Monday, October 8, 2012
I've been going on a mad dash to clean and organize the whole house. Why the rush? Really there isn't one besides just wanting the house to be beautiful. Or maybe it's the cold weather that is creeping up on us. I know everyone always focuses on spring cleaning, but autumn cleaning is just as important. Especially because we'll be closing up the windows for the cold winter that's coming.
Part of the organizing is making lots of lists. I love lists. I make them practically everyday and get a strange rush from crossing off things that have been done. Since it's finally getting chilly around here, we made a list for all the fall fun that we want to have this year. We want to make sure that we savor all that this time of year has to offer.
Pumpkin patch. We are thinking about going here.
S'mores. This trick looks awesome!
Make pecan pie
Carve a pumpkin
P.S. Here's my fab new notebook for making lists.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Step 1: Pick grapes
Step 2: Stem the grapes and rinse in cold water
Step 3: Smush the grapes with a potato masher. Keep smushing.
Step 4: Strain the grapes through a colander. You can also use a cheesecloth.
Step 5: Enjoy deliciously fresh grape juice! The juice will be thick. Dilution with water and sweetening with sugar or honey are optional.
Monday, September 24, 2012
When the seasons start to change from summer to fall, out comes the muffin pans. Banana bread (and baking) is a great way to start autumn off right.
I use this recipe when I make banana bread and I find that the bread comes out deliciously moist. The key is to add the flour last. I made muffins instead of bread this time, using baking papers and keeping it in the oven for 20-25 minutes. If you want, you could go wild and add nuts, chocolate chips, or cinnamon. I was feeling crazy so I added ground flax seed.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
Cheers to Queen Elizabeth on her Diamond Jubliee. She reigns with such poise and grace. I absolutely adore this picture above of the Queen when she took her first steps on British soil after her accession to the throne. The look on her face is of such enormity.
The images below are of the Queen's childhood and early life. I love how it they make the royal family look like they could be anyone's grandparents and relatives.
All images via thediamondjubilee.org