11.25.2009

Happy Thanksgiving!


Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving I wanted to share this wonderful idea with everyone. An incredible piece and special family tradition that anyone can do. Happy eating!!

11.11.2009

Groovy Baby


I found this awesome chandelier over at Design*Sponge! It's a great DIY and I can definitely see it hanging in mine and Jonathan's future home. Right above the cute red breakfast table from my apartment in Starkville. Oh, how I can't wait for us to get our own place :) Click here for the project.

11.03.2009

Fall Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


This year I decided to roast the seeds from our pumpkin carvings instead of throwing them out. Not only are they so delicious & super easy to do but they're good for you too! A truly healthy snack.

Mediterranean Style Pumpkin Seeds

Olive Oil
Oregano
Lemon Pepper Seasoning

Cajun Style Pumpkin Seeds

Olive Oil
Emeril's Essence Seasoning
Tabasco Sauce

First wash the seeds & lay them out to dry over night. Next, pour olive oil over the seeds. Depending on the amount of seeds will determine how many table spoons of olive oil. Just make sure to use enough to coat every seed so the dry seasonings will stick. Then add your dry seasonings to taste. Anything will work, even just plain ole salt & pepper. Then spread the seeds evenly on to a cookie sheet & bake at 300 degrees. I cooked the Mediterranean style for 45 min, tossing the seeds every 15 min. I found that 30 min for the Cajun style was enough because the seasonings were darker. Then let them cool & enjoy!

I think next time I'll try olive oil, salt & pepper, & some grated Parmesan cheese! yummm :P Cinnamon & sugar would be tasty as well!


11.01.2009

Rabbit, Rabbit!

Happy November everyone!

I'm so happy that fall is here. The trees are turning nicely, allowing for a masterpiece of color! I hope everyone had an enjoyable Halloween :) I didn't dress up this year but I still had a good time carving pumpkins with Jonathan, spending time with Chloe June (aka: Alice in Wonderland) & a little solo arts&crafts time. Here's what we came up with...

Chloe June painting her pumpkin

she is such the artist like moi ;)

watching Jonathan work hard

gooey pumpkin goo!

he's crafty too!

working on my bat pumpkin!

our wonderful creations

Jonathan & I with our Jack-O-Lanterns

this is my buddy, Steve

Alice!