all it's fall goodness.
Street Scene
Hot Beverage
Bare Tree Branches
Pumpkin at Night

Monday, October 1, 2012

september photos

Sign of the Times
Something that makes you think "WOW!"
Say Cheese
Unusual Perspective
Bonus: My Sweetheart

Thursday, September 27, 2012

diy pumpkin pie spice

Ahh, fall. Is it the cooler weather? The leaves changing colors? I just want to wrap up in a warm sweater and sip on a hot drink.

In our house, we have a cheater pumpkin steamer recipe, which is perfect for fall. The problem last night was that it called for pumpkin pie spice, of which we had none in the cupboards. A google search later, I learned from Annie's Eats that most everyone has what they need to make a batch of diy pumpkin pie spice from the spice rack on their countertop. Also, it gave me a good reason to use the nesting doll measuring spoons Alex got me for Christmas.

diy pumpkin pie spice:
2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 tbsp. ground ginger

1½ tsp. ground allspice

1½ tsp. ground cloves
¾ tsp. ground nutmeg

cardboard arcade

I stumbled across this vimeo this week, and fell in love! The story is sweet, and well worth the ten minutes of watching time. I knew I needed to show it to Elliott, not only because he would appreciate it, but also because I knew it would inspire him. We were about halfway through it when he went running to get some of his old tickets. Immediately after finishing it, he asked for some cardboard and went to work. This is the result: