October 19, 2012

This, That and the Other

Hello, lovely people. I hope all is well in your corner of the world.

Not much going on here, I've been busy with a little of this and a little of that. Much of my life, at the moment, seems to be focused on fall and all its happenings...like a lot of you, I'm sure.

The leaves here have already changed color and many of them are now carpeting the ground, fulfilling their new purpose...a form of exercise and play. The other day, as more leaves dropped all around us, we raked a bunch of them up into a big pile and had a lot of fun jumping in them. My little girl would pick up an armful, toss them into the air and they'd float down landing on her head...she'd just laugh and laugh. I mostly just worked the rake and the camera, enjoying her happiness.

As the seasons change and the weather gets crisp it makes a person want to bake more, don't you think? That's kind of how I've been feeling anyway.

Last week, I kept thinking about how good something with pumpkin sounded, but since I was a bit undecided on what that something might be, I made a spice cake instead. Topped with some cinnamon, cream-cheese frosting and a handful of pecans, it was yummy, just like I'd hoped.

So good, that I threw part of it in the garbage so that I wouldn't eat it all ;)

Speaking of food, I have a funny story for you.

The other evening, while my kids were at church, I decided to pass the time by lounging around on the couch, watching The Voice and gobbling down some crackers. So after a little me time, I finally head back to church and while I'm there I go into the bathroom, look in the mirror and discover that I've been strolling around the building with a big cracker stuck to the front of my shirt!  Good heavens, I'm so lame :)

Well anyway, I guess I should go and figure out my kids' Halloween costumes now...a witch and a hippie are their selections. The witch is coming together pretty good...the hippie, not so much.

Have a great weekend!



  1. That cake looks so yummy! The fall photos are beautiful. The cracker story...well, thanks for the chuckle. Kind of reminds me when I wore one of those stick on size tags on the leg of my jeans all day long.

  2. The leaves in your neck of the woods are so lovely. I don't have any around here (in my yard) that I can photograph. And I can't walk well enough to get the neighbors. That dessert looked delectable!

  3. The fall foliage you captured is stunning! Wish we had color like that around here. Oh, how many times I've been in public and looked in the mirror later to discover food stuck to my clothes or teeth! Or toilet paper trailing off my shoe... I'm a dork and have come to accept that. :)

  4. Your daughter is precious, I like this age! Don't worry about eating the cake...raking leaves burns a lot of calories! Funny story about the cracker. I am notorious for spilling things on my clothes. My hubby says I don't eat close enough to my plate. I need to tuck a napkin in my collar! lol! Your cream cheese frosting looks SO good. Do you have a recipe? I just use the canned stuff which is awful!


  5. What a beautiful post~ love your photos of your daughter and the cracker story is too funny!! Sounds like something I would totally do!! :) xoxox

  6. Wonderful autumn photos!!

  7. Lovely photos! That cake looks delicious.... can you share the recipe with us? Always love to visit your blog, it makes me smile. Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. The cake sounds yummy, and I can't believe you trashed part of it!!!! That's cake murder!

    Thanks for sharing your lovely photos and the chuckle inducing story about the cracker stuck on your shirt. Believe me, you are not alone in that kind of embarrassment.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. I just love this pictures:))Autumn is a wonderful time!
    Lots of hugs from Vibeke in Norway:)

  10. You've captured fall so beautifully, Tricia. Yes, I love to bake more than ever as the days get cooler and spice cake is one of my favorites. The pictures of your daughter playing in the leaves are just adorable... my girls have been spending a lot of time each afternoon raking and messing up piles. :-) Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Beautiful rich color photos!!! My daughter would love to have played in those leaves I'll bet. :) OH goodness that spice cakes looks delicious... I would of helped you eat that up! ha ha :) Once when I was in my early twenties, I walked out of a bar bathroom with TP streaming from the bottom of my shoe... Pretty humiliating. Take care and happy Friday!

  12. I'm making pumpkin spice cookies this afternoon - Duncan Hines in a bag though. Glad your daughter had fun playing in the leaves. Some of my best Fall memories are jumping in leaf piles for hours on end.

  13. Your posts are always eyecandy for me!:)

  14. This is a beautiful time of year isn't it - I love all of those lovely warm colours.
    Your spice cake looks so tasty - I would never have been able to through any of it in the bin though.
    Beautiful pictures as usual :)

  15. Hi Tricia!
    Autumn is marvelous! I love all the colour here and the playfulness.
    Your daughter is so sweet, and I can remember days playing in the leaves a long, long time ago. :)
    I love to bake in this season too...its comfy, cozy time time of year and it just calls out for good food! Lol
    That cake looks great!
    Thats hilarious about the cracker too!
    Hey... it just prooves how very real and sweet you are!

    Deborah xoxo

  16. Preciosas todas las fotografías!! Hermosos colores. Feliz fin de semana!

  17. Lovely images of our beautiful autumn and your adorable daughter. Not to mention the cake which is where many of my baked goods end up. It's just the two of us now and I'm the bakery eater, so you know how that story goes!

