Posts Written OnOctober 2015

Halloween Decor- When Less is More

I thought I might be able to get away with it this year; skipping the decorating for Halloween. Earlier in the fall, I put out a hay bale,( this was by default, as we had bought them for the homecoming float in September!), some gourds, pumpkins, and a fall wreath. In my mind, it was complete. The outdoor decorations would carry us through to Thanksgiving. My hope thought was that the birds were beyond the need for Halloween decorations, and I could quietly skate by this year by putting out a plastic pumpkin, complete with a carved face and lightbulb. I was…

The best pumpkin seeds EVER!!!!

I promise to get better with my timing! I realize that most Jack O’ Lanterns have already been carved, and the seeds have been tossed in the trash! If you have NOT carved yet, you are in for a treat! Grab a bowl, and save the seeds- even those attached to the yucky goo! I heard this recipe on the radio many years ago, and it is by far the best  for cooking seeds that I have found. All of the birds fight over this once a year treat!   The Best Pumpkin Seeds EVER! 2 C. unwashed pumpkin seeds…

And the lucky lady is……

Thank you for continuing to read! One lucky subscriber is going to be all smiles very soon!  The purse will be put in the mail on Friday. And the lucky winner is…. The 33rd subscriber! I have contacted her by email, and am awaiting to receive her name and mailing information. Please watch for another give away in November!  

Home Office- Bookcase Redo

One of our many inherited pieces is our bookcase. This is one of our newer pieces, and although I loved it when it was in my parents home, I didn’t so love it in ours. Shelving is somewhat of a necessity, as it adds storage space to a room that has no closets. And as I prefer my “junk” to be hidden from the public eye, a bookcase is not the optimal solution, but it was free, and I never look a gift horse in the mouth! (but please do not gift me a horse!)  As can be seen by…

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