Saturday, October 31, 2009

We got our GROOVE on tonight BABY!

Tricks & Treats

When family calls don't we all come to their aid? Well, my sister Jenny needed a place to host her students piano recital so I said I would be glad to do it. The kids all dressed up in their costumes and performed a number and then were invited to the kitchen for some spooktacular treats. My mom, Jenny, and a few other moms brought all the treats and I just provided the house but I just had to show how cute some of the goodies were. First, here is Jenny and her daughter Emma.

Here is my island filled with yummy treats. I thought the apples were so cute with crooked sticks from orange trees. The little cupcakes were frosted with black sesame seeds for the eyes.

What a fun night to perform and have fun. Everyone did a great job.
The caramel apples were to die for and made from scratch. None of this unwrapping store bought stuff.
Here is the recipe for the

Carmel Apples
2 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cube butter
1 cup light Karo syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Bring the sugar, butter and Karo to a boil stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and boil 7 minutes. Add the can of sweetened condensed milk and continue to cook on low to the higher end of the soft ball stage. Dip granny smith apples that have been washed and dried into the carmel. Place on a cookie to set-up and cool. Makes about 20 small apples.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Everything But The Kitchen Sink

Finally finished this quilt just in time for Show-n-tell at quilt group today. I'm so happy to have used up so much of my thirties stash. Even the back is all 5 inch squares. The only fabric I purchased was the stop border and the 7 1/2 yards of White. I love how it turned out and it just may be the quilt I wrap up in this winter to keep me warm and happy.

It's hard to see the quilting but trust me when I say my mom did an amazing job. Mom, your the BEST!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Week at-a-glance

These are my Bff's that got me through this week. Looking for some new friends for next week.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mom Cries, Grammy Chuckles

I see Beauty School in her future!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Jenny's Birthday Lunch

So fun to get together for lunch again to celebrate Jenny's birthday and recent engagement!!!! yes... she is getting married to a great guy. We are so excited for her and no one deserves to be happy more than our little sister.
This time we got Lisa in the picture and a bonus.... Kerry was visiting from Utah and came too. We still missed Trevi.
Lisa, Jenny, Michelle, Jamie, Kerry, Marae (mom) and Karen. I love my family!!!!!!