Wednesday, September 19, 2012

FALL NESTING

Lastly, on the reading front, I have been having a lot of luck finding good books.  I have discovered that if you really like a book you have read, or a particular author, you can go to Amazon.com and look it up.  There you will find suggestions for similar books or book by the same author.  Genius!  This is an incredibly good book that had me up reading until midnight last night.  I'm not good at describing what a book is about and I definitely don't want to give anything away, but I really do recommend it.  It's a page turner.

Well, this post is longer than I intended (and I thought I didn't have anything to say!), so I'll sign off now.  Hopefully I will have some "fall" going on the next time you pop in!  Hope you are all having a wonderful week! :)

78 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Jane, this looks so YUMMY!! I'll give this one a try for sure my friend..Hope all is well in your world my dear friend..from my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gloria

Barbara F. said...

Jane, your quiche looks wonderful, and I am so with you on eating well for the winter months. I haven't really cooked or baked anything major since the spring. Really didn't lose weight though lol. I already made spice cookies (post will be out later). xo

Linda Chapman said...

I love this time of year!! The mornings this week will be in the upper 50's which is very FALLISH for us! I am decorating our gazebo at the camp ground and look forward to sitting out with morning coffee on the hopefully soon to come crispiness!

I haven't made quiche in a long time but yours sounds delicious and I just may whip one up myself soon!

Looking forward to seeing your fall decor!

Gina said...

Your quiche looks great! Good for you on stocking up on the Chobani! How I wished I like yogurt. Chobani is made not far from here & everyone seems to love it.
I know exactly what you mean about decorating & then getting frustrated by the clutter. I do it every time. I just never seem to learn!

Anita said...

Jane, glad you are enjoying cooler weather! We are feeling like fall here too! Love your quiche...ours is very similar and we eat them a lot with whatever veggies I have. My husband did not like lima beans I put in once, but pretty much anything else is ok! I can't wait to get out the boots!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

That quiche looks wonderful! We have had two days of rain, but today the sun came out and it is in the 60's...yeah fall!

Karen said...

I buy that yogurt too.. your quiche looks awesome! and I've been looking for a good book, will try this one!

Leslie's Garden said...

I'm afraid to shop online, I have such trouble getting clothes to fit and look right. Lucky you! I really hope to find a pair of flat boots this year. I have a terribly wide foot and it's very difficult to find a boot. I've fallen off the wagon so to speak, regarding dieting. My husband and I both dieted starting in January and I lost 25 pounds. I've put 10 of it back on. I'm so discouraged! Good luck in your journey!

Lynn said...

I can safely say that I love fall now that I am not teaching school! (It was always so hot in September and although prisons were air conditioned, Schools in Southern CA were not!

Your quiche is going on my table tonight!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thanks for the book recommendation, Jane! I'll save this one for my next trip to the library {I just went yesterday}. We have had some Fall-like weather the past several days, but today was the first day I wore jeans. Still wore my flip flops though! : ) Is that a crustless quiche?

Deserae said...

I love this weather! Your quiche look so delicious too....I will have to try your recipe :o)
~Des

Susie said...

Blonde, You'll be so cute in your new jeans. I wish everyone who wants to lose weight all the luck in the world. I know for a fact it is not easy. I admit, I have a sweet tooth.Bummer. This is the best weather. I love it and hope it last till Jan.:)Smiles, Susie
thanks for visiting me

Lori said...

I have not brought myself to do any fall decorating yet but I think I may do something over the week-end. We have had warm days and cool nights so fall is definitely in the air. I do not think that apple pie counts as healthy eating but I have been loving my greek yogurt too although mine is on my morning break at work. I have never made quiche but I love it so I will have to make it soon. xo

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

I got out those bins...and I was able to get rid of one whole bin to GW. I do love all of the decorations, but, I really am enjoying less....so I know I must be getting old.
I did keep a few things, I didn't put out...but they are there for next year!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Jane,
I so know what you mean about eating more and being a tad bit more lazy during the cold months...I really wish we could just have Fall and Spring all year:)

Blessings,
Linda

Julie Marie@Idyllhours said...

