Sunday, October 18, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday - Pine Cone Wreath

From a grove filled with pine cones,
wired to a wire frame...
smaller cones on top...
add some ribbon and pumpkins...
my pine cone wreath! Very similar to the ones I used to make with my grandmother.
Thanks for joining me on this Metamorphosis Monday. Please join Susan at to read other Metamorphosis Monday posts. ~Karen~

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Foodie Friday ~ Pancakes

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While in NYC this past summer, our son and his girlfriend told us about Clinton St. Baking Company. They have amazing Banana Walnut Pancakes, as well as Blueberry Pancakes (among many other fantastic things!). We started our breakfast with a plate of fresh fruit.My daughter and I split the banana walnut(wish I had taken a picture before cutting into them!) and they were gorgeous.
I can't even begin to describe how delicious they were!
We were not disappointed. Evidently Bobby Flay had done a blueberry pancake throwdown with the owner not too long ago. Here is their website and you can read more about this fantastic restaurant who was voted "best pancakes" by New York Magazine, 2008.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Here are more pictures from my recent trip to Chicago (which is such a fabulous city!). I took a two and a half hour tour on a double decker bus and sat out in the open on the top. The weather was chilly and windy and I totally enjoyed the tour. This post is dedicated to you, dear mother-in-law! I know sometimes you are homesick for your hometown...
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