Saturday, October 29, 2011

Love These Kitchens

I want to change the look of my kitchen and with all the ideas that are available I am having a hard time thing for sure, it will be pretty and functional! These are some of my favorites:
This is the Blue and White
Then there is the 1930's look...
One of my favorites is the Country Kitchen.

It will be a long winter of catalogs and photos to look at to make my choice. Smiles.

How do you choose?

I just love the simplicity of this craft room...shows you don't have to do a lot to get the space you want.
Then there is the craft room with everything you could possibly want at your disposal. Nice!

Either way, it's your space...have fun with it.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Carving Pumpkins and Roasted Seeds

We will be carving pumpkins this weekend for All Hollow's Eve!!! My kids get such a kick out of Halloween and the pumpkins are a big part of the fun. We always roast our seeds afterwards also, so nothing goes to waste. I though I'd share a recipe for Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with you all. Enjoy!

photo thanks to Taste of Home

8 Servings Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.

2 cups fresh pumpkin seeds
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with foil and grease the foil. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients; spread into prepared pan. Bake at 250° for 45-50 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Increase heat to 325°. Bake 5 minutes longer or until seeds are dry and lightly browned. Serve warm, or cool before storing in an airtight container. Yield: 2 cups.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New England in the Fall!!

Jack O'Lanterns, woodsmoke, corn mazes and Haunted Houses...Pumpkin spices, rustling leaves, candlelight, caramel apples and scary movies! Bonfires, spooky stories, flannel shirts, candy corn and ghost and goblins. Foliage, festivals, hayrides...Oh, how I love New England in the Fall!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pretty Pastels

I just had to post these beautiful pastel pretties! Aren't they lovely? Oh, how I love pastels.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Autumn Beauty

We have an abundance of pumpkins this year, despite the bad weather we had this season.
I found this idea for a centerpiece on another blog...(forgot the name)..but it is so great I wanted to share it.
Isn't fall one of the most lovely seasons to be experienced? I think so too!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Comfort and Simplicity

I have been looking at pins on and found some very beautiful images! Like this lovely bed and should go check the site out it is wonderful!

Aww...such beauty!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Beautiful Porch Scene

I know, I know, it's not winter yet....but this is such a wonderful and relaxing photo! I always love the wintertime here in Maine, and this is just so lovely I had to share it. Smiles :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Happy October!

I just love the fall, don't you? Here in Maine we get the beautiful colors from the leafs and the crisp, cool nights before winter sets in. The kids are busy deciding on their costumes for Halloween and I am picking out fabric. It is one of my favorite times of year! I know we will be making caramel apples soon too. Enjoy your day everyone.

I think we will try these out this year!

Caramel Apples (refrigerate apples overnight before dipping so caramel sticks)

6 apples
1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons milk


Remove the stem from each apple and press a craft stick into the top. Butter a baking sheet.
Place caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave 2 minutes, stirring once. Allow to cool briefly.
Roll each apple quickly in caramel sauce until well coated. Place on prepared sheet to set.