Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Letters From the Past...

What do they contain?
~Professions of Love?
~War Stories?
or, maybe even a Proposal?
A part of me wants to know,
the other part feels guilt
in reading someone else's
personal thoughts and feelings.
Maybe one day
I'll get the courage.
For now,
I'll enjoy their bound beauty.
Thank you Kate, for sharing a piece
of your family's history.
{No projects for these}
Your letters have prompted me to
start writing Love Letters to my
Husband and Children...
Old fashioned, pen and paper, letters.
xo, Amber

Thursday, October 18, 2012

On A Path...

... Even if sometimes we're not sure where to.
Life and plans.
Are we really in control, or is there
a Master Plan, to which, we have no control?
{Dang, I wish I had a crystal ball!}
Well, I guess the only thing we can do is
keep on going!
{even if sometimes we want to resist}

{but when we succeed in crossing little bridges,
we feel more confident in crossing the bigger ones}

... and BELIEVING  that things really
do or don't
happen for a reason.
Life truly is an adventure, isn't it?
Maybe sometimes instead of looking way down the road,
we just need to s.l.o.w. down and
take notice of what is right in front
of us...
xo, Amber

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Have You Ever Glittered?

 A twice yearly show which is anticipated
by many.
It also happens to have some "bling" aka: Glitter
This was my second show as a Vendor and
first as a team with Rita Reade
{click on her link to see more amazing photos}

This Burlap chair is for sale!!
 Go to
for more information!!

Glitterfest... definitely one to put on your
bucket list of shows to attend!
I'll share more photos of the inside on a future post!
Wishing you nothing but the best...
xo, Amber

Monday, October 8, 2012

Whistle While You Work...

The final days till
rock the Gazebo at....
We're finishing up the details
(working our bums off, really)
and looking forward
to a
Glittery Good Time!
click here for more info!
If I don't see you there,
I'll see you back here with all the great
xo, Amber
p.s. attention late birds: Glitterfest will be ending at 3pm, not 4pm as listed. Come early
for the best selection!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pumpkin Pecan Tassies

Autumn, Autumn, Beautiful Autumn!
I love it not only for the gorgeous color
it bestows upon us,
but also for the comforts of
delicious recipes.
When I came across this one,
I knew I was going to love it.
Pumpkin and Pecans
{I love praline so...}
Pumpkin Pecan Tassies
This recipe will make 24 Tassies.
  • 1 15 ounce refrigerated pie crust (two crust package) OR...
       **My version...I used 2 packages of Athens phyllo cups.
 They are so good with this recipe!
They are very inexpensive, too.
$1.67 for a package of 15 at Wal-Mart.
{in the freezer section where the pies are}
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice {heaping}
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350*
If you are using the pie crust, prep per package directions.
Using a 2.5 inch round cookie cutter,
cut 12 rounds from each crust, equaling 24.
Ease into ungreased mini muffin tins, bottom and sides.
Phyllo cups~ place one in each muffin tin.
1. In large bowl, stir together pumpkin, sugar, spice and salt.
Add egg and stir till combined.
Gradually add milk and stir till combined. Set aside.
2. For Topping, in a small bowl, stir together
 melted butter, brown sugar and pecans. Set aside.
3. Fill each cup to just below the top of the crust (about 2 teaspoons).
Top with a scant 1 teaspoon of pecan topping.
4. For pie crust tassies, bake for 35 minutes or till filling is set.
For phyllo dough, bake for 18-20 minutes.
Remove tassies from muffin cups and let cool completely
on wire rack.
Drizzle with honey or maple syrup just before serving.
These are quick and easy and super yummy!
Happy Autumn!!
xo, Amber