    Our youngest daughter was a hippie in 6th grade. I added some triangle pieces in the bottom seams of a pair of jeans to make bell bottoms. We found a hippie looking peasant blouse and a crocheted long vest from the vintage clothing store in our small town. Small wire framed glasses, big hoop earings, and a beaded band around her forehead brought the look together. Oh, yes, a peace sign medallion and suede moccasins completed the costume. It's the style that was quite popular when I was growing up. :@

  18. My daughter is asking me why I'm laughing...HA it's because you are so funny! So something I would do. Love all your photos. So gorgeous. Have a great weekend. xoxo

  19. Great photos, Tricia - love them.

    Would you mind telling me where you got the cute gingham spoons - I've seen them and polka dot ones on a few blogs, but haven't found a source - they are adorable!

  20. Lovely, lovely, lovely...and that Cake ~ goodness it looks so yummy. Your daughter is adorable, it must be so much fun to take her picture.

  21. I not laughing at you Tricia :0 but that sounds like something I would do. I love when people are kind enough to point things like that out instead of letting me run amok embarrassing myself.

    Your daughter is a darling and your photos are breath-taking. They always are. SO beautiful!
    sending hugs...

  22. That cracker story is so funny, Tricia! Lovely post...such a wonderful fall day in photos! Your little girl is adorable...

  23. Lovely autumn photos! I hope you will stop by for a visit.

  24. That is too funny Tricia, it sounds like something that would happen to me! :)
    Your photos are stunning as usual and that spice cake looks gorgeous!!
    Can you please share the recipe? I would be so grateful!
    Hope you have a beautiful weekend.

  25. What a wonderful post. I just love all your fall photos. I just love this time of year, Don't you. Hope you are having a happy weekend.


  26. Your outdoor images are as beautiful as your indoor ones, Tricia! I love your table "setting," and that cute pumpkin! (I tried a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks yesterday because the advertisements make it look so good. It WAS good...but I don't want to know how many calories were in that 16 oz drink!)

  27. Your photographs are beautiful, Tricia.
    It looks like you are having a wonderful fall.
    Spice cake sure sounds good at this time of year.
    Pumpkin is my favorite though. If it's got pumpkin in it, I'm in!! Luckily, I am the only one in my household who like it, so it's all mine!!!

  28. Love that first picture - she is so adorable! And I laughed about spice cake getting partly thrown in the trash because it was so good - I've done that many a time too to prevent myself from eating something all myself - haha!

  29. Hi there, I just discovered your gorgeous blog. I loved your autumn images - it is Spring in my corner of the world but it's always lovely to see those stunning colours. Beautiful inspiration, thank you x


  30. Happy Fall...love the colors and the beautiful shots! Lucky at my house we have repeat costumes, no work for me!


  31. Beautiful photos Tiffany. Hoping your new week is just as sweet xo

  32. beautiful, beautiful shots....
    what time of day did you shoot these in?
    the colors are sooooo crisp!

  33. Very autumnal, and poetic...


  34. Hello, Tricia! Just found your cute blog and I`m absolutely impressed with your pictures! What camera do you use/ lens / mode? I`m trying to learn the manual mode, but my pics are worst. Very dark and I don`t like the colours. Glad I found you :o) Will put a link to your blog at my sidebar, so I will never miss your posts :o)
    Have a nice day

  35. WOW Jolie fotos j'adore voussoirs avait du talant photografique! :O)
    Bonne semaine!
    xxx Maria xxx

  36. Nice fall images

  37. Hi Tricia,
    thanks so much for your kind words - your autumn photos are stunning and the cake looks really great.
    xo Bine

  38. Tricia, I love these Fall images. I miss crisp leaves. Gorgeous colors.

  39. Florabella Cosmopolitan:)


  40. such crunchy, scrumptious images to devour and prime us for the season.

    oh that i had your skillz and camera while in paris!

    this weekend is about organizing all the snaps.

    smiles to you.


  41. Beautifully chatty post, you make me feel like I can relate to "you" the person and not just sit here in awe of your decorating and photographic genius.

  42. So nice autumns colors! F.

  43. It was truly a
    beautiful fall,
    wasn't it? Since
    the rain came
    through, it has
    not been the same,
    but I'm still relishing
    this time before
    hats and gloves
    and big coats are
    the norm!!

    When I bake something
    that nummy, I usually
    freeze half, for later : )

    Hope you had a great
    weekend, Tricia!

    xo Suzanne

  44. I get clumsy at times just like you specially after eating someone offered to me :). The cake looks really yummy and little miss looking darling. Sweet week for you. Got my eye on your next posts.

  45. very beautiful photos... your little girl like a princess. Princess Autumn!!!!
    i love this season

  46. Yum, that cake looks so yummy, Tricia! I can't believe you threw part of it in the garbage, call me next time, LOL! ;D
    Love all of those lovely warm autumn colors in your beautiful photos, glad you are having a stunning fall foliage. Colors are nice here too this year.
    Hope you are enjoying Halloween with your kids. Your daughter is precious, btw. :)


  47. Hi Dear Tricia!

    Ahh, I have missed your wonderful posts! I am not always able to log onto blogger much these days, and when I do, I certainly enjoy coming to your page!!! Love the way the outfit came out - and your photos are just dazzling as always. I hope to become even half as talented as you when it comes to photography & styling one day. :)



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