Food

Mom’s Apple Squares

Growing up apples squares made by my mom were my fall favorite. I was not an apple fan back then, but if apples were part of any cake or pie I could eat them with pleasure. However, the apple cake or pie had to have a lot of cinnamon for me to enjoy it fully,… Continue reading Mom’s Apple Squares

DIY, Home Decor

A Painted Wingback Chair

Ever since entering the world of blogland I have seen quite a few painted wing chairs and sofas from bloggers out there, and many of them are quite fantastic. While I was convinced that paint can fix and bring up to date almost everything, I was not sure whether the ordinary latex interior paint could… Continue reading A Painted Wingback Chair

DIY, Home Decor

Pom Pom-Edged Blanket

These past few days we are experiencing a nice rainless sunny wether, so I take every opportunity to spend the afternoons lounging on the sun at my backyard porch curled up with my favorite blanket. I have had two checked lambswool blankets for over 20 years, and even though throughout these years I bought other… Continue reading Pom Pom-Edged Blanket

DIY, Home Decor

Coffee Filter Wall Art

Few weeks ago I was reorganizing my pantry, and I came across to a huge bunch of white basket coffee filters. I remembered that those, quite while ago, were mistakenly purchased by my husband who “forgot” that our coffee machine “accepts” only the cone ones. It appears that I have never returned them or threw… Continue reading Coffee Filter Wall Art

DIY, Home Decor

Pumpkin Decor Idea

Lately, the traditional jack-o’-lantern is being replaced by more glamorous pumpkin decorating, so I easily and happily embraced this trend. Few days ago I picked up another big jack-o lantern pumpkin at my nearby grocery store, and this time instead of chopping it up and making it ready for my cakes, pies and soups, I… Continue reading Pumpkin Decor Idea

DIY, Home Decor

Magnolia Leaf Arrangement For My Fall Mantel Decor

I find magnolia leaves breathtaking. They are shiny green on one side, and velvety, cinnamon brown on the reverse. Even the fallen and dried ones have that distinct rich shine and beautiful, beautiful fall colors. I do not have such a tree in my front or back yard, but luckily there is one in my… Continue reading Magnolia Leaf Arrangement For My Fall Mantel Decor

Food

Pumpkin Cake With Homemade Caramel Sauce

Fall has arrived and has brought us the yummy pumpkins along. For me, nothing defines this season more then pumpkin and the spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove and allspice. I love to incorporate any of these spices in recipes that do not call for pumpkin, but but when these spices are combined with… Continue reading Pumpkin Cake With Homemade Caramel Sauce