Sunday, October 31, 2010

Had some Treats this weekend

Friday night we had special guests for dinner.
The chef served pancakes. It was a special request.

On Saturday we went to the Mall.
Lots of treats!
Carrousel rides...

Ice cream at Cold Stone...

Then Saturday night, Tom and I went to
Tamar's Annual Halloween Party.

Lots of yummy food and conversation.
Thanks Tamar!!

Today is a day of rest.
No more Treats and no Tricks!



Halloween is in the streets today but in Protestant churches October 31 is something more -- Reformation Sunday, marking the date in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door, eventually triggering the Prostestant Reformation.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Simple Pleasure

Voting is a Simple Pleasure for me.
Especially, when Tom and I go out for coffee and a cookie.

We sat at a local coffee shop and discussed each potential.

A date combined with civic duty plus, dessert!


Dayle, over at A Collection of This and That,
is hosting Simple Pleasures.
Please join us every Thursday.

Monday, October 25, 2010'n sew

New kitchen tea towels...
Lots of ribbon...
You got yourself an apron.
Shhhh... these are going to be some of my
Christmas presents.
I found this blog, My Spare Time. The cutest aprons!
Sew simple!
Took me half hour from start to finish and do this post!
And the possibilities are endless!!
A clean cardboard mild carton with the top cut off (gallon size) makes a great storage file for all you patterns.
If the pull tab on a zipper comes off, replace it with a small paper clip. Wind thread or fine yarn around the clip in a color to match the garment fabric.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Simple Pleasures

I drove around last weekend enjoying all the Fall leaves.

I have a friend in Texas, who use to live in our neighborhood

and moved several years ago.

I know she misses the Pacific Northwest, so this is for her.

It's my simple pleasure for Shannan.

is hosting Simple Pleasures.

Please join us every Thursday.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Year In The Making...

Winter 2009
Spring 2010
Summer 2010
Today, Fall 2010

The different seasons,
have come and gone.

Each has it's own feeling.
And it's not hard to see.

Sometimes these feelings
are just like me.



This is a road that is close to our home. I love the trees! One side is a horse pasture. The other side are residential homes. I appreciate the different looks that each seasons brings.
What a difference in just one year.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Global Joy!

"Chilean miners rescue: This is a rare moment of global joy"
Posted by Michael White Wednesday 13 October 2010 11.30 BST

I'm glued to the news about these men and their families.
Prayers and praise!
Thank you God, amen.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Afternoon

Rainy Sunday afternoon and
we had our first fire of the year.
A High School girlfriend of mine came over after church.
We sat by the fire, drank fancy coffee and ate freshly baked
Zucchini bread.

We hadn't seen each other for such a long time.
The afternoon went by fast, as it does when you are having fun.
We promised we wouldn't wait so long the next time.
I miss her already.
(And look, there is plenty leftover for Tom! )



Creating a perfect fire starts with using seasoned firewood cut to the correct length.
To start a safe fire, crumple paper on the grate within the fireplace and cover it with
kindling or a manufactured firestarter. Open the fireplace damper fully and light the paper.
Once the kindling or the firestarter is burning brightly, add dry seasoned wood to the fire
and shut the firescreen. It’s important to avoid overloading the fireplace so the firewood
doesn’t tumble out. A couple of logs will suffice.
Burning a manufactured firelog purchased from the grocery or hardware store is a good alternative to firewood, and does not require paper to get the fire started.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Simple Pleasure - walking

Tom and I went for a walk at the outdoor market this evening.

It was a good walk.
Yes, walking with Tom is my simple pleasure this week
Weather couldn't have been more perfect.
The weather forecast is rain for the next six months.
With a few snow storms thrown in.

Dayle, over at A Collection of This and That,
is hosting Simple Pleasures.
Please join us every Thursday.

Monday, October 4, 2010

"Fancy" Coffee

Any coffee lovers out there?
(Betsy, Bevy?)
Make any pot of coffee a fancy pot.
Just add a spice tea bag to your coffee pot.
(Any kind will do and possibilities are endless)
Keep it in there while the coffee brews.
It's not only delicious but your home will smell great!
On these chilly days, a warm sweatshirt and
a yummy cup of fancy coffee, is just the thing.
My next pot of fancy coffee, I'm adding peppermint tea.
Soooooo Delicious!



Good Cup of Coffee

Airtight & Outta Sight:

Whether you're grinding ahead of time or fresh every day, it's key to keep that flavor safe. Air and light are the enemy of coffee freshness. Store it in a dry, dark, cool (but not cold - the fridge and freezer are BIG no-nos) place, either in a cupboard or an opaque container. If you're storing it in a bag, make sure to force the air out before sealing it. Coffee, once ground, loses its maximum flavor after about a week, even under ideal conditions.

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