Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Am I crazy yet?

Ok…don’t answer that.  I feel awful that I haven’t been around to visit with you all, but I am knee deep in boxes, and a array of odds and ends that I don’t know what to do with it. Or how to pack.

Normally at this time of year, I would be engrossed in all the festivities of the holiday season, not this year, and it has bummed me a bit.  Haven’t bought the first present and not sure when I will. Our plans are to move on the 18th into a 2 bedroom apt, however, it all depends on when our appraisal comes back..which is being done today.  UGH!  Anyway, if we can get into our apt by the 18th, I will get a chance to put my tree up for my kids, and possibly do some baking, among boxes, but that’s okay.

But right now, I am taking it day to day….


My dining room table loaded with things I don’t know how to pack.


Kitchen counters covered with “stuff” that doesn’t have a home. Several of the cabinets are already empty, however I am saving this room for last to pack.


This is the family room, and I have packed most of the things in here already, the things I haven’t packed will be moved to the apt to use there. (I am having to pack for immediate use in the apt, as well as pack to store for long term)  What a job!20101207_71Another pile of “stuff” in the living room that I don’t know how to pack. But most of this room has been emptied out.

Basically I have cleaned out EVERY drawer, closet, bathroom cabinet, nook and crannies except the kitchen and packed it away.  About all that is left is our garage and my hubby’s office to go through. 

Girls if you have any tips or hints, PLEASE do share…I could use them.

Hope you all are enjoying the season, and really wish I could share more of it with you….but hoping soon things will be better for me. 

John 11:25“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;”

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

thanksgiving turkey 

T is for the trust the pilgrims had so many years ago
H is for the harvest the settlers learnt to grow
A is for America, the land in which we live
N is for nature and beauty which she gives
K is for kindness, gentle words, thoughtful deeds
S is for smiles, the sunshine everyone needs
G is for gratitude... our blessings big and small
I is for ideas, letting wisdom grow tall
V is for voices, singing, laughing, always caring
I is for Indians, who taught them about sharing
N is for neighbors, across the street, over the sea
G is for giving of myself to make a better me

by Judith.A. Lindberg

Colossians 3:17“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Eve


Today has been filled with getting things ready for our traditional family dinner.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday meal and I enjoy every minute  in the kitchen baking and cooking for my family.   The aromas of pies and breads baking in the oven….smells of cinnamon, nutmeg,  swirling around.  Candles flickering a soft sweet glow. Sipping cocoa or cider.

That is just one of my favorite traditions, spending the day  before Thanksgiving  in the kitchen, as well as watching a black and white Christmas movie while working away the hours. Today I’m watching “White Christmas”.

Tonight, when all my kids arrive it will be spent finishing up the last minute prep, and watching the classic “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”.  A holiday favorite too.


Do you have any Thanksgiving Holiday Traditions?

Hope your having a blessed day!!!

Colossians 2:6-7“[Freedom From Human Regulations Through Life With Christ] So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I'm still here

Just wanted to let you all know that I am okay and I'm still here.

Since my last entry, we have SOLD OUR HOUSE!


Woohoo!  Doing a happy dance!!!!

Anyway, there is a ton of things to do, and with both holidays coming before settlement, I am a bit overwhelmed.  We settle on our house 27th of December, but hoping to be moved out the week before Christmas so that I can still put up a tree and have a holiday with my children. (We still haven’t found a place to move too, but have several leads)

Thanks to all who have emailed me about my absence, it means alot to know that I have been missed.  I am still around and will be back once things slow down a bit.

I hope all you dear friends have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving.


Psalm 100:4-5“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Don’t forget the Porch

I don’t know about you, but I love when I am out driving and I run across a home that is decorated for the upcoming season.  Something makes me feel good inside, is shows love of home to me and a family that shares together.  A mom who wants to make “home” a special place for her family and make memories that last a lifetime.  Below are some of those that I enjoy looking at:


our-country-home-in-the-fall our-country-home-in-the-fall1

Check out all kinds of decorating with the entries for the front porch contest.


frontdoor_halloween  Rustic

Here is a sneak peek of mine:




Got your porch decorated?  Be sure to let me know, so I can stop over and visit.

Hope you have a blessed Friday and weekend.

Romans 12:1“[Living Sacrifices] Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.”

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Simple Pleasures-Reading

Happy Thursday dear friends….hope your having a great week and are enjoying this fall weather.  I am loving everything about this time of year…

Last night I spent the evening making pumpkin bread and my house smelled so yummy, the mixes of cinnamon and nutmeg and pumpkin spice filling the house was a aroma to behold.  Anyway, I could go on about that and the smells of cooking are a wonderful simple pleasure, but today the one I am really enjoying now is reading.


