Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday already?

Geez, I guess when the kids start school midweek, the end of the week comes up quickly! How's everyone doing? Told you I'd be back! lol I had to take Dave's car in for maintenance this morning, then I ran some errands so I'm finally able to have a cup of coffee and write. The sun is shining, which is nice...I feel terrible for everyone who's getting flooding in the Binghamton area and Pennsylvania. My grandmother is in PA and her town was evacuated. Luckily there's other family nearby. Scary stuff. Thinking of any of you who are affected by these relentless rains.
On a happier note, I wanted to show you a cute little Halloween wall-hanging I stitched up!
I'm pretty sure I got it from Sharon at Daisy Cottage was a while back, don't quote me on that. In any case it's a Buttermilk Basin pattern. It was fun to do the embroidery...I had never done chain-stitching before (it's the thick stitching, like for the cat and the pumpkin outlines). Basically, it's a continuous daisy chain stitch. Simple! Anyhoo I think it's a cutie.
I took a few photos of my fall decorations. I don't have a whole lot but here's the fireplace...
And here's the little foyer table.
Across from that table, on the other side of the hall, I put this basket with a pumpkin and sunflowers (fake ones)...
I still have to do the outside, and I'll put out Halloween stuff later this month. The kids just love unwrapping everything and remembering things from previous years. I used to get the same feelings when I was a kid, bringing out seasonal decorations...I'm so glad they like the tradition as well.
Are you on Facebook? There's a new group called "Crock Pot Girls" and their popularity has exploded over the past few weeks. I guess there are lots of us who love slow cooking! Anyway I'm making one of their recipes tonight, for Teriyaki Chicken. Here's the recipe:

1 16-oz. bag baby carrots
1 20-oz. can chunk pineapple, drained
1/2 large red onion, cut into chunks
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup Teriyaki Sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste

Place carrots on bottom of slow cooker. Add pineapple, onion and garlic. Place chicken on top. Pour Teriyaki Sauce evenly on top. Add s & p. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Serve over rice.

I've heard good things about the finished dish, I'll let you know tomorrow what the verdict is here! Have a great day friends!

♥ Jen


  1. Glad your mom is okay and she can go home soon.
    I love your wall hanging ... so cute!
    You have been busy with the Fall decorations ... so pretty. Love the sunflowers :)
    I am going now to FB to join Crockpot Girls. Recipe sounds yummy!

  2. Your fall decorating is looking good. I'm getting my box of fall goodies out to decorate with next week. Glad you grandmother is safe. My truck driver DH drives to Newburg 5 nights each week, had to detour numerous times due to flooding, and said crossing the bridges over the floods was scary.

  3. Come to my house and decorate, please! Oh. And bring some decorations since I don't have any. I'm glad your Grandmother is okay but the flooding has been crazy!


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