Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy October!!!

Happy October!!! Fall is here in my eyes when October finally comes..its my birthday month too..not that I'm counting those days of October! ehhem...

I love this pumpkin from Midwest Living..just simple leaves decoupaged to a white pumpkin...easy right?

I do feel like its time to do a little decorating now around the house..maybe even some baking..even if I have to chew gum the whole time so keep from cheating! heheeee

Its hard to believe I'm wishing you a happy weekend already! But, thanks again for stopping by! Love Ya! Mean it! Stephanie

P.S. I haven't made the pumpkin cheese cake squares yet..I'm on a diet people! Come on now! I'm living through you! I'm gonna try them for the family though..I really love them ya family that is....hehee

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares with Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares with Gingersnap Crust

Makes 24 squares prep time: 15 minutesbake time: 35 - 40 minutes

cooking spray
2 cups finely crushed Ginger Snap cookies
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
3 (8oz) packages of cream cheese, at room temperature
¾ cup sugar
1 can solid pack pumpkin puree
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 large eggs, beaten

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, combine gingersnap crumbs, and melted butter. Mix until crumbs resemble slightly wet sand. Press mixture into prepared pan. Place pan into refrigerator until filling is ready.
3. Place cream cheese, sugar, pumpkin, flour, pumpkin pie spice, and eggs into the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat until well incorporated.
4. Remove crust from the refrigerator. Pour pumpkin cheese mixture over prepared crust.
5. Bake for 35 - 35 minutes.
6. Allow squares to cool completely on wire rack. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or overnight. Cut into squares and serve.

AmazingMoms Tip
Use the base of a dry measuring cup to help you flatten crumbs into pan. This method helps keep your hands clean and creates a flatter, more even crust.
Stock up on extra cans of pumpkin puree when they are available. They keep well in your pantry and can be used for everything from desserts to pancakes. Take it from me, they aren’t so easy to find once the holidays are over and one never knows when a Pumpkin Cheesecake craving will strike!

This is from Enjoy!Thanks for stopping by! love ya mean it! Stephanie
I was just many of you readers do bazaar's? What do you make? And have you started your projects? Often around this time of year I think about doing a bazaar..but I never quite get to it..I think it would be fun to have a small one in my barn..but never have..Hmm doesn't it sound romantic? A Whispering Creek House Bazaar? It does sound like fun!Anyway..... When you go to a bazaar what is your favorite thing to buy? Do you go for ideas or to purchase? I love to see what people come up with at these things...its so fun! So there you are... a few questions for you today! thanks for stopping by!Love ya mean it! Stephanie

Monday, September 27, 2010

Hood River Fruit Loop

Good Monday morning! I thought I would do one more post of our day trip and leave ya a map in case you would like to try this day trip yourself!
The samples of food...

the great little stops..

and meeting new people...

seeing and feeling the beauty around us...

makes me want to go again!!!

If you can..take a day with YOUR family and spend time together....hope you had a great weekend! thanks for stopping by! Love ya mean it! Stephanie

Saturday, September 25, 2010

fruits on the loop

Hello! This is one of the farms we stopped at on our day with the kids...isn't it dreamy? I found some ideas I like and will keep in mind as I do my barn...Enjoy!

The ceiling is great..I already had Danny do this in our bathroom in the smells like cedar!

And looks like this too..rough and all I am loving the apple crates and the way they displayed their fruits and vegetables...

Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Thanks for stopping by! love ya mean it! Stephanie

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A new blog I love!!

I want to share this amazing blog I found with you! Go and look at this oh creative mom!!!! I hope it gives you gals with small babies ideas for your little ones! Check out Mila's Daydreams

Thanks for stopping by! Love ya mean it! Stephanie

One Fall Day...

Hello again! I wanted to share some photos I found of a little day trip my husband and I took with my two youngest about a few weeks ago..I'm so excited about Fall! Here is the last part of the trip..tomorrow I will share more..enjoy..
A little lavender shop where I spent 10 dollars on two bundles of lavender..this is the inside of the shop...quaint and homey...

Lotions, oils and pretty much anything you can use with lavender in... lives here..we even taste tested lavender tea..oh! it was soooo yummy....

A little sitting is a beautiful place to rest and relax..

Loving the flowers...


The kids under a grape arbor..

I thought these were fake but they were real!

the first fruit stand on the Fruit Loop..

Are you feeling Fall yet?

I love going on this day trip! We try to do it every's a little early... but we were really looking for something we could do with the kids that wouldn't cost alot..

So along with stopping at fruit farms and lavender farms we stopped at this playground and let them play..

This is the last part of our day..a photo of the majestic Molten end of a beautiful day with my little my three oldest wish they would have come!

Thanks for stopping by..more tomorrow as I try to inspire you for Fall! Thanks for stopping by and for all of your sweet comments on my last post about burlap! You sound as excited as I am about Fall!! love ya mean it! Stephanie

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 favorite fabric..

Hello! As I still have no communication between Mr. Computer and Miss Camera, I have looked around in my favorite pictures and I have found some favorites that I keep for ideas..while I am afraid I don't know the places I found these(I apologize..I usually get the site.. but can't find them..I would love to give credit where its due!) Burlap is one of the absolute favorites of mine to work with and using it around your home can really add a texture that is quite pleasing...I love the way it is draped above for a outdoor room.. and what a great way to drape it on your porch! (below) Romantic don't ya think? The fall is a great time to use it.. it holds up well in the weather and because its so rugged you can shape it and mold it around things like posts and so I will be using it at the harvest party this excited for that..I really hope I can get my camera to work..I wont be able to buy a new one right hurts to say that! But, I know it will work out somehow..I had such big plans such as taking classes but I guess it will have to wait..
..I hope your September is getting you excited for baking and crafting! And that your doing lots of it! Thanks for stopping by! Love ya! mean it! Stephanie

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dessert anyone?

Hey there! I found a great way to help those sweet cravings..have you seen this? Wrigley's Extra Dessert Delights GUM!!! Yes! GUM!!!! Only 5 Calories each piece! Sugar free and I'm not kidding..... it tastes just like a dessert! Today, I bought the Key Lime Pie!!! Hallelujah! I can eat dessert with out the guilt!!! Run! Dont walk! I found mine at Walmart! Treat yourself! It's great and they have all different kinds of flavors that are coming in October! So exciting! Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by! Love ya mean it! Stephanie

P.S. Mr. Computer and Miss Camera are still fighting..its like Gone with the Wind over here...drama ,drama, drama!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hello there! I'm stopping in myself to let you know that Mr.Computer and Miss Camera are in a spat...I'm trying to work with them..but really ...they are being unreasonable (between you and me)...Miss Camera is being a little shall we say...temperamental? She refuses to upload photos to share with all of you..Mr.Computer isn't even acknowledging her and I am at my wits end with these may not be all their fault I admit..I have my hands in this a little.. if I'm being honest..but what am I to do? I have such limited knowledge about what Mr.Computer wants of me..I learn more about him everyday but still, I feel like he doesn't really get me..ya know? Miss Camera may be in need of a little TLC..she has been dropped on her head so many times there is a crack in her window..poor thing..if only she would listen to me when I scream at her about her lack of battery power and her oh so slow functions..I whisper sweet nothings in her ear to make her work but alas..she is so stubborn...only when SHE is ready can we can anything done...I am not even kidding her..I'm trading her up if she doesn't knock this stuff off....Mr. Computer is grinning..hehheee... me too.....I hope to get them speaking to each other the mean time, I will have to do some posts on other things..yes, Miss Camera... that is a threat...hmmmm. Thanks for stopping by! Love ya mean it Stephanie