Hi Jane... yum, that quiche looks delish!... and yes, apple pie is healthy... we must take care of our mental health too... and that works for me!... always enjoy seeing what you are reading... I need some good books for cozying up with this Fall... excited to see your Autumn decor... I am one who still loves the traditional Autumn colors... burnt orange, brilliant scarlets... golds, etc... but I am also loving the neutral, more muted shades of Autumn this year too... I have made several arrangements in those shades recently... LOVE Hobby Lobby... tell us what you get!... xoxo Julie Marie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The quiche looks great Jane! I know I'm no help, but in my world homemade apple pie does count as real food. That's my story and I'm sticking to it anyway:@) Hope you find some pretty neutrals on your shopping trip tomorrow:@)

xinex said...

Your weather sounds nice, Janie. It's even nice here too especially in the morning. Your quiche looks really good, I will try it soon...Christine

The Moerks said...

Thanks for the book tip, I am always on the lookout for something new to suggest to bookclub. It is funny, we are gradually shedding layers of clothes and you are gaining them.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Quiche almost my favorite food, next only to French bread. Your recipe looks wonderful!

I too have been eating Greek Yogurt. The brand that I am enjoying now is called ZOI. It's a perfect healthier alternative to sweets.

Good luck on the weight loss! I have dropped 9 since I started my healthy reminder series.

Only 41 more to go! Whew!

Happy Fall, Jane!
~Lynne
w/L.

{oc cottage} said...

oh! i want cool enough weather to even think about thinking about sweaters! ;} ENJOYS YOURS...and your boots! ;}

m ^..^

Melanie said...

I love Greek yogurt; I eat it several times a week. I've had the Chobani brand, though I more often buy the plain Greek yogurt so that I can add fresh fruit and natural sweetener to it. Good luck with your fall decorating - I did mine last weekend, though I haven't blogged about it yet. And - happy reading! I'm currently reading a book called The Baker's Daughter - quite good!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Thanks for the heads up on the book, I just ordered a sample of it on my Kindle, I can see what you mean about being a page turner:)
I haven't brought out the winter clothes yet either although the weather here in Pa. is like fall more and more every day!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I am loving our weather, too, Blondie! I am sure we don't need to get use to it just yet here. Not a lot of fall decor here just yet either and I don't have any boys to bring mine down :(
Oh and my jeans, it is going to take more than some yogurt for me to get in them, lol.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Hey Jane! Thanks for the book recommendation~ lately I've been in a reading mood, so I've loved seeing what everyone else is lovin!
We haven't gotten our fall out at our homes yet, now that we've gotten the store situated, we need to get busy...and I can't wait! I'm itchin' to get some fall up in and outside ~ however I'm smack dab in the middle of cleaning our upstairs, so until that is done, I am not permitting myself from bringing down the tubs from the attic ~ lol!! well....maybe.... :)

Theresa said...

Oh what a yummy treat! I will be making that:) I am trying to keep the decorations down a bit this year! The more you put out, the more you have to put away:) Thanks for the tip on the book! I am going to Amazon right now!

Have a blessed day dear friend! BIG HUGS!

Kelli said...

I am loving this weather, too! It was 42* this morning, with a dense fog hanging in the valleys. When the sun came up over the lake and started burning it off, the color of the sky was gorgeous! It will go into the 70s today and we're having sunshine and blue skies. PERFECTION!
And for the record, apples are fruit so YES...apple pie DOES count! ;)

Tricia said...

Oh, I love Chobani yogurt too. It doesn't have all the sugar and fat in it that the other brands have. Lately though, I've been buying Fage and using it in my smoothies...I need to lose a few pounds myself. I haven't done any fall decorating either, but perhaps today's the day :)

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Oh, that quiche looks so good. I've got one of those dishes and I didn't know exactly what it was used for. That recipe is pinned!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I am enjoying these beautiful fall days, too. I already decorated.

