Baking Apples On A Snow Day

January 22, 2014,

Hi, everyone! Woke up this morning to freezing temperatures and a ton of snow.

I snapped a picture last night when it started

Checking it out
 We decided to go for a walk and check out all the snow

Came Home
Baked Apples

This was so easy:
Peel and slice apples
Butter a pie pan & place apples in pan
Sprinkle cinnamon & brown sugar all over apples
Bake @ 350 degrees for about 45 minutes
Take out of oven and pour pure maple syrup on top
Eat as is or scoop on vanilla ice cream


Love when the fire is going
We have a corn stove that heats the house

Added a scoop of  vanilla ice cream

The maple syrup all warm and bubbly & the ice cream melting

This is a great dish to make on a cold snowy day

This is what we woke up to 
I love how the snow looks after it first falls 


Hi friends

I love plate racks!!

Today I am sharing how I dressed up this antique plate rack using blue and white plates.

I purchased this plate rack from a local antique dealer and placed it between two walls in my kitchen area.

Blue and White is my all time favorite color combination.  I feel it adds freshness to a room and gives it a clean look.
I added four plates and two platters that we use for everyday meals.

I feel if you have your nice plates on display you would use them more than if they were hidden in your cabinets.  

I purchased the BON APPETIT sign at a consignment store and hung it above.
 added hooks to hang kitchen towels. 

Now I can take plates when needed and after washing put back to air dry.
So pretty and functional!

Hi Friends

I cleaned the closest area in my workroom, it is where I keep sewing items like buttons, ribbons, thread & collections of items I've saved over the years.

While cleaning I found this little inspirational sign.  I've had it before I started this blog.

I put the sign here with all the sewing items

 And Started To Organize
 I lined up all the repurposed drawers on the shelf in the closet.  The shelves were drawers from an old entertainment center.  You can read about it here

Use Jars to hold your stuff

All this stuff was stored in a cardboard shoebox & whenever I needed a button or thread I would have to dig through the box. I know you've been there right?.... everything gets tangled and you can't find that one button you're looking for. 

I came up with an idea to store all sewing items in jars.  Once I saved enough jars I organized the buttons with like colors & put them in the jelly jars, all the elastic went into a mason jar and the ribbons in a fishbowl.  So now I just go to whatever jar I need. No need to rummage through a box anymore.  
Ah, Freedom!  

By The Way
My favorite pretty jars are the Bonne Maman jelly jars.
I also save the not so pretty jars to store paint for paint projects.
Yes that's Mary Poppins
I Love Her!
Don't you?

My Shabby Chic clock (well it used to be a clock till it stopped working and I tried to replace the clock mechanics, got frustrated, and just took the whole thing out.  Now it has new life holding tags, birthday invitations, or notes. I really like its new function.
The driftwood in a jar makes me think of summer. Plus I plan on making something with it.

I Love Tags!!
Not sure where I got the Democracy tag or The Extra Buttons but I loved them, saved them and I'm glad I did

I've had this little mending kit for years, I love its union label logo and the saying.

Here are my buttons (some are vintage)
Size M what can I say... That's Me.  I'm also a Middle child and a Mom

Thread and Needles 
And everyone needs a crown while they're sewing... right?   I don't own a sewing machine.  I  hand stitch, mend clothes & I enjoy no-sew projects here & here   It works for me.

Sometimes you need a lot of buttons, needles, and thread to Create

Or Recreate A Life

Create something that feels good on the inside and it will show on the outside.  Great inspiration for a fresh start in the New Year!  So Create My Friends!!!

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