Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Looks like we better be hurrying. Here is Brian and Caden getting their pumpkin ready for the blog. Brian, who is a self taught chef has created a special drink for the party. "Pumpkin Bubble Tea", it is so yummy-licious, Don't know what bubble tea is? Be sure to be at the party. Where has the time gone? I need a good witch to stop by and give a helping hand. Yes, I know, tomorrow is the 1st of October. I look forward to seeing you here. I will close for now. I have to go cut and glue and glitter to get ready for my guests.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fall is officially in full swing!

Okay, I admit it I am so excited I am about to bust my buttons. I have been so busy getting ready for the Halloween Blog Party that I can barely think about anything else. It is like cooking and cleaning and decorating before the in-laws come over. It is kind of like that. I spent today gathering new ideas for the blogs and taking pics to share with everyone and making sure that all of the people that want to participate are ready with their projects. I love parties! I can't wait until we start this month long celebration, but I will. LOL Just a bit of nervous teasing. I will post more during the "party" about the cool places I have been visiting. Hope to see you all there. Deb

Monday, September 22, 2008

You are Invited

Celebrating Fall

Okay I can't hold it in any more! I am letting the cat out of the bag, so to speak. I won't be posting a lot this week because I am getting ready to have a Halloween Blog Party. I will spend this week preparing for this event. Be sure to leave a comment so that I have your name and email. We are "cooking" up some fun ideas. My kitchen table is a mess with all of the supplies I am gathering. I hope to have many of you stop back for this event.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

More Photos from Farmers Market

Changing of the Seasons

Well I think that I am going to have to face the facts. The seasons are changing here in Utah. I tried to just enjoy the change without thinking about it, but it has crept up on me. I see the changes in the photos we have been taking lately. I think I will get a cup of tea, relax and enjoy a beautiful fall evening.

I have a few more pics I want to share with you from Farmer's Market. When I look at them they make me think about cooking. The mushrooms and the squash make me feel that perhaps trying some new recipes are in order. I enjoy cooking with the new harvest vegetables. If any of you have a new recipe that you want to share, drop me a note. Especially for the mushrooms.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Farmer's Market-The Petal Pusher

The Farmer's Market in downtown Salt Lake City is so much fun to visit. It absolutely awakens most of your senses. Beautiful visions of produce and products. Ethnic food smells and music from the mood inspiring musicians, make this a great place to spend Saturday morning. Some of the finest crafts, photography, art and handmade products are there inticing shoppers. I met a very nice lady who allowed me to take pics. She was gracious enough to share visions of her handmade products with us. Thanks again Kari. Kari's business card is shown if you are interested in any of her dried flower arrangements. For more information on Kari's beautiful items contact her husband by email focuspokus@msn.com

Craft Vendor from Downtown Salt Lake City Farmers Market

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Farmer's Market Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah

It is a tradition for me during the summer and fall months to attend the Downtown Farmer's Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is so fun to listen to the music being played by the street musicians and to sample the wares of the vendors. There is something there for everyone. Handmade soap, fresh flowers, honey, jams, jellies and a variety of fruits and vegtables. Many of the varieties of fruits and vegtables are organically grown and some are labeled as heirloom varieties. There are artisan breads and many ethnic food vendors. Arts and crafts booths round out the vendor list. There really aren't words to describe the sights and smells of the early morning Farmer's Market. If you don't live in the Salt Lake City metro area, you may consider checking out a farmer's market in your area. Be sure to get there early for the best selection and be prepared to stick around for the entertainment.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Last Blooms of Summer

A recent road trip yielded some beautiful end of summer photos. These pictures are courtesy of my sweet daughter Courtney Crabtree Photography.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Visit my Cottage Boutique Blog

Finishing up Projects

Be sure to visit my other blog, Cottage Boutique. There are more fun Cottage images to enjoy. Many of the items will be offered in my Etsy shop soon. I would love to hear what you think so please leave a comment. We will get back to the fall stuff next week. http://debscottageboutique.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day

Today has been a quiet, thoughtful day. The thought of friends and fellow Americans facing another possible devastating storm in the Gulf of Mexico has caused our family to really pause and think about the things that are important in our lives. Over the past few years I have heard of more disaster than I have throughout my lifetime. The memory of Hurricane Katrina is still so painful to think about, that we are checking the news often to see what the situation is with our friends in the Gulf. Please know that our prayers are with them and we will continue to carry a prayer in our hearts for their safety.

Last Flowers of Summer

I think we may be looking at the last flowers of the summer. Last night we had a storm move in and the mountains above us are topped with new snow. The last snow on the mountain was gone by the Fourth of July. That gave us two months without snow on the mountains. Hum, I think we may see an early winter. I am planning all of my fall projects. I think I should be scheduling them before we see snow here in the valley. The great photos are by Courtney Crabtree, my wonderful talented daughter. Thanks for stopping by.