Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Good-bye Fall Decorations, we have enjoyed you! till next year...

Fall Mantle

On top of the Armoire

Fall Baking and Family

We have had this whole week off and I could not be more thankful for this extra time! On Monday I made some homemade chicken stew via Crock-pot (love that thing!), mini-corn muffins and I also made chocolate chip cookies from scratch. I had never made chocolate chip cookies from scratch before, but I happened to have all of the materials on hand, and I also had the time (although it really didn't take much time at all). However nothing compares to the Thanksgiving feast we will experience Thursday! My mom always goes all out. She always makes all of our favorite dishes in addition to the turkey and ham that are traditionally made. For example my favorite is lasagna, so she makes a whole pan of it! Too fun! This year my husband's mom and grandmother are making the 4 hour trip to come and join us! We could not be more excited!

Fall Wreath for $14.91!!!

Here this little beauty is adorning our front door! Happy Thanksgiving! and Happy Fall Y'all!

I have been looking so long for an affordable fall wreath. I can't believe I found this little guy over 50% off BEFORE Thanksgiving even! Sam's Club is selling this wreath for $14.91 (and just a little tid bit of info, anytime you see a price that ends in a 1 cent like the $14.91, or 50.21 or such, it is below what Sam's paid for the item...we now love searching Sam's for these items and finding great deals!). I could not have even made this wreath for $14.91 with pieces from the dollar store, so I am TOOOO excited!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Going to a Baby Shower!

My hubby's best friend and his wife are expecting a sweet baby boy in December and we are going to their shower this weekend! Well they are big Auburn fans, and we found the cutest little Auburn onesie...

I hope they love it! The website that sells these is:
Check them Out!

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for all of those of serve this country in the past, present, and future so that we can live in freedom and safety!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pumpkin Bread!

I made these for my pumpkin and for my lacrosse team as they began conditioning today. I am one of the sad souls that had not experienced pumpkin bread prior to making the 5 batches of mini-loaves yesterday :) But everyone loved them! The recipe I used came from the All-Recipes website and is below if you want to try it! So easy to make and so yummy! Enjoy!

Original Recipe Yield 3 - 9x5 inch loaves

3 cups canned pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
4 cups white sugar
6 eggs
4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves

1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9x5 inch loaf pans.
2.In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin, oil, sugar, and eggs. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; stir into the pumpkin mixture until well blended. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.
3.Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. The top of the loaf should spring back when lightly pressed.