Sunday, September 18, 2011


Apple Sauce... Apple Cider... Carmel Apples... Apple Pie... Apple Crisp
Those are some of the things I am anticipating baking/ making as soon as I get my hands on some fresh locally grown apples.

I am patiently waiting for a local orchard (only 15 miles away) to announce that their apples are reading for picking! Then my husband and I are going to make an outing of it and come home and bake together.

Does anyone have apple recipe(s) they would like to share?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Motorcycle Day Trip

We took a motorcycle day trip to Weston, MO. I told you about a trip we took there in April 2010.

This time we meet up with my hubby's best friend and his wife and we all went up there.
We did about the same things as we did last time, visit the winery, shopped for antiques, ate lunch at the Irish restaurant O'Malley's. Only this time we happened upon an auction.. I was soooo bummed our saddle bags were so little! Antiques were practically being given away and I only ended up with one thing! Truth be known if I hadn't been on a motorcycle I would have bid on that stop light you see and this picture.. and what in the world would have have done with it?!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

September Hike

I really enjoy hiking with my hubby and husky. Recently we drove a little over an hour to hike at a state park we had never been to. It was a BEAUTIFUL cool day out and the sun was shining just enough to keep us warm. Here are a few pics from that day.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Decorating for Fall!

I spent some time this weekend decorating for fall. I know, I know.. fall doesn't officially start until September 23rd this year. We will just say, I'm ready!
I like for my entry way to be inviting. Autumn happens to be one of my favorite seasons!
There is just something so peaceful about this time of year. Summer makes me want to pack bags and run out the door looking for a new adventure. Fall makes me want to cuddle up with my family or a book and stay home and bake.

Harmony, Grace and Abundance are what my baskets read... They remind me to take time to thank God for all that he gives!

Each year when I pull out my fall decor I find this picture of my sons that I just love. My boys are 16 and 13 now, this picture is of them at a pumpkin patch, around the ages 5 and 2. I was fortunate enough to be a stay at home mom with them at that stage in their lives and I loved every minute of it!
 In the fall I like to cover my tables with tablecloths and place more rugs on the floor. I like to make our house feel warm and cozy.


I love the burnt oranges and gold colors of fall. 

 Now that our house is ready for fall I will patiently await God to paint the trees magnificent colors.