Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Bunting

 Over the Thanksgiving break I wanted to give F.W. a project to work on. I thought bunting would be a great sewing project for him. The pattern is simple. Just measure a triangle on paper. I wanted this to be something he could do on his own and be proud of. I took him to a nearby fabric store to let him pick the materials. He did it all except for the ironing. It was fun to sew with him.

I couldn't help but get a sweet picture of a sleepy Angus. I swear during the day he is part house cat...unless the Mailman comes then Angus is ALL dog.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

 Merry Christmas from Disneyland!
 I love California Adventures' Main Street.

 Everything was Christmasy at Disneyland. Cinderella's castle is covered in snow. It's a Small World ride sings Christmas carols. It's a Small World was a sensory over load! I kept thinking this is what some people dream their lawns look like during Christmas.
A Prince and Princess

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Eve

 Here are the cookbooks I'm using for Thanksgiving dinner. 
Along with the traditional turkey and mashed potatoes I have some new recipes to try this Thanksgiving. I'm making Gwyneth Paltrow's My Father's Daughter caramelized Brussels sprout and America's Test Kitchen classic stuffing.
Fingers crossed!
My cooking taste tends to be on the traditional or simple side. I like classic foods. However this year I'm trying a different pumpkin pie recipe. I am making a pumpkin pie from the More from Magnolia cookbook by Allysa Torey. It uses 3 tablespoons bourbon. I am thinking of baking a second pie in case the bourbon pie bombs.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Queen Bee Market

 This weekend I went to the Queen Bee Market in Carlsbad, CA. I took FW along for the fun. He is a good partner to bring to a craft show. Most of the time FW is able talk me out of overspending. The vendors had lots of original items to buy. I can't show any more pictures because I bought Christmas gifts.

Photo Both Fun 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Too Soon?

I inadvertently painted my nails for Christmas. I think all of the ads and the stores already having Christmas trees & decorations up has gotten to my subconscious. I made pumpkin muffins today so that's a win for Fall/ Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fall Sewing

Happy to report...I am currently sewing something. I am fueled by Halloween candy. It is a new pattern and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it turns out good. As soon as I finish I will post pictures.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Round Up

Even our pumpkin has freckles.
Harry Potter and the Halloween Kid
 Yee Ha-lloween
F.W threw his Halloween costume together at the last minute. I think he looks so handsome and warm. This year Halloween was a strange night for us. D is just getting over strep throat so he wasn't up for much. We walked around for 45 minutes. Our neighborhood was dead. We didn't get any trick-or-treaters at our house but we did get tricked. Someone ran off with D's Jack-O-Lantern. This morning we found it smashed in the neighbor's driveway. He was very upset about it. Poor guy.