Rainy Days and Mondays

It’s a rainy Monday here today and I’m sipping my Teechino hazelnut roasted dandelion root tea by the fire this afternoon while writing this. I’m gazing out the window at the gentle rain making everything lush looking and a spy a random sighting of a lone aspen or maple leaf fall.  It’s a lovely rainy…

Decorating for Halloween

It was a rainy day here in New England and in between the rain, I started the decorating on the front porch for Halloween (to be posted at a later date, when finished). I added elements of Halloween decor to inside of our cottage as well. Here is some of that decor. Have you started…

Crafting and Decorating

Happy Friday everyone!! Today I was putting out some Halloween decor on the porch & changing things up, as well as adding some indoor Halloween decor around the house & crafted this little decor item with some items around the house. Awhile ago, I had purchased these small square vases from the dollar tree and…

Beautiful weekend and a Special Birthday celebration!

HI there!! This past week was filled with lots of Fall cleaning, more decorating and baking. This past weekend, we celebrated my son’s 21st birthday!! We had such a wonderful time going to our local winery, listening to some great vocal & acoustic performances from the talented Andy Cavanaugh, and having a lovely takeout meal…

Yard work and Fall Decorating

It’s that time again! A new season approaching and Fall cleaning continuing as the Autumnal decor goes up, the crafting bug starts again & yard work begins to prepare for the next season in the garden. I am always reluctant to release my grasp onto summer, but around this time in September, I begin getting…

Pumpkin Dump Cake

A delicious dessert for Autumn! I was looking for a dessert to serve that would be simple & quick but so delicious and comforting. I made this over the weekend when my son was home visiting from college & we all enjoyed it! We all love pumpkin and this satisfied that pumpkin craving. Hope you…

Faux Pumpkin Craft

 I LOVE CRAFTING!!! I had these faux Styrofoam pumpkins from the dollar store from last year & they were way too orange-y and I like the Cottage/Farmhouse look, so I decided to paint them & make them more that style. I only needed the materials I had on hand in the house to give them…

Craft Time: Autumn Decor

I usually post recipes, but from time to time, I’ll post craft ideas, especially if it’ll decorate the table or surroundings supporting your wonderful food creations. Here’s a simple & sweet Pumpkin Craft that was completely free with items I had laying around the house. It’s a square pumpkin! I invited my aunt & cousin…

Caramel Apples

My daughter came home for the long weekend to enjoy some Fall fun with us & have some home cooked meals! We did so many fun things over the long weekend & I wanted to share these yummy apples with you that we made!!! Caramel Apples!! Oh Yummmmm!!!!! 😀 Per Person: 1 Large apple (Any…