Wednesday, September 02, 2009

~This 'n that~

This afternoon I went to one of my favorite produce stands. It is a little drive, but it is worth it! At the end of the summer, they have all kinds of fruits and vegetables, and towards fall, they have apples in so many varieties, pumpkins and mums.

I wanted to buy peaches, but before I did so, I asked about the pits. You see, I have purchased two 1/2 pecks of peaches from two different places, and even though they were freestone peaches, the pits were hanging on to the peach very tenaciously. So instead of canning peaches, I made peach jam, sugar-free peach spread, and zesty peach barbecue sauce. These are all very good, mind you, but I still wanted to can peaches. Well, guess what? It is not the peach's fault, the fault is that of the weather. It was so cool in July, that when the peaches finally ripened, they ripened too fast. So I'm glad I asked, because who knows how many peaches I would have bought trying to use them for canning! I just might buy some and can peach slices, but it sounds like peach halves are out for this summer. Oh well!

I recently put up sheers in my bedroom. I bought the curtain rod from Hobby Lobby. It was only $7.99, which was a good price, but I had a 40% off coupon which I also used. I bought the sheers at Target for $4.99 each. I think this is the least expensive window treatment I've done! I wanted something understated because this wall is busy enough with the dresser butting right up against the window frame.

This is one project done of the three that I said I wanted to do (put up curtains, new throw pillow(s), and a saying over the closet doors).

This summer sped by too fast, I tell you! I am a little sad that fall is just around the corner, but I do enjoy fall, so I'm sure I'll embrace the fall weather when it gets here! :-)


Anonymous said...

I feel the same way you do, Tammy! I love fall, but do not like the cold weather that follows. You are so industrious! Your bedroom looks beautiful. Happy canning!

Mrs. U said...

Your window treatments are SO pretty! I have sheers in our master bedroom, too. I think they are so calming- especially with the windows wide open and the breeze blowing them!!!! Aaaaahhhh!!!

I can't believe y'all have apples already!! I'm dying for fresh apples, homemade applesauce and apple butter and, of course, apple pies!!!

Mrs. U