On my holiday back in the States, I’ve been doing more work than I had imagined. Every day I’ve taken on the challenge of cleaning my sister’s house and her kids’ bedrooms (it’s a terrifying thought – I know). But…it’s been fantastic! For a whole month, all I get to do is organise, bake and hang out with children.
We’ve baked quite a bit since I’ve been home. This little guy has been learning how to bake my autumn muffins (or to him cupcakes – let’s keep that secret between us). It was a nice start to the week tasting a little banana with cinnamon and cloves.
Later in the week, we used up my Uncle Larry’s home-grown apples for apple and peach pie. I am a die hard fan of the Annie Eats pie crust recipe and for filling, I went off of a few apple pie recipes. If you have allergies to dairy, it works to swap out the butter with vegetable oil.
As the week went on and more cleaning occurred, I decided thrifting was going to be a must do. I went off one day in search of a chore chart (check), red fabric for bedroom curtains (check), bathroom decoration (check), and a toothbrush holder (check). The bathroom decoration came to me during afternoon coffee with a friend. I spotted a black wreath and was in awe. It’s so simple and I love to be festive!
It was time to get crafty! I had some assistance on spray painting the leaves black – he was even better at spray painting glitter on than me! Then I intertwined the leaves into the cage while my 10-year-old nephew shot baskets directly above my head. Yes, I could have moved, but that would mean moving all of my supplies and that just wouldn’t do.
After a couple hours the project was complete. Now the large space in the bathroom has a pretty little cage full of leaves.
Now as this week begins, I’m working on another bedroom that has more DIY projects ahead of itself. So a month off from theatre isn’t so bad. I still get to be crafty and I must say we’re eating well here with all the baked goods and crockpot dishes. This Fall is turning out pretty good. Oh! I haven’t even mentioned the homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes…oh, well we’ll save that for next week!
Tierney’s DIY Chair: Thrift Store Gold
Apple Pie Recipe: Spiced Bourbon Peach-Apple Pie