Friday, November 18, 2011

One Autumn Day...

Here's a lil peek into our day...crafts & cookies!!! And when my hubby got home from work, he made a yummy fire in the fireplace! (Oh yes, fires are YUMMY! mmmmmm...)

This craft idea was from a really cute blog called, "A Beautiful Mess," which could easily describe my life as well!! Here is the link to her instructions. I decided upon her older version, except we used a sewing machine. We don't have time for that much hand-sewing and the yarn version, while SUPER cute, was a pain in the patootie! Click here to see the original instructions: A Beautiful Mess: Fall Garland.

Here are the pics of ours. I made a leaf template on a piece of cardstock, then just held it on the felt and cut away! I knew Caitlin would love to sew it together, so it might it a bit of a family project. She did a simple straight stitch on the longest stitch we could get on our machine and voilĂ ! It was finished. It's now hanging above the fireplace, ready for the Thanksgiving festivities!!

Of course, I realized after the photos, that we need to clean the soot off of the front of our fireplace. **sigh**

Cute! :)

Here is a close-up of the garland. We just overlapped the tips a bit and sewed a straight stitch.

While Caitlin was sewing the leaves together, I thought Sophia & Emma might want to do something "autumn-y" too. So we decided to bake one of our favorite types of cookies: peanut butter blossoms. Here they are...

Peanut Butter Blossoms! YUMMYYYYYY! 

Does anyone have a fly swatter??


Big {cookie} mouth.

I don't know what looks more de-lish...the cookie or Maya-Moo. ;)

Handsome boy.

What is YOUR favorite fall-time craft or activity??? And what treats do YOU like to bake during the fall at your house?


  1. 1. I love the garland! 2. Peanut butter blossoms are Shane's favorite - he'd be jealous - they look so delish! 3. Every single one of your kids has the most striking eyes. Such beautiful babies you have! :)

  2. Ahhh, thanks Jen! I love blog comments. I need to leave some on yours too! lol...I just checked it out today too! I love the most recent hike you guys took to the quarry. I'm glad you braved the hike to the top with the kids...the photo was cool! Your boys are soooo cute! And about the're especially talking about my eldest, with the cookie bug-eyes, aren't you? ;)