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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

Fall is my favorite time of year.The leaves are changing colors, the air is nice and cool (most of the time) and Halloween has arrived! If your family is like mine, you carve pumpkins each year. In the process you probably throw all the pumpkin "guts" away. Doesn't that seem like a bit of a waste?

Well, my husband and I love to roast our pumpkin seeds after we finish carving. They're a great snack and taste delicious. Here's our favorite way to eat them.

Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds


  • 1 cup of pumpkin seeds, cleaned off and dried
  • 1 Tbs of melted butter
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


  1. Toss the pumpkin seeds in the ingredients. Be sure they are all covered in the mixture.
  2. Line a greased baking sheet with the seeds. Be sure to space the seeds out as much as you can.
  3. Bake at 300 degrees for about 50 minutes. Be sure to take them out and turn them so they don't burn. Bake until browned, but not burned.
  4. Enjoy

All the ingredients in a bowl

The pumpkin seeds mixed with the ingredients

Line a greased baking sheet with seeds


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Weekend Adventures

If you've been following my blog for a while now, you know that I absolutely love to go geocaching. We usually go every weekend. If you're not sure what geocaching is you can find more information about it on my blog post here.

Well, Georgia, as a state, is very supportive of geocaching. In fact, many of the state parks here place their own caches for people to find. We decided we wanted to do part of the history trail, the forts.

So we got up bright and early on Saturday and hit the road. Our first stop, Fort King George. Structure wise, this was my favorite of the three forts.

It had a pond in front of the actual fort. It was super pretty.

The main structure of the fort as three stories tall and had a basement also. You could go inside the building to see how the people lived inside it.

                                                                 It had ladders inside.

And a bed.

On the top floor you could look out at the nearby islands. Personally, I loved the view.

                                                       In the basement, there was brig.

This is what the buildings and "town" surrounding the main structure looked like.

Next we made our way to Fort McAllister. This was probably my least favorite of the forts. It was a Civil War fort. Essentially the structure itself is mounds that have been built into. The history was  pretty cool though. 

Our final stop of our Geocaching History Trail was Fort Morris. Fort Morris was absolutely gorgeous and the history of the surrounding town of Sunbury was amazing.  

Sunbury was a hub of activity prior to the Revolutionary War. It was basically the wealthiest town in the Midway district. The British took over the town, most likely burning down and destroying all the buildings in the town. Sunbury was the last town taken by the British, in Georgia. 

This was a lookout point along the trail at Fort Morris. 

Cody and I at the beautiful lookout point at Fort Morris

So if you're ever in Georgia, I highly recommend hitting these three forts. The history is so cool. And if you're a geocacher, you get a pathtag for getting the multicache at each place! 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pumpkin Carving

The past few weeks we have been crazy bust. Between Cody working and me preparing Christmas gifts, blogging and our weekend adventures, we just haven't had time to get prepared for the upcoming holiday. So with Halloween just around the corner, we decided to carve pumpkins this evening.

So we went to the store, picked out the perfect pumpkins, came home, turned on some mood music (Halloween Classics of course) and set to work.

Of course it got a little messy, but that's the fun part.

Even our dog Edmond got in the spirit of Halloween!


Well, I hope everyone is doing well. Either tomorrow or sometime this week, I'll be posting about our adventures Geocaching that led us to three forts. So keep an eye out!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I'm pretty addicted to my sewing machine. I may not be an expert at sewing, but I sure do enjoy it. I've been working on some new projects and I'll be posting them here soon! So keep an eye out.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Geocaching Adventures

For the long weekend, we decided to take a trip to North Carolina to do some geocaching. What should've been a five hour drive, turned into almost ten hours due to all the flooding in South Carolina. But that's okay. We still had a ton of fun.

We went to Topsail Beach. It was a pretty place. We mainly went to geocache, but we still got to enjoy the area. There's a little diner called Island Delights. It's a 50s style diner. The interior is covered in antiques. Even the women's bathroom has a perfume dispenser. If you're ever in the area, I totally recommend trying it out. 

We also went to the beach. It wasn't super crowded, although that may be because of the off season. Every time we go to the beach, we search for shark teeth. So of course, we did here as well. We found 57! It was awesome!

Anywho, while there, we found quite a few geocaches. 

This one was fun, but a pain in the butt. There was a bag of 800 keys we had to go through. Only one key would unlock the ammo can. We noticed the pattern right away but none of the keys unlocked it. After going through all 800 keys, with none working. We tried one that we had previously tried 5 times. It finally worked. The lock just stuck. 

This was a travel bug hotel we went to. It was really cool. it had a "welcome desk" that was a tape recording you listen to. It even had a "room key" that had codes to unlock the locks for the hotel. It was really neat. 

This cache was right down the road from the travel bug hotel. It looked like a mailbox.

Needless to say, we had a lot of fun on our mini vacation.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Our Trip to St. Augustine

We all like a little adventure every now and then. Sometimes there are really beautiful places near where you live! Luckily for us, we have St. Augustine Florida in  our own back yard. Okay, well maybe not our back yard, but pretty darn close! Only a couple of hours away.

St. Augustine is one of our favorite places to visit. It has such a rich history and is absolutely gorgeous!

Even the welcome center has cool stuff! Such as this fountain and monument.

Then, of course, there is Castillo de San Marcos.  The old spanish fort that is located in the historic section of St. Augustine.

There are also some really delicious places to eat. In fact, there's a place called Pizza Time. It was listed as #2 in TripAdvisor top places to get pizza in the US. While I really liked the pizza, there are a few things that I didn't enjoy. The pizza was super super greasy. I actually had to use napkins to get as much of the grease off as I could. Also, you have to pay cash when ordering there. They do not accept cards. This usually holds the line up for quite a while.

But, if you're ever in the area, or just want a new place to visit, I totally recommend going to St. Augustine. You won't regret it!