Monday, October 7, 2013

Lea's Apple Prayer Bread Recipe

  (Ceramic bowl made by Jessica in 2002- high school pottery class!)

 I finally found the Apple Prayer Bread recipe. I had hoped to find it on Leas blog or saved on one of my computers, that way I could give you the link or copy and paste. But I only found my original hard copy. So I just took a photo of it for you. (Someday I will retype it, but it's just so charming directly from Lea, a dear friend at the blog, "Shabby Olde Potting Shed".)

She lines her loaf pans with cinnamon sugar before pouring the batter in them.  This makes a sweet and tasty crust!

I'm posting this via my iPhone and I have a lot to learn on posting this way. to insert links. I'll just come back on my big girl computer to do that.  {{edited 10/8/13--completed!}}

On Saturday after I uploaded the .2 iPhone iOS (I had already done ios7) my phone crashed and I lost everything. Note to self- use the iCloud! I rebuilt everything except my contacts. So if you get a chance and know me... Please send me your contact information! (Or there will be no more random surprises from me! Lol)  
{{edit note 10/8/13--"Billy" at Apple was fantastic to help me recover my contacts, some photos and more.  Fabulous phone help! Also, the AT&T folks recovered my voice message system, too!   Can you say now I use iCloud??!!!}}

Have a blessed day and remember:
   Everyday Counts!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

FALL-ing Deeper

I'm falling completely into the season!
             Here's just a few of the reasons....
-- Love the crispy nights when we can burn wood in our woodstove; I also enjoy the simple process of cutting and splitting firewood

--Love seeing all the apple trees all around loaded with abundant fruit
         (loved reading someone in the paper offering apples for anyone that wants to come pick)

--Love our McIntosh apple tree, also loaded

--Love decorating our porch and our entryway with signs, pumpkins, sunflowers and more
(notice the wooden slate wall hanging...we found it last year on the beach after a storm!  I let it dry out for's perfect for the entry way)

--Love making Lea's "Apple Prayer Bread"  (this is my FAVORITE bread recipe)
                      will add when I find it!

--Love that the new season of my favorite show has begun (Amazing Race--though I missed the very first show because of a big storm we had which knocked out our power for two nights in a row, about 8 hours each night)...and did you know? I've always wanted to be a contestant on Amazing Race!

--Love that fall is salmon season and I caught one already (in our bay from our boat)

--Love that we live less than 5 minutes from the slough where I can fish from the bank for salmon (one of my goals this year is to catch one from the bank--not happening...yet!)

--Love that I don't feel guilty for sitting on the couch after dinner (as opposed to summer nights were we tend to stay outside until the sun sets, which is close to 10 PM on the longest days here)...or just make crafts, like this "Booo" pillow I made for Jessica (our daughter) was inspired by the Pottery Barn "Booo" pillow

--Love shopping trips with the girls...JFF  (just for fun)

--Love that I can get serious about crafting Christmas gifts now; in fact, I'd better get with it as Christmas is now 82 days from now!   WHAT IS IT NOW?  CHECK YOURSELF!

--Love visits from the grandchildren, including the special weekend they stayed with us!

Goodness gracious....there was so much more I'd love to post, but have run out of time!
Please enjoy each and every day, love your family and be kind!
Blessings, Heidi