This is a re-edited published post. Originally published in 2015 after moving to the Oregon coast. I re-published it again in 2017 while vacationing in Southern California. And, now during the 2020 pandemic (at home) thought it might be a nice armchair get-away.
”If you want your children to be intelligent read them fairy tales. If you want your children to be more intelligent read them more fairy tales.” ~Albert Einstein
Hello! I’m currently in California & decided to re-edit a post from when I visited Nantucket right after moving to the Oregon Coast in 2015. It’s personally one of my favorites & somehow this recent trip to California made me think of it. I’ll be sharing about my California trip in next week’s post.😘
I’ve been thinking about Fairy Tales lately. No doubt it has everything to do with my recent visit to the beautiful, dreamy, fairy tale like island of Nantucket. I’ve been meaning to share some of the magic with you. Come, and join me for a little stroll…
I remember as a young girl I always wanted to go to Nantucket.
It represented that perfect place.
A place where life was as it should be.
Quaint cottages with white picket fences.
and cobblestone streets.
Sort of like all those Fairy Tales we read as young children.
When the fairy tale seed was planted.
Stories that pointed out right from wrong, and that good always prevailed.
Stories of hope, inspiration
And, who really knows how or when those dreams really began.
I’m a serious pushover for happy endings.
I love watching old movies, living in old houses, decorating with used old chipped furniture, visiting English gardens, having tea parties. fairy tales
And, quite honestly I think these stories can be motivators for seeking real truth, happiness, and love in life.
Now into my adult lady~hood and having traveled to this beautiful island and back again.
I’ve most certainly made a deeper peace with that young girl within.
Of course I loved Nantucket, and am glad I finally had the opportunity to visit. However somehow I returned with the satisfaction in knowing that the best Fairy Tale of all is living the life I have. Our real life. The one that is right before us at any given moment. The one that has a magic all of its own…
And, of course even it’s own fairy dusty moments to dream upon.
Here’s a little glimpse of downtown Nantucket
And a fun bike ride through the back roads of Nantucket…
And here’s a recipe for Harvest Pumpkin Cupcakes
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Place paper baking cups in 24 muffin cups. Combine pumpkin, eggs, oil, cinnamon and baking soda in bowl and mix well.
- Add cake mix, 1/4 cup water and beat for 1 minute on low speed. Increase speed to high and beat for 2 minutes. Fold in walnuts.
- Fill muffin cups two-thirds full and bake for 19-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool for 10 minutes in pan; remove from pan and cool completely before frosting. Yields 24 cupcakes.
1 (16 ounce) container ready-to- serve buttercream frosting
1 (2 ounce) bottle yellow, brown and orange sprinkles
- Spread frosting in swirling motion over cupcakes and top with sprinkles.
- If you like, use 1 (2 ounce) bottle sugar-cinnamon gems instead of sprinkles. The cinnamon gems really complement the pumpkin in the cupcakes. Enjoy!