Happy Autumn everyone!
Does it FEEL like autumn in your neck of the woods? The evenings are cooling off around here, but during the day, it is still stinking hot - shorts and sandals kind of weather! And they say it's cold here in Canada...... :)
Joining in once again with Amy from Love Made My Home and her Five on Friday Photo series.
As has been my tradition in other weeks of Five On Friday, I have chosen five photos from my iphone which illustrate the week that has been.
Number One: A Day with my Niece
Little "D" is 10 months old and a complete doll. I spent all day last Saturday with her while her parents attended a wedding. We had a wonderful day reading books, snacking on crackers and building with blocks. At one point we tried to go on a walk and ended up getting caught in a huge rainstorm. Luckily we quickly found a café and spent an hour drying out inside, me sipping a latte and her entertaining the other patrons with her hand-clapping and smiles.
Number Two: Air Popped Popcorn
Lately my husband has been reading about the chemicals found in microwave popcorn. The kids LOVE the stuff so we eat it at least twice a week. In order to indulge our popcorn addiction, we decided to switch to air-popped popcorn. My mother offered us the air-popper that we used while I was growing up. It still works perfectly and has made some delicious snacks for the whole family in the last week.
Number Three: Chocolate Cake
You know when you get a craving and you know it will bug you until it is fulfilled? I had that this week. I NEEDED some chocolate cake while I was home on a quick lunch break.
Now how was I going to get this chocolate cake? I didn't want to go and buy whole cake and the cupcake shop was just too far away.
My saving grace?
This cookbook. I forgot I had it.
And boy, does it make some yummy cakes.
Within 8 minutes I was enjoying a warm, gooey slice of chocolately goodness with plenty of time to spare before I had to head back to work!
Number Four: The "Spice of Life" Crochet Along
In my previous post I mentioned that I had joined my first "crochet along." I received the first part of the pattern on Tuesday morning and since then I have completed the first 18 rows. I am loving how the colours are coming together and I am looking forward to part two next week!
Number Five: Autumn Décor
Now that September is drawing to a close, I decided it was time to dig out some of my fall decorations. Out came my porcelain pumpkins and some creamy plastic gourds. I am keeping these autumn changes to a minimum this year. I am trying to avoid clutter to help simplify my life and these little touches will be enough to add autumnal warmth to our home.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. We are off to our town's annual Fall Fair. The weatherman is calling for sunshine and warmth again this weekend - the perfect atmosphere for lots of fall family fun!!
Much love to all who come 'round here!