Thursday, August 26, 2010

Apple season is here!

It's Apple season in North Carolina!
 I love apples!
 Eating them, picking them
 and making yummy recipes with them.
Like this one from my most favorite place in
the North Carolina mountains--
Asheville...the Grove Park Inn!
If you have never gotta go!
There's so much to see...
the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway

Biltmore Estate

it really is something to see and Fall is the best time!
So back to the recipe...
Here it is...hope you enjoy it!

NC Apple Crisp w/ Walnuts & Bourbon

3/4 cup of oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tbs flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup butter - room temp

2 1/2 lbs apples
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tbs flour
1/4 cup bourbon
1/2 trsp cinnamon
2 tbs butter

Peel , Core and slice apples. Toss with sugar, flour & cinnamon.
Add Walnuts and Bourbon. Toss in mix.
Spread apple mixture into buttered 8 x 8 baking pan
Evenly spread crumb topping over
Bake @ 350 approximately 35 minutes
or until top is golden & apples are tender.
Serve Warm.
Delicious with Ice Cream!!


I'm hoping to spend this Saturday in the NC Mountains....
What are you planning for your weekend?

Have a blessed day!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hannah's Big Day!

Hi All!
Just a few pics of Hannah's Birthday party..
.everyone had a great time!
Ms Hannah loved it all!
the little ones ( and the big ones) really enjoyed painting the little fairy houses!!
Hannah's finished masterpiece....

It was a fun filled day!!
Happy Birthday again My Sweet little Hannah!
MiMi Loves you so much!!

Till next time...back to the craft room!!
Lots of work to do on the shows coming up!

Happy Saturday

Thursday, August 12, 2010

August Celebrations!!

This month I'm celebrating with lots of family and friends... babies... lots of fun times!
Last weekend we celebrated with my niece Kayla for her 18th Birthday.
 A very special friend, Steph, celebrated her birthday as well the week before.
Yesterday I got the call that my sweet cousin, Beth and her husband Casey
 were blessed with a new baby boy, Ethan Scott!
 Sandra and Jack also had a special Anniversary this week!
 Congrats to great friends!!!
This week brings my niece , Emma's 2nd birthday  and also
my GrandDaughter , Hannah's, 2nd Birthday...
two big parties this weekend!!
 I feel so blessed that I have so many loved ones around me to celebrate with!
These really are special times ....
I've been really busy with all the prepartions for Hannah's Enchanted Fairy Party, I'll post pics soon.
I'll be ready for a beach vaca next week!!!
with my sweetie! Can't wait!!!
 Celebrations will continue at the beach with....
Lauren ( my other daughter) turning 23 on the 18th and
a very special Birthday with Ben ( my sweetie's Step Father)
who will celebrate his 89th birthday.....Good Times!!!
so.....I'll take a little down time with the kids at the beach.....
 and then... return to dive full force
 into the preparations for the
Fall Shows Sandra & I  have planned.
 Lots of sewing, painting and jewelry making to be done.
I have so many projects on my I gotta get busy!
Hope you have a fantastic weekend and enjoy these last days of summer!!

Happy Times!!!
Tammy :-)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Summer Sale!!!

It's surely the Dog Days of Summer Now...almost 100 today here in Charlottte with heat index of 105!! Geez !!
Feels like a SALE to me!!
SO....Sandra and I are having a sale in our booth this month,
 then we are  re-designing with new displays and new "old" stuff for the Fall!
 Linconlton's Annual Apple Festival is in September so we're shooting for that event to have as much finished as possible. We are both working on projects for the Big Sale at her home in November.
 It's always a good time!
Her Mom, Peggy, the Magnificent Baker has homemade SourDough Bread, Jams, Pecan Pies, Cakes , Fudge, Peanut Brittle and tons of other goodies for sale!!
We're planning on adding a Vintage Goods Area to the show this year as well. More on all that later....
I'm still working on the Enchanted Fairy Party...just about to have it all together!! I can't wait to post pics!
I'm thinking I'll miss Metro Expo this weekend...just TOO MUCH on my plate. I need a little break!
AND...maybe another trip to the beach before the end of August!!

With Sweet Hannah....
Just can't believe summer is coming to an end...:-(
Till next time dear ones...
Have a great weekend!!