Let me start by apologizing for my absence... our computer COMPLETELY shut down the day that I last posted. We had to have a completely new hard drive and our computer spent over a week at the computer doctor. But it is finally home again and hopefully it won't have to go back for a long time!
So, I have a lot to catch you up on but I'm going to start with a few things that we did yesterday!
I have been dying to decorate for fall but I have been holding off because it is still 90+ degrees here in the great state of Arkansas! This past weekend, I finally gave in and started decorating anyway because we were having our small group from church over last night and September is halfway over for goodness sake!
I saw this picture on Katie's Passys and Parties Blog and she found it on This blog but I just LOVED it sooo much that I couldn't stop thinking about it!!!
Isn't it gorgeous??
So, I finally broke down and asked my grandpa to make one of these beautiful boxes for me. He told me that it looked like a pig trough but he agreed to make one!! He finished it up on Thursday and I filled it on Saturday just in time for my Sunday company!!
I just love my pig trough SOOO much!!!
Then I brought out my GIANT fall wreath that was handed down to me from my mom when she moved to a house that had double front doors and she couldn't use it anymore!
I still plan to exchange the summer fern for a mum and a few pumpkins but I haven't gotten around to that yet!
After playing in the fall decor all day, I made a cherry cobbler for our small group. (Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture.) It's a super easy recipe that my grandmother has been making for as long as I can remember. You can simply change out the fruit to go with the season. Here's the recipe:
1 stick of butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup Bisquick
1 cup milk
1 can dark sweet pitted cherries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in 8x8 glass baking dish in the oven. Meanwhile, mix together sugar, Bisquick and milk. When butter melts, remove dish from the oven and pour in Bisquick mixture. Pour the can of cherries in the center of the baking dish (do not mix). Return to oven and bake for 1 hour. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
***Because I was serving a large group, I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 13x9 inch dish.***
Happy Monday and Happy Fall!!! Hopefully I'm back in the blog world for good without anymore unwelcome interruptions!! :)