Friday, October 30, 2009

Something to "crow" about!

I took advantage of the warm few days we've had, (it's 78 degrees outside right now!) and I decided to paint our front door a nice black (Behr Forever Black) before I put the new "welcome" sign on it that I won from Wight House Gifts. I LOVE it!!

Then I added a few crows (Dollar Store) to my wreath.....even though they are kinda creepy. But, hey, it's that time of year!

And, it looks like this little scarecrow can't seem to keep crows away either!

Happy October!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fall Fun

Don't you just love this time of the year......the colorful leaves, crispy sweater-weather, comfort food, all the decorations, and Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner.

I only managed a few fall decorations this year, but today I was inspired to get together some goody bags for Kenzie's teachers. This candy mix goes together quickly and is pretty yummy, too.

Lots of sweet and crunchy all in one bite.....

Here's a few more pictures of my kitchen window and then the foyer table.

Here's the candy recipe if you'd like to try it:
1 box of peanut butter Ritz minis
1 bag of mini-pretzels, any shape
1 large jar of roasted peanuts
1 bag of m&m's
1 bag of candy corn
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1/2 c. butter
2 Tb. vanilla extract
1 t. baking soda
1 c. sugar

In a very large, sprayed roasting pan or cookie sheet, mix together the pretzels, crackers, and peanuts. In a medium saucepan, mix together the sugar, butter and corn syrup. Over medium heat, bring to a boil, stirring constantly for 5 minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat and add the baking soda and vanilla. Pour the hot mixture over the pretzel mix and stir to coat everything. Heat in a 250 degree oven for 30 minutes, stirring at 15 minutes. Pour contents onto wax paper immediately upon removal from oven. Let it cool for just a few minutes, and then start breaking apart the pieces that are stuck together. Let it cool completely. Put into containers (or I used cellophane bags) and add in the m&m's and candy corn. Keep in an airtight container for several days. (Yea...right!)

Monday, October 5, 2009


We did a lot of LOL-ing this weekend at a Tim Hawkins concert. This guy is hilarious, and we laughed for the entire 90 minutes. His biggest fan is Mackenzie......., of course, we had to stick around afterwards to get a picture with him. I think she has watched his entire collection of youtube videos.

So, if you have a minute and want a little laugh, view Cletus Take The Reel.

"A merry heart does good, like a medicine!"
(Proverbs 22:17)