After a week of steady rain and overcast days we woke up to a beautiful, sun-filled and breezy autumn day. The windows are open and we're enjoying lots of our traditional fall activities.
We always use the Martha Stewart traditional sugar cookie recipe with royal icing frosting.
As I type this the pumpkins are being carved for next Friday. A tip I learned to preserve pumpkin carvings is to rub petroleum jelly over the cut edges and then place a cool damp cloth over the surface. Afterwards, place the pumpkin in a cool basement or garage and keep replacing the cloth. We've done this in the past, when carving our pumpkins early, and it truly does help preserve them. With sunny days in the forecast, I hope to be able to photograph some projects which I'll share next time. Enjoy your Sunday evening!