I did it! I made homemade pies! Besides burning my thumb on the oven door (It's pretty nasty looking now because I didn't have time to cool it down.), my cheery cherry pie and toasty pumpkin pie came out of the oven beautifully (Thanks sis for your tutelage). I felt like a proud mama. It seems I no longer have a black thumb when it comes to baking. I even got hubby's stamp of approval and a "When you making me another cherry pie?" So all is well. My faith in baking is restored.
To finish out the traditional Thanksgiving holiday, we put up our tree. I jokingly refer to it as our Charlie Brown tree, because it's a bit on the sparse side, but the lights and an ornament on just about every limb (another story) make it sparkle.
Should you want to see our tree (I don't think anyone even saw it last year), I invite you to come to our home...it'll give me an excuse to bake another pie. Looking for a wreath for my front door. This one from Fiori Belli looks inviting.
Every now and then, I switch up my desktop with graphic-designer-made desktop art from the cute, adorable pictures of my nephew that I usually post. I don't do this often because I don't often stumble across sites that offer desktop art I appreciate (plus, I can't resist the cute mug of my nephew). But today, I did. Maybe your desktop is looking a little bland? If so, check out Eleanor Grosch's wallpaper.
It may seem a bit early, but it is indeed calendar time. Especially, if you are like me and love, love, love calendars...making them, buying them, flipping to the next month. Last year, I made my own calendar (layout and all). I printed, stamped, and embossed them, then gave them as Christmas gifts. It was a long (and fairly expensive) project. When I gave them out as Christmas presents, I wasn't confident they would be received happily. I could just hear, "What did Jessaca make us this year? I hope it's not another scarf." But, it turns out, there's been a request for my calendar-making skills again this year. Will I acquiesce or will I turn to Blueprint magazine's ready-made version? Only time will tell...