Friday, October 21, 2011


It is getting cold and stormy around here and my garden is getting ready for winter.  Most of the plants are done for the season but for some reason the raspberries are still going strong.  This is only our second year growing raspberries so I am no expert on them but  it seems strange to me that the same plants are giving us a second batch this season.  Oh well, no complaints here you know!  I already have a nice sized bag of frozen berries we can dip into this winter but we love our fruit around here so I will take as many as I can get.  Since the cold has started and so has the morning frost I decided to bring some of the branches inside.  I discovered completely by accident that the berries continue to bloom after the branch is cut if it is kept in water and sunlight. One of the branches broke during a storm this summer so I decided to put the stalk in water and low and behold the raspberries kept on coming.  So now the branches are in my kitchen and we have been enjoying fresh berries for days.  Not too shabby!

Here's to hanging on to a slice of summer.  Have a great day all,


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween House

 Good afternoon everyone!  It is a grey and windy day around our house so it is a perfect time to play inside.  I dug out my box of miniature holiday things.  I actually have enough collected now that the stuff requires a box!  Not a big box but still, we are talking mini decor.  This is a peek at what I have done so far to the house for Halloween.  Note the complete lack of a door and window.  Someday I am going to have to stop messing around with the decor and finish the basics... lol.  Anyway, this is the look so far.  Like it?  It needs some tweaking but I am liking the general look.  Hope your weekends are filled with fun, mini and life sized!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

pumpkin spice dougnuts

Well I found a recipe for pumpkin doughnuts on another blog and I just had to try it!  Of course I did.  I love the ones you can get in the fall at Tim Horton's so how great would it be if I could make them at home.  I am not a huge foodie so my cooking skills are average but these were super easy to make and boy did they go over well.  I made one batch for home and one for a big family Thanksgiving dinner.  I am really happy with how much people enjoyed them.  Head on over to The Shoebox Kitchen and try them out yourselves.  I promise you will love them!

Have a great day all,