Garden Preserving, and Fall/Halloween Decorating…

Fall means Apple harvest: 

Apple chips! Some with cinnamon, some without (for River who doesn’t like spices). IMG_6752 IMG_6753 IMG_6729Caramel Apple Jam

First time making this and YUMMO!
IMG_6708 IMG_6717(if you find the chopped apples float, just shake it up near the end of setting time.)


IMG_6664My first eggplant ever! IMG_6669First ever batch of raspberries big enough to make a fruit salad! IMG_6736My crop of carrots! I grew both orange and purple.
IMG_6737Thomas pulled this monster carrot! Speaking of monster carrots…check out my collection of odd-balls.IMG_6744 IMG_6745Seriously sweet carrots! I’m going to use a bunch in recipes and then blanch and freeze the rest.IMG_6743 IMG_6741This boy stole and ate 4 tomatoes when I picked them this time.IMG_6782Biggest cucumber!


Fall/Halloween Decorating:

First project for the week of the first of Fall was this tree painting idea. Using hands/arms and fingerprints for trees and leaves. They did an awesome job!

SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC IMG_6720Second was this project for Halloween: Egg Carton Bats

SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCThird was this Halloween project: Masking tape Mummies

They expanded the project on their own to make masking tape skeletons (second picture)! My kids are so creative!

SONY DSC SONY DSCThen I decorated for Halloween while the two girls were at school and surprised them with the fun! I am loving how it looks!

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Other fun crafty things we’ve done:

This is a Pinterest project Thomas and I did together that I never posted. It is a bunch of plane magnets. Thomas painted all the components and I pieced them together with glue gun. They turned out soooo awesome! Great for holding papers on the fridge (and entertaining little brothers). 

IMG_6507 IMG_6508 IMG_6505 IMG_6504 Crazy Hair Day @ School
IMG_6691 IMG_6694 IMG_6692Me, Playing with chalkIMG_6698 The weekend my brother, Doug, came to visit I sat and made bear paper dolls for the girls per Molly’s request.IMG_6702 IMG_6701IMG_6700


Some photos I took of my fall flowers and a pretty praying mantisIMG_6706 IMG_6705 An organizing project using cereal box bottoms wrapped in scrapbooking papers. IMG_6727

Fall cleaning is in full swing! Kitchen/dining room down…only what, 10, rooms to go? Ugh… 😉

~Nostalgic Knucklehead

About stacey

I am the Mom of two young, rambunctious girls, a curious little boy, and a wee little man who is bursting with joy for life. I just wanted to do something for myself that allowed me to harness the magical moments of being a Mom. (A job that sometimes feels thankless, misunderstood, and considered easy by those that haven't done it.) I wanted to be more positive by looking more closely at the good things that happen every day via photos and my thoughts.
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