Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Room with a View

Our first snowfall of the season! Isn't it beautiful? This is what I see when I look out my dining room doors. The sky is beautiful blue against the white trees and ground.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Another Treasury Giveaway from the OFG

The Old Farmhouse Gathering Team has been busy. We want two lucky winners to receive some amazing ornaments to grace their trees this Christmas! Click on the treasury title and enter to win!

Trim Your Tree with the OFG!!!

The Old Farmhouse Gathering Team is having an Etsy Treasury Giveaway!!! Click on the photo above and enter to win. (No comments on this post are eligible to win. Comments must be made on the treasury itself.)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Grab Your Tissues - Again!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Unique & Special Event

Save the date! November 11-13 ORP is hosting an Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Show. This unique event is sure to be one you don't want to miss. So many talented artists are lined up waiting to help you with your holiday gift giving. Below is a list of artisans who are participating in this event. This will be a blog event so you want to make sure you follow each and every one. Items are sure to change quickly and you don't want to miss a single thing.

The best part of having a show like this, you don't have to try to find a parking space, fight the crowded stores, or pick through what's leftover on the shelves. You can shop right from the comfort of your own home. Also, there are some participants who are having giveaways as well.

For all the followers, new and old, The Farmer's Attic will be having a giveaway that weekend to be announced on November 13th, 9 pm EST. There may be a few surprises along the way that weekend as well. Make sure you let your family, friends, followers of your blog, facebook friends, and twitter followers know about this fantastic Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Show.
Looking forward to seeing you then!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Will Someone Please Pinch Me?

I feel like I'm dreaming. I've been featured again this week. This time on the blog By Your Hands!!! Take a minute to visit Bette and Deena. They are a great team and their blog has some great features, tutorials, recipes and just about anything you need to organize or repurpose. Don't forget to become a follower. You really don't want to miss a single post!

Thank you Bette and Deena for featuring me this week. Words cannot express how grateful I am!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Speechless and Thankful!

I was approached last week by the folks of Be@Home. They asked if they could feature my blog on their Best of the Web which is a weekly feature. My first instinct was, "who me?", then "is this for real?", then "it won't hurt to respond to their email!". So that's what I did! I responded to the email, not really sure if this was on the up-and-up and then I'd gotten a return response asking me for a couple of sentences telling a little about my blog along with a photo. I'd just gotten home and there was another email with a link back to their blog telling me I had indeed been featured!

You really need to check out their blog. It is truly a great place to go for ideas, inspiration and links to some really amazing sites.

Thank you to the folks of Be@Home for your feature. I am truly thankful!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Apple Crisp

If I am given a choice of desserts and apples are one of the choices, I will choose apples every time. This has to be one of the best Apple Crisp recipes I have ever made and I've made it quite a few times. Tastes wonderful either cold with whipped cream or warm with Vanilla Ice Cream.


4 large apples
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided
2 TBS Minute Tapioca
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 TBS butter, melted


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

Peel, core and cut apples into 1/8" slices.

In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice, 1/4 cup brown sugar, tapioca, cinnamon and nutmeg. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes to let juices begin to flow.

Spoon apple mixture into an ungreased 9" square baking dish, cover loosely with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

While apples are baking, in a small bowl, combine flour with remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar. Mix completely. Add melted butter, work in thoroughly with fingers.

After pie has baked for 30 minutes, remove from oven. Sprinkle topping over apples and bake uncovered for 35-45 minutes or until apples bubble and topping turns golden.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Show

I love a handmade Christmas!!! Don't you?

Mark you calendars. November 11-13, 2011, plan to join us for an Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Show. This will be an online show with many unique, wonderful and completely handmade items perfect for your Christmas gift giving or holiday decor.

If you would like to participate in the craft show, the more the merrier!!! You can just click on the button on the right side bar or email Kim at Old Road Primitives no later than October 15th.

On October 16th, I will be posting a list of all the participants so that you can visit each blog early and follow them so that you don't miss a single post. All sales will be made directly from each blog through PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can get one free by clicking here.