Monday, October 25, 2010

Update, Yarn Wreaths, & a Slight Obsession with Pumpkin

We are now un-officially NUMBER 5!  Crazy!  I woke up early on Saturday morning and I panicked--remembering that I hadn't sent copies of my passport or FDL to AGCI yet.  Ahhh...but, all is well today. :)

A fun little craft that I've been doing to keep my hands busy is the "Yarn Wreath."  My two "creations."

And, pumpkin is my latest indulgence.  I'm sipping a decaf pumpkin spice coffee (with cream and sugar) right now.  And for lovers of the pumpkin and chocolate combination--check out these recipes (I have no pictures of the finished product, because, quite frankly, they don't last very long around here)...

Take a box of this--

Substitute pumpkin puree for the oil. Stir in some mini chocolate chips.  Then top with this cream cheese mixture (I half it).

8 oz softened cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
dash of salt
1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips (yum---more chocolate!)

Bake as directed for muffins.

OR if you prefer a little more chocolate to pumpkin--try these super-easy Pumpkin Swirl Brownies.  Perfect for a cool autumn day special treat. :)


  1. I have been hearing for years (since I retired) that I have way too much time on my hands because of my projects. I am sending that comment on to you Gini!!!!!

  2. Love the wreaths, though.

  3. Yum! And I am so excited for you to get your call :)

  4. those wreaths look great!

    TOP FIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!