Thursday, August 19, 2010

One Of My Favorite Things To Do

One of my favorite things to do when I'm relaxing is to indulge in reading and viewing beautiful photos on home making, decorating and cooking.  I especially enjoy all of the special editions from my favorite magazines, for the fall season and holidays.  I am looking forward to snuggling up in a comfy chair and thumbing through these little goodies that I found this week. 

This compliation of Halloween goodies from Taste of Home looked pretty good, although a quick flip when I picked it up, revealed some things that I've seen before.  I guess it is hard to come up with a whole book of original Halloween themed food every year.  Love these Ghastly Pear Ghosts.

I've already read through the Celebrate Fall edition and although I usually love these editions by Phyllis Hoffman, this one seemed a bit repetetive and I didn't really see any new ideas.   I must admit that the candle in the articoke never gets old. 

I'm always on the lookout for a good mystery...throw in a random murder or two and combine it with a Halloween theme and I'm hoping for a great read.  I saw this paperback while browsing the mystery aisles and thought it sounded interesting.  Has anyone read this series by Leslie Meier? 

On tap for tonight.  Fixing Chicken and Pasta for the family and finishing off with a Butterfinger cake. Yum.  Getting closer to fall always turns my nesting instincts on high.  After dinner, I'll be finding that comfy chair and an ottoman to prop my feet on. 

All The Best,
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Karen said...

Just looking at the pictures of your magazines make me anxious for Fall to get here. I just love to deocrate and cook when this season begins. I have a broken arm right now though so some of this may be curtailed but I'll find some way to get it all done.
Love the posting!
Ladybug Creek

Theresa said...

I am SOOOOOOO ready for fall! I save magazines year to year because much is the same! There is something about getting a new magazine in the mail... exciting:)

Enjoy your chicken and pasta! Sounds delish! I think we are having chili-cornbread pie! One of my faves!


Julie Harward said...

I love to read through these kinds of magazines too...I have the cutest idea for skeleton cupcakes! Have a fun evening ;D

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm right there with you! I, too, drool over holiday recipes and projects to come. Fall is just around the corner yet it seems like we've barely had summer. I just bought an apple spicy home fragrance that reminds me of fall every time I walk in the door.

Now the big question - What's a Butterfinger cake??? Sounds yummy. I see a recipe post in your future.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the holiday magazines!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I have read a few of the books from that series, Anita. They are enjoyable and a quick read, but I haven't read one in awhile. It's nice because you don't have to read them in any kind of order or anything.

Ms. Bake-it said...

I too love looking books and magazines for holiday recipes and decorating ideas. BUT I am not ready to let go of summer yet! It is going by way too quickly for me!

~ Tracy