Happy Autumn, Jane.

Fondly,
Glenda

Kelly said...

I know ALL too well about those Keebler elves! They're in my cabinet as I type this. ha! Of course, they're meant for my sons. Yeah.....That quiche looks delicious. I should try that sometime. It sounds easy too. I haven't started any Fall decorating either. I'll wait until the mood hits me.

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

I love your easy dinner idea...just might give it a try and yes, in my book apple pie counts as health food ;)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I am trying to lose weight too. We have a fancy wedding in a few weeks and I want to fit in my dress. :o) I have never tried that yogurt but my daughter swears by it. I'm definitely picking up a few next time I get to the store. Happy Weekend Jane!

Deborah said...

That quiche looks great Jane!
And I've heard good things about the greek yogurt but haven't tried it yet.
It's looking pretty much like autumn around here too, with a few little dips of summer here and there!
Have a great weekend!

Deborah xo

perfumehk said...

so nice blog . i love it.
Parfum pas cher

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Thanks for the book recommendation! :D I love Greek yogurt, too. Have you ever tried Noosa yogurt (made in Colorado)...it is seriously good enough to be a dessert. The honey one is my favorite!

I have not had quiche in so long...yours looks *so* good.

Enjoy your weekend!

xo,
Ricki Jill

LuLu Kellogg said...

I have sooooo much reading to catch up on! I have missed visiting with you! Lots of changes going on and busy busy busy with art but loving it!

This quiche looks delish!

Happy Fall!

20 North Ora said...

Jane - That quiche sounds really delicious. Will definitely have to try that. Thanks.

Judy

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

The quiche looks yummy - I'll have to try it. About books - I love to re-read books that I love. In fact, I'm on the 3rd read of a 2 book series I like. (It's been a while in between reads.) Linda

Terra said...

The quiche looks delish. I love plain yogurt, Fage Greek yogurt is our favorite. No added sugar in it; the flavored yogurts of all brands have lots of added sugar which I avoid.

Mimi said...

HI!!
Before I forget and ramble on and on....my cousin is married to a MAN named LEE WOODRUFF or is it Woodrough...I forget now how they spell their last name....but I am going to go facebook her right now and tell her she must go buy this book!!!!
I just looked and her last name is WOODRUFF......oh how funny!!!
Ok, I will have to go to AMAZON and buy that book...I love Amazon!!!
And I need to eat more healthy too...so I will check out that yogurt.....I have tried to give up all the bad snack foods....then I go sugar deprived crazy!!!!
APPLE PIE is Fruit...so healthy in my book!!
Is the ice-cream???
Hugs to you...
happy fall and I wish it was here...hot real hot...like 104 here today!!!
Hugs,
jamie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
Your quiche turned out perfectly!
And I love how you describe Autumn, it makes it sound so warm and cozy.
You have to let me know about buying jeans online, I am always afraid to do it.
Thinking of you my dear friend and sending hugs and prayers your way.
Cindy

koralee said...

So loving our Autumn weather too...your quiche looks amazing..and so easy to make..I love quiche and must remember to make it more.
Have a wonderful day my friend...and thank you so much for visiting me the other day...it is so lovely to read your sweet comments. xo

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Sweetie! And you are exactly that! I DO wish you luck on decorating your living room with the pastels. Take lots of photo's. I could use some help and idea's but I think I am about burned out on the decorating. A few more things...such as changing the tablecloth on the diningroom table and the placemats. I used bright orange for other years and am bringing it down to spice orange. That sort of thing.
Hugs.. :)
Mona

Charlene said...

Hey girlfriend you made me laugh... You threw out the silk flowers & NOW... have to buy more. THAT's SO ME!!! That's why I have all this STUFF!!! I'm afraid to throw it out as I might want it later... Oh me it's a dilemma! Thanks for the book referral as I love to read at night before going to sleep. I have been doing so on my I Pad lately & simply downloading the books to it. Saves them sitting on the shelf when I'm done. It goes back to the "don't throw it away" problem. I just did a little FALL Decorating & posted about it but, I too am keeping it much more simple. Hope you'll stop by to say HI. I also need to do a little shopping online for new Fall Clothes. Have a great week.
Charlene

Beth said...

