Friday, October 5, 2012

we have been to the apple orchard
and enjoying ever last apple we picked.
I put them in 
apple sauce
mini heart shaped apple pies
apple cake
{recipe for one of the best apple cakes found here}

I even had a little chitchat with the "apple orchard girls"
they were all very polite until they realized
I was not going to set them free
{they even tried their sad eyes out on me but I remained strong} 

Hugs to you all 
we are celebrating our Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend
hoping to get my fill of
my MOM's pumpkin pie
I'll save a piece for you


flowersandhome said...

Love that heartshaped apple pie you made. Might try that once, thanks for the idea;-) Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Koralee,
You are the perfect person to make the most of the Autumn .... especially the harvest of apples. All sound delicious, heartwarming and comforting. I would love to have a piece of your apple pie or applecake right now !
Sorry I haven't been around for a while .... I seem to have been busy and still getting used to my new computer !
Hope you are well Koralee ..... is your daughter still in the UK ?
Hope that you had a lovely Summer .... much love. XXXX

Dagmar said...

Happy Thanksgiving weekend Koralee, where ever you are spending it with your family..your post today was so joyful and happy! ❤ The apples look so delicious!

homemade@myplace said...

I love all the ways you've prepared your apples!!!
Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your mum,s pie!!!
xxx Alessandra

Susie said...

I have planted many trees...but never a fruit tree. I may do just that next spring. Smiles, Susie

andrea creates said...

heart shaped apple pies!delicious :)
happy thanksgiving and have a wonderful weekend!!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love this post! Beautiful pictures as always :) I adore your heart shaped apple pie, its so cute, and I bet very yummy! The apple orchard girls...:):) Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! :) xo Holly

Monica said...

OOh this post has made me hungry for apples :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and enjoy your mom's pie :) also, I love the little heart shaped pie ....

Ingrid said...

Beautiful words with creative pictures Koralee.....have a sweet weekend....

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Have a lovely, lovely time with your celebrations! Ada :)

Hearts Turned said...

Oh, apples! Planning a trip to our local-ish orchard next week with my girls--can't wait!

Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you, dear friend--enjoy your Mom's pumpkin pie!


Unknown said...

Oooh I 'd love to go to an apple orchard and pick apples, I 've never done it before! Your sweets have me wanting for apples now...

Unknown said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Koralee. Love the apple heart pie ... May I have whipped cream on my piece?

Have a lovely weekend ~

Martina said...

Have a lovely Thanksgiving celebration Koralee - am sure there'll be plebty of yummy treats! Would love to visit ;) xox

It's me said...

Happy weekend from

Helen Philipps said...

Such a delicious apple-y post :) Sending you warm wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving, dear Koralee!
Helen x

Lynne said...

I love Bluebird Notes most
Cuz' it is different from all the rest!


Blessed Serendipity said...

You know what they say about an apple a day... Love your photos. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.


Privet and Holly said...

Happy Thanksgiving,
Koralee! Love these
sweet apple pics ~ I
can see how your were
tempted to set the
Apple Girls free : )

xo Suzanne

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

Happy Thanksgiving Koralee!!
and many blessings to you and your family!

myletterstoemily said...

beautiful! always beautiful!!
i have 10 honey crisp apples
just waiting to dump into a
cake. thank you for the

June said...

Love this Koralee! I want to wish you and your sweet family a Happy Thanksgiving!!!
hugs from here...

Anonymous said...

Koralee, your lovely doses of colour are delivered straight to my inbox every time you post...and what a breath of fresh air you are! Your heart shaped pies are a delectable inspiration....and a grand temptation! It's a good thing you live on the other side of Canada...or I'd be knockin' at your door for a bite...or two....or three!

Have a wonderful long weekend with your family...I know I will.
Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Happy Thanksgiving, to you and your family and thanks for saving a piece of your Mom's apple pie.
I love all your sweet photos of your delicious baking.
Also how cute the apple orchard girls are.

Wishing you the very best weekend

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Koralee !!!!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

I love apple season! The heart apple pies are so cute! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! :)

Alessandra said...

