Sneak Peek

Dear Reader,

Block production is certainly still underway these days in preparation for the fall arts and crafts fest on November 5 at Jenison Christian School.  I will post full details on the show early next week.  In the meantime, here is a sneak peek of a few of my newer sets which will be available at the show:

pink bird patterned blocks

outdoor adventures patterned blocks

butterfly patterned blocks
My husband occasionally asks me if I'm still having fun working on this hobby.  The answer is a definite yes!  I love planning out and producing new patterned sets, and I always hope that those who end up with a set find them a lovely gift or addition to their own homes! 

Happy Friday!

Tuesday's Treasury: Autumn Harvest

This past weekend and into this week we experienced some lovely fall days full of an amazing golden gleam, which prompted me to put together this autumn harvest treasury.

Tuesday's Treasury: Cedar + Cream

I promise that my color combination phase of treasuries will end soon, but the cedar green with creamy neutrals made for another lovely collection!

Happy Tuesday!

Fall Features

Dear Reader,

I hope you had a lovely weekend!  My husband, son and I spent plenty of moments together as a family this weekend, which is the ultimate highlight for me, especially during my favorite season - autumn!   Here are a few fall favorites of mine these days...

Leaves.  I love taking drives and being surprised by the new colors that emerge with each turn.  (I will admit though that we have a limited number of leaves in our yard, and so the raking aspect of things isn't present for me!)

Wreath.  I prepared a new wreath for the front door this weekend.  Strips of burlap and berries and linen ribbon.  Couldn't be easier but a nice hint of the season to hopefully welcome people.

Pumpkin.  We will head on a pumpkin patch field trip with my son's preschool class next week, and I can't wait for the real deal on our front steps.  In the meantime this dollar bin special has been used for carrying many of my son's "treasures" around the house in the last week.

Cider.  I love it hot or cold.  For my husband, cider may be the best part of the season.  He whips up a special version of hot cider (sometimes with mulling spices) + caramel + whipped cream + sprinkle of cinnamon + cinnamon stick = perfection.

Do you have a favorite aspect of autumn?  I'd love to hear about it!  I hope you have a lovely fall day!   I'm linking up with Life Made Lovely Monday to enjoy some of the ways others are embracing life right now!

On the Menu: Easy Baked Apples

 I have cookbooks from the churches that my husband and I grew up attending, and these recipes often have provided wonderful options for our family's weekly dinner menus.  This recipe comes from my husband's home church and is as easy as the title suggests!  I can't get enough of apple this time of year (which works well since my son and I picked another 16 pounds of them this week!)  Enjoy!

Tuesday's Treasury: Gray + Mustard

I love both of these colors, and so this treasury has been very enjoyable to arrange!

Happy Tuesday!  I hope it's a great day!

October Shop Update

Dear Reader,

I hope you are having a good week, and how is October going for you?  The start of autumn seems to be scooting by so very quickly.  My son started preschool a few weeks ago, and much of my attention has been focused on this transition.  He's enjoying school, and I am so grateful to report that news!

My spare moments lately have mostly been invested in making blocks...

I am pleased let you know that you may find block sets at Dreamspun in Ada.  Please check out this lovely shop with adorable items for children!

Preparations are coming together for me to participate in a fall arts and crafts fest in early November.  More details to follow!

My basement counter top looks like this:

And I am having so much fun!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday's Treasury: Berry + Pumpkin

I love the rich warm colors of fall, and so I decided to use the colors berry and pumpkin to put together this treasury.

Happy Tuesday!