Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Perfect Fall Weekend: Part 2!

Bet you didn't see this one coming!
To be honest I didn't either.
But here it is:

I made a litter cake.

Then I dressed up as a crazy cat lady.
Claire helped but Sneakers really made it work,
you know-pulled the whole thing together.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Perfect Fall Weekend

I went home this weekend to see an old friend (and second father),
and to take care of my aunt's cat.
My sister had to work and I had some time to kill,
I decided that today was the perfect day for a nature walk.

I took advantage of the Ice Age Trail that meanders through Waupaca.

It was perfect,
and just what I needed this week.

Claire, Caity and I carved pumpkins this week.
Mine is winking!

Have a great Halloween!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I'm Joinin' Up

So, I have this ancestor . . .
He fought in the Revolutionary War.
Because he did, I am eligible to join some of the coolest ladies around!
They're in the DAR
(Daughters of the American Revolution).

I'll be joining my aunt's chapter Ah-Dah-Wa-Gam.
This is the official paper signing before I sent my application off to be reviewed.
I'm really excited to join these ladies.
It'll be a ton of fun!

My aunt is on the far left, me in the middle, and the chapter regent, Diana, on the right.

This is the chapter registrar, Char, and I going over the papers one last time.

I just wanted to share this with you.
I'm really excited about all of it!

Thanks to member Cindy for the photos!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cards on Friday!

This post is just for the eyes.

Oh, also I finally scraped our trip to Florida last winter.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Inspiration and the Final Card

When moving all of my scrapbooking/card supplies into my Point house
I started playing with some different papers.
This is what the playing turned up.

A few days later I realized that I needed a birthday card for a good friend of mine.
This is the final product.

Have a good weekend

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Eau Claire Visit

I made a road trip over to the UW in Eau Claire.
I saw some familiar faces,
met a few new people,
and watched a homecoming game that wasn't mine.
(Though mine was at the same time.)

I started my weekend downtown,
slurping tea and running my fingers across used book spines.
(My wallet was not having as much fun as I was.)

Then we all headed over to my ex-RA's new place.
It was a full out girl-party over there.
She was holding an Arbonne party and we all had a nice relaxing time.

Face masks and foot baths are the best way to end a Friday!

You round it all off with good friends and silly chat,
I couldn't have asked for a better time.

After a completely girly sleep-over it was time for the homecoming festivities to begin.
Starting with the parade.

Eau Claire played the UW-Oshkosh Titans.
The theme was "Sink the Titans"
There was a general lack of cloths in the warm mid-day collage town celebration.
No complaints here. =)

After a caf lunch-
in which I remembered how glad I am that I don't have to eat in a place like that anymore,
and that even if I did I truly believe that Point's food is generally better than Eau Claire's is/was-
we went to the game.

I don't actually have any photos of football but my friends and the band is more important.

Eau Claire lost by seven points.
So did Point (to Stout).
But the game was pretty intense,
and if our QB had remembered to drink water in the unseasonal heat,
and he hadn't gotten sick as a result,
he might have been able to throw the ball a little better,
therefore giving Eau Claire another touch-down,
and a homecoming win.

I don't know what Point's problem was.
It was probably as inexcusable.

So that was my weekend.
I'm making some stew now and I'm excited that fall is underway
even though it is so warm-
it means I can have stew and ice cream without feeling weird.
I just call it seasonal!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

This One is for Apple.

Here's to the crazy ones.
The misfits.
The rebels
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square hole.
The ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them,
disagree with them,
glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as the crazy ones,
we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world,
are the ones who do.

RIP Steve Jobs.
I know I will miss you.


Did you know that apple desserts were not created equal?
I didn't.
But then I made an apple crisp.
SO much easier than an apple pie!
AND so much better!

From now on this is a crisp-only-house
Unless, you know, it's necessary to make pie on like a special occasion or something cause pie is still old fashioned, rustic and what not so I don't want to just eliminate it. Just minimize it a little I guess.

I have fallen for the crisp.
In a big way.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Jerry brought home pears last week.
This means I have to do something with them.
(At least that's my interpretation and no one has stopped me yet!)
I wanted to try the almost-pie dessert I've been seeing all over the food blogs I follow.

Presenting the Honey Pear Galette:

I'm not going to share the recipe because,
while it worked out in the end,
the recipe was flawed.

 Beyond that I don't know if I'll ever make this again.
I wasn't mind-blowingly-amazing or anything like that.
It wasn't bad and I'm glad I tried it,
but I don't see me using this recipe again.
The concept . . .
The recipe . . .
probably not.

In other news
I have so much to share!
So stay tuned
this blog is going to be hoppin' in the next few days!

Have a nice cup of tea this morning and enjoy the turning of seasons
(if your seasons are turning).