This is my favorite…Amish Fiction, next to my bible and bible study books, this is what I enjoying reading the most.  These stories are full of family, love, faith.  Such strong family values.  Where life slows down and the real things in life that matter are tended to.

“If you think all romance novels have covers displaying a shirtless Fabio clone embracing a woman with heaving bosoms and are filled with torrid sex scenes, think again. The hottest trend right now in the romance genre is the “Amish inspirational,” which are books with chastely dressed women on the front and no sex inside. Yep, that’s right, kissing is about as racy as it gets in an Amish inspirational. But, for many readers, that’s very appealing. As a recent article in USA Today says, “In our sex-soaked society, nothing seems to inflame the imagination quite like the chaste.””

If your a reader, and you love the simple life, I highly recommensimple pleasured these books.  You will not be disappointed.

So what is your simple pleasure today?  Check out what others are saying, by stopping in at Simple Pleasures. Join Dayle (our wonderful  hostess) @ A Collection of This and That


1 Peter 1:24-25“For, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the word that was preached to you.”

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Little behind the times

Do you ever get like that?  I know I do. 

I decided that today I would finally offload my camera, cause I had gads of pictures that I wanted to share, but just hadn’t taken the time to do this one intricate step. 

Several weeks ago, I mentioned that hubby and I traipsed off to The Wild Rose and Co. shop that was just opening in our area, you can read about the shop opening here, oh and did we ever. Well, today I am going to show you just one of the things I got while we were there.  If you remember this is the weekend hubby was in the market for the new TV.  Anyhow, I fell in love with one piece there and he fell for another.  This is the piece he fell in love with. (Sorry it is a lop sided view of the cabinet) but hey, what can I say. 

Actually this is a old cabinet that was housed in a barn (I believe) until Molly got ahold of it.  (Check out her blog and the other talented ladies that have space in this shop  ooh la, la!!.  You can find their links on the other post)


Anyway, Molly put this piece in the shop, and even though I loved it too, I wasn’t sure it was going to work for the purpose of a TV stand.  It was a bit to high, so hubby took his handy dandy saw to the legs and shortened it a bit.  Now it is perfect height! But I am in {heart} with the way it houses my components and DVD’s and CD’s. 



Not sure it is going to stay this way, as I have another piece that I purchased too, and have some ideas for it…so you will just have to wait and see what happens with it.  Hoping to finish up with it soon.

This past weekend, hubby and I traveled down to The Barn Show and that was really awesome.  Unfortunately I couldn’t go down on Friday, so went down Saturday and they still had great pieces to buy.  But with very sad face, I didn’t get anything.  I am  believing I need a bigger home, or I need to stop liking these girls work.  Anyway, here is a small sample of what they had that I just fell in love with.

(Forgive the quality of these pictures, they were made on my phone)

counter island

How cool would this be as a kitchen counter island.  It was a distressed cream color with the dark top…stunning!

deskThis desk would have come home with me, if I could have figured out a place to use it.  It had loads of space and little cubbies, and it was painted a wonderful mustard gold with a dark stain.  Be still my heart….

black cubby  I would die for this too….it was painted black with all the little white labels….needless to say my head was reeling by the time we left. 

Gail and IAnd here is sweet Gail  of The Kramer Angle check out her blog….she does awesome work and has such beautiful things at her shows and in the Wild Rose Shop and Co.  If your local check her out, you’ll be so glad you did.  I know I am….

Again I apologize for the quality of these grainy photos, but I am making do with what I got. 

I hope you enjoyed your visit, and make sure you pop back in soon, want to share my front porch decked out for fall with ya.

Hope your having a blessed day.

2 Timothy 3:16-17“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Simple Pleasure - Lighting my Candle

simple pleasure
Happy Thursday to everyone, today I am participating in Simple Pleasures with Dayle @ A Collection of This and That. I hope you will  check out the simple pleasures that others are sharing.

candle Today my Simple Pleasure is my Pumpkin Spice Candle burning in my kitchen/family room. The aromas stemming from it feel the senses with warmth and coziness.
I love the way the candle changes the mood in the house, as well as mine,something as simple as a candle can slow me.
So what is your simple pleasure today? 

Psalm 40:8“I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”

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Thankful Thursday-Good Health

Another Thankful Thursday is upon us….and today I am extremely thankful for my health.  For the last several days I have not been healthfeeling all that well.  Not really anything bad, but just didn’t feel good, mainly upset stomach and just feeling blasé.

