Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pumpkin pie is my favorite...


 Last night, I was sitting at the dinner table and my kids were going nuts.  I kid you not, it was like they were two and four again.  I don't know what had gotten into them but nobody wanted to eat the chile relleno casserole (why not?  So good) and everyone had spazzy hyperness going on.  You know what I mean when I say spazzy hyperness right?  It was nearing 7:30 and Adrain and I were rolling our eyes covertly at one another over the extreme and loud silliness, so we resorted to that age old parenting mandate, "If you aren't finished eating in seven minutes everyone goes right to bed and you'll get this for breakfast in the morning."  Our patience might have been wearing a bit thin... Ha!

Anyway, as I was sitting there, I suddenly came up with an artwork idea for my kitchen area and figured I might as well make a little painting while the kids went crazy around me. So, I painted this darling illustrated recipe for pumpkin pie and immediately fell head over heels in love.  It shall grace my kitchen every autumn from now on.

I loved it so much I got it scanned and printed this morning just for you!  You can get yours here but it's only going to be available for the next two months so if you want it, don't wait. (Perfect little something to take to the hostess of your Thanksgiving dinner... or give yourself if you're cooking!)  (I'm not going to lie, the brown transferware plate is probably my very favorite water color part of any painting that I've ever done.  I just kept starting at it, it was so cute.)
 I was even inspired to buy my very first pumpkin of the season. It's a wee pumpkin and I love it.




 And... I baked my kids a pumpkin pie for after school treats today.  Or rather, Sara Lee baked it.  Ha! (Though I did add the cute little pie crust leaves on top.  Always keep your extra pie crust for just such an occasion.)
Finally, I wanted to share my sweet finished chalkboard. It turned out just exactly how I envisioned it! I used Annie Sloan duck egg blue and dark wax.  (The mirror that went here is getting a new home in my bedroom and an entire artwork rotation is in effect along with a bathroom painting project I've been putting off for a minimum of two years.  These things have a domino effect.  Anyway, my chalkboard...It pairs better with my warm weather pillow collection in blues, but I also totally love these Pottery Barn knock-off furry ones and they are perfect to cuddle up with at night. I am washing the blue ones as we speak right now and they will resurface sometime in February, most likely.  I constantly see my kids hugging and stroking the new furry ones.  Makes me giggle.


 Happy Fall dear friends. 
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17 comments:

  1. That's it! Susan Branch. I knew your artistic style reminded me of someone. Have you ever seen her illustrated cookbooks? Beautiful and the recipes are actually really really really good!

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    1. Oh my gosh I love her! I never thought about it but yes in some of my artwork you are right... what a sweet compliment!

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  2. Love the new print! Pumpkin pie is one of the very best things about fall. And oh my goodness- when did Sara Lee start making gluten free products and how did I miss this?

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    1. Well she didn't but I wish she would! My son eats gluten no problem now and my daughter isn't allergic like I am but she does have to take a digestive enzyme to keep things er... processing smoothly so she doesn't get backed up and and deal with acid reflux. well that was probably TMI. Ha! Regardless they can both eat it... boo I can't! My man will eat my slices.

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  3. Ok, Ok... so home screen printing is a little much..... I guess I'll have to wait until you license some of your artwork to get my tea towels in your designs :-) I've seen other bloggers end up with end caps at Target, why not you? :-)

    By the way, your post on blogging the other day, made me start blogging again. You can go ahead and take all the credit. It was just the push I needed after a year off. And I'm so happy that I can blog when I feel like it and not feel like I have to keep a schedule. This is why I love your blog. The dialogue just makes the wheels turn in ones head. Thank you for keeping it real!

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    1. What?! You just made my whole day with every part of this comment!!! Yes Target... come talk to me. Let's make a deal. :) And I love that you started up blogging again. It's a no pressure kind of free-ness! I actually think I've blogged more since talking about not feeling like blogging then I was blogging BEFORE. Huh. Go figure. Thank YOU!

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  4. LOVE your giant blackboard!! So pretty with the blue glass lamp!!

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  5. Hun I am so in love with that print! I do not like pumpkin pie but I do love the smell and well it is all about Fall so I love it. I will stop over in a bit and get mine. You know I have the Grateful print back in my kitchen. (you can see it on my fall house tour) Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us and I also LOVE that chalk board! I hope you have a blessed week. :-)

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  6. What a darling print. I just hung your grateful pumpkin in my dining room earlier this week. I love it!

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  7. Sasha, I love the new pumpkin pie print! It makes me so excited for fall. I also am loving your sectional couch :).

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  8. Sasha, you are so, so talented! I need you to come and help me decorate our new home when it is finished next Spring. Always enjoy stopping by!

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  9. Love your chalkboard and the beautiful artwork on it! Such talent! Your new living room makeover just screams "Come on over" to which I reply... "On my way with coffee's in hand!" :) Thinking we need to swap homes for a weekend getaway and you can come over and "Sashasize" my house for me (gee - how totally selfish of me!). I can not wait to see you this next weekend, when we really can catch up and talk/shop the day away with coffee in hand!!

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  10. i am always in awe at how beautiful your home is!! seriously so pretty sasha. wish i was sitting right there on that couch eating pumpkin pie with you:))

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  11. and it went through!!! guess i have to use my computer to comment:((

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