Monday, October 2, 2017

"If You Give a Moose a Muffin"

If You Give a Moose a Muffin is a delightful children's book by Laura Numeroff. I fell in love with this little book the moment I saw it. And since it was only a nickle at the old thrift store and a bit 'beat up'....I didn't mind cutting it apart for my next altered book project!


I started working on it yesterday by printing out some recipe cards. 


My favorites were the ones I found at Gooseberry Patch on their 'free goodies' page HERE. (I had trouble accessing them on their site and ended up getting them on Pinterest.)


I have all kinds of ideas for this sweet book and it sure makes me think of Autumn baking!

I promised Maggie my favorite Honey Wheat bread recipe. I made this 'upteen' times when my kids were growing up. I cut it off a bag of whole wheat flour. I remember cutting it off every bag I bought and giving the recipes to the ladies in my church. My kids grew up with whole wheat...whole wheat everything! One time they had a friend over that said we even had whole wheat water! hahaha! Memories!


My sweet hubby bought mums last week to put into the big pots by the front door. Hurricane Irma beat our pot plants to death so it was nice to get some pretty mums to replace them.


Have you done anything special for Fall yet?

It's October...time to decorate!

I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE 
and Cooking and Crafting with J & J HERE!



43 comments:

Phoebes World said...

Thank you for the bread recipe.. I was just saying that now Im cooking and baking again.. bread is a must!
Look forward to seeing your altered book project.. Im very intrigued.
Beautiful Mums. They always remind me of my dear mothers garden...I think she had every colour imaginable
Have wonderful week
Phoebe x

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Diane, it's so nice that you are busy working on your books. Homemade whole wheat bread is the best. I love your pretty mums too. I will have to start decorating the outside of my house with pumpkins and mums soon.
Hope you have a nice week.
Julie

Arlene Grimm said...

I love that author...so many cute books for children.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I have not read this children's book. I am looking forward to seeing your new project. The honey wheat bread sounds yummy. The mums are beautiful, lovely display for fall. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and week ahead.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This looks like a cute book. You are having such fun with this!

Maggie said...

Great recipe thanks so much for sharing it with us all, will try it soon. I like your thrift store find, such a lovely book, can't wait to see how it turns out. Such a shame that Irma broke all your pots and plants, but my what beauties you've replaced them with, just lovely.
Happy Mosaic Monday.

Lorrie said...

That's such a sweet book. Fun for adults to read over and over to children. I make whole wheat bread, too, and my kids grew up with it. It makes a bread that fills the tummy for longer than white flour. Your new pots of mums are very pretty. Have a great week!

Linda said...

How clever you are! I'm going out to buy big pots of mums this week to replace the things that dried up and died while we were at the camper. I baby and water all spring and summer and then something always happens and they all die right before the cooler weather arrives!

Patty Antle said...

So nice to visit your blog Diane. I love your idea! So creative!

Snap said...

You are having such fun with your altered books. Thanks for the bread recipe. I love mums for Autumn. Good job by your hubby! Happy Monday!

Terri D said...

The mums look amazing!!

Vee said...

I am intrigued by your project...

Your hubby did a great job with the mums...they’re gorgeous!

living from glory to glory said...

I have never thought of re-doing a book, like the way you described! Sounds very interesting and fun too! Your purple mums are very pretty!
I have decorated my hutch and my mantle and of course bought some crisp apples and made pumpkin muffins!
Happy Day...
Roxy

ellen b. said...

Wonderful color in your pots! Looks like a fun book for your altered book project!

Janey and Co. said...

You are so creative....Can't wait to see what you will do with the book. I bought two pots of mums today too. Also have a Fall weather on the door and a little pumpkin stained glass hanging in my kitchen window.

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful bread recipe, Diane. I really like that book- read it to the kids when they were little. You don't mind using the books for projects when they are beat up and bad. Hope you have a good night. xo Diana

Jill Harrison said...

It is fascinating to see what you are doing with the old children's book. I was making paper flowers last year until I had a problem with my hand.... But what are "Mums"? I don't know them at all! Have a lovely week.

Angie said...

I look forward to seeing the conclusion of your project - I haven't read the book but the title alone makes me laugh! So far, our Fall activities have included the acquisition of new pumpkin carving patterns, an Oktoberfest, and buying mums for the front porch. Just getting started!!!

