Quote of the Day

“I take it as a compliment….I advise you to do the same. It saves many an awkward moment.” Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey

Fall at Creve Coeur Lake

We took advantage of the beautiful weather and Moose’s day off on Thursday to visit Creve Coeur Park and walk the almost four mile loop around the lake. We saw some beautiful fall color (although not as much as I would have liked), a couple of different kinds of snakes, and some gorgeous herons. We also saw runners, bikers, a few people in kayaks, and even a sailboat…apparently we weren’t the only ones who wanted to take advantage of the lovely November day!

Sartorial Saturday–Another Transformation

Last fall, I was very excited about my Allison dress in Transformation print from Pinup Girl Clothing. I love the long sleeves and more autumnal color palette…it’s pretty different from most of the other pieces in my wardrobe. Well, I transformed the Transformation print!

I threw my blue floral Long Jun skirt on over the skirt portion of the Allison dress. The burgundy in the top is a perfect match for the darker flowers in the skirt, and it gives the skirt a whole new look. I’m very excited to have found a new way to pair these items that works for the cooler days ahead!

Flashback Friday

We saw this sign on a telephone pole in the Clifton Heights neighborhood of St. Louis last weekend…I’d love to know how old it is!

Chickadee Thursday

Just like we did last November, today we visited Creve Coeur Park, where we enjoyed time on the playground, had a picnic lunch, and walked the 3.7 mile trail around the lake. It was a beautiful November day, and Chickadee had a great time!

The Jell-O Halloween Special

Even though we’re not really into Halloween (I wonder how long I can keep pretending that’s true?), we look forward to listening to the 1946 Halloween episode of The Baby Snooks Show every October. And one of the best parts of the show is the sales pitch (here in bold) Harlow Wilcox gives when Baby Snooks and her friend appear at his door trick-or-treating. I promised the children that this year, I’d make them the “Jell-O Halloween Special” he mentions in that conversation…thankfully, we don’t need to worry about a sugar shortage!

Oh boy…Orange Jell-O…Whipped Cream…And little pieces of fruit inside!

Ahhh…That’s the “Jell-O Halloween Special!” That looks like a dish of sunshine all dressed up, doesn’t it? And just taste that wonderful flavor. But hey, don’t eat so fast. That’s the famous locked-in Jell-O flavor you know. Sealed in by a special process so it’s safe and sound ’til your first big spoonful. Makes you think of the real, ripe fruit, doesn’t it? You know, I can’t think of a thing I like better than a dish of Jell-O, can you?

Yeah, another dish!

Well, I’m afraid that will have to do for now. When the sugar shortage is over, and there’s lots of Jello again, you come around, and I’ll give you each six dishes…one of each of the six delicious Jell-O flavors: Strawberry, raspberry, cherry, orange, lemon, and lime!