And this morning  I woke up feeling much better and it made me realize just how much we take for granted when we feel good.

And it gave me enough incentive today to decide to change some of my habits. Drink more water, green tea, drink less caffeine, etc… I want to feel healthy more than I want to feel tired, sick
and just not myself.  How bout you?

Today Lynn, suggested we share ten things that make you uniquely you.

  • I have a heavy southern accent
  • I share my birthday with the Marine Corp
  • I LOVE history
  • I love to watch it snow, but hate driving in it
  • I love  old black and white classics
  • If I could have done anything other than being a mom and housewife, I would have liked being a investigator
  • I'm the oldest 
  • I lived in 4 other countries
  • I like to salt my apples when I eat them ( I get laughed at for this)
  • I take sugar and cream in my coffee.

So what is unique about you?
What are you thankful for today?  If you would like to join us for Thankful Thursday hosted by Lynn @Spiritually Unequal Marriage, stop in.

Psalm 40:8“I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Is your home singing?

After a very busy Monday Morning, I am finally taking a break.

Making a home sing I’m a bit late in getting this post up, but thought I would share Making My Home Sing Monday hosted by Nan @ Mom’s the Word

I have spent the morning getting my house back in order after a weekend full of kids, cooking, and football.  Every weekend of Football season, all my kids come home (they all live away from home)either on Friday night or Saturday morning and stay until Monday when they have to go back to work, or leave late on Sunday night. Either way, it gives my house a total workout when they are all here, not to mention, mom, plus usually I they bring a significant other with them.  This weekend, I had kids sprawled out all over my house, in sleeping bags and couches, as well as my kids own rooms….but it was fun. 

So this morning, I lit my pumpkin spice candle and filled my sink with hot soapy water, and started washing down my entire kitchen, cleaned my oven (I had a little mishap with a overflowing casserole this weekend), countertops, washed all my glass canisters, and moved some things around.  Then moved onto the floors, which were in dire need of a good mopping,  My major focus was on the kitchen, although the whole house got a quick pick up and dusting, and since there will not be anyone here until again until the weekend, I think I will save the sheets for Wednesday. 

So what did you do to make you home sing today?

Hope your having a beautifully blessed day.

Psalm 27:14“Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Simple Pleasures and Thankful Thursday

all rolled into one.  :)

simple pleasure Today I am joining Dayle @ A Collection of This and That for Simple Pleasure and Lynn @  Spiritually Unequal Marriage emo_flowers1_thankfulThursday for Thankful Thursday. 

I have so much in this life to be thankful for and I give God the thanks on a daily basis. Even the small things.

By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. (Hebrews 13:15)

Today my simple pleasure is really simple really.  Pumpkin Spice Latte…


When I see the signs go up at Starbucks or DD I know that fall has finally arrived.  It is the one thing during this season I afford myself the pleasure. 

I love curling up with my latte and thumbing through some old books or magazines or simply watching a wonderful old Classic movie.  Doesn’t get much better than that, does it?

You might ask why I am thankful for this little simple pleasure….well again for me, it is simple.  For the past several weeks, when my children Pumpkin-Spicehave come through town on the way to my house, they have stopped off and picked one up for me.  Why, because they know it is a treat that I love.  And seeing their giving and generous hearts is always something to be thankful for.  Plus I am thankful that it is a wonderful time to create  special memories with them while we sip our drink of choice for this colorful and beautiful season. So what are your simple pleasure today, and what are you thankful for?  

God is so good!

Pumpkin Spice Latte
makes 1-2 servings

2 cups milk
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin OR 1 teaspoon of Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup (I use canned pumpkin)
2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1-2 shots espresso (about 1/4 cup of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee if you don't have an espresso machine.)

In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and spice, transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. If you don't have a blender, don't worry about it - just whisk the mixture really well with a wire whisk.

Pour into a large mug or two mugs. Add the espresso on top.

Top with whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon on top.

Life is Good!

Romans 12:2“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I did it again

went and stayed away much longer than I had planned.  Guess I needed this little break from the blogging world.

Not sure about anyone else, but  the last several weeks my life has been rather busy and at the same time, I can’t tell you alot that I have actually done.  Nothing that would look like a major accomplishment, but one of great self satisfaction for me.

One of my primary focus though has been less time at the computer.  Seems some days get lost while sitting at the computer, and I have made a pretty concentrated effort to stay away from the computer during the days.  Spending much more time, getting caught up on things around here and puttering around with some “fun things” for the home.

