Tuesday, November 17, 2015


A little snow arrived.- I think it was just the right amount.
We wore our gloves, snow boots, and coats. 
We gathered some snow.
Our four year old made a tiny snowman. 
We colored the snow with food coloring and enjoyed some cocoa. 
Today was simple and filled with so much love.

How's the weather over where you live?

*Hello new readers! I'm so happy to have you here. 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Warming our hearts. (Quick recipe)

The days are getting colder.- We're bundling up more. 
We recently took a trip to our local library. -During our visit my four year old made quick bird feeders for the birds. I'm sure the birds will love this. - I really hope they do as much as she enjoyed preparing it for them. 

Today, I made a quick sweet potato casserole.- I enjoyed it with a nice cup of coffee. Today, was definitely a good day. 

Here's a quick recipe

-  sweet potatoes (2)
-Pumpkin spice
-brown sugar

Boil sweet potatoes until tender. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Mash sweet potatoes and mix with butter and sprinkle in some brown sugar. Place them in a baking dish. Add marshmallows and sprinkle with pumpkin spice, cinnamon and brown sugar. Bake for about 15 minutes. You can also add in pecans, walnuts, or even raisins.  All done, enjoy!  

How is the weather over where you live?  How are you all spending your days?  I'd love to know. :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Here and there.

Halloween was simple.- We had a twirling Cinderella and a tiny bumblebee buzzing through our home. Our oldest had a friend over for games and a few crafts. 
We filled our cups with cider.- This is something we do every year. 
Later, we headed out. We visited a few homes and filled their bags with sweet goodies.

I'm still enjoying this fall weather. - The snow never did make it.  I'm happy. I'm not quite ready for snowy weather. For now, I'm enjoying the cooler weather.  We were able to try out this years Halloween drink from Starbucks.- Frappula Frappuccino.  It was delicious.

Little pumpkins remain on our windowsill. I'll move them soon and rearrange them on our dining table.  I've taken a few request for Thanksgiving and so I've been making a list of new foods to prepare. 

Things have been simple.- I like it this way. We're still taking our weekly trips to our local library. I recently checked out a craft book. Maybe I'll make something soon. - My girls keep me busy. I'll see if I can fit in a little bit of craft time. 

I started working on finishing my little ones scrap book.- I'll admit I'm behind just a little.  Things tend to get a bit hectic around here.- I'm fine with that. For now, I'll enjoy these simple moments with my family. 

Thank you all for your sweet comments on both my blog and on Google+. I'm so happy you all enjoyed my post on my pumpkin doughnuts. They were delicious and really just hit the spot! I hope you were able to try out my recipe. 

Thank you all for following along on my blogging journey. I appreciate all of you!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Pumpkin doughnuts.

I always bake pumpkin doughnuts around this time of year. It's simple and we really enjoy them with warm apple cider. My four year old helps me in the kitchen. I really enjoy this time. We bake, talk and laughter fills the room. -Baking pumpkin doughnuts and making sweet memories. - This is definitely a moment worth cherishing. 

Maybe you'll enjoy this simple recipe with your family...

Baked pumpkin doughnuts.

You will need:

1 doughnut pan
non stick baking spray or oil to grease your pan.

Dry ingredients:
1 cup of flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup of light brown sugar
optional- a pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon

Wet ingredients:
1 egg
1/3 cup of pumpkin puree
1/4 cup of milk

1/3 cup of confectioners sugar
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of milk (or as needed)
Caramel syrup 

Combine and mix dry ingredients in mixing bowl.  Add in wet ingredients and gently mix. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare a doughnut pan by spraying some non stick spray. I used an olive oil spray. Add your doughnut mixture to a sandwich bag and cut off one corner of your bag.- This will make it easier to fill your doughnut pan. Once you are finished, place your doughnuts in the oven and bake for 9-10 minutes. Now you can start preparing your glaze. Add in confectioners sugar, cinnamon and milk. Once out of the oven, spread some glaze and drizzle with caramel syrup.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Here we are.

So here we are.- Busy days, sleepless nights, headaches and a few other things in between.
A new week and little one is still teething. Our weekend was long. Truthfully I felt like a zombie and wanted nothing more than to sleep, sleep and sleep some more. Of course that didn't happen! But hey it's life and I'm okay with that. Our little one ran a slight fever. She's teething and she's a bit fussy and seems to only want mama. So yes, I'm tired, achy and I may be getting a little fussy as well. -My coffee is currently decaf and doesn't do much for me. But a hot shower seems to help quite a bit.

