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Getting Back on Track

Earlier this year the Blooming Daisies Craft train went completely off the tracks. Who knew a broken ankle, surgery, and a hurricane could cause so much havoc?! As of this posting, I am down to only 4 days until I am in a walking boot—I am so excited! With that goal in sight, I am ready to get back on track. Business-wise, Blooming Daisies Crafts took a hit due to my injury but just as I am getting back on my feet, so is the business. I may even be a little bit ahead of myself by getting this published on Friday, November 4, and getting up to date with my weekly blog schedule. And, I have opened my Blooming Daisies Crafts eBay store back up with an extended shipping date. Now to just keep working at normalizing my life!

My sister and I had a great visit! I had a short to-do list for her, which included refreshing my front door wreaths. Well, this included a trip to the local craft store for silk flowers. Once we made our selection, we decided to breeze through the fabric department. Oh my goodness! The selection of fabric that was on sale was huge. Until we filled up our shopping cart… Yes, we bought more fabric. I may have mentioned before that I really do not need any more fabric, however, it was all on sale and so dang cute! With all that being said, I need to get back on track and back in front of the sewing machine.

You know that each year I try to make a handmade ornament for the grandkids. This year, my sister and I got to do them together. Yes, I only have 7 grandkids but I had to make some extras too! So that is something off the list too!

Believe it or not, after her visit, I am able to list some new product! Soon to be posted:

Candy Cane 11x17 Q-Snap bag,

Travel Trailer Dust Cover (I will make grime guards to go with this one) - so cute,

A new Christmas Enamel Trailer Needle Minder! It is so cute with the tree on top! They aren't listed yet but it's on my to-do list.

Not only do my sister and I share a deep appreciation for fabric, we also love the flavor of pumpkin! Months ago I had found a recipe for Pumpkin Crisp dessert thru Pinterest (Lemon Tree Dwelling) but waited to share the calories with my sibling. What are sisters for?! We thoroughly enjoyed the dessert and now want to share the recipe with you!

Pumpkin Crisp

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 Hour



3/4 c flour

3/4 c old fashioned oats

1 c light brown sugar

1/2 c salted butter, melted

1 t cinnamon

1/4 c chopped pecans (we added this so let’s say it is optional, but yummy)


15 ounce can pumpkin puree

3 large eggs

6 ounce can evaporated milk, (a small can is 5oz so we added an ounce of water)

1/2 c granulated sugar

1/2 c light brown sugar

1 t vanilla

1 t pumpkin pie spice

1 t salt


In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and optional pecans. Use a fork to mix just until combined. Refrigerate while you prepare the filling.

In a separate large mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, eggs, evaporated milk, sugars and spices. Mix by hand or using a hand mixer until completely combined. Pour the filling into a greased 8x11” baking pan.

Remove the topping from the refrigerator and crumble it evenly over the filling in the pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 45-50 minutes, until the topping is dark golden brown and crispy.

Remove from oven and cool slightly before serving. Top with ice cream or whipped cream as desired.

We made this and had it for 3 nights then I froze the rest. It was really delicious!

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