That One Time I Peeled A Thousand Apples


Ok, so maybe I didn't peel a thousand apples, but it sure felt like it!
My mission was applesauce, and LOTS of it. 
I filled my trusty crock pot to the brim.
And 4 hours later, after cooking on high and making my kitchen smell oh so good, it had reduced to half.
I think my heart frowned a little.
But the taste! Oh my fragile heart- the taste was pure, and natural and with no added sugar.
But please, dear sweet readers of mine, don't be fooled.
I'm only a pretend health nut living in a world where I prefer to be eating chocolate and drinking coffee around the clock.

And so it is.

We had a fun filled weekend, and some of it wasn't even planned, which makes it all the nicer right?

Like a last minute invite of family over for dinner and a bonfire, with what else? Smores. And my adorable little nephew with fiery red hair- he calls them Snores. :) 

One night the hubby says to me, "I'll go brew us some coffee if you'll run to the store and get some Halloween Oreos?" Ummm, you don't have to ask this girl twice. :) Out the door I went!

Today at the World of Wally I picked up some Pumpkin Spice coffee. 
I'm such a sucker for the seasonal effects. Are you this way too?
And yes- I totally staged this picture because my little baby pumpkins haven't gotten nearly enough spotlight .

We also went over the river and thru the woods to the Amish girls house.
I have been regularly taking 2 Amish sisters to the farmer's market in a local town on Wednesdays and we have developed a really nice friendship. They live down the most beautiful dirt road, the scenery takes my breath away on a regular basis. And when I get closer to their home on cold mornings and I see the puff of smoke coming out the chimney, I feel like I'm on the set of Little House on The Prarie- but REAL!
Somebody pinch me!

These dudes were looking at me like "Keep it moving lady!" 

This picture does not do this chilli any justice. The hubby whipped us up some DELICIOUS chilli, that I gobbled up with a side of cornbread. And cheese, we love cheese!
And because he's completely amazing, he smoked a few pork loins on our smoker and even made bacon.
He MADE bacon ya'll!
Needless to say, he's a keeper!

And just when I think he can't get any better, I come outside and see him and the little neighbor boy eating apples in the back yard, talking about the chicken coop he's building.
It's hard to pick which one is cuter here:)

I hope you all had a great weekend!:)


  1. LOVE this!
    and i hate to love oreos.
    did you know they are vegan? hahahaha! #truth
    and for the record, i am not REAALLLLLY vegan.
    i try, but when i go and my mother in law offers me apple crisp with ice cream, or RASPBERRY CHEESEcake how can i say no? :D
    just thought i'd randomly throw that in there.

    anyway! you and your hubby are just too cute!
    it's so wonderful to see two people so in love with each other and the Lord.
    love you!

    ps crockpot applesauce is my FAVE!!!!!!!!!!


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