My eyes are slightly red and I've been experiencing headaches. I haven't been as hydrated as I should be. Today I've been making sure to drink more water and maintain my sanity. I was able to make it through lessons with my oldest. She sat after lessons were done and worked on a nice fall collage. Paper clippings and leaf punch-outs took over our dining room table. - Honestly, it was just fine. During her collage making her sister napped. It was peaceful and I enjoyed watching her gather her pictures for her collage.- Ah, it was quiet. I watched her as she concentrated on her creation.

I've been enjoying my new pumpkin candle. I couldn't resist the sale going on at Joann's. I managed to only purchase three items. One of those being my pumpkin candle. It smells amazing. I normally burn it in the morning and  afternoon.  It's getting cold here and my four year old is excited about the current snow reports. We're actually hearing that we may get some snow later on this week. I'm not so thrilled about it. - Can you tell that I'm a little fussy?! Okay, but really I've never been a big fan of snow. I'm so happy she enjoys it and I'm happy she expresses this much excitement.

I've started taking out thicker blankets and I'll have a basket for our gloves, hats and scarves.- Looks like we'll be needing it soon. Hopefully we will get our sprinklers blown out soon. There's so much to do.

Here we are.
Getting through what is left of this month.
I'm sure I haven't lost my mind yet.
In the end..
I'm here, alive, healthy and maybe I'll catch up on my sleep soon!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


“I find it incredibly amazing how at every sunset, the sky is a different shade. No cloud is ever in the same place. Each day is a new masterpiece. A new wonder. A new memory.” 

It's 5 o' clock in the afternoon...
There's just something about this time.
There's so much warmth in the lighting.
The sun shines so brightly through each window.
There's a sense of peace in our home.
The girls play together.- Dress up and blocks. 
My husband is always so kind to help in the kitchen.- This day he was preparing spaghetti. 
After a long day of lessons, daily chores and chasing little ones around..
I relax for a few with a nice glass of ice coffee.

This is the time that we gather around.- Play, cook, relax and talk.- Honestly, it's perfect.
We enjoy this time.

Hello new readers. I'm so happy to have you all here. And to all my readers, thank you for joining me on my blogging journey. You're all just so lovely.~

Friday, October 16, 2015

10 things I love about Autumn.

“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” 

1. The cool air.- Ah, it's perfect and I just fall in love all over again with this Autumn weather.

2. Fall scents.- Candles, oils, sprays and spices.- Ah, it's wonderful. I'll normally use my warmer around this time. :)

3. Warm soups.- Around this time our pots and slow cooker are filled with soups. I love preparing chicken soup, or vegetable barley soup. We enjoy this time.- Every year around Halloween I make cider in our slow cooker. It's nice coming in from the cold and warming up with something so delicious.

4.Outdoor play.- In Autumn it just feels different. The cool air, kids running through leaves and parents gather and sip on warm drinks. We love tossing up leaves! It's so much fun. :)

5. Fall crafts.- Oh boy, I enjoy this so much! We gather leaves, twigs, paper, stamps, stickers and much more. My oldest daughter loves creating new things. It's fun for the whole family.

6.Coffee stops.- I love the quick coffee stops my husband and I make when we're out and about. We mainly prepare our coffee at home, but it's nice to pick up a quick cup of coffee while we are out. -We drink our coffee, share laughter and make memories.

7. Fall events.- We love attending fall events. We recently took a family trip to the Fall Harvest Family Fest. We enjoyed hayrides, games, and they passed out candy for the little ones. Our schedule this month is packed.- We're making crafts at the library, attending trail events, carving pumpkins and much more.

8.Apple picking.- When I was a little girl my mother would take us apple picking all the time. It was nice. We would enjoy fresh hot cider, wagon rides and of course apple picking. I hope to continue this with my girls. -

9. Baking.- This weather is perfect for baking! What's your favorite dish to bake?

10. Autumn pictures.- I love going out in nature and taking beautiful fall pictures. - I'll take  both nature photos and pictures of my family. We actually have a favorite spot we visit. We'll go out there and set up and take pictures.