The quiche looks and sounds so good. I do overeat in the winter, I think most people do.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You are such a gal on the go Jane!!! You make me look like a slug! I love that high quiche!!! Please stop by StoneGable and join ON THE MENU MONDAY and share your beautiful yummy dish!!! LOVE IT!

Sherry said...

Hi Jane!
I haven't been by in awhile. Your quiche looks good. I also look up suggestions for reading on Amazon. Love to cruise the books often. Have a great week! Love your new profile pic with that cute haircut!
Sherry

bj said...

Hi, sweet little Blondie...that quiche looks AMAZING. I am making it tomorrow night for dinner. It sounds wonderful.

I don't decorate much for fall...just a mantel or two and a wreath on the door. I can[t wait to see your decorations...I know they will be pretty.
xoxo bj

Isabelle Thornton said...

Love Fall. Love quiche. How perfect. I have decorating in the brain too :)

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Hi Jane,

Your quiche and fall dishes make me in the mood to bake. This time of year makes me want to nest.

That book looks good and now that you said you were up all night reading it, I have to find it. I am need of a good book to get lost in on these cooler fall evenings.

You are going to create beautiful fall vignettes, you always do.

Karen

Designing Domesticity said...

Wow, sounds like you've been busy. Your quiche looks amazing. Can never get Mr. DD to enjoy eggs for dinner, such a shame. Thanks for sharing, liz

Bring Pretty Back said...

Jane , love this post - I am so ready for fall!! I agree , no Keebler elves welcome in my home either!
I have been wearing my capris all summer and I am a little scared to try on my jeans - yikes! As a matter of fact I am going to put my shoes on after I write this and go for a walk !
That looks delish by the way!
And later I am going to get my fall decorations out!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

SmilingSally said...

That quiche is the poofist I've come across.

I agree; I'd rather decorate for fall in muted tones. Orange is so dramatic.

Have a great week, Jane.

Sarah said...

Jane, I stock up on Chobani too. Trying to drop a few pounds myself. I did so well this summer, but slacked off and it shows. ;-) The quiche looks delicious.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I am going to look for that book sounds good. Love the thought of muted colored decorations, it must be the ever lasting summer.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Low Tide High Style said...

That quiche looks so yummy! And I've been looking at buying a new pair of boots, I just haven't found any I can't live without yet. I brought my fall tubs in last night, but now I'm thinking I might not put much out, I must be in a less is more mood. I hope you found what you were looking for at Michaels.

Kat

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Jane, really made my day and I do so need to make a quiche, yours looks so easy to do!

Rondell♥

Zuzu said...

Hey there Jane!
So nice to hear from you! Your quiche looks so yummy - perfect for fall!
I have been keeping my eyes open for the white pumpkins, but so far haven't seen any for sale up here. Guess I could always paint an orange one white, ha-ha.
Anyway, sounds like your fall is starting out just wonderful. ENJOY!
Hugs,
Zuzu

for the love of a house said...

happy fall Jane!! I'm just now starting to feel fallish so I see pumpkins in my future!! Love this weather. We just had our first fire in the fireplace last night!
xxjoan

laurie said...

I read this post already but came right back this week because I'm finally able to type again to comment, , I always reading your posts , its always like a visit, with a good friend, thank you so much for visiting today,

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Jane! Your quiche looks WONDERFUL! one of my favorites. I've heard about the greek yogurt too. have to try it. I don't decorate much for seasons, but I like to buy pumpkins and gather leaves and weeds in fall. Then you can just toss it all out! (Or make pumpkin dishes.) Stay cozy!

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Thanks for the book recommendation! I am going to add it to my list right now. Can't wait to see your fall decorations!

Karen said...

That quiche looks so good. Quiche is one of my favorites. Have fun with your fall decorating and thanks for visiting and following , I'm happy to follow you as well.

podso said...

