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Monday, September 5, 2016

It’s Labor Day….and I’m happily working.

This past weekend I gathered up small scraps of fabric and am in the midst of transforming them into patchwork napkins. They should be finished by next week. Then I just might need some acorn napkin rings to go with them.

How to Sew Dinner Napkins

I also cleaned out my freezer and found ham leftover from Easter. Whoops. It still tasted great in this easy ham and cheese casserole.

This Cheesy Leftover Ham and Rice Casserole recipe is a great way to use up some leftover Ham from the holidays! Plus you can easily substitute in leftover turkey or chicken too!

I also used up all the apples in the pantry to try my hand at a gluten free apple pie.

My family and I ended up scraping out the delicious apple crumb mixture from the rock hard crust.

#pinterestfail 

Gluten Free Apple Pie:

Speaking of the pantry, I cannot take this mess one moment longer!

An organizational post is right around the corner.

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If you follow me on Instagram you saw that in between personal projects I have also been creating a few floral mockups for a special client to choose from for their upcoming 50th anniversary party. This was the winner.

Today I am painting a two tiered tray Mr. Decor and I created from random bits of bliss.

Braun Anniversary 009

This is my inspiration.

Two Tier Tray | Round Tin Serving Tray

I’ll be sharing the reveal next Tuesday at the Tiered Tray Extravaganza.Hope You'll Join Us!

For now, I’m off to study. What are you doing today?

Laura

12 comments :

Jeanie said...

I'm working too -- doing many of the same kinds of things you are -- something creative, lots cooking (I'm solo at the lake but friends are coming in for late lunch and swimming today and so I have to cook!) Using peaches to top crumb cake, gazpacho and salad. Just simple.

Love your acorns and this reminds me I need to gather acorn caps while I can and get felting! Been so busy with inventory building (painting silk), practicing my painting and actually painting the trim on the cottage that fall seems a million years away.

What lovely, inspiring photos -- kicking me into gear to get my work done, too!

Eilis said...

I'm exhausted just reading this post! Organizing my pantry is on the short list too. Looking forward to the tiered tray party, what a fun idea.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You amaze me with all you do and finding time to sew so much too. Can't wait to see the tray.

Summer said...

That napkin is so beautiful ♥


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happywonderer.com said...

Whoa, you are being productive. I'm thinking about that tiered tray extravaganza...

therelishedroost said...

I am priming Pumpkins for some clients and relaxing with some of my favorite blog posts.. yours!! xo K

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Such a delight to visit you and see what you have been creating-so inspiring!
Jemma

Stacey said...

This all looks amazing! Life is so on hold here at our house. When your house is for sale (you know this) you don't cook much because somebody might come and projects have to wait because somebody might come. Basically, we clean a lot. :)

You are inspiring me though!

Daniela said...

I'm sure that you've celebrated your Labor Day in the most beautiful way ever, doing so many sweet things filling your heart with gratification and joy, dearest, precious Laura, thank you for sharing your so lovely day with us and for sharing such an inspiring post, as usual !

May the remainder of your week be as beautiful as you, dearie,
sending hugs and more hugs across the many miles

Xx Dany

Hena Tayeb said...

love that first picture with the napkin ring.. so beautiful

Julie Reinwald said...

Oh my word, Laura. I seriously NEED those gorgeous napkins and napkin rings! You are so creative :)

thepaintedapron.com said...

I LOVE those napkin rings Laura! And the napkins! And the casserole- I think I have some ham in my freezer too :) And the tiered tray party is going to be so much fun!!! Thanks for the Thursday treat-
Jenna