I am home for a while, my hubby has had an accident. We spent Sunday night in Yale hospital. Thank God my landlord who lives a couple houses away is a paramedic and she acted quickly to help him and then get an ambulance over right away. He isn't able to be left alone yet so I have taken a few days off from work to stay with him. I won't go into details since I want my blog to be a happy place, but he was hurt pretty bad. He will be okay Thank God!! But I was extremely worried. Especially since they wouldn't let me in to see him when I first arrived at the hospital. Okay...now for a happier note.
Since I am able to be at home for a few days, and since it is cooling down nicely...time for some baking. Spending some time in the kitchen seemed to help me relax. At least it took my mind off of things for a little while. I made these Chewy Pecan Cookies. They are so yummy and super easy to make. Plus baking makes the whole house smell yummy.
Chewy Pecan Cookies
1 stick butter
16 oz box brown sugar
½ tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
2 cups chopped pecans
Melt butter and mix with brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. In bowl combine flour, powder, and salt. Add to egg mixture. Stir in nuts. Refrigerate for a couple of hours, or overnight. Roll into 1” balls. Bake on a well greased cookie sheet at 375° for 15-20 minutes. Remove from pan immediately to a wire rack. They tend to stick to the baking sheet if you don't take them off immediately!!
I got out some autumn decorations. I love these cutie~pie teddy bears. The boys liked getting some decorations up too. It helped to cheer them up a bit.
These leafy votive holders are adorable, I just need to find some little votive candles.
and of course Susan Branch, one of my all time faves!!
My online store will be ready soon. I made this awesome magazine cover to celebrate. By clicking the magazine at the top of my sidebar you can get a little sneak peak at my shop. Hopefully by mid-September it will be up, fully running, and shopable.
I think tomorrow I have to go back to work, but two of my neighbors have been kind enough to help out by looking in on hubby while I am gone. The kids are a huge help too.
I'm off to check out some of your pretty blogs now. I couldn't sleep last night so I was up catching up on some blogs last night. The pretty photos are so good at taking my mind elsewhere. It is great therapy.