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!

 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Backup shoes

I have become one of those people, that when I find something I like, I buy it in multiples. Especially shoes. Two pairs of Keens.

Two pairs of Minnetonkas. I can't help it. When I find that magical combination of cute and comfy I need to secure another pair for backup.

So now I think I need these fall booties in black!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ball Jar Mason Jar Accessories - Infused Water

Sometimes I really think Martha reads my blog. (I can dream can't I?) A few months ago there was an article in Living about... Ball Jars! I am now waiting for something on pie pans... (which are the new mason jar)

You know what I like as much as mason jars? Mason jar ACCESSORIES. I found these mason jar straw lids and water infuser at Wegmans this summer.

The straw lids were perfect for my summer iced coffee.

And the infuser helped me increase my water intake. I really got into coming up with creative fruit combinations. Mango and blueberry.

Mint and strawberry. So refreshing!

The Ball Jar website lists some combos too. Like... blackberry sage, pineapple mint, cucumber orange and watermelon basil.

BuzzFeed has a great list of fruit infusion combos too.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Honeycomb

Aaron got us this block of raw honeycomb with honey and we have been eating it spread on warm buttered toast. It sounds strange but the beeswax is very thin and is not like eating wax at all. It's actually so tasty!

Honeycomb is is filled with concentrated nectar and is honey at it's most raw and healthiest state. It is slightly chewy, sweet and really fresh tasting!

Here are some other ways I would like to try honeycomb.

Over warm oatmeal

On a waffle

Or like we had it in Korean - over ice cream!