Sunday, October 28, 2012

October Fest!!!!

Hi all! I know, you're about to fall over in shock, aren't you? I can't believe it either. I have posted for the last 4 days! What fun!! (Actually, I'm a bit exhausted) But, anyhoo, I'm here today to celebrate OctoberFest with the fabulous Ms. Rita from  Jewelry School Friends.
We are showing off Fall in all its glory. I played around with Picasa yesterday, to create a collage for you of some of my favorite things that remind me of Fall. A lot of them are my jewelry pieces, but some are much loved pieces of my life.

Now, you will have to cut me some slack, because this was my first time playing with Picasa. I don't have a clue as to how to shade in the background, so that the awful white isn't showing. Any pointers will be greatly appreciated. :)
October seems to signal a beginning of a serious Food Fest as well. Going to the state fair, eating corn dogs and funnel cakes, then comes Thanksgiving, with turkey, dressing, and all the trimmings. And before you know it, Christmas is here, with rushing around to visit, calling friends, watching football, and EATING.  I started a new tradition at my house a few years ago, and everyone loves it, especially me! I bake and cook several of our favorite snack goodies, and on Christmas Day, you can eat anything you want, anytime you want! Winner, winner for me!!
Now, before you head off to visit all the other great folks participating in this OctoberFest, I just had to share a few recipes with you. So, you too can have a fun filled holiday season! :)

Orange Balls
Sausage Balls
Roasted Garlic Bread

The fantastic list of participants!!!

Host Toltec Jewels
Heather Otto
Mischelle Fanucchi
http://www.micheladasmusings.blogspot.comMarlene Cupo http://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.comShaiha Williams ;
Shelly Graham Turner ;
Shelly Joyce
Charlie Jacka Sears
Margareta Saari
Marita Suominen
Lisa Posthumus
Jeannie Dukic
Cheri Reed
Arlene Dean
Duffy Blevins
Susan Kennedy
Dita Basu
Sonya Ann Stille
Audrey Allen
Kashmira Patel
Kathy Lindemer
Kris Mattingly
Lennis Carrier
Shannon Hicks
Paula Hisel
Karin Slaton
Shirley Moore     You are here!
Alicia Marinache
Valeria G. Rome
Zoe Marcin
Kimberly Booth
Sherri Stokey
Tanya McGuire ;
Debbie Rasmussen
Christine Stonefield
Tanty Sri Hartanti McGriff
Evelyn Shelby

Colene Waltermire
Lee Nova

Blessings, Shirley


  1. Hi Shirley,
    I love the collage of what fall means to you. Thank you for sharring the yummy recipes.

  2. That's such a lovely collage, Shirley! In Picassa - play with the Settings on the collage: you can either change the colour of the 'Solid' background, or choose a picture as background.
    Thanks for sharing the moments of your life - and the recipes too!

  3. Great collage, thank you :-)

  4. I love this collage too. That it includes beading too. :) (I was wondering where to make such fun collages. Thanks for the idea.

  5. Hi Shirley. Well, I am totally impressed. You are like some kind of computer genius or something. That's a beautiful collections of images from my favorite time of year.

  6. Inspiring Fall colors...and treats! I will have to try those orange balls. Love your family Christmas tradition - I'd be counting the days!

  7. I have not tried picasa yet.. I love your collage :)

  8. Love your fall collage - your jewelry is inspiring and lovely!!

  9. Sounds like my kind of Christmas tradition! Keep up the good work with blogging. Even though your exhausted, doesn't it feel nice to have a record of the things you've made and the things you've thought. And the collage turned out nicely! Don't worry about the white. The things featured... the things you love... are what really shine.

  10. Great collage for your first time. There is some awesome beadwork in those pics. Thanks for the recipes.

  11. I love your collage. Just fabulous!


  12. I work with Picasa too. Love it. Easy, fast and fun.


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