Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
crisp leaves under my foot
red, gold, and orange
cool evenings around the fire pit
jack o’lantern carving
Yankee Candle Harvest candle (oh yeah)
trick or treaters
scarecrows and foddershocks
the end of allergy season!
picking pumpkins at the pumpkin patch
apple pie, apple turnovers, apple cider…
Mom’s homemade soup
sweet potato casserole
funnel cakes at the Daniel Boone Festival
Friday, September 19, 2008
And this one just for fun...
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I separated the utensils by plastic, wood, and metal and gave each group its own jar. I tied some gingham ribbon around the mouth (I think I need some wider ribbon, though) and added an "S" for our last name on the front jar. I didn't have a basket to put them in (I love Blanca's wire one!), so I'll be on the lookout for one the next time I go thrifting. Thanks for the idea Blanca!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Exhibit A: the piano. I actually still like the greenery in the pot on the right, but the one on the left is admittedly horrible. I wanted to put out my urn but didn't have anything to put in it and still haven't been anywhere to get something. So we'll have to live with it for a few more days.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
5 things under $5 I couldn't live without...
1.) Strawberry slushes from Sonic
2.) Chicken McNuggets with sweet and sour sauce.
3.) Olay face wash
4.) toenail polish
5.) Diet Mountain Dew
5 favorite movies...
1.) Father of the Bride (the Spencer Tracy/Elizabeth Taylor version)
2.) Christmas in Connecticut
3.) Pillow Talk
4.) The Sound of Music
5.) Pride and Prejudice
5 baby names I love...
5 songs I love...
1) Fingerprints of God (Steven Curtis Chapman)
2) Shout to the Lord (Darlene Zschech)
3) Jesus Loves Me
4) Greatest Story Ever Told (Avalon)
5) The Glory (Avalon)
5 life changing moments...
1) The day I accepted Jesus Christ.
2) Getting married to Derek.
3) Becoming a mother.
4) Getting my first teaching job.
5) The day I decided which college to go to and which NOT to go to
5 current obsessions...
2) decorating my house
3) bargain shopping and thrifting
4) savoring time with my family
5) replacing our old, worn out carpet
5 places I want to go...
1) Great Britain
2) Mackinac Island, MI
3) The Holy Land
5) New England
5 appliances or kitchen tools I could not live without...
1) My KitchenAid mixer
3) rubber “spoon-ula”
4) cake decorating kit
5) our Cooks’s Essentials hard anodized chicken fryer
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Even though the temperature hovered around 90 degrees here today and will be in the 80's at least for the next week, I am getting a serious case of Autumn fever. However, I seem to have broken out at a good time. It's Fall Nesting Week over at The Inspired Room! Melissa even has Mr. Linky going so we can all share how we are getting ready for fall.
Now, even though I am completely ready for 65 degree temperatures, cardigan sweaters, bonfires, and changing leaves, my house isn't quite ready yet. This is what I have so far:
I know. Overwhelming, isn't it? But its a start. I think this year I'll get an autumn wreath for the front door, and of course, a scarecrow for the front porch (Big Lots has some really cute ones for only $6). I'd also love to make one of those pumpkin topiaries. Something like this:Not my house, by the way. Although I wish my entryway were this pretty! And I'm still wishing I could paint my door!
Be sure to stop by The Inspired Room and check out all the fall inspiration (and maybe even leave some of your own!)