To Read on the Journey

Thursday, November 3, 2011


linking up with jessica with some baking and making 
inspired by pinterest.

if you are not already on pinterest then go sign up NOW!
{by now i mean after you've read my post, of course}

here is a bit of what pinterest has inspired me to do. 

first, a pinterest "bake it."
caramel stuffed apple cider cookies!
{yes, they are as yummy as they sound}
they were also easy!
so easy i've made them twice.
{i don't enjoy baking so twice is a big deal for me}
after you are done drooling at the caramelly goodness on my blog you can go here to get the recipe and whip up your own.
{i suggest using 9 packages of apple cider instead of 10. my girls suggest creating a pyramid  out of unwrapped caramels before folding them into the cookie dough}.

next, a pinterest "make it."
i was inspired to create a fall fun list.
it's been crazyville here at casa de jones'
what with getting the keys to our new house and working around the clock to make it liveable so we can move in before thanksgiving weekend.
i know me. i'll get caught up in all that has to be done and forget what NEEDS to be done...
enjoying each other!
this list will help me steal away and enjoy this fall season with my family. 
here is a link to find your own fall fun inspiration. 

it will also {hopefully} remind me to keep my heart in tune to Him
{it's been a bit out of tune lately}.
 as i am typing this post my oldest daughter is humming this tune. :-)

my final pinterest for this link up is also a "make it"
this is one of the new house redos.
spray painting the knobs and hinges!
i used rustoleum carbon mist to transform these once gold knobs to a charcoal color.
they look FABULOUS in real life.
i removed mine from the doors {because those are getting afresh coat of paint too}, but here's a link to how you can paint your own.

now go to pinterest and join the pinning phenomenon!


{cuppakim} said...

THIS is why i love the PTK.
because i saw those cookies on pinterest and they look SO good.
but i assumed they were so hard.
because of your post i read the instructions and how easy is that!?!


favorite hymn.
humming away...
here i raise my ebeneezer....

can't help it. that's my favorite line.

{cuppakim} said...

i love me a good ebeneezer.

Anonymous said...

What a great post. I saw those cookies and oh my WORD. And I love your beautiful doorknob.

Currently "Come Thou Fount" is one of Gracie's very favorite songs. She asks to sing it most nights at bedtime. She also loves "Blessings" by Laura Story and knows almost all the words. :)

I have a whole board of "Stuff we've tried" on Pinterest. It always makes me feel very accomplished to get to move something I've pinned to that board. Are we friends on Pinterest? I can't remember . . . :)

Anonymous said...

(I checked. I follow you. I feel better now.)

Jeanette said...

um yum! I pinned those cookies a while back but have yet to make them (requires a trip to the grocery store and I am on modified bed rest so..)
and I love the door knobs!

Wonder said...

yum! inspired by the list and love LOVE the Fount ☺. Yes, "tune my heart to sing praise".

Jessica Johnson said...

i second kim. those caramel apple cookies scared me. lots. so glad they were easy. and spray painting door knobs?? genius!!!

and now that hymn is in my head. and i love it. much better than baby got back by sir mixalot. that was in my head yesterday.

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Those cookies are YUM. Pinning win, for sure. And, love your Fall List. Totally doing that next year! Great idea on the doorknobs! Happy moving!!!!

Thea Nelson said...

Okay, first, those cookies look fab. Yum!! Also, the words "Tune my heart" are running through my mind now. Thank you. :)

Anonymous said...

Those knobs look great. I might just have to borrow this idea :)

Gina said...

I love this! My pinterest is overflowing with ideas!

And I love that song, one of my favorite hymns!

hannah singer said...

the cookies look amazing!! happy to know they are easy! xo

forever folding laundry said...

Those cookies look
I wouldn't turn some down
right about now!

We've been singing that hymn
in church lately and
it is one of my faves!


forever folding laundry said...

Those cookies look
I wouldn't turn some down
right about now!

We've been singing that hymn
in church lately and
it is one of my faves!