To Live and to Love

Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Deuteronomy 30:19-20.

Almost a Big Sister September 20, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsschrage @ 2:14 pm

Starting Friday, Samantha will have to start setting the example as Big Sis. According to how I found her this morning in her crib, I am not certain she is up to the challenge. But now we know she has figured out zippers and clothing removal. Thank goodness for the cloth diaper or that would have been gone too!



Ready For Fall

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsschrage @ 1:51 pm

I saw some cute fall pillows somewhere recently and decided that I’m not too old for seasonal interior decorations. Ha ha. I pulled out my wicker pumpkin last week and my hubby surprised me with an adorable ceramic owl. So why not add a throw pillow?


I found this boring (and rather ugly) pillow on clearance at Target. So glad I waited on it because last week it was on sale for $5, yesterday I got it for $2.50! I had an orange sweater from Goodwill that I finally turned into felt and used cookie cutters (HA!) for pumpkin outlines. Added some knitted I-cord, a little embroidery and came up with this:


Who can't use a little pumpkin love in the living room?


Dinner Tonight September 15, 2011

Filed under: Cooking — mrsschrage @ 4:44 pm

I don’t normally post on food but tonight I am particularly pleased. It finally feels like fall in Western PA and soup seemed to be the best way to celebrate.

This is potato soup in bread bowls. I made mini loaves of “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” for the bowls and I am not sure why I never thought of it before. Now my mind is tasting all the potential combinations… Swedish Limpa Rye and pumpkin soup might be next!

I have other sewing/knitting projects on my mind but right now waiting on baby boy is taking up all my extra energy.