My weekends have been full with all my kids here, so I have been spending time with them and doing quite abit of cooking.  It’s all good!  Something I have greatly missed since they have all been away. 

I’m just taking in the wonderful days of Autumn, enjoying the weather and fall festivities in the area this time of year with family and friends. It has been like a breath of fresh air.

A little run down of some of the things I have been up to:

  • Antiquing with friends
  • Fall festivals and carnivals
  • Watching apple butter being made (and buying some) can you say YUMMO?
  • Decorating my front porch for Fall
  • Traipsing around hunting down the perfect pumpkins
  • Going to farmers markets
  • Creating list of upcoming crafting projects
  • Hitting some yard sales with my bf
  • Starting to organize photos (getting them ready to scan)
  • Cooking home cooked meals for my kids on the weekends
  • Watching football on Sundays with my sons
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Spending more time studying THE WORD
  • watching movies with my hubby
  • getting to bed earlier

So as you can see, I haven’t gotten alot to show for my time away, except a content heart.  Which is a wonderful feeling.

I feel like I have been a terrible blogging friend/buddy, but this season has been a time for slowing down and making some changes and something that I feel like I really needed to do.

Not sure how often I will be around, maybe daily, maybe once a week…maybe when I feel like I have something to share….basically I am just taking this time as God leads me too, to enjoy those things that I get great joy from. My home, family, and friends. I know I will not be gone totally, because there is just so much out there in blogland and friends that I love to visit with and learn from. 

K…since I have a few minutes tonight by myself…going to do some blog hopping. It’s been awhile. 

Hope your having a blessed week so far.

Jeremiah 29:11“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Can't seem to get back in the groove

last week was spent "working” playing in my house, and getting ready for all my kids for the weekend…and as you can see, I didn’t get here to post even. Hoping I do better this week, although I can’t believe how late in the day it is already. 
Saturday my hubby and I went out with some friends, we were heading to the Annual Apple Festival but there was just TOO many people, so we round barnended up going to the antique mall and then hitting up the market for  some pumpkins and gourds.  We had such a fun time and the weather was simply perfect.
round barn1

I found a interesting assortment of gourds while I was here, I will have to show you later in the week…(they are still on my camera).
Today the weather has been rainy and cold, high was only 53 today.  Today has been just a all around lazy day for me.  Haven’t been real motivated.  However, I have quite a few things on my plate for the rest of the week.
Just wait to you see what I have….Can’t wait to share. 
Hope all is having a blessed Monday!
Proverbs 27:1“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.”

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Busy Busy Busy Weekend

but a fun one.  Where to start. 

My weekend all started on Friday when hubby came in to inform me he wanted a new TV, 55 inches to be exact.  I said “WHaT?  Anyway, to make a long story short, we decided to spend the day Saturday in search of his perfect TV.  But before we could do that, I had a new place that I had wanted to check out.  A new “shabby, chic, vintage, wonderful, glorious store that I had read about @ Mustard Seed Creations.  It is Wild Rose store frontlocated in a little town just about 13 miles from me  in Walkersville, Md.  It’s  called the  “Wild Rose & Co. and Marketplace”. All I can say is this place was simply  beautiful with all the goodies for sale, and the owner and ladies that are selling their goods here are just as beautiful.  And oh so talented.  I can’t wait to go back and scout out new things as they go in.  Hubby even really liked the shop and the ladies there. 

red cabinetWell, anyway, since we were in the market for a new TV, we knew we were going to need something to house it, and I found what I thought was the perfect piece of furniture there.   *Note the big red cabinet…that is it, isn’t it a beautiful.  I’m in love with this piece of furniture. Anyhow, hubby wasn’t so sure, but he knew how much I loved it and wanted it, he gave me the heads up to get it.  However the practical side of me kicked in and I decided I needed to think of it.  Plus he ended up finding another piece in the shop that he liked better for the TV (which by the way he hadn’t bought yet). I know the perfect place in my house for it, but he isn’t so sure about that either.  Our space is pretty limited in this room…So what do you ladies think?  Yes, No?  I think my dream place for this piece would be in a kitchen as a island someday, but definitely not this house. 

Okay enough about my dilemma’s, we ended up finding him a TV, and not a 55 inch.  To big for the room…so we decided on a 47 inch LED and he LOVES it.

Do you know that little TV cost me two days of rearranging furniture to accommodate it,because we all know, you can’t bring something new in the house, without moving a million things around for just the right look…So last night about 10 or so, I finished up putting things back together in the family room.  What a job that was!  Now my thoughts are if I get that red cabinet, will I have to redo again?  Do I dare to think otherwise? 

