Monday Morning Review

Happy Monday!  What a great day it is.  I hope everyone out there in Blog land had a fabulous weekend!!  Our weekend was spectacular.  Mainly, because our Grand-daughter (actually Ron's grand-daughter, my grand-daughter in my heart) participated in her FIRST 2010 Miss Teen San Antonio Pageant and was named 3rd runner up in her category.  We are all so proud and it was so much fun to be able be there for the big event.  She is such an incredible young woman. 

 

 

 

Our favorite place to stop on the way to San Antonio is Buc-ee's.  It is a convenience store with the best bathrooms.  The individual stalls are tiled in and they are oh so private.  I love it!  Not to mention the fact that they have very witty signs.

 

 

This Easiest Mini Pie Recipe caught my eye on At Home with Kim Vallee .  Maybe because I haven't had breakfast yet!  What a great way to use those extra apples and NO crust making!  We will be making those today so I'll let you know how they come out.

the easiest mini apple pie recipe :: no baking skills necessary

Here is a picture of our Fall mantle decorating.  It isn't designer, but it is us.  I love the QVC Flameless Candles.  No flame, so they are safe for children.  They also have a timer, so no remembering to turn them on or off.  That may come in handy now that the days will be getting shorter.  As long as you have batteries (I recommend the rechargeable batteries) you have candlelight!  The Nate Berkus Flameless candles are on sale at HSN.  I haven't surfed around, but there may be some great deals on flameless candles floating around the web. 

Making a framed monogram picture like this one is easy.  Pick your favorite font, surround it with words that describe your family, print and frame.  Easy and inexpensive, especially if you already have a frame on hand.

Oh and to the right of the mantle you can see the Pumpkin Pie Potpourri project I did.  It was easy and really does make the house smell yummy.  I would advise extreme caution when cutting the lid and the holes...those little pumpkins are hard!

Do you have anything special you do to decorate for fall?