Monday, November 19, 2007

A Few Fall Projects

I've actually done several little home-decorating projects in the last few weeks, but I just haven't had time (or motivation, etc.) to post pictures of them. So, here goes:

1) Three-dollar throw pillow:

1 placemat on clearance at Target

plus one bag of stuffing, equals:

2) Part of my dining room, including the lovely crystal vase I received as a b-day present:

3) A fall wreath made for only 66 cents! (I found the leaves on sale for 15-cents a bunch at Walmart and I had plenty of wire hangers at home.)

3) And finally, pictures of my newly-painted bedroom

The before:

And the after-painting-but-not-yet-finished:

When I get the pictures and the curtains hung, I'll post actual "finished" pictures. : )

And, in addition to these projects, I've also baked my first pumpkin pie and started on my first pair of knitted socks! ; ) (one morepic--of the first sock--below)

Sunday, November 11, 2007


My room is painted. Pictures will come, I promise. I am still sleeping in the living room tonight b/c I haven't had time to move furniture back yet. I'm SO tired, and sore in lots of places (thighs--from going up and down, right hand--actually involuntarily dropped the paintbrush a couple of times from pain, lower back--prob from moving large furniture by myself). If anyone who reads this is a masseuse...I know what I want for Thanksgiving! Either that or lots of ibuprofen (which is currently buried in my closet, in a bag, behind the shelves to my bookcase, behind the large glass that goes on top of my desk, behind the filing cabinet...). Sigh. And now, to bed...or, to the mattress still on the floor in the living room....

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Harvest Pancakes

I just finished eating the best pancakes I've ever made (and possibly the best I've ever eaten)! I was in the mood for something fall-ish, so I made pancakes. I thought briefly (after I'd eaten about 3/4 of my 2nd one!) about taking a picture, but really, a pancake looks like a pancake. It's what it tastes like that matters. However, I will share the recipe I came up w/ because they were SO good!

Bethany's Harvest Pancakes

1 cup of pancake mix
1/2 cup Pumpkin Spice Silk Soymilk
1/4 cup water
1 tsp Haitian vanilla (I know, it helps to have relatives in Haiti)
1 dash of nutmeg
1 dash of cinnamon
1 handful of chopped walnuts

Stir together, and cook as directed. Top with maple syrup.

Enjoy on a crisp, sunny autumn day!