Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pumpkins- Edible or Not We Love Pumpkins

October is fast upon leaving us can you believe it just over a week it is Halloween. I have you made your way to the Pumpkin Patch or decided to have the gorgeous plastic pumpkin found at Michaels Craft Store. I have pumpkins everywhere just love the orange color. I started decorating on Labor Day weekend since I really don't care for scarey Halloween I have inviting Fall decor. Pumpkins are small, big and huge. Plastic, wood, tin, fabric and stitched it doesn't matter they all have a home here in my house and yard. I don't know which I like better oh yes I do the edible type. Today I ventured into our local Starbuck Coffee shop trying their new Pumpkin Spice Latte it was so YUMMY. I know every week I will be treating myself to a tall drink to warm my bones. My husband just does not know what he is missing drinking his instant Folgers with creamora along with 1 bag of sweet and low. Boring I tell him but no changing his mind not even one sip will he take of my fabulous tasting coffee.
I receive Betty Crocker emails for receipes every day I love them sometimes I stumble upon a fantastic tip or receipe to share today it was for roasting pumpkin seeds. What a great time to share this with you since Pumpkin carving is just around the corner.
Here is the link
Betty Crocker-How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
Please remember to scroll down for the comment area there were a few additional ideas to make the seeds taste even better.
Have a great Halloween enjoy making those costumes, carving the pumpkins and trick or treating with those you love.
I know I am looking forward to having family and friends over on Halloween night for Chili and Hot dogs with all the fixings. Desserts before we are off with all the grandchildren to show off their cute little costumes hoping for lots of candy.
This picture is 2010. Every year I am fortunate to have all the grandchildren have dinner with us then I go out in the neighborhood to trick or treat with them. I truly love this tradition ....

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Groups that help Promote Your Craft Business

Every day it gets closer to the holiday season most seasoned crafters are well ahead of the game. Their Christmas products are finished ready to put up on their web sites, facebook page or take to local craft shows these are the ones that I admire with a bit of envy but with a gentle bit of green showing. I know that Spring time I should be gathering my patterns checking out new ones and buying fabric but I get distracted by the beautiful outdoors with planting beckoning my name. I have a hard time staying indoors while I see the birds playing in the several birdbaths I have outside in our yard. Its like they want me to go outside smell the beautiful fresh air to search for my bulbs that I starting to peek up from the ground. I have made myself a promise to make a sign nothing fancy but big enough in my sewing room to remind me to start Holiday sewing.
Now this takes me to the title of my blog today I said I admire those that are prepared for the holiday season I see them on their blog pages. Oh those beautiful new products they have created. These wonderful ladies also share ideas how to make your crafting easier. Here is one site you must join TheHive
You join for free with many groups to chose from. I can't stress how wonderful this site is. I have met in cyberspace of course some of the nicest people. Here I learned how to add Pinterest button to my blog site. I asked the question on the board in a matter of days one of those special kind ladies was there to show me and others how. Her site is Sweetly Scrapped

I wanted to make sure you all go over to her facebook site let her know I sent you because she is wonderful. Her products are great too.
So today I am sharing a fantastic site for you all to join that will help you in many ways if its crafting for a business or just for you this site will be something you will need to add to your favorites.
Have a happy creating week - Stop by and visit me too at Our Creative Hands

just added more products for fall- the Christmas craft preview items are on our facebook fan page Our Creative Hands

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Problems with Blogspot

Hi my dear friends I have been having an error problem with posting comments... I want you all to know that I do read the comments appreciating each and every one of them.
I have contacted blogspot -Google about this problem for future use.
The holidays are upon us wanting to make sure that you are able to reach me if any questions my email is rachel@ourcreativehands.com  until this issue gets fixed please bear with me.
I always try to check into each of you my followers to see what you are up to I enjoy all the wonderful
blogs thank you for sharing....