Pumpkin Juice {inspired by Harry Potter}

Day 3! And today is inspired by Harry Potter…because I’m too obsessed for my own good.Every summer, I reread the Harry Potter series and every summer I catch something I didn’t notice before. One thing never changes, though–Rowling somehow makes pumpkin juice sound like both the most refreshing and the most comforting drink in the universe.Ever since The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in Orlando, I’ve been dying to go and try all of the food and drinks mentioned in the book. In the meantime, I thought I’d try my own recipe....more

Pumpkin Shortbread Cookies

Day 2! On Monday I posted my new favorite pumpkin butter recipe. That pumpkin butter came in handy with what I wanted to do next.I spent most of August thinking about what sort of recipes I wanted to do this year. One was a shortbread cookie…but I’ve never seen a pumpkin shortbread cookie. There’s a good reason for that....more

Pumpkin Butter

IT IS TIME.Today is the first day of this year’s 13 Days of Pumpkin.I’ve been waiting months for this, I’m so excited!We’ll start with something that was on my list last year, but I never got around to doing: pumpkin butter.I was going to come up with a simple crock pot recipe, and then I found this decadent pumpkin butter recipe from I Bake, He Shoots. I tried it, loved it, and now…it’s the one I’m going to recommend. (Well, that’s an easy first day, isn’t it?)...more

"Whenever I Get Sad I Stop Being Sad and Start Being Awesome Instead" Sign

I am so excited about this project! It's something I've been wanting to make for a very long time. "Whenever I get said, I stop being sad and start being awesome instead," is based on a line from How I Met Your Mother. It's been altered because I think it sounds better this way. :P ...more

NaBloPoMo Prompt 9: I commented. Now what?

Today's NaBloPoMo Prompt is, "After you leave a comment, do you go back to check and see if people responded to your comment? Why or why not?"So this week is really boring....Short answer: no.Reasons:...more

NaBloMoPo Prompt 8: Leave Comments

Today’s NaBloPoMo Prompt is, “Write on Someone Else’s Blog Day: instead of writing a post on your own blog, go leave five comments. It still counts as writing!”Woo! Easy day. ...more

NaBloPoMo Prompt 7: Do You Think You Get Enough Comments?

Today’s NaBloPoMo Prompt is, “Do you think you get enough comments? What constitutes as enough?”Well, isn’t this just a loaded question.So I do run three different blogs, so we’ll dissect three different comment sections.So I do run three different blogs, so we’ll dissect three different comment sections....more

5 (More) Knitting Tips for Beginners

Looks like it’s time for another of these posts. I’ve been knitting since October and I’m having a lot of success with it. I’ve learned a lot since my last 5 Knitting Tips for Beginners post, but I still have a lot to learn (like switching colors–still not there yet. It’s on the list of things to do as soon as I finish this afghan I’m working on)....more

NaBloPoMo Prompt 6: To Comment or Not to Comment?

Today’s NaBloPoMo Prompt is, “Are you good at holding your tongue or do you need to say what’s on  your mind?”So this is going to be a short post. ...more

Nuts and Berries Cocktail

I don’t remember how, but Zach discovered this nuts and berries cocktail while we were in college and it’s one of his favorite things. (In fact, most of his favorite cocktails involve milk or cream, somehow.) It’s easy to make and it doesn’t require much alcohol, so you’ll get more for the money you spend.It’s also quite tasty....more