Saturday, November 5, 2011

Last Weekend

What a difference a week makes!
This time last week, we were being blanketed by an early snow storm.
 Autumn turned to winter overnight.
 Life came to a standstill around here.
 Activities were cancelled.
 Parties were postponed.
Leaf-heavy tree limbs were snapping like twigs and pulling down power lines.
 We made the best of it and tried out a new recipe from this lady.
3 ingredient Pumpkin bread (we made it in a Bundt pan).
Recipe: Mix 1 box of spice cake mix with one can of pumpkin and 1 1/2 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice.
Bake and Eat!
 We got cozy by the fire, which was a good thing because the power went out.
 I took some spooky Halloween photos of our dark house.
The night of 'forced' togetherness wasn't so bad.
 In fact it was pretty special.
This weekend there's no trace of snow, Autumn is back and we are all busy with our own things and going off in a different directions. I'm glad I have these photos to remember last weekend.
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Aspiring New Moms said...

Beautiful pictures. Snow, pumpkin bread, fuzzy perfect! I am your newest follower via Welcome Wednesday Hop. Please follow back if you get a chance at

Splendid Little Stars said...

It looks like you made the best of it! Fires and family time and pumpkin bread!
We had snow once when the leaves were still on the trees. not a good thing!

Love Of Quilts said...

So glad you a fire. Pumpkin bread sounds good my hubby will like it. Trish

My Journey With Candida said...

All that snow and your pictures makes me think of the song, Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire...

We only got a little spit of snow then. This weekend was just beautiful.... Must be Indian Summer.

High Street Cottage said...

It got much more chilly here in California too, but it can't compare. The weather has been just crazy lately for some parts of the US. Glad it's back to Fall for you, lovely home, by the way, :)

Fishtail Cottage said...

Coming over from Show Off Your Cottage Monday...loving those snowy pics! & the last one w/your feet by the fire! xoox, tracie

Skylar Magazine said...

So pretty. Sounds like it was pretty cozy. I'm Sarah, I am now following you from the Follow Us Monday Morning hop. I would love for you to stop by and follow back. Thanks and have a wonderful Monday.

Cindy said...

Hello Heather,
I'm visiting from Outdoor Wednesday. Your photos are beautiful - even though I'm not quite ready for snow (not that we have much of a choice in the matter, do we? lol) Oh, your fireplace looks so cozy! I so wish I had one. I'm a new follower!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

oh, this is a lovely post. I especially like toasting your slippers by the fire. Hopefully this was after baking that lovely cake...what a way to go. You made the most of a day of extremes. Here we are experiencing a rather sultry Spring with very warm and humid days and late thunderstorms. The nights have been hot too. Not looking forward to summer; while you move on into the deep freeze.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Fall can be so full of drama! I'm glad you have a fireplace. Your pictures look so cozy!

Anonymous said...

Oh man! I know snow is a pain, but it's just so pretty! Glad you enjoyed your forced looks so comfy cozy.

Pat said...

Love those snow photos, but all in all the combination of all photos really evokes the feeling of winter. SO nice.

Light and Voices said...

Snow, pumpkin bread, and a warm fire now that sounds cozy. Sorry to hear that your power went out.
Joyce M

Rhissanna said...

I found you on Faded Charm's White Wednesday (yes, I know today is only Tuesday).

You make the snow look so lovely and inside your home so cosy. I'm off to check out the pumpkin cake recipe!

Treasia said...

The snow is just beautiful. I love the cozy fireplace and the fuzzy slippers. Exactly what I would have done on that day. :)

Mary said...

As a Southern California girl, I am happy to not deal with the snow, but that doesn't mean I don't want to see pictures of it (especially beautiful photographs like yours) and just try to smell the cocoa.

Thanks for the diversion ~

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love your photos of the snow, especially the one of your roasting your tootsies in front of the fire. We don't get much snow in SC, and if we do, it's in Jan. or Feb.

Genie said...

This series of shots really does tell the story of your experience. Thank goodness for warm clothes and candles. Know you are glad things are finally getting back to normal...if that is possible. Sometimes I wonder what is normal this day and time. Wondeful collection of pictures. genie

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

What a perfect weekend!


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