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
My boys and me too, LOVE all of Laura Numeroff books. If You Give a Pig a Pancake is our all time favorite.
Love, Carla

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Those altered books look like fun!

Jeanie said...

what a cute book! And you are so into altered -- I can't wait to see the end game!

Betty said...

I have not made bread in a long time, but after seeing this recipe I think I will do it. I love the smell of fresh bread baking.

pembrokeshire lass said...

I have never cut up books but what a good idea! I regularly cut up magazines etc to cover my TNs & other books though!

Shelia said...

HI Sweetness! How ya doing? That's a great idea to shop up an old book but a cute one at that! The bread recipe sounds very good. Your mums are so petty and I'm glad you're okay from all of the hurricanes. Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Catherine Holman said...

I love that book! I always love to look at the artwork in children's books!

happyone said...

I enjoy children's books too. : )
Your mums are so pretty.
No, haven't done any fall decorating.

Connie said...

Your altered books are so sweet and I'm excited to see what you do with this one. I love children's books, they have the most interesting art work. Wish that I would have read your post before going shopping, I would have bought some whole wheat flour. Nothing makes a home more cozy that the smell of bread baking in the oven :)
Have a lovely day.
Connie :)

Margie said...

What a cute book! Your new mums look great on your front walk.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Diane, your latest altered book idea is so cute! Thanks for the link for the recipe cards and the bread recipe, too. Your hubby was sweet for bringing home all the pretty mums. They really look great! Happy crafting! Hugs xo Karen

Gina said...

Diane, that book is adorable! I hope you share your new book! WOW such gorgeous mums. I think the purple ones are my favorite! xo

The Sketchy Reader said...

Wow, look at those pretty mums! My youngest daughter loved that whole series of books when she was little! They are so much fun. I can remember back in the eighties I loved the Gooseberry Patch catalog, and I always cut out their cute handwritten recipes. One of my recipes was published in one of their recipe books.

I hope you're having a blessed week and feeling much better!

xo,
RJ

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Diane
Your flowers are beautiful! I always buy whole wheat bread but never made it home made. I've made a couple of pumpkin apples cakes this fall--nice t atse of autumn.

Michele said...

Hi Diane! You sure are clever!

Those purple mums are gorgeous, too. Don't you just love autumn????

Hugs! ♥

Sylvia said...

Diane, That is a cute book. I grew up with whole wheat bread as well and it is what I prefer. Mums this time of year are heart warming. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Sylvia D.

Deborah Montgomery said...

The altered book project is so cute. I will have to look into this. Seems like a project I would like. The mums are so pretty. It's nice to have new blooms when the old ones are fading. xo Deborah

Cherdecor said...

Such a cute book! You have some great ideas for the book. I would love to look through it when you are done.

I love the new mums on your doorstep!

Mildred said...

The mums are so pretty and welcoming. I've decorated my mantle with fall decor. I love this time of year.
The book you found is adorable. Our street name has "moose" in it and I hope to find a Christmas moose stuffed doll for decorating!

Karen Ann said...

Is there anything quite as delicious and homey as a warm loaf of fresh baked bread? Added Honey, all the better. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

So happy you are feeling better and keeping busy. I too loved that little book and the kids liked it too. Interesting to see what you do with it. What a great recipe...I use a bread machine these days and I'm going to check out how to adapt it. I have never seen a locust...so interesting. Your mums are definitely cheering.

Shannon said...

What a great link to the recipe cards! That's something I never seem to be able to find and plain old 3x5s are so boring!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, those Mums are gorgeous, Diane. Love the purple color, and it matches your lavender house. That was great that your kids grew up with whole wheat bread. The honey wheat bread recipe sounds Yummy. There's nothing like warm bread coming out of the oven and a slab of butter. : )

Happy October!

love, ~Sheri

Susie said...

Diane, I love the flowers. They will give you some colorful joy. That will be a sweet book. Please show us when it's complete. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

September Violets said...

I read this set of books a lot to my daycare kids. "If you give a Mouse a Cookie" "If you give a Pig a Pancake" "moose a muffin" ... on and on they go. Kids love 'em! Can't wait to see your creation. Whole wheat water ha ha ha ha ha!! ha ha!! These days nobody eats white bread anymore do they?? My mom always baked every single loaf of bread we ate. Lots of whole wheat in our kitchen too. yummy!
Your potted mums look beautiful! I put fake pumpkins on a side table for our Thanksgiving decor this weekend. I think I outdid myself (not!).
Wendy