I have to pin that apple, gratitude is a good word too!

Ciao and happy weekend!


♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend Koralee!...I'm off to have a peek at the apple cake recipe now!
Susan x

found and sewn said...

lots of lovely apple treats. Happy Thanksgiving!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


I am finding myself being so late to EVERYONE'S POST...what is happening to my blog roll....

HAPPY THANKSGIVING MY FRIEND! Oh the joys that issue out of your hearth and heart. AND YOUR KITCHEN!

HUGS to my dear and wonderful Koralee!!!! Anita

malia said...

I was totally thinking about you when I noticed it was Canadian Thanksgiving on the calendar! Hope you and your loved ones have a beautiful and meaningful holiday! xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh sweet Koralee,

How sweet to find your Saturday message this beautiful morning! I just came in from another glorious walk, enjoying the white pumpkins, the purple and yellow mums and the smell of fireplaces!!!!!!

Have a fantastic THANKSGIVING!!! Anita

Unknown said...

mmm... applie delicious! I think I will make that wonderful apple cake for breakfast! a most joyous weekend!

Silver Strands said...

oooh - YUM. Love those fresh, crisp apples!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

I am grateful for you my friend! Sending hugs and apple pie!!! : )

Unknown said...

Sweet Koralee, I am loving the heart shaped apple pie,
hope your having a wonderful weekend! x

gilly said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope it is a blessed and happy time, and that you enjoy lots of yummy apple-y things!

vintage grey said...

Such a beautiful apple post! Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!! enjoy your mom's pumpkin pie!! xo Heather

Sylvia said...

What a wonderful collage, and I do love apple cake :-)
Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment ...
your blog is lovely too, beautiful posts and layouts !
Happy Thanksgiving weekend,

Home and Lifestyle said...

Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Hugs, Ingrid

Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...

Happy Thanksgiving!


Jen Beaudet said...

Happy Thanksgiving Koralee! I hope you enjoy your special time with your family. I love the "apple orchard girls" and now, I'd really like an apple:)

Hoola Tallulah said...

Happiest Thanksgiving to you and yours XxX

Libbie said...

Isn't it amazing how many things you can do with an apple?! That first one is too pretty to eat though! We have applesauce simmering right now & the house smells sooo good! Kelly has a HUGE apple tree at the farm & is determined to use every night he came home with a 15 gallon tub, a ten gallon pail AND 2 5 gallon pails FULL of apples....luckily they are storing nicely in the basement...let;s just say we don't put the canner away & all our friends are probably sick of apple butter :) that doesn't even count all the other pails he comes home with other weekends! I think the tree finally got cleaned off before the freeze...thank kitchen needs a rest! :) We didn't even think of making sweet apple cakes like you made!!! Yummy!

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

Love this post! My heart is full of gratitude also! Those heart apple pies look scruptious!!!!
Big hugs,

bec said...

adorable post...I'm in love with your blog!
glad I found it...
Bec x

Crafted by Carly said...

Wow! I LOVE the colours of that apple in the first piture!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good afternoon my beloved friend!

How is your Thanksgiving holiday going on????? I have been thinking of YOU, then I see you popped over this morning! Oh Koralee, thank you for your kind comments about my paper work. It has to develop but for now, it is what it as as an ornament, a trinket, a keepsake. But I envision a story line, MORE. But it takes day by day, scrap of paper by scrap to finally build something with a STORY.

I am having fun just taking one PHOTO AT A TIME to see what kind of lighting I can get. I am enjoying taking photos in my dining room where it seems to be the brightest. Next project: To take a close up of something with intense color!

Hugs to you my beloved friend! Anita

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING KORALEE! There is no greater way to celebrate a holiday than being surrounded by loved ones.
My favorite Apple Crisps are in season, which gets me excited to bake too. "An apple a day"...makes me a happy gal, especially when there's baked goodies involved.
Your heart shaped pie is the perfect reflection of my love for apple pies.

Sweet wishes,

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love your little heart shaped apple pie. So sweet.