Saturday, November 24, 2012

How sweet it is to be loved by you...


              What's not to love about the beautiful colors of fall?

  I love trying to bring all those toasty warm colors indoors as much as I can.
Here's a little project I made, my first yarn wrapped wreath and honestly I thought it was a pain in the butt to make. All that wrapping and wrapping, I was board of it a quarter of the way through, so I worked on it in half hour increments, it probably took me a good three hours to make. Not bad considering the fact that I love it, the simplicity of it speaks right to my heart. I even plan on making one for Lily's room.


 Oh Pinterest, let me count the ways I love thee. Pumpkin crumb cake is one, salted caramel sauce, apple chips, Fontina and chive risotto cakes, yarn wreaths, dangly fabric covered button earrings, I could go on!

One of my favorite recipes to make during the fall and winter months is the Pioneer Woman's pot roast. I love that it takes me a whole five minutes to chop and sear everything throw it all together in the Dutch oven then forget about it for 3 to 3 1/2 hours though my nose won't let me, serve with red mashed potatoes and there are a few very happy faces around the table.

 I like going on walks through the parks this time of year, taking the kids with me to experience all the new sights and smells of the season. Well really it's more for me I'm sure, I can hear Shane say to himself " Um yeah Mom, cool leaf?" "There's a good climbing tree over there and it's calling my name and I can't wait to try to catch another lizard!" It's a great place to get some free decorating supplies too, we collected a variety of different colored leaves and a small bag of acorns. I used a few for my wreath, had enough to fill the bottom of a large glass hurricane, nestled a yummy scented candle in the center and we made a little leaf garland.
He is growing so fast I just want to remember him like this forever...stop growing, stop!  

 Her Daddy took this picture, didn't he capture her perfectly?


 We had our family, friends and enjoyed a beautiful meal together.
While my mind felt preoccupied by the to-do list that day my heart felt full, thankful for the many blessings in my life.  
  Thankful for my husband, how Lily adores him like all little girls should their daddy, how she runs to him, jumps in his arms and hugs his neck tight! How Shane looks up to him so much and loves spending time with him. How he knows when there are no words that need to be said but all I need is to have him near, he knows my heart and I love his.
How sweet it is to loved by you
I close my eyes at night
Wondering where would I be without you in my life
Everything I did was a bore
Everywhere I went it seems I'd been there before
But you brighten up for me all of my days
With a love so sweet in so many ways
I want to stop and thank you baby
I just want to stop and thank you baby
I was trying to think of a title for this post and this tune popped into my head. I looked up the lyrics and they seemed to fit perfectly.
 Thank you God.
  Thank you honey.

I know I've been terrible at updating but wanted to share this picture of Lily in her Halloween costume. I attempted to make her a pumpkin pie with a whipped cream topping headband. Her face makes me smile:)
Have a good day friends hope to be back soon! 



  1. Cute and yummy pictures. Thanks for sharing. Hope your family is doing well.

  2. Thanks for the encouragement Susan:) I wonder if I make any sense to anyone other than myself sometimes. All is well here. You have a wonderful family, great to see you on Blogger.

  3. Hi Jesselle, I just wanted to say thank you for your sweet comment you left on my blog. It is nice to hear feedback still, especially since I haven't blogged for over a year. Thank you for taking time to leave a comment. It means a lot. I am glad you liked the Gingerbread Man Recipe. I hope you and yours have a very Merry christmas!

    The Culinary Queen