Inspired by Life

Friday, November 14, 2014

Incredible Fall Colors

This afternoon, on my way back from the temple, I drove past some beautiful fall foliage.  Mind you, my entire neighborhood in Virginia looks like this every year during the fall season. Today, as I was driving back home, I decided that I would stop and take some pictures of this gorgeous nature all around me. Okay, "stop and take pictures" was actually more like come to full stop right in the middle of the road and click away to my heart's content.  It seems impossible to just drive by this beauty and not stop and admire it for a minute or longer if you have the time. 

Having just been to the LDS Washington DC Temple with some lovely ladies, I appreciated the opportunity to see and recognize His hand in this incredible creation! "Men are that they might have joy!" This brings great joy to my heart and I am thankful for nature and its powerful influence in our lives.

  #sharegoodness #beautifulvirginia

Monday, November 10, 2014

Apple Muffins w/ Brown Sugar Topping

 Nothing says "Fall is here!" like the smell of apples baking in the oven, in one form or the other.  And these Apple Muffins were the perfect Sunday evening snack! They melt in your mouth, and if you are in the habit of buttering up your muffins before you eat them, hold off on that dab of butter. These babies are as moist as can be and the crunch of the brown sugar topping is divine. Thanks to Christy @ The Girl Who Ate Everything for this awesome recipe, which I stuck to without making a single change. For some reason, I am not brave enough to attempt any major changes in my baking as I do in my cooking. In this particular case, I was delighted that I did not and the results were amazing!

Try it out for yourself and see what I am talking about! 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The view from my window

I love living in Virginia and the fall season is one of the main reasons for this amorous relationship.  The colors and the crisp air. The cozy sweaters and a cup of hot chocolate. Ah! How could you not love the fall season in this part of the world?