Monday, November 3, 2014

Highlights of My Week

What a beautiful Fall it has been!  
So many Lovely sunny days with temperatures in the 70's.  

Here's a photo of the table on my back patio.  I grew the itty bitty tiny baby pumpkin on the right and I bought the cute little pie pumpkin.  

We visited the Cobblestone Market in Old Salem for fresh beautiful veg.  What a gorgeous bouquet of fresh picked carrots.

 Afterwards we took a walk around Old Salem enjoying the sunshine and gently falling leaves.
Love those mossy old bricks.

I was able to snap this photo of one of the costumed folks walking down the hill.

This new dahlia finally bloomed in my garden.  
It was worth the wait though, don't you think?  The colors are just so pretty!

I found a cat!  
I just happened to be looking out the window when I saw a blur of orange fur scamper through the gate and up my side walk onto the veranda.  I thought at first that it must be our Lucy that somehow escaped but she was sitting by me looking out the window, too.  Then I worried it could be my daughter's beautiful orange cat, Chester, that had got out, so I had to investigate!
I opened the front door and saw this little poouffy darling with a tail that looked as magnificent as Chester's!  He came right up to me and was super friendly so I scooped him up and brought him safely inside.  I knew he had to belong to someone as he was well fed and well groomed, definitely not a stray or lost like so many of our found/ adopted pets.   We played with him and took some photos to post on facebook to see if any of my neighbours recognized him.  With Sarah's help printing up posters we delivered them to houses around ours and tacked them on poles.  A few hours later, Maxwell, was back in his home which just happened to be the rental house next door to me.
I Love a happy ending!

We celebrated one of my BFFs, Donna's birthday with cocktails and dinner.

Caramel Appletini

  1. Add 1 shot of Caramel vodka to a shaker filled apple cider & ice.
  2. Shake well. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with thin apple slices

Later we had a bonfire with roasted marshmallow's and S'mores.  It was a beautiful night!

One chilly morning, I decided to bake pumpkin bran muffins with raisins and chunks of fresh apple.  Nothing like the aroma of baking treats in the oven.  I've been perfecting my muffin recipe for years.  My secret is a sprinkling of cinnamon & sugar on the top before you pop them in the oven.  I'll email you the recipe if you're interested.

Hope you are enjoying so many fun fall festivities!


  1. October was such a fun month! I enjoyed all our autumn activities. I'm definitely craving some more muffins!

    1. We certainly did pack a lot of fun in this month. I ♥ Fall!!
      Time for more baking and I'm in the mood for something chocolate-y...

  2. Cute blog! I loved the appletini's! It was a fun birthday celebration. Love, Donna

    1. Yay, you did it! So cool you're posting!!! Thank you very much!
      I enjoyed every minute of your birthday celebration as well as mine!
      Love u too Anonymous/ Donna

  3. Haha the picture of the old salem duded walking made me laugh. I love those costumes.

  4. Yeah, you never know what interesting things you'll see at Old Salem.


Thanks a Bunch for reading my blog and taking the time to write me.
I welcome your thoughts, comments, questions & encouragement. I absolutely Love reading them and will answer back swiftly. I'm new to blogging and Need some followers!

"I exist as I am, that is enough" ~ Walt Whitman.