Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I Can Can, Can You?

This last month has been busy, but uneventful at the same time...does that make sense?
I have been doing a lot of canning, so far I have done peaches, green beans, spaghetti sauce and stewed tomatoes. I still have tons more tomatoes and am planning on making some more sauce and some salsa. I also will be doing apple sauce very shortly, and maybe some apple pie filling.
I put up my Halloween Decorations. I change this planter shelf for each season and try to make most of the other things in my house year round decorations because it's easier on me.
I have a lot of really cute fall/Halloween stuff. This shelf is very busy, I guess my fall stuff may start to expand beyond my "seasonal shelf."
My friend Janae at Thoughts In Vinyl has her craft group this Friday and I am trying to decide if I have more room for fall/halloween crafts, but they are so cute I will probably do them because I can't resist!
This witch one may be my very favorite!
Janae is also doing a give-a-way right now, so go enter!
Here is the whole effect...too busy?
Besides canning and putting up decorations we have been doing the school/homework/reading thing, going to soccer games and practice, ballet 3 days a week, piano lessons (and trying really hard to fit practicing in, sorry Natalie) and heading down to BYU for football games. Also, (I guess I should take pictures and do a post about this) I run a Bountiful Baskets site. It's nice to be back in a routine, but I feel like there isn't anything interesting to blog about because we do the same thing day-to-day.


Nat said...

Your crafty decorations are so cute! My wanting to be crafty side fights with my minimalist side; minimalist side almost always wins.

I'm jealous of your cans. Someday I will have a garden and do lots of canning.

Don't worry about the practicing (though it always helps). Now that Jakob is taking lessons, I realize how hard it is to remember to get him to practice every day.

Janae -- Thoughts in Vinyl said...

Thanks for the post! I love the witch decoration too...both the word and the one that Zoe does. I would love to decorate my plant shelf with seasonal crafts...I just need to buy a ladder first.

Shaunna said...

You don't blog more often because your daily routine isn't very interesting? No, you don't blog more often because you're busy putting the rest of us homemakers to shame! Seriously, Christy, I don't know anybody who does the artist, chef, wife, mother, entrepreneur thing better than you do. You make me want to be my better self. Good job. Love your family picture, too.

James and Tricia Thomas said...

I cannot believe how much you have canned!!! It's soooooo much work!!! I love all your fall deco's they are soooo cute!!! I think it looks great!

Emily said...

I'm so jealous that I never learned to can anything!!

And yes, you're amazing.

The American Homemaker said...

Looks like a lot of work canning! Love the Halloween decor :)