Now if you want to meet the ladies that share this wonderful space, you can check out their blogs.

La Rose Sauvage  (Lynette’s is the owner) sweetest lady EVAH!

Miss Mustard Seed 

The Kramer Angle

Beans and Buttons

Sally, Ry and LaLa

Molly Susan Strong 


Also, if you would love a little sneak peak at the grand opening you can see a little video that Miss Mustard Seed hosted here. You’ll see why I was drooling while I was there. 

K…off to start my Monday..gotta tackle a few small jobs this morning….it’s going to be a great day.

Matthew 6:33“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

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Friday, September 24, 2010

One project down

and several to go…today I am going to link up @Frou Frou Decor with my Fabulous Friday Find, and if you want to check out some great little projects then stop over and say hello.  Thanks Terrell for sharing your party with me. 

One day last week while I was scouring the local Goodwill shop, I ran across this old spice rack for $2.  (Forgive the quality of these pictures,hey, at least I remembered to grab the camera.  LOL)

20100924_11So earlier this week when I had nothing better to do….NOT!  I decided I would take a little trip to the local store and pick up some white spray paint….so I could work on this.  I am quite pleased how it turned out. After two coats of paint, and one coat of antiquing, and a little sanding…this is how it looks now.



You can see how well the original paint came through when I sanded it.  It’s almost finished, I need to add a sealer to it.


So what do you think?  Better? Worse? And now to figure out what to do with it.  Debating on whether to use it in the kitchen or in my craft room..leaning more towards the craft room. 

Have a blessed and wonderful Friday. 

Hebrews 10:35-36“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thankful Thursday-Sept 23

Good Morning ladies, it’s another Thursday to share what we are thankful for, today I’m thankful for the opportunity to stay home.  I wemo_flowers1_thankfulThursdayas a stay at home mom while my kids were growing up and I loved every minute of it.  However, when I was going through my separation and divorce I had to go to work.  I loathed it!  I accepted it as the way it was but I hated it so.  I missed being home and making my home our family’s oasis away from the outside world.  There is something so wonderful about being able to create a home that your family loves to be and looks forward to coming home too. For the last year, I have had the opportunity to stay at home again, and I am loving every minute of it again and everyday I give thanks to God for that opportunity.

So what are you thankful for today? If you would like to read what others are thankful for or join in the fun,stop by @Grace Alone.

Romans 5:3-4“Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”

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Simple Pleasure - Sept 23

simple pleasure So what is my Simple Pleasure today…..Flannel Sheets, yep you heard me right. When the weather gets cooler, I’m digging in my linen closet…..

With the cooler evenings and mornings it is the perfect time to break flannel sheetsout  the flannel sheets.  To me, nothing says comfort like flannel sheets (except maybe flannel jammies).  Now is the time for me to get my  bed cozy and soft for the winter nights.  Maybe even use a little linen spray of lavender to make sliding between the sheets irresistible.

flannel sheets1


I,also love the printed ones with  all the holiday images. I have a couple of sets that I love to use during the holidays.  How fun are these?, with the little trees, and my little snowflake ones. 

So what is your simple pleasure today?  Join us @ A Collection of This and That to see what others are saying.

Romans 5:3-4“Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Front Door Welcome

A fall wreath for your front door is the perfect way to welcome the beautiful fall season.

I love autumn wreaths, the vibrant colors, and all the hues of the season, with sprinkles of nature peeking through. Here are a few that I have saved in my “idea” bank.

autumn1The thing I like most about this one is all the sunflowers. 

fall-wreath2And with this one, I really like all the fruit and berries….

bittersweet wreathBut I think this one is by far my favorite.  I {heart} bittersweet.  So simple and colorful.  Martha Stewart show us how to create this wreath, here  

autumn-wreathThere is so many elements of this one that I really like too, here again is my bittersweet, but my sunflowers are mixed in with it.  And I would have never thought to put my corn in the mix.  


wreath2 Wow, loving the Japanese lanterns mixed with the bittersweet.  Such a great punch of color.

We all know you don’t have to use a fall wreath on the front door, it makes a festive centerpiece for the table, by just adding some candles or a hurricane lamp or glass vase.The possibilities are endless.

Autumn-MSo what do you use as your centerpiece for the Harvest season?

I have a wreath that I need to rework…now I have some great ideas, if you really don’t know how to create a wreath, the video below will give you a general idea of how you can put one together.  Take a look!

Romans 15:7“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.”

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