Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pumpkin Muffins

  • 2 c pumpkin puree
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs

  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F 
  •  Grease 12 muffin cups or 
  • line with paper muffin liners.
  • In a large bowl, stir together flour,
  •  sugar, baking soda, 
  • baking powder, cloves, cinnamon,
  •  nutmeg, allspice 
  • and salt. In a separate bowl,
  •  beat together 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • , vegetable oil and eggs. 
  • Stir pumpkin mixture into
  •  flour mixture until smooth. 
  • Scoop batter into 
  • prepared muffin cups.
  • Bake in preheated
  •  oven for 20 to 25 minutes, 
  • until a toothpick inserted 
  • into the center of a muffin
  •  comes out clean.

Another Step Closer

I've talked abt the problems
we've had with trying to paint
 the front of the house

Before the metal wrap

new sill


We have been fighting time but this 
weekend my hsb 
was able to get the fishscales painted

and the house is getting another step closer to 
being how I envisioned it

so far

  I think we are getting close

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sweetness and Love

Got a photo today of
one of the females in the litter
right after she got her bath
Isn't she just cuteness?
Don't you just want to snuggle her?

She will be 4 wks old on Monday
we get to pick our Isabella 
this Sat
It's gonna be a long week!

Friday, October 29, 2010

First Bloggerette Swap

So far I have not received my box 
I will post when I do
I thought I would post 
what I sent


It's odd
 I didn't take many pictures
 of the swap I sent out
I did take pix of covering the box

I made a pattern out of tissue

tested it out

This is a new product
I found
at Joann Fabrics
it is sticky
but doesn't glue 
until you heat it w an iron

It is wonderful
you can reposition it

when ready apply heat

I folded over the seams
to cover raw edges

I really liked the way 
it turned out

I added a rosette flower 
and a quote abt friends on top
of course I didn't take a photo of it!

Inside I put tags

photo frames

a pincushion




 faux acorns


some vintage wallpaper

Bingo card

Can't wait to see what everyone else got
there are so many creative ppl out there!

Check it out here

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Edgar Alan Poe Night

In honor of the season
Tuesday night
our local bookstore
Blue Jacket Books

(Rosi greeting attendees)

held an evening 
with Edgar Allan Poe
abt 25 people attended

people were asked to come and read their favorite
Poe story 
or favorite spookie story

The evening started with
the owner Elizabeth

The Black Cat

followed by:

Haunted Houses
 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
read by Samantha Siemer

The Haunted Oak
by Paul Laurence Dunbar
read by Rosi Mackey

The Tell Tale Heart- Poe
(my favorite)
read by Rod Varner

Dead Call
William Nolan
(very interesting story!)
read by Cathy Bengson

The Raven - Poe
read by Al Yarcho

There were
and cookies 

I didn't take many photos 
I got to involved in 
listening to the stories!
It was a fun night

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Spring or Fall or....Cleaning

I've been sort of of MIA
only posting here and there
and haven't done much

I have been
 reading blogs

and cooking
for events


I was really bad this Spring
I got very little cleaning done

putting it off to the Summer

Well the summer came
I got those nasty little bug bites
(all 400 of them)


that laid me out
so not a thing got done.

 The other day
when I started looking around
I started seeing
 all the cob webs 

dust and dirt
and decided

 I needed to get my rear in gear
and start some cleaning

I've been taking one
room at a time and doing
the whole Murphy's Oil Soap
washing windows

and going threw drawers
and making decisions
on what to keep
and what to toss

Part of my motivation

is I need to pup proof the house

it's been over 12 yrs
and I know there 
are some yummy
 looking cords
hanging around
we did buy some of these

hopefully they will help
but its time to get everything 
picked up that I don't want
to have to deal with 

I was feeling guilty 
abt Spring cleaning
 6mo late
until my sister
maybe ....
you're 6 month early


That's My Story


I'm Sticking to It!