Sunday, October 14, 2012

Favorite Things~ Fall 2012 Edition

Just a few of my Fall Favorites:
Gold Canyon Candles: Gingerbread House (no longer available)
And Subway Art
Colette @ My Computer is My Canvas has some super cute
This nail polish, well the color at least.
The polish itself was thick and globby, but I persevered anyway.
Now I have orange toenails, with a black crackle overlay...
That look like they were done by a 2 year old.
*Persevered: "Continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no indication of success".

This dish scrubby. Made from tulle/netting. Best scrubby I have ever used. I love that I can throw them in the dishwasher or the washer & they don't unravel.
I have got to learn to crochet (better) so I can make these.
*See Above

One of my favorite kitchen tools!
I have wanted one of these For.Ev.Er.
There's a funny story behind how I finally ended up with it. I'll have to share that another time.
(Recipe using that grated cheese...coming soon! YUMMY!)

Seeing this jars filled with yummy goodness.
I didn't get much canning done, but we are loving what I did get done.
The grape juice is totally amazing. So very, very good!
I hope to get a bigger harvest next Fall because everyone loves this stuff!

I love this stuff!
A friend suggested I try it with my kids & it is seriously awesome! Has made a huge difference with Shane!
He had a strange virus this year, right after school started & he missed 5 days of school.
(We were concerned that it was something serious as the symptoms he had looked like Juvenile Arthritis or even something more serious, but thankfully turned out to be some weird virus).
I remembered I had a bottle of these chews still, and had him start taking them.
He takes 1 a day, and then if I know he has been exposed to something, I have him take 2 a day for a few days. Last year, he was hardly sick at all. That's a big improvement from the year before!
I also am doing an Attendance Reward program with him that has helped too (not with the sickness, but with his attendance and tendency to miss school for minor ailments).

A little Halloween fun with picmonkey.
My kids think I'm crazy! :)

Beautiful Autumn colors.
Haven't the leaves just been brilliant this year?
We took a drive again yesterday & the colors are still going strong!

Happy Fall!


  1. I'd love to see a picture of your orange and black crackle nails. We tried that with my daughter and obviously didn't PERSEVERE enough because they did not work. :)

  2. You need to post the picture of your nails!

    I love your Subway art. Cute!
    Looks like your Fall is busy.
    I'd love to learn to crochet the scrubby. I love those things.

  3. The color of the fall leaves in Utah are exquisit.(hmmm, did I even spell that right??...tee,hee)
    oh well
    We get yellow leaves, and a FEW orange, but none of that beautiful reds. Not here in Alberta. I miss that.
    Fall offers us so many wonderful things.

  4. I love picmonkey. Can you tell me how the person made that with tulle/netting? I want to make one of those. The jars of canning look beautiful. I wish I was brave enough to give canning a try.:)

  5. I am a bad Mormon woman who has not canned anything for years. Seriously.

    I love Fall!

  6. My Mom makes me crocheted scrubbies out of tulle and I love them! And salad shooters are so nice. I have never had one, but my friend loves hers.

  7. You have great taste, Valerie!

    I need to learn to make those scrubbies! Seriously, they look awesome.

    I'm glad everything turned out okay with Shane! Poor kid! I think that if I really knew how many crazy viruses there were out there, I might not be able to leave my house. Ignorance is bliss in this area...