Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Good Morning Shadows

Just playing with my camera today while the sun shines in so pretty.


Taking off for a few days to watch Texas A&M beat Alabama.  :)

Quick - tell me where we have to go in Birmingham or Tuscaloosa.
Inquiring minds want to know!


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Monday, October 13, 2014

Fall Front Porch Part 2

A couple of weeks back I shared my fall front porch with you
 in spite of the fact that it was 90+  degrees. My plan was to make the porch a little
more fallish when the temperatures cooled some.

We've had a little reprieve from the temps now and by a wonderful twist of fate, 
I was gifted with some cotton....the real stuff right out of the field!


Well, I had to incorporate the cotton somehow!
I poked some pieces of it in my wreath.
I've had this wreath 10 years probably and every year I poke something new
in or take something away.
It kind of looks like a bird has been nesting here but it's just me. :)


Added in a cotton branch next to my mums and asparagus fern.
Love!


Cyclamen and cabbages are sharing this pot with potato vine and asparagus fern now.



Of course no fall porch is complete without pumpkins.
I Love Pumpkins!!


The porch is finished for now and it actually feels like fall here in North Texas.


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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Feeling Like Fall Here

Good Morning Girls!

It's been super busy here in the last week with work, a wedding,
 a car wreck, and all the normal things of life.
No worries, nobody is hurt.

It's finally cooling off here in the night and when we wake up in the mornings it's in the 50s.
Woo hoo!!
I love the change of seasons.

In the niche in our kitchen we've had a stash of apples that have been there awhile.
They sure can last...awhile.
That's my way of telling you they might have been there a month or more.
Today I decided to make an apple cake and found the perfect recipe on the Food Network.
Isn't it pretty?
That's a buttermilk glaze on the top. :)
It's the perfect combination of butter, buttermilk, sugar, and baking soda.


Now since this picture was taken we have had cake and let me tell you it is to die for!!
We ate it warm and it's a little slice of Heaven - I promise!

With the change of seasons my zinnias are on their way out and I was worried about what would go in all my vases around the house. I ordered some dried hydrangeas from an Etsy shop and look what came! A box full of beautiful.


Now we have dried hydrangeas to enjoy for fall and beyond.
If the cat doesn't destroy them.
How are you doing? 
I'd love to know.


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Thursday, October 2, 2014

I'm Still Thinking About Fashion

The other day I told you about the 
is having starting tonight at 12:01. 
I participated in this back in the spring and had so much fun! 
Doing it again for fall is a no brainer for me.

The Style Challenge info comes out tomorrow but all the ladies on the Facebook page
are already sharing inspiration and a little shopping info.
It's just fun to connect!

Here's what I've gotten so far in preparation for lookin' good this fall and winter.
Now mind you it's 80+ degrees here today but that's ok....cooler weather will come.

I ordered the three sweaters you see below from Loft when they were 50% off a few days
ago. By the way, never buy something at Loft unless it's on sale.


This blue striped sweater is super soft and fits cute. 
I'll wear it with jeans..no leather skirts in my world.
In fact I'm a Jeans Every Day kind of girl.


Absolutely love the jewels on this sweater.
It's lightweight and pretty perfect for some of our cooler days.


This sweater is called Mixed Mosaic Woven Sweater.
For some reason I love the different patterns but we'll have to see about the
shape of it. When something resembles a maternity item, this 51 year old
doesn't keep it.


Do you love fall clothes too?

Come check out the Style Challenge  so we can talk about clothes
like old friends do. :)

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Friday, September 26, 2014

When Two Seasons Merge



I know it's fall now but nobody told my zinnias.


I'll just keep enjoying them as long as possible. 

Working on a little fallishness in my house.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Let's Talk About Fall Fashion

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Hi girls!

Remember last spring when I mentioned 
Alison's Style Me Pretty Challenge?

I loved participating with this group of ladies who want to look nice but who live normal
lives with normal budgets.
My cousin, another friend, and I all participated in the challenge and loved it!

Alison is having a Fall Challenge and I'm hoping you'll do it with me.

What's it all about? 

When you join the group, Alison will send you a list of suggested clothing items to wear.
These clothes are geared toward daily casual living with lots of options.
She's very careful to select affordable real world clothes.

Don't worry about your size or your age.
It works...I promise. :)

You'll gather up the clothes that you have plus anything that you want to add to your wardrobe.
Then on October 12th you'll begin receiving daily outfits suggestions using
the clothes from the list.

The best part is the private Facebook group that is created for those who participate.
Ladies share the bargains they've found and the many different ways 
they put together their clothes.

This was a completely positive experience before and I know it will be again.
It's like a group of friends just visiting and talking about clothes.

Click on her graphic above and you can go read all about it.
Let me know if you sign up. :)
We can talk on the private Facebook page when the time comes.


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Spencer's Bedroom Reveal

He's our #1 son and when he comes to visit we want him to be comfortable.
Before this room was dark and the bedding had flowers. 
He didn't like either of those things.

So we planked the wall above the bed and painted it Snowbound by Sherwin Williams.
This brought so much more light to the room.
I found the perfect artwork for above the bed which should be here in about 3 weeks.


Love this navy and white bedding!
I found this in one quick stop at Kohl's.
No driving all over town - I like that.
Of course, there has to be a nightstand and a lamp beside the bed for the reading he likes to do.
And on the other side of the room, a chest of drawers
and shelves filled with things we love to see. :)
I'd like to find a bench for the end of the bed and a nice big mirror for
one of the walls you can't see.

Feels great to have this job done.:)

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Fall on the Porch

Welcome!

This week we are rolling into Autumn.
Does it feel like it where you are?

On Saturday when I was working on my porch it was 94 degrees.

It's Hot Y'all!!

I'm pretending that it's cool outside and snuggling under a blanket while I write this.
Let me just say Thank Goodness for air conditioning.
The mums are just about to pop open with hundreds of burgundy blooms.

The pumpkin.
One pumpkin because it's 94 degrees.
This pumpkin is in danger of becoming pie...on the concrete.

I'll definitely get more when it actually cools off here.

I did look around and find signs of fall.
A few leaves changing colors.
Autumn Joy Sedum in full glory.
Grasses topped out with seed pods.
And of course, there's college football. :)
Does it feel like Fall at your house or are you kind of pretending like me?

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