Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Apple Slab Pie

Apple Slab Pie

1box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box  1cup granulated sugar  3tablespoons all-purpose flour  1teaspoon ground cinnamon  1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg  1/4 teaspoon salt  1 1/2tablespoons lemon juice 9 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (9 medium) 1cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons milk

1 Heat oven to 450°F. Remove pie crusts from pouches. Unroll and stack crusts one on top of the other on lightly floured surface. Roll to 17x12-inch rectangle. Fit crust into 15x10x1-inch pan, pressing into corners. Fold extra pastry crust under, even with edges of pan. Crimp edges.    Mix granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and lemon juice. Stir in apples to coat. Spoon apple mixture into crust-lined pan.   3 Bake 33 to 38 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbling. Cool on rack 45 minutes.  4 Mix powdered sugar and milk until well blended. Drizzle over pie. Allow glaze to set before serving, about 30 minutes.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Prize Pumpkins

White pumpkin display

Dress up pumpkins with wire for a rustic fall look.

How to: Get creative and wrap wire around the outside of the pumpkin like a ribbon, fit it around the entire surface like a spiderweb, or twist it in curlicues sprouting out of the stem. Look for pumpkins in colors other than orange for designs that last beyond Halloween.

Fall Decor - 5 Minute Bouquet

Fall leaf arrangement

Create a simple bouquet inspired by nature with feathers, wheat, and nuts. Place it on a mantel, coffee table, or dining table for a creative focal point.

How to: Fill a vase with nuts or seeds, leaving enough room to arrange the feathers and wheat. Accent the arrangement with greenery.


Leaves and Pumpkin Door

Long, gorgeous branches in fall colors get even more play at your door. Cut two branches to grace both sides of your entry (work with your local garden center if you're uncomfortable trimming your own trees). Poke a hole in the top of each pumpkin with a screwdriver and insert the branches.

Harvesttime Display

Stand cornstalks behind an old chair to add texture to your fall entryway. Adorn the chair with an old quilt, mini pumpkins, and other fall items. A three-dimensional wreath (bought at a crafts store) holds a collection of favorite fall gourds.

Decorative Bucket on Door

Seasonal freshness comes courtesy of live hydrangea and hypericum in this hanging bucket. Simply attach a decorative hook to your door and hang an antique bucket filled with water and the fall blooms. The seasonal display stays fresh for a few days -- enough time for your big fall gathering or to greet your unexpected fall guests.

Curb Appeal for your Front Door

Welcome the season with a pretty display at your door. A thick ribbon and some inexpensive embellishments give a personal fall feel in minutes. To make the pinecone bunches, hot-glue the flat end of pinecones around a 3-inch-wide plastic foam ball. Tie a bow and hot-glue it on, as well. Hang your family monogram from velvet ribbon as the centerpiece.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Williams" Fun Day "

 Getting familiar with the horse!!

 How exactly does this thing work?
 Boy, this water sure feels good !!

I need a drink after this experience.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall Table Setting

Give your table autumn style with a centerpiece of bittersweet vines, gourds, and candles atop a wooden plank. Carry the fall theme forward by tying a narrow velvet ribbon around each napkin, then slipping a clean dried leaf under.
Thanksgiving table decorations

Horseshoe Shaped Fall Wreath

Horseshoe-Shape Fall Wreath
harvest-theme U-shape wreath

A horseshoe-shape is a welcome change for a traditional fall wreath. Start with a foam wreath form and cut away about 1/5 of the ring. Wrap with seam-binding ribbon to cover foam. Using hot glue, attach fresh or preserved salal leaves (commonly called lemon leaves). Glue a cluster of nuts in the center, then add dried wheat, preserved fern fronds, and fresh or silk berries.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

William in Grandpa's Workshop

 Let's see what is this?
Grandpa doesn't let just anyone in his workshop !!
Where shall I start ?
Lots of work to do !!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Tired Towel Tune-Up

Are your towels holding less water than they used to? It may be that your choice of washing detergent contains fabric softener, which has residues that cling to individual fibers, rendering towels less absorbent. The next time you clean a load, add a cup of distilled white vinegar to the rinse cycle; it will remove the residue and restore towels' soaking power. In the future, avoid detergents with fabric softener when washing towels.

Fast Frame Fix

Picture frame

Give a plain white frame a facelift by wrapping tape around the edges. Fun patterns give a plain frame design-worthy appeal

Reuse, Rethink,Recraft

Glass bottles

Recycle a smooth glass bottle that formerly held your flavored tea or iced coffee. Cover the bottle with thick strips of colored tape, then layer thinner strips in complementary hues

Schooled in Style

Spice up boring notebooks with decorative tape. Here, a spare notebook is decorated in a plaid pattern. For a personalized look, tape magazine clippings, concert tickets, or other special cutouts to the cover

Adapted Entry Bench

Entryway storage

A skinny bookcase flipped on its side is augmented with wheels to make a mobile piece of furniture for the front entry. Outfitted with a cushion and pillows, it introduces an inviting spot to slip on shoes and stash pet supplies. Pair the bench with a few decorative hooks to hang jackets and bags. Vary the level of the hooks to accommodate younger and shorter members of the family.

Passing Through

entry hallway
Passing Through

To keep your entry free of clutter, place a console table and a row of hooks near the door to keep personal items off the floor. Choose a table with drawers or shelving for baskets so you can assign spots for each family member and still have room for guests

Friendly and Functional Entries

A Place to Hang Your HatA Place to Hang Your Hat

A wooden piece of architectural salvage takes this entryway from cluttered to customized. Leave the texture of the piece in its original state or paint it to suit your decor, then add a towel bar. Hang S-hooks from the bar to catch purses, backpacks, hats, jackets, and reusable shopping bags. Get organized with buckets to gather small items such as sunscreen, pet leashes, or gardening tools

Saturday, September 3, 2011

September's Thought of the Month

Sometimes all the persistence in the world simply can't amount to the value of patience.


Related Posts with Thumbnails