Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Beautiful Autumn Gardens

The St. Louis Botanical Gardens is the perfect place for a Fall day (or any day, as far as that goes!).  I didn't expect to see many flowers in bloom, but thankfully I was wrong.  It's amazing to me how they can get these mums to hang over that stone wall. 

The Japanese garden area is gorgeous in every season.
My daughter can never seem to keep her fingers (hands, arms) out of the water, no matter what the temperature is.

One lonely, happy iris still in bloom. 
I don't know what it is about this photo (my husband took this one!) but I love it.  Maybe it's the colors, or that it looks like it's both spinning and sitting still at the same time.  It just looks so peaceful.

And, on this beautiful Autumn day, I want to wish everyone a yummyfriend and family-filled
Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Yummy (and easy!) Pumpkin Muffins

These muffins are so yummy and so easy! I believe this is a Weight Watchers recipe, but it was passed on to me by a friend. I just had to share...

1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
1 box spice cake mix
1/8 cup water

**option... 2/3 bag of mini chocolate chips for the chocolate lovers! Yum!

Mix together with mixer and fill muffin cups half full, or bake in muffin tins sprayed with cooking spray. Bake approx. 12 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean. Bake at temperature according to directions on the box.