Sleep a little longer this weekend! Don’t forget to turn back your clocks – Sunday November 7th @ 2am
It seems that I’m up to my elbows in apples. This is apple time of the year and with the weather getting cooler, it’s a perfect combination to bake me some apples desserts!
I’ve been trying all different recipes, here was one of our favorite – German Apple Cake – Yum! I may bake this delight for Thanksgiving….
Recipe from allrecipes.com ~~ CLICK ~~
This cake didn’t last very long. Although, with 5 kids, no morsel of food lasts very long around here!
Autumn in Pawling NY…
Here are some Fall photos taken during Realtor Open House Day last week in Pawling NY -
Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – Pumpkins! So much to do with Pumpkins this time of the year. Use them for cooking and baking, carving and decorating, use them in Fall Fest games, grow and compete with them… so much to do with this gourd-like squash!
Baking Pies in the Fall warms the kitchen and my belly! Apple and Pumpkin are my favorite…
A Spooky Halloween… with help from:
- 7 Real Life Haunted Houses ~ HGTV’s FrontDoor
- 5 Haunted Towns ~ HGTV’s FrontDoor
- Halloween Central ~ Martha Stewart
and from FrontDoor.com – Tips for Living in a Haunted House… say what?
|Real Estate Top 10|
|Tips for Living in a Haunted House|
|Who you gonna call? Get advice on living with ghosts from the paranormal pros featured on HGTV’s House Haunters.|
Caramel Apples Drizzeled with Chocolate and Coconut – recipe from KraftFoods.com
Fall is a great time to winterize your home with the help of HGTVpro.com
Apple Season is Here!
Here are some great apple recipes from FoodNetwork.com
Flickr Foto Fun Friday – Fall!
Here are some beautiful Fall pics from Flickr.com -
Why do leaves change color in the Fall? Find out from About.com -
Touchdown Chili recipe from allrecipes.com…
A perfect meal to warm up and watch some football!
Fall Cleanup Inside & Out from Home Depot…
Fall Gardening with HGTV…
Tips for Selling a Home in the Fall ~
While Fall isn’t the hardest time for selling homes, it also isn’t the easiest. Here are 10 tips from HGTV’s FrontDoor.com
My Life as a Realtor ~
Thanksgiving has once again – come and gone – and so have the 2 turkey’s I made!
Today was lots of catching up both with work and things at home. Also, I have started my Christmas shopping – Yahoo! I ordered a few things from QVC - I LOVE THEM!!! Really! They have competitive prices – easy pay (which on many of their items, they will split your payments into 2 – 3 – 4 easy payments) and I really like how they demonstrate each item.
Joe has also started to put up some of the Christmas lights indoors while I put away some of our Thanksgiving/Fall decor.
Surprisingly, the kids are busy with the fish tank. Yesterday, David and Jonathan changed some of the water in our tank and some of our fish died – so today, David went to PetCo and is really getting into caring for the tank – thank goodness!! It’s one less thing for me to have to worry about.
For this Flickr Foto Fun Friday Post – I have chosen some fantastic photographs of Thanksgiving Day!
Fall colors all around… *Micky – Flickr.com
Veggie & Cheese Platter awaiting guests… Plutor – Flickr.com
Lots of Cooking and Baking… Jessicafm – Flickr.com
A Glass of Wine or 2… Robert S. Donovan – Flickr.com
Table is all set and ready to give Thanks… basykes – Flickr.com
Thanksgiving Feast!… xybermatthew – Flickr.com
Pumpkin & Pecan Pie… Cameron Nordholm – Flickr.com
Here are some great fotos from friends on Flickr of Fall! Hey, say that a few times!
basykes – Flickr.com
Pink Sherbert Photography – Flickr.com
shelley_ginger – Flickr.com
peasap – Flickr.com
joyosity – Flickr.com
Jan Tik – Flickr.com
www.Flickr.com – It’s awesome!
My Life as a Realtor ~
Not a very busy day today – mostly catching up with e-mails and paper work since I was out all day yesterday. Still working on trying to get my clients closing to happen for this week – and getting all ready for an inspection tomorrow.
The weather is quickly changing – it’s cooler and windy – Fall is in the air with Winter on its heels – Oh, how I hate the cold. Although, it is nice living in the Northeast and being able to go through all 4 seasons. My least favorite being winter! Once the holidays are over – and the crisp, clean snow is just dirt and sand mush – and… we’ve hit over $2,000 in oil expense to heat our home - I’m DONE with Winter and long for Spring! Sorry – I’m just venting.
Well, again – Fall is here and Thanksgiving Day will be arriving soon. I’ve started planning my menu and I’d like to bake an Apple Cake. I think I may experiment with a few apples I have here…
My Life as a Realtor ~
FRIDAY!! Friday’s are my favorite day of the week – Oh… and Saturday’s too.
Today, lots of buzzing around – trying to confirm a closing for next week. For my buyers sake, I hope all goes well for them – I really, really do.
Our November Birthday’s have started – my niece, Kristin is 20 today – Hubby-hub’s is on Sunday – my brother-in-law, Richie, is on Tuesday – my youngest, Jonathan, is Wednesday – as well as my niece Isabella. Then, towards the end of the month, we have my other niece, Anna Carolina and my mom! Lots of partying and… CAKE!
