Monday, October 26, 2020

Happy H- owl -o- ween ! Treats to share


Hi Friends!

I'm sharing some adorable OWL's for Fall.




 












It's 'OWLFUL' windy here!

Be safe this weekend .

OWL talk to you later:) 

xo Lisa S


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Retro Christmas Blocks from Wood Scraps

 Hi Friends!

I have been away due to computer problems : )




My Husband gave me a drawer for my scraps,

but now the drawer is full!



His challenge to me was....

Do something with these !!!


Okay, I'm up to a challenge.














I made color copy prints of my scrapbook paper 

and my own box of Shiny Brite ornaments.





I flipped them over to copy the other side!



I love the retro look of these trees.



I cut the labels apart and matched them up with the backs.




I sanded the blocks a bit.

Then painted the blocks with Acrylic paint.

I used Matte Mod podge to adhere the labels.



Matte Mod Podge is available at The Dollar Tree.

It's great to have on hand if you don't want to have a shiny finish.








Just for fun!


These can be used in a tiered tray-

or as a small gift.



Sweet little shelf sitters.



Here's the back side.







I had a few ideas.





Maybe in a bowl-


or tucked into other goodies.


Maybe tied together like small packages.





And my wood scraps are under control and now the drawer WILL close again.

Update: After much searching I found some paper still available at

Scrapbook.com

It is in '' A Very Merry Christmas" by Carte Bella


https://www.scrapbook.com/store/cbp-cbvmc72007.html

11/12 back in stock!


I'm so glad we could visit for a moment-

Thanks for stopping by-

xo Lisa S

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Easy Pumpkin Apple Butter / Pumpkin Spoon

Hi Friends,

This is one of our favorite FALL recipes.

It's delicious, easy to make and fun to share with others.

Pumpkin Apple Butter

1   15 oz. canned Pumpkin

1 cup unsweetened Applesauce

1/2 cup Brown Sugar

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1 tsp. ground Ginger

1/4 tsp. Allspice


I made my own applesauce but you don't need to if you have some in your pantry.

Just skip this part.

3 Granny Smith apples cored and sliced


Cover with water, cook until tender.


Drain


Mash to desired consistency.


Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan, 


bring to a boil and reduce heat. Leave on low for 5 min.




We like it with a lot of spice.

Do a taste test to see if you want more sugar :)

If you do, cook another 5 min.


Fill 3  half pint jars.



Store in fridge for 2 months-

No need to use the canning process -

I have caught my family eating it by the spoonful.


Delicious on toast and pancakes!




I wanted to take a jar over to my neighbors....

I thought I would wrap the jar in a cellophane bag

with a new dishtowel and wood spoon.




First I used food coloring to dye the spoon orange.....

it looks more yellow I know.




I drew a pumpkin face-


Then got out my wood burning tool-







Tied it up with raffia-






It made my neighbor smile!


You are the best for hanging out with me today !

Thank you,

Hugs-Lisa S


Here's the Snowman version !




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