I’m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies + toasted pumpkin seeds

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies + toasted pumpkin seeds

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Every year I make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies... because I love pumpkin... and I love chocolate. I got this recipe from cooks.com
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 c. pumpkin
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. oil
1 egg
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. milk
1 c. chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
Dissolve baking soda in milk; set aside. In large bowl add pumpkin, sugar, oil, and egg; stir until combined. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda mixture. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and vanilla. Spoon onto cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees 10 to 12 minutes or until done. 

Now to the pumpkin seeds...
We carved pumpkins the other day so I whipped up some toasted seeds.

Ok, ok I know these pumpkin seeds look like they have been burnt to a crisp, but they weren't. I cleaned and dried the seeds, tossed them in EVOO and then tossed them in cinnamon sugar. I cooked them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. Then I tossed them in a little cocoa powder. The cocoa powder makes them look burnt, but I think they were pretty good.

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inspirational wood art

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