Did you miss me?
I had decided to take some time off this summer because we were crazy busy with summer activities and a complete kitchen reno, but then found that sending the kids back to school did not revive my crafty mojo as I had hoped.
Our home was a mess after the construction, and as I tried to stay on top of the drywall dust I realized that we just have too much stuff! I've been busy cleaning out closets and storage boxes, trying to simplify and de-clutter. Why do I hang on to so much crap? It's starting to look and feel better but I still have more to do.
My new kitchen is almost finished, but still needs some trim and window coverings before I'll have the "after" pictures to share.
I miss you all! I have been in my craft room this week, and will soon have some new projects ready for my blog. For now I have some tasty photos to share!
My talented daughter did this for Thanksgiving:
Best. Veggie. Tray. EVER! Jenna rocks!!
My hubby did an 18 lb turkey outside in the turkey fryer, and stupid me forgot to take a picture. But I will say that it was awesome! Sit down supper for 12 was a good way to break in the new kitchen! Why, oh why, did I not get any photos of Thanksgiving dinner this year!? (Hey gang, if anyone took any photos please email them to me!)
For dessert, I made a 4 layer Pumpkin cake with
whipped cream cheese filling
topped with pecans and drizzled with caramel...
can you believe there was none left over??!!
Nothing beats Thanksgiving leftovers, and I made an extra large cake on purpose so now what am I supposed to have for breakfast this week? Huh?
I am so glad that sugar doesn't soak in by osmosis,
because I also made this cake last week:
This one was made for my friend Shirley.
She has 5 family birthdays in fall, and they were all together at her home last weekend for Thanksgiving. She ordered a fall birthday cake for 5. Notice the 5 little turkeys?
This one is a 2 layer pumpkin cake with a caramel/pecan filling and all cream cheese frosting. The figures are made of sugar gumpaste.
So, I've had enough sugar for a while. I am suffering from paper and glue withdrawal though, so hope to get my fingers sticky and inky this weekend!
Thanks for not un-following me in my blogging absence,
I will try to get back to posting more regularly now that I've had a break!