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October Numbered

October was busy, but there was a lot of fun busy.  How could a month that ends with a night walking through the neighborhood collecting candy with the kids not be fun?  Here’s how my month stacked up.

.2 – Pounds gained.  Up again this month, but only a little.

1 – Class finished!

2 – Recipes added to our Real Food for Real People.  We slacked off a little, but I’m planning on adding my award winning chili soon.

3 – Kinds of “Rice Krispie” Treats made this month.  OK, the last one didn’t have any Rice Krispies, but it used crushed Oreos in there place.  This is also where the two new recipes on our other blog came from.

4 – Bowls of Halloween candy on my counter, with the chocolate separated from everything else.

5 – Books read.  I’ve been busy!  One of them was my textbook; I think is ironic that my 8-week nutrition class is the only one that had me read the entire textbook!

6 – Candy corn sewn to our Candy Corn Bunting.

7 – Articles written for Arizona Mama and The Homemaking Cottage.  That’s not counting my new one up today about the Arizona Science Center.

14 – Scrapbook layouts completed.  I only have 15 left to finish up 2010!

15Challenge projects completed.

23 – Blog posts.  I’m getting back to normal since I finished my class.

1277 – Page views.

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Friday Favorites: October 28

It’s almost the big day; Halloween eve eve eve!  I don’t know about you, but the celebrations have already started here.  Yesterday some of the kiddos went to Schnepf Farms for the last weekend of their Pumpkin and Chili Party.  We will continue the fun all weekend long and into Monday.  My youngest kiddos got a premature dose of reality when the school decided they are too old for class Halloween parties, even though all my older kids enjoyed them through elementary school.  Oh well, we can have fun even without a class party.  My week was very domestic, here are some of my favorites.

  • We finished our Candy Corn Bunting and it turned out so cute!
  • A repaired washing machine; after being down for two days, I have a renewed appreciation for the ability to clean my clothes.  I would have been a horrible pioneer!
  • I started cleaning out my freezer and canned a batch of chicken. The coolest part was canning with my oldest daughter.  I enjoy working with her and I’m glad she’s interested in learning a skill like canning.
  • I fount these No Bake Cookies and Cream Bars on Pinterest.  They were dangerously good and it is the fastest way to make a bag of Oreos disappear!
  • Monday is the kick off of National Write a Novel Month, NaNoWriMo.  I’m not sure I can crank out 50,000 words in a month, but I’ll never know until I try!

Fortunately there are plenty of exciting things in the blog world!

  • Yesterday afternoon, when I went to volunteer in the classroom, I was actually a little chilly.  That means it’s officially soup weather here Arizona – come on it was down to the low 80’s!  That must be why Your Homebased Mom’s Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup looks so good.
  • Joy the Baker’s Roasted Apples sound like my childhood.  My mom used to buy me some frozen apple thing when I was a kid.  I’ll bet these are even better.
  • When we made Pumpkin Bread, I was surprised at how much oil the recipe called for.  I hoped it wasn’t too bad since it wasn’t all in one slice.  I am curious to try New Nostalgia’s No Fat Pumpkin Bread.

I guess everyone else is feeling pretty domestic today too – or maybe that’s what I’m drawn to this week.  Do you like how domestic means food?  Food, domestic or anything else; what’s on your favorite list today?

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Candy Corn Bunting

Last year my daughter cut out fabric candy corn pieces for me so I could make a pennant similar to her’s.  I sewed the pieces, but that’s as far as I made it.  During my recent sewing endeavors, I stumbled on them again.

I decided it would be a great sewing project for my youngest daughter.  I love the picked out the ribbon from my stash.  She pinned them in place, then I started her on the sewing,and she carefully stitched along.  About halfway through, her brother walked in and wanted to try – I mean sewing machines have motors right?  He whipped through the remaining portion in just a few minutes.

I love the results of our group project.

Linked up at I {heart} Naptime and New Nostalgia Anti-Procrastination Tuesday.
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