I'll try to make the best of it and enjoy Fall. I did start getting some of my indoor Fall Decor out this week.
Staying true to my new self... I'm keeping it simple and sticking to my "less is more" motto. Trust me I still have plenty of stuff! But it really has felt good getting rid of some things and purging a bit over the past couple of years. My husband can attest to the multitude of bins of seasonal decor on the shelves in the garage. There is defiantly more to go thru!
With Neely's shower and Julies daughters wedding, Jan, Julie, Karen and I haven't been able to get together for a number of weeks now. I'm missing our lunch and craft day! So..... Monday I'm having the girls over and we are just going to visit, catch up, and make some simple Halloween cards.
This CD is my favorite of all the CS CD's I think. I love all the papers and images. SO much packed into this CD. I'll be creating more with this between now and Halloween, and I'll also be sharing some things I've created in the past with it.
Here are a few ......
These are little muslin treat bags. I printed the images from the CD off on iron on transfer and ironed them on to the bags.
I used the bingo cards and papers to dress up these Dollar Store Crows.
The nice thing about having the CD is that you can print off as much or as many as you need. Like for the treat cups I made below. I could print off 3 or 30. Whatever I needed.
Now that I showed you projects with Candies in them I'm sure I have your sweet tooth paying attention. lol
Good time to share a recipe. This is my favorite Oatmeal Cookie. If you don't like raisins or walnuts you can certainly just leave them out.. or add chocolate chips. I love both however... so , in they go.
These aren't the prettiest to look at, but I guess oatmeal cookies never really are...but they are yummy! If you like soft chewy cookies.. you will love them. And they freeze well.
Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies
1 c sugar
1 c packed brown sugar
1 c margarine softened
(Combine above ingredients)
2 c flour
1 teas soda
1 teas baking powder
1 teas salt
2 c quick oats
1 c coconut
½ -1 c chopped walnuts
½ -1 c raisins
I chill for about an hour. But not necessary ( I feel like it just helps them hold their shape a bit better)
350 10-12 min
What else is going on around our house? Well..... we stared out by ordering new french doors for the back of the house ( not in yet in this photo). ... but in the process, Dan wanted to jack up the deck and change some things.. which suddenly led to us adding on to the deck. I've been trying to help him , and we are both finding out we arent as young as we used to be. However I have now learned the art of mixing concrete :)
So now it's a race against time to get everything done before it gets cold. lol How does one thing always lead to another? lol But it will be nice when it's done.
I try my best when I'm out front with the dogs, not to get them go into the tree line that surrounds the house. Main reason.... there is Poison Ivy and Poison Oak out there and I have learned the hard way that if the dogs get the oils on their coat.. it easily transfers to you. Which is how I get it most every Summer I'm sure. I thought I had skimmed by this year.. but it seems not. I have it on the back of my leg. Hoping the cream I had left over does the trick! The itching is ridiculous!
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I always appreciate you!