Took a photo of the back yard – can’t believe the leaves are almost completely fallen, now we have a better view of the stream and when the deer come to frolic in the woods.
I’m in the mood to bake… Pumpkin Muffins!
Wyscan – Flickr.com
Halloween is over – but Fall is still here and soon Thanksgiving Day will be upon us. With cooler days and Pumpkins galore – what better time to bake some Pumpkin Muffins – CLICK – here to view recipe from … www.FoodNetwork.com
Norwichnuts – Flickr.com
My Life as a Realtor ~
A catch-up day – both with home and work.
Took this pic on my way home
Fall is definitely here – days are growing shorted, leaves changing color and I’m back to wearing turtle necks!
Pillsbury’s Topsy-Turvy Apple Pie- Mmm – Mmm Good!
Pink Sherbet Photography – Flickr.com
With Fall upon us, that means apple picking! Fall also means cooler weather – perfect for baking. So try this recipe from Pillsbury - Brown Sugar, Pecans and Apples – a match made in Heaven!
My Life as a Realtor ~
Today is Bunco Day! The gals and I have been on summer break, but will resume our monthly Bunco Friday Game Night tonight. But first, lots of work – both at home and at work.
Bunco Night – Table # 1
Can’t believe that Fall is here!
Academy Granite & Marble – Samples
American Granite & Stone – Danbury, CT
We also stopped at Car City in Danbury to view some cars for Joe. Then hometo eat dinner – David made pork loin, mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables – Mmmmm!
Martha Stewarts ~ 60 Days of Summer ~ CLICK ~ is just what I need to keep the feeling of summer going well into the Fall months.
rusvaplauke – Flickr.com
Lots of these great summer sides dishes will go wonderfully with roasts and baked foods that we will all soon be making more of as the Fall weather arrives.
thebittenword.com – Flickr.com
Boy is it COLD outside! Yesterday, I showed a home in Brookfield, CT – nice, cozy - warm cape. My clients took their time and checked everything out – the way viewing homes should be. Then we made our way into Danbury, CT- Brrrr!!! We viewed two Foreclosures – with no HEAT!! Both had been winterized so that the pipes wouldn’t freeze – too bad I did! By the second home, my toes and hands were numb and my nose was running – but I couldn’t feel it! I DON’T know how people work outdoors - like my husband.
My state of mind says it’s only November and technically we are still in the Fall season – but – Mother Nature seems to want winter here – NOW! So, lesson learned for me – time to wear a winter coat – scarf – warm boots AND bring something warm to drink for me and my clients!
Halloween – shortened for “All Hallows’ Eve” – has been around for centuries and is one of the most popular and enjoyed holidays of the year.
For some “Creepy” fun, check out the Headless Horseman site – I dare you!
And I Double Dare you to read the 6 Terrifying Tales of Halloween on About.com
A great site with lot’s of Halloween and Fall info – PUMPKIN PATCHES AND MORE.ORG – like…
- Halloween Traditions and Celebrations Around the World
- How to Choose a Pumpkin for Halloween
- How to Carve an Elaborate Pumpkin Design, Easily!!
- How to Make Pumpkin Pie – From a Real Pumkin, Not a Can!
- Tips for a Safe Halloween… and more!
Hmmm?? Wondering if I should “Dress Up” during my showing for the month of October?
I big “BOO” – I mean Thanks to GOOGLE IMAGERY and ClipArt.com
From SOUTHBEACHDIET.COM -
There is no concrete proof that “An apple a day will keep the doctor away”- although, apples do provide respectable amounts of fiber, some vitamin C, potassium and quercetin – a flavonoid that may help protect against heart disease.
Did you know? There are over 7,000 varieties of apples available worldwide. Some are better for baking while others are better for eating. Try sliced apples with peanut butter – Yummy!
When buying – avoid wrinkled, bruised or soft apples.
Storing apples in the refrigerator will keep them fresh for up to 3 months. But, before eating – always wash skin thoroughly!
This is the time for apples – so much can be done with them – CARMEL APPLE CAKE - CARMEL APPLES - A DOUBLE APPLE MOJITO - APPLE PANCAKES - and we can’t forget the All American APPLE PIE. Thanks to THE FOODNETWORK.COM
Now is the perfect time to go apple picking - have fun on the farm and …
enjoy apples and use them to decorate around your home – or – during a get together, try apple dunking – maybe after a double apple mojito!
And don’t forget, if your selling your home, have a pot of apple cider cooking on the stove for a wonderful fragrance or bake some apple muffins- Mmmm!
It’s Fall and there’s still lot’s of gardening to be done besides raking leaves! LOWE’S has helpful ideas for “Digging In” during Autumn’s cool days. What a great time to garden - no bugs, no heat and no sweat!
If selling your home during the Fall season, it’s important to keep the yard neat and inviting by raking and decorating the yard with mums and pumpkins - and don’t forget to bring some of these fall items inside the home too!
Thanks to GOOGLE IMAGERY and ClipArt.com
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