Friday, October 21, 2016

Cartoon Potato Crop

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Cartoon Potato Crop

This year we had a great potato crop!  If you recall, we built a new raised potato bed from scrub trees left over after the Electric Company came through and trimmed (click HERE to view that entire post).  Then, for the first time I grew heirloom blue potatoes (click HERE to view).

What is especially fun about my 2016 potato harvest are the cartoon tubers that emerged from the soil.

In each picture below you will notice a picture of the actual cartoon character and then a picture of the potato look-alike.

Snoopy from "Peanuts"
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Charlie Brown from "Peanuts"
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Disney's Mickey Mouse
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and a Rubber Ducky
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report #36

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#36 - Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report

If you were following this blog in 2015 then you will be familiar with my "365 Days of Being Thankful" challenge.  I have missed reporting on my thankfulness since I finished my challenge back in November, so I decided to at least give a weekly Thankfulness Report & include a Growth Report also.  Growth in our Christian walk, growth in the garden & growth on this blog.  Finally, I am also including a "Posts From the Past" feature - ENJOY!

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This week I have been thankful for rainy days and falling leaves.  I have been thankful for answered prayer and the fact that I can come to my Lord in prayer at any time.

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I believe that there are two kinds of laughter:  one that stems from humor -  from something that tickles our funny bone and then there is the joyful laughter that comes from happiness.
Read: Healthy Laughter = Healthy Person

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We have begun the Autumn yard clean-up and the township where I live allows yard fires to get rid of yard waste.  So, I have been enjoying these fires every weekend.

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A couple years ago I shared with you one of my favorite cookie creations - chocolate & spice mixed into one delight! :
Root Crop Campfire Dinner Recipe (a.k.a. Hobo Dinner)
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Family Game Night GIVEAWAY

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How To Make Homemade Egg Rolls

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Deanie’s Stash

Welcome back to my blog. Today I am showing you some more quick-overs using the Rustoleum Chalked Spray Paint. You read here that I made over a few items after discovering this wonderful spray paint.  Today I am here to tell you an update on that post. Previously I had tried wax and some topcoats that I had laying around and was only partially satisfied. The results were okay but not fabulous. Today I want to tell you that I found the perfect protective topcoat for this paint.

How to Create a Succulent Planted Pumpkin
Cottage in the Oaks

In my last post I shared our fall centerpiece for this year, which include a pumpkin planted with a succulent or two. Today I thought I’d share how I did that. It’s a lovely arrangement, so easy, and a wonderful gift idea, too.

It’s Been A Long Time Since I’ve Seen A Fall
H2O Bungalow

Hey guys!  I’m leaving the beach behind for a while and spending some time up north.  Just like a kid in a candy store, I’m loving the sights, scents and pretty much everything about being here.  There’s nothing quite as good as going home.  To me, the closer I get to family and familiar places, the happier I begin to feel.  I love the feeling of “I’m going home”.

Feathered Chalkboard Pumpkin Topiary
The Kim Six Fix

It wouldn't be halloween if I didn't create at least a few dollar store pumpkin makeovers, and this year is no exception.   Once I again I swung down to the dollar store, picked up some styrofoam pumpkins and masked the day-glo orange color with a fun redesign.

Apple Pie Pizza Recipe
By Ann

If you love the great taste of apple pie, you will love this easy to make apple pie pizza recipe. This simple to make dessert pie has an amazing and enticing aroma and truly tastes delicious. Your whole family will enjoy the great taste of this apple pie pizza.

Pecan Toffee Cinnamon Monkey Bread with Icing
The It Mom by Daisy Teh

Got it! The amazingly yummy Pecan Toffee Cinnamon Monkey Bread with Icing recipe has been curated, tried, and tested and is exactly what you need in your life for your upcoming special event or to serve up with your family. I remember when I was first introduced to Monkey Bread during a Christmas party and thought it was the most amazing recipe invented. It’s so delicious and sweet! It’s a cross between a cinnamon roll and bread. But don’t take my word for it – make it yourself, try it for yourself and then you’ll thank me later!

Annie's Noms

My Pumpkin Bundt Cake is soft, sweet and spicy. Filled with a whole can of pumpkin and topped with a creamy cinnamon cream cheese glaze, it’s sublime!

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