Thursday, October 23, 2014

Glow in the Dark nails

Aaron surprised me with a bottle of glow-in-the-dark nail polish! Perfect for Halloween! When I saw that it goes on clear I was skeptical that it would work, but it does! I put on two coats and sure enough the tips of my fingers lit up in the dark.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Red Pack Tomatoes 2-a-Day Crock-Pot Giveaway

Just in time for fall, I got a slow cooker recipe kit from RedPack Tomatoes! I certainly did not grow enough tomatoes in my garden for cooking into the winter so these ready to go cans of tomatoes are dinner time lifesavers.

There is just something about fall that makes me want to get out my crock-pot for making meals. It's warm and comforting to come home to a stew bubbling in the crock-pot and the entire house smelling delicious.

RedPack is giving away TWO Crock-Pots every day for 22 days! You can enter every day for a chance to win.

Enter here --> http://bit.ly/tomcpot

There are several slow-cooker recipes on the RedPack website that I want to try. They have even more on their Pinterest page.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork - pulled pork is a crock pot classic. So well suited to slow cooking.

Sausage & Sweet Potato Chili - I thought the sweet potato sounded like a fun twist for this chili!

Golden Tomato Soup - Fall means soup right? This one looks hearty!

Mozzarella Meatballs - I almost passed out when I saw this recipe. Cheese inside meatballs? Genius!

I can't wait to fire up my crock-pot and try these dishes out. Enter for a chance to win a crock-pot from RedPack and you will be well on your way to slow cooked comfort food too!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

May Designs calendar planner: Sunday through Saturday

I spent years searching for the perfect planner... not too big, not too small... plenty of space for notes on the calendar, a space for making lists... I even restorted to trying to make my own.

I was so thrilled when I found the planners from May Designs. They were exactly what I was looking for. Except for one thing.

The calendar pages were Monday through Sunday. It totally threw me off. I kept marking Sunday appointments on Monday.

You would think I would be more used to it considering we use a Monday through Sunday calendar at the office... but no.

I started thinking about my 2015 calendar about a month ago. On a whim I tweeted May Designs mentioning how I wished there were a Sunday through Saturday verson of the planner. Moments later they tweeted me back telling me it was my lucky day! The new Sunday through Saturday planners came out just a couple weeks later.

After that the toughest thing was deciding on what pattern I wanted to choose.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Party Food

I totally dropped the ball taking pictures of the refreshments at our Pumpkin Carving Party. This WAS a vat full of apple cider. The sticks of cinnamon made it extra tasty.

This USED to be a crock pot full of barbeque kielbasa.

I did get a pic of some leftover hot corn dip.

and couple caprese salad bites.

I made two pies for the party.

And there was just a smidge of one pie left.

Everyone left the party with a treat bag full of votive candles for their jack-o-lantern.

So there wasn't much food left but that's the sign of a good party.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pumpkin Picking Party

Today we had our Pumpkin Carving Party. We started off by getting our pumpkins at Wickham Farm. Tina was engrossed with finding Snack Jack pumpkins.

Everyone seemed determined to get the pumpkins that were at the bottom of the bins.

Aaron was looing for the biggest pumpkin he could find. By digging through every bin.

Some just found a pumpkin on the ground and demanded it get in their pumpkin wagon.

Success.

I found a pretty hefty pumpkin too.

Then back to the house to carve.

A lot of pumpkins were gutted today.

Look at these! The twins pumpkins couldn't be better or more different from one another.

Aaron's pumpkin is always great.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Archery

My dad gave Aaron and I vintage bows and Aaron just found strings for them.

This afternoon we took them out in the backyard to try them out.

I did okay. Heh heh heh.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Busy fruit basket

At the beginning of summer, I put "pick strawberries" on my bucket list. Aaron then bought me a basket for picking and I took it along strawberry picking.

Then we went for cherries and the basket went too.

There there were blueberries.

Pretty much every fruit picking outing we went on... the basket made an appearance.

It continued into fall with grapes...

... and apples. Looking back, we have picked a LOT of fruit. I have a berry stained basket and a freezer full of fruit to show for it!