Wednesday, November 14, 2012

F o o d i e : R o a s t e d A c o r n S q u a s h

Roasted acorn squash is a delicious and simple-to-make fall veggie treat. 

To Prepare: Cut squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds. Spray or brush the inside of the squash with olive oil and score with a knife. Place cut side down on a foil covered baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for approximately 35 min or until cooked through and soft. Cooking the squash cut side down allows for some lovely caramelization around the edges. Before serving the squash give it a light sprinkle of salt and add a spoonful of brown sugar and some butter.  The sugar and butter will melt into lovely goodness that goes perfectly with the flavor of the squash. 


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

A W a l k I n T h e P a r k

From early fall when lovely parents visited. Took a nice walk through the 100 Acres park at the IMA. Who knew there was so much beautiful nature in Indianapolis!

Friday, November 2, 2012

C r a f t B r e a k : F e l t F l o w e r P i l l o w s

Adding felt flowers to plain pillows is a great way to incorporate a fun handmade touch to your decor. I made these particular pillows as a wedding gift for one of my friends. 
Here is a great tutorial for a no-sew version of this pillow.  I basically followed the same steps, however, I secured my petals with some stitches as well as glue. For the center piece, I cut a long strip of felt about an inch and a half wide and made snips down the long side. Then, I rolled the strip up and added some glue along the way to hold the whole thing together. When it is complete, add it to the petal base with some fabric glue.

I was quite happy with the way these turned out!
Give 'em a try sometime!