November 4, 2016


I love coming down Route 12 on the NH side of the river.  It’s just a very scenic and relaxing drive.  The Cornish Bridge is always very pretty with Ascutny in the background.  It’s fun to go across that bridge also if you want to get back on the Vermont side and come down Route 5.


Driving through Plainfield, NH there were all kinds of Pumpkin people on display along the way.  People are so creative.  There was a Pumpkin People contest from what I understand.


All kinds of Pumpkin people along the way.  So cute!


What they didn’t think of!  There were a ton of ideas and the above photos are just a few of many ideas.


I tried making a White Bean Soup yesterday and I put some pesto over it.  It was OK, but really not the best bean soup I ever made.  The pesto did not give it that much more flavor in my opinion.


I was trying to think of what would be comfy and cute to wear for a Thanksgiving day outfit and the above is an idea.  I could not do those shoes, but maybe a version with a better heel.  I can’t stand clunky, chunky heels myself even if they are the style.  A tunic sweater with black jeggings, which is stretch jeans and leggings combined sounds comfy and not look too bad and also be comfortable.

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I made a salad that I made from what I had in the fridge.  I used arugula, diced apple, walnuts, dried cranberries and diced cheddar cheese.  Then I used my go to dressing of apple cider vinegar, mustard, thyme, garlic and olive oil that I shook up in a small mason jar.  A glass of Chardonay with it and I had a nice Fall lunch.  I was pretty proud of myself for making a salad with everything I like and it actually turned out to be good.


I saw the above compact in Avon and I liked it.  It would be fun to have for the holidays.  It’s elegant looking and sort of just plain pretty to have in your purse.

I did laundry, (washing, drying, folding and putting away)  paid all my bills for the month and had a very busy day all around.  Actually went to bed early last night and got a good nights rest.  Unusual for me.  Trying to form good habits.

And that’s my musings for the day.  Have a wonderful weekend.




November Inspirations


We could get snow any day now.  You never know in November as a huge snow storm could come up when you least expect it but actually it could snow any time as the temperatures go down.


I love the Vermont Country Store in Rockingham.  Fun place to visit any time of the year.


I had a chance to work there in Customer Service for a seasonal job at the Country Store.  It wouldn’t work for me at this time as I am retired and if I earn money it would only be for a short time and my insurance would get all messed up with paying high premiums.  The paper work alone makes it a hassle.  Pages and pages of swearing under oath of what I earn and reporting any changes.


It would have been fun to pack a lunch in the Pioneer woman lunch box.  I saw the above lunchbox at Walmart and it came with a matching water bottle and the little zip container.


The above would have been a cute idea for an outfit to wear.  Plus I would have been working in their new call center.  And they had neat drawings planned for each week and the more hours you worked the more chances you had in the drawings of $500.00 for the first 3 weeks for 3 people and then a $1000.00 for a few weeks and then one person would get $2000.00 on the last drawing on December 17th.  It would have been fun to work there, too.  Oh well.

I couldn’t get everything that I wanted to start work and if I can’t do what I want, I don’t do it at all.  I guess that’s what they call flexible.  I’m flexible as long as everything goes my way.  That’s me.  Wish I was actually flexible.


The Today show has a recipe for Thanksgiving that sounded really good which is Sweet Potato Pie.  I pinned the recipe on my Pinterest Thanksgiving ideas board.


Then I saw an idea to have a Pumpkin Pie test drive on a pumpkin pie recipe to make sure that it is good before making it for Thanksgiving.


The Today Show also had a recipe for home-made cranberry sauce that sounded good.  I pinned that recipe on my Thanksgiving ideas recipe board.


I like to look through the Hallmark Christmas Ornament Dream book.  I love the ornament on the cover.  So cute.

I can remember when I was first married way back in the 70’s and they had the Sears Wish book catalog.  Remember that catalog?  I loved it.  We didn’t have a lot of money back then but my husband always managed to let me go wild with that catalog and let me buy most everything I wanted.  And what he said no to, I bought anyways.  Those were the days.  I always found a way even if I worked nights and he worked days and we didn’t have to have a baby sitter for more then an hour for our little boy at that time.


I love the little lamb ornament for my little Grandson’s first Christmas this year.  Adorable.



I love Avon.  I think that a new lipstick is always fun.  The Berry color is my favorite.


And then a Very Berry nail polish to match.   It just makes bleak days a little more cheerful.


I thought that the above grateful calendar for November was kind of neat.  I saved it in my inspirations board on my Pinterest.


And that’s my musings for this cloudy day in November.


November 1, 2016


The above mountain is Okemo in Ludlow, Vermont.  They can make snow for their trails but recently natural snow has helped to make their base for skiing.  The only mountain in Vermont open for skiing right now is Killington which is near Rutland.  They are always the first to open for skiing.


Deer hunting season opens in Vermont in November.  Beautiful, majestic creatures.


I like organizer ideas.  I like how the above used wasabi tape to make a nice design on the organizer.


Mulled apple cider is always good this time of year.  I put the recipe from the above photo on my crock pot board on my Pinterest.  When we had a house in Walpole and the kids were little, we sometimes cut down our Christmas tree at a place near our house and they had mulled cider there.  So fun and a nice little tradition.


I love Big Macs, but I don’t like a lot of carbs from the bun.  I love the above recipe for a Cheeseburger salad with Mac sauce.  I pinned the recipe on my Salads board on my Pinterest.


I also love Bean soups and they are really good for you.  The White Bean Pesto Soup idea sounds really good.  I pinned the recipe on my Soups board on my Pinterest.  I think it would be really good to take in a thermos for lunch at work.

And that’s my musings for today.