|"Stacked Pumpkins" art by Tina C. Wells|
|"Blue Pumpkins" art by Tina C. Wells|
|"Pumpkins on a Pallet" art by Tina C. Wells|
|"Multicolored Pumpkins" art by Tina C. Wells|
|"Colorful Pumpkins" art by Tina C. Wells|
|"Oh Pumpkins!" art by Tina C. Wells|
RECIPE: Carmel Apples
|Carmel Apples with twig skewers|
I include this not because it is anything new, but because it is so very easy and fun, especially with the kiddos.
We used approximately 14 oz of carmel cubes and 2 TBS milk in a sauce pan on medium heat. This was enough for 4 medium/large apples. To insert the twigs, I first stabbed the apples with skewers.
Since I was at the cabin and doing this project with an 8 year old boy, we kept it simple with just carmel, but at home I like to dip some in chocolate and nuts in addition.
You can do this (even if you think you can't paint)! This took about half an hour and it was simple and fun. Here it is, step-by-step:
large orange pumpkin
brown acrylic craft paint (about $1 at Michaels)
small round paint brush
|Painted Pumpkin, step-by-step|
Add dots between leaf and flower designs.
|Goshorn Lake, MI|
Lovely, little Goshorn Lake is separated from Lake Michigan by two miles of sand dunes. During our week stay, we watched the leaves turn increasingly crimson and golden.
The town of Saugatuck is 2 miles away from the cabin and offers artsy shops and cafes. A few of my favorites are above, starting with the cool retro sign as you enter the town. Middle left is the quirky shop, Amsterdam on Blue Star Hwy. where you can find everything from antiques to funky repurposed items. Center is Mermaids Bar and Grill, with a great outdoor deck, dockside on the river. Center right is Uncommon Grounds, charming coffee shop with their own roasted coffee and homemade pastries. Bottom is Good Goods, a shop full of intriguing artisan-made objects.
|Saugatuck Dune Ride|
One of my favorite things to do while visiting the cabin is to hike to Lake Michigan from the Felt Mansion. The hike is about a mile and takes you through a thick forest. All of a sudden, there is a glimpse of the lake. It looks like the Atlantic, waves, beach grass, and so vast that you can't see the other side. Beautiful.