Monday, September 28, 2015

There's a Chill in the Air


When I woke up this morning, there was a bit of a chill in the house. Fall has definitely arrived! Since it is way too early to turn the heat on (I like to try to make it to October) I decided there was only one thing left to do: BAKE! So I cranked the oven up to 400 degrees.....


....and I made some Blueberry Scones before I even had one sip of coffee! That's how cold I was! They weren't homemade scones exactly but they were made at home and every bit as delicious! I used Sour Cream and Blueberry Scone Mix from King Arthur Flour. On the back of the box is a lemon glaze recipe which I also made. YUMMY! Tasted so good with my morning coffee!

Once they were done, I left the oven door open to heat up my kitchen! No sense in wasting all that warmth!

After I had my morning coffee I worked on completing some of my angels.


I worked out on my back porch because it warms up nicely with all the windows out there. It was a beautiful sunny day and I certainly welcomed the warmth!


All five of the rust colored angels are done....


Then I began working on an olive green angel prototype......




Soon enough I will begin working on Angels for Christmas! Speaking of Christmas, I was rather shocked last week when I ran into our local craft store and the Christmas "stuff" was already out. If you don't mind, I am going to take my jolly sweet time and enjoy FALL! I can't wait to make my first apple pie of the season this week! I'm really looking forward to some hot, mulled apple cider too!

The leaves are already beginning to fall but we do not have a lot of color yet. I can't wait to take a hike at peak foliage time! The woods just glow!.....and I love the smell! I LOVE FALL!  Don't you?




15 comments:

  1. Linda, I must make some of those blueberry scones! I order all the time from Yankee Flour and their mixes taste just like made from scratch.

    You had that heavenly scent in your kitchen today and your pretty heavenly angels on the porch!

    Dewena

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    1. Yes, Dewena. They are delicious! I love the cranberry scones too! I keep my pantry stocked with the mixed for unexpected company and well....me! Lol! Thank you for paying me a visit! I am glad you are back!
      Xo
      Linda

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  2. Mmmm your scones look fabulous, Linda! What a great idea to warm up your home by baking. I still have the A/C blasting away, but hopefully cooler temperatures will arrive before too long. Living so close to King Arthur Flour, have you ever visited it?
    Your angels are so sweet and I love to see your creativity.
    I wish I could see Fall in your neck of the woods!!

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    1. Hi Kitty,
      I just had some tea in my new teacup again! It's just so pretty! Yes, i can be pretty creative when it comes to staying warm. I have huge microwaveable rice paks that I sit with in the winter.

      I haven't been to King Arthur Flour but hope to this fall. A friend keeps mentioning to me so I need to make a date and just go.

      I will post pics of fall here in NH when the leaves turn. They are just yellowish right now.

      Well, thank you Kitty for stopping by and your sweet comment. I must try your cookies soon! Take care,
      Xo
      Linda

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  3. Hi Linda, oh your scones look so delicious and I bet the aroma was delightful. How tasty with a cup of coffee. Just a great way to warm up the house and getting a baked treat too.
    I love your newest angels. Love the details you add and the green as well. I see mine everyday and it is a sweet reminder of you and your dear friendship.
    Yes, I know the Christmas supplies and decor items have been out here since July. I have started even though we have not really had fall yet. I know it's so early and I plan to enjoy fall in all it's splendor but if I don't start my items for the shop, the season will be over. LOL

    Enjoy the fall days and that apple pie you plan to bake. You have inspired me to find time to do the same.
    Have a blessed day sweet friend.
    Send some of the cooler weather our way.
    Hugs, cm

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    1. Good afternoon. Celestina,
      I am taking a break and saw your sweet comment so thought I would say hi!

      Yes, i know we need all the Christmas supplies....it's just the first time I see the store full is always such a shock to my system. Lol!

      We hadn't had a baked goodie in a while so the warm scones did hit the spot! And....it warmed up the kitchen!

      Thank you, I am working on a few more of the green ones today. They are very fun but oh so time consuming.

      For you I will send some cooler weather, lol...we went from high of 90s to a low of 40. I need a bit of a slower transition to cooler weather or the body starts to complain.

      Hope you get a chance to bake up something sweet. Happy fall!
      Xo
      Linda
      Ps your house decorations are amazing!

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  4. Your scones look delicious. I have given those packages away before but never actually tried them myself. They might be on my list of things to get soon. :) Your angels are pretty too. It does seem early for Christmas stuff. I am just now decorating for fall. :)

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  5. I am the same way try to wait as long as I can before using the heat. What a great idea to bake in the cool morning, it sounds delicious. All winter long after I bake I keep my oven open to warm up the kitchen area ;) Oh my your angels are just the sweetest, great gifts they would make. How wonderful to have a nice sunny area to work in!

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    1. Hi Connie. Thank you, and thanks for visiting me today! Yes, i keep my oven door open after I'm done baking too! Sometimes I even open the oven door while it's baking just to feel a blast of intense heat! I mind the cold terribly! I do like sewing on my porch but since it is not heated, I am running out of time! :( Enjoy the rest of your week
      Linda

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  6. Linda,
    Glad that you liked my Autumn Tree!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    These look yummy and those are the sweetest angels........

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Yes! Love that autumn tree! ....and thank you for both your visit and your kind comment!
      xo
      Linda

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  7. Ooh, those blueberry scones looked absolutely scrumptious! I just love being able to bake in the fall/winter, and heat the house too! Double dose of goodness! Lucky you to experience the beauty of hardwood trees turning color in the fall! That is one thing we don't have much of here, most of our trees are pine, and do not have the gorgeous foilage of the hardwood trees. I will be looking forward to your pictures when the time comes! Your angels are just darling - you are so talented! I am with you - lets enjoy each season, and not ruin it by jumping headfirst into the next one, lol! Have a beautiful and blessed day dear friend :)

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  8. Dearest Linda,
    You have such a special talent for creating goodness and beauty all around you with such a gentle style. I just know that these scones were such a tasty treat and oh I can just imagine the lovely fragrance of blueberries infusing your home. In fact you have made me want to get baking this very minute! You know how much I love your Angels and all of the detail that you add to each and everyone. They are just like a snowflake, no two are the same. Gloriously lovely and perfect!
    Happy Thanksgiving Dear Linda!
    xo
    Jemma

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  9. Linda your scones look delicious and the angels are so cute! On the rosemary, I usually kill it too, but this year everyday I put it in a south facing window and have given it about a cup of water every two days and so far so good!

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    1. Thank you! I definitely did not water it enough! Think I'll try again!! I love having it fresh to use in recipes.

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