Make a Scrappy Chevron Afghan! Craft Candy Corn Trivets! Bling Copper Striped Pumpkins! Carrot Pineapple Smoothies! Sew a Gathered Apron with Pleated Pocket! Jacob’s Ladder Quilt Pattern! Download an October Computer Screen! PLUS. . . Recipes, Jokes, Art, Design & Memories!

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DON’T MISS A THING, MISS THANG!

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A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. ”But why?” they asked, as they moved off. ”because,” he said ”I can’t stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer.”

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ARTspiration

Artists or art that turns me on and feeds my muse! Like it or dislike it, what about this art inspires your own art or creativity?   This is by artist, C. Bedford. 

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DESIGNspiration

Look around you. Design is everywhere! How can you incorporate the beauty that surrounds you into your art or craft?  An arial view of a tree farm!

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IDEA I LOVE

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I know you have too many yarn scraps. You know you have too many yarn scraps.  This Afghan is a perfect way to use your scraps and create a beautiful, colorful, and interesting Chevron Afghan for the upcoming winter months. Don’t forget, once you get rid of all of your scraps you will have a lot more room to buy more yarn.  Here’s the pattern:

http://growcreative.blogspot.com/2014/09/free-crochet-pattern-chevron-blanket.html 

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IDEA I LOVE

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Here’s a fun idea for the adult trick or treater in your life.  Make her a set of Candy Corn trivets for her Halloween festivities.  We both know that without using  candy corn colored trivets, no Halloween could be complete.  Easy and cheap!  Start here:

http://www.alyssaandcarla.com/2014/09/28/diy-candy-corn-trivets/

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GARDENspiration

How can you incorporate the beauty and design of this garden into your own art and craft?

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IDEA I LOVE

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Why display a boring pumpkin when you can display a FABULOUS pumpkin?  Add a little copper to your squash and toss them around the house like the autumn won’t end.  Let the copper pick up and reflect light to add a warm sparkle to this cool modern design.  Here’s where you start:

http://www.homeyohmy.com/diy-copper-striped-pumpkins/

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YUMMY DISH!

BRIE & CHEDDAR APPLE BEER SOUP

WITH CINNAMON PECAN OAT CRUMBLE

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

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  • olive oil
  • sweet onion
  • Salt and pepper
  • apple cider
  • apple (I used honeycrisp)
  • fresh thyme
  • beer
  • chicken broth
  • cayenne pepper
  • flour
  • milk)
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • brie, rind removed
Cinnamon Pecan Oat Crumble
  • old fashioned oats
  • whole raw pecans
  • flour
  • brown sugar
  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • unsalted butter

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE:  http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/brie-cheddar-apple-beer-soup-cinnamon-pecan-oat-crumble/

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BREATHLESS INSPIRATION

Artist Lorraine Loots creates a small (and I mean SMALL, cupcake) painting or drawing a day as a visual diary.  Isn’t that the coolest?   I’ve posted some of her work, but as you can imagine there are a gazillion examples.  Doesn’t this just inspire you to create one little thing a day?  Check out her website:

 http://lorraineloots.com

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SO DRINK, CHUG-A-LUG CHUG-A-LUG 

CARROT PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE

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INGREDIENTS

  • pineapple
  • carrot
  • ice
  • Orange Juice Not From Concentrate
  • banana

FOR THE FULL RECIPE VISIT:   http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/carrot-pineapple-smoothie-recipe/

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WORDS TO LIVE BY

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IDEA I LOVE

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 Make one for every one of your Thanksgiving dinner helpers!  Won’t the guy you ‘order in’ from love wearing it?   Here’s how you make this adorbs gathered apron with a pleated pocket:

http://fortworthfabricstudio.blogspot.com/2014/09/gathered-apron-tutorial.html

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MEMBA?

When everybody was saying, “You bet your sweet bippy!, Sock it to me! and “Here come da judge!” ?

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IDEA I LOVE!

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October is on the way so why not update all of your computer screens, your tablets and phones with this cuter than cute free October graphic?  Download yours  here:

http://sarahhearts.com/2014-09-29/october-2014/

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DESSERT!

 PUMPKIN SHERBET

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • milk
  • sugar
  • pumpkin puree
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • clove
  • salt

FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/10/pumpkin-sherbet.html

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PATCHWORK, BABY!

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I found this Jacob’s Ladder quilt at  the 3and3quarters blog and wanted to share it with the cupcakes!   Here’s a video on how the designer put hers together.  Take a look:

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SHOEspiration

PRADA for men . . . .

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I want this creepy Kim Jong Un cat scratcher so badly I can TASTE it — and I don’t even have a cat!  OMG!  I love this and it’s only <sit down>  $7,375.00 !!!!   Here’s where to get one for your home:

http://fancy.com/things/719221633314718586/Kim-Jong-un-Cat-Scratching-Post?ref=jeffreyturner 


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4 Comments on “Make a Scrappy Chevron Afghan! Craft Candy Corn Trivets! Bling Copper Striped Pumpkins! Carrot Pineapple Smoothies! Sew a Gathered Apron with Pleated Pocket! Jacob’s Ladder Quilt Pattern! Download an October Computer Screen! PLUS. . . Recipes, Jokes, Art, Design & Memories!”

  1. Claudia Wade
    September 30, 2014 at 10:43 AM #

    I signed up for your blog because I am a quilter…but OMG, those gorgeous SHOES!!!

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  2. quiltipatti
    September 30, 2014 at 4:15 PM #

    mark, i can’t begin to tell you how much i appreciate receiving your daily blog. the shoe are out-of-this-world. i would think the kim jong un cat scratcher would make you switch to cats. today i found a really nice drink in the carrot pineapple smoothie. your daily mail just makes me smile. i wanted you to know. thanks for alll you do.
    patti in florida
    pleal@cfl.rr.com

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  3. Cathy Dillehay
    October 3, 2014 at 11:58 AM #

    Love it!

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