You might know that I don't really like regular apple pie. But this pie. This pie was amazing.
I not too long ago bought two different pie cook books. One of which, The United States of Pie, has a recipe using a gingersnap crust. It's just like a graham cracker crust, crumble up some gingersnaps and add melted butter and a little sugar. So that sounded fantastic, but it was paired with a lemon cream filling and I wanted something a little more festive for the Christmas party we were going to. So I googled gingersnap crust pie and found this: Apple Pie with Gingersnap Crust and Bacon Streusel Topping.
Just to reiterate, it was amazing. When I first read that cookbook it was like a revelation! You could just crumble up any kind of cookie for a pie crust!! I'm greatly looking forward to exploring this.
An Arthur Rackham spooky envelope going out. I hope it gets there with that poison sticker on there!
I felt in the mood to even decorate my bills!
Some of my favorite Halloween mail this year started off with a green jungly base envelope made from a nature calendar I had last year.
I also used some pages from the medical dictionary I have.
Several years ago Abby gave me this paper and I cut it up to make an envelope for her this year. "Women fly when men aren't watching."
Sigh. I took this in to the post office to see how many stamps it needed and the woman took it and covered up the wonderful scalpels on purpose!! She said "this doesn't look like it should be on mail."
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to send mail for. All these photos are from last year when I had a little Halloween party with a mail art component. Some of these I sent, and some of these my friends made and sent to our friend Ian, who moved away.
front and back, above and below
This was a cool thing I bought at a Halloween sale the year before when everything was half price after Halloween. Holographic image.
Clay has had a book of R. L. Stine's Goosebumps postcards forever. So this year I commandeered it.