Tuesday, November 24, 2009

green. really?

We have never used green as a color in decorating our home. I've never even had green in my wardrobe. But it's become a new feature color in our living room and kitchen. And I love it! Hubby also painted the fireplace white. The painting is not quite done yet, due to a freakish eye injury he suffered on Sunday. We got him in to see a top-notch doc yesterday, and it's not as bad as we feared. Fortunately, he should be healed in a day or two.

By the way, the new Behr paint with primer in it is really good stuff. Here's the fireplace as a work-in-progress. My sweet hubby did a beautiful job! After 26 years of not really loving the fireplace in the living room, I'm loving my "new" white fireplace. Thanks, Hon!

Monday, November 16, 2009

pumpkin pie & piano

What happens when you run out of pumpkin pie? You make more! Right about this time each year, I start making pumpkin pie until my family begs me to stop. I love pumpkin pie and they do too. I just think I love it more. For the guys in the family, it's a perfect excuse to consume whipped cream. They'll put whipped cream on just about anything.

I use the Libby's pumpkin pie recipe, but I substitute fat-free instead of regular evaporated milk. To me, that gives it a lighter taste (and is better for you). I've got a nice little collection of Longaberger pie plates (they're awesome), and I look for just about any excuse to bake a pie. Ooh, I can smell this pumpkin pie as it's baking now. MmmMmm!

And here's Noah after his piano performance at this year's Fall Festival this past Saturday. He played Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata (first movement) beautifully. His dad and I were so proud! I captured a video of the performance on my new cell phone. Now we just have to figure out how to get it off the phone and onto a computer. I'll update when that happens. : : Better go check on that pie!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day

Thank you to all those who have served our great nation. May we prove ourselves deserving of your courage, dedication and sacrifices.