Jane I did think of you when I was in Chicago. It would have been fun to meet if I had had more time! Your quiche looks so good--I happen to be making one for dinner tonight. And yes I've discovered greek yogurt as well and it is indeed the best!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Jane

I enjoyed your nice chatty post about this and that, from food to decorating. It was like sitting with a friend over a cup of morning coffee. I hope you didn't get too carried away with the faux greenery!

-Karen

stefanie said...

I love the bags of fall gourds1!!!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Somehow with the new blog roll I thought I had just read your most recent post, but I guess not. I took enough time off of blogging to come back and not be able to navigate around the place I guess.

We love quiche here. I always use bacon, swiss cheese and no veggies. I also use 2% or whole milk instead of cream (although I like cream best of all...on anything)!

My skinny jeans aren't going to fit this year, I'm already aware and I'm working on it, but it isn't working!

Kathy said...

Jane..."Those we love most"
I'll pick it up...If you love it I'm sure I will too!
My Husband swears by the greek yogurt...I'm trying a new apple cake recipe today with yogurt, I'll let you know how that rated here, later.
Enjoy the cooler weather girl, Kathy @
Sweet UpNorth Mornings...

Cass @ That Old House said...

Ah! I ordered two cardigans AND a pair of leather boots online two weeks ago -- and luckily the boots fit. They were 1/2 off, then 1/2 off again, and another discount -- anyway I paid $34 for them. I'm happy.

Of course, I can't wear them yet -- they don't go well with a broken pinky toe.

LOVE Greek yogurt. It's like heaven in a wee little container.

As for apple pie, of COURSE it counts as a healthy food, Jane. It's FRUIT. :-)

Enjoy the decorating; I'm just now doing a few things, not ready for the full out Fall.
Cass

The Single Nester said...

I am all about nesting this time of year! Is that book written by Bob Woodruff of ABC News?

Rebecca said...

My favorite yogurt, girly! It's sooo fabulous and not so sweet as you said!

Love this time of year. Fresh wind. Fallen leaves. Soft fires...

YUM!

xoRebecca

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The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, thank you so much for coming by to see me. I have missed you, my friend. And I appreciate your moral support on my blogging issues.

I still don't have a computer. We had a bunch of repairs we had to make to our actual residence, and I could have bought a new car for the price. OUCH. We still have some things to do, and I am just kind of waiting because I would like to get a MAC. I have to steal Mr. M's computer and IPAD when he brings them home. But for some reason, I can't read the print on parts of your blog with the IPAD. I tried this morning, and I had to come back tonight.

I had to shut down my blog address on top of everything else because some not nice person tried to send me a virus and I think, hack my blog.

Anyhow, I love and miss you. Hope all is well in your world.

xoxoxoxo,

Sheila

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, thank you so much for coming by to see me. I have missed you, my friend. And I appreciate your moral support on my blogging issues.

I still don't have a computer. We had a bunch of repairs we had to make to our actual residence, and I could have bought a new car for the price. OUCH. We still have some things to do, and I am just kind of waiting because I would like to get a MAC. I have to steal Mr. M's computer and IPAD when he brings them home. But for some reason, I can't read the print on parts of your blog with the IPAD. I tried this morning, and I had to come back tonight.

I had to shut down my blog address on top of everything else because some not nice person tried to send me a virus and I think, hack my blog.

Anyhow, I love and miss you. Hope all is well in your world.

xoxoxoxo,

Sheila

Ann Drake said...

I tried to leave a comment on your latest post but my iPad isn't cooperating...but I want you to know I adore your dough bowl. Oh how I want one. :o) Your touches of fall are perfect. Sorry you weren't feeling well too...Ann

Chatelaine said...

Ha, Ha Keebler Elves have been banished! Good idea. I have been on Weight Watchers for a little over 2 months, down almost 17 pounds.

Zane Wooder said...

Hey Blondie you ever make home made pizza? I could you going nuts with amazing choices of toppings.

-zane