Bonfires and Bluejeans

Randoms from my spot next to the fire

Apples, Shopping, and Football

on September 14, 2013

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Saturdays are probably my favorite day of the week…especially when we have nothing official on the books for plans. Today was one of those kinds of days. Nothing planned, but lots of great things going on with the family.
When we moved in to the yellow house, we inherited an apple tree in the front yard. Last year, due to the drought conditions, we didn’t get any good fruit off the tree. This year though we had enough rain to make up for the last 5 years of droughts. Which means lots. Of. Apples.
Because we got two big ‘ol 5 gallon buckets full of apples, I went to scouring the Internet for ideas. So far, we’ve made apple butter and pumpkin apple butter. Tomorrow will be homemade apple sauce and the guts for apple pie. Holy moly the house smells so good! It is fall heaven in here, y’all! I had a cute little helper learning how to properly hold a knife. She did pretty good, despite how nervous it made me.
When all the apples are cooked and canned, I will try and do a post about the process. Depending how it all turns out. 🙂
While the girl and I were working hard, the boys ran ’round doing boy man things. That left the girl and I to go to the best place on earth. And no, the circus wasn’t in town. We went to Ulta! We love hanging out and trying out all the samples. One of my favorite things is to teach her all the little tips and tricks that beauty contains. It’s one of our favorite bonding activities. Deep down i hope she’ll remember our times together, especially when she starts developing her own style. Here she is trying to figure out how much she has to spend…

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After fun runnin’ around town, we all met up again for supper and football. Out beloved Cowboys hit the field after a particularly trying week, but the drama seems to have only fueled their fire. Supper consisted of using a pressure cooker (!) for the first time. Ever. Whipping up a Mississippi roast to make sandwiches…depending on how successful the reviews, I’ll share the info in a later post. Needless to say the smells of supper and the apples cooking are beyond delicious!!
Here’s to your weekend being full of love, relaxation and incredible smells too. How did you spend your Saturday?
Yours,
Jennifer

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