It's Pie Time

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The weather here has been so glorious: rainy mornings, sunny afternoons, cool breezes, an occasional thunderstorm to nap through (or, if you're the dog, to tremble through :( poor thing). We made our most beloved sour cream apple pie with only two and a half apples instead of five — it was raining, and we didn't feel like walking up to the store. Still so good. That pie. It's such a great pie. IT IS A GREAT PIE.

I'm in a rush today so I'm talking fast and loud. We are having our mudroom turned into a an honest-to-goodness pantry, with shelves and cabinets and drawers and doors and those kinds of things. I'm so thrilled. There will even be room to hang coats. EXCITING. Storage. It makes me so happy. Today Andy is going to clear out the room as it is right now, filled to bursting with an enormous rack of metal shelves, canned goods, dustbuster, paper towels, dog food, turkey-cooking pan, popcorn maker, cake decorating tackle box, bags of pasta, various Tupperware that doesn't belong to us, oh ugh. Just, disorganized stuff that will now, hopefully, have a nicer home. The cabinets will be white MDF with Shaker doors like our nicer built-ins but not as nice (and not as expensive). We need to repaint the room to match the kitchen, I guess (and by the way the name of the paint color in there is Terrazo Gray), even though they are not physically connected. This is my inspiration photo.

My little bird has so many pretty little teeth now. Four, with a fifth, and a whole bunch of others just poised for erruption. This girl. Oh my sparkling stars how she lights my world. I just love her so much. She now gives kisses, which are kind of like face smooshes, to everything — us, her animals, her books, her toys, her blanket, her pillow. It's all I can do not to sob every single time.

P.S. I got Clover to smile for you, too :) Sweet darlings.

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Your pictures are stunning.

You are so surrounded by love and your gratitude just makes me smile. You just totally get it, you know.

Neasa Hogan says: October 01, 2013 at 02:51 AM

Oh Alicia! I made 'the' pie! I used cooking apples rather than Granny Smiths (but perhaps that is what you call cooking apples over there?) and my topping wasn't crumbly enough when I put it on but boy-oh-boy-oh-boy was it delicious!

It was so delicious my wonderful Mother-in-law has asked me to make it for the huge family dinner we have at Christmas along with my Blackcurrant cake (which is also delicious - and gluten free) http://allotment2kitchen.blogspot.ie/2010/08/seasonal-blackcurrant-cake.html

Thank you for inspiring me!

Amelia makes me smile so much.
x

omg i love the doggie smile!!!

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About Alicia Paulson

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My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com

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