Tuesday, September 11, 2012

THE LAZY DAYS OF FALL


I've really been enjoying my visits to your blogs.  All the fall decorating is inspiring me.  I might add a thing or two every year if it really catches my eye, but it really is all about creating something new and fresh with what you have.  I hope to get started on that closer to the end of the month (which is flying by!).

So, this is just a short post on one of my lazy days!  I'm having a cup of coffee while the dishwasher hums and a fall candle makes everything smell yummy!  Hope you are having a wonderful day, too! :-)

67 comments:

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love lazy days Jane. It's beautiful here too....like you said, cool and dry. I worked in the yard some and now I am sore....ugh! The guys finally finished up our newly renovated deck today and I can start moving the furniture back on it so we can enjoy our meals out there in this fabulous weather. I think I might paint a rug on it sometime soon. :) xoxo

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane... I love lazy~days posts, sounds like you are having a lovely time... I have Fifi's cookbook too and really enjoy it... I have tons of favorite casserole recipes from my family... drop me an email and let me know what you like and I will be happy to share mine with you... all super easy and yummy and healthy!... your Christmas sampler is so cute!... that will be something you treasure year after year... and your flowers are still so pretty!... yes, you need to take some "me" time every single day... I start my day out in quiet solitude and love it... so many things need done all the time, and we ALL need that little time to ourselves to rejuvenate... hope you enjoy the rest of a beautiful day, much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

I remember how I loved to do counted cross stitch...but now the eyes and hands won't co-operate...but I still love it....

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Hi Jane! Happy afternoon!
I'm popping in for a quick visit on my lunch hour. The weather here has been magnificent! September in the Pacific Northwest is the prettiest month of the year.

We are going to Whistler, BC in a few days. The weather forcast continues to be beautiful. I hope to take some nice photographs to share.

I am happy to hear that your planters survived the extreme heat that all of you endured!

As for being lazy, you have managed to inspire some Fall cooking...and holiday handwork. Your Christmas sampler is darling!
~Lynne
w/L.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I want all the stuff I have to do to be done so I can be lazy..

Maybe next week lol..

enjoy your calm days and coffee.

Beth said...

This has been a lovely day with beautiful sunshine and a nice breeze. I love this kind of days.

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Jane, yes, I love having a lazy ole day sometimes. Fall is sneaking in, warm sunny days, cool crisp nights, ahhh yes, wonderful time of year. Your flowers still look pretty, also love the crossstitch picture, great way to spend the day, Blessings Francine.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Jane I am loving this beautiful weather too, my favorite time of year! Your flowers look great, watch them thrive in this weather!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'll look forward to your sharing some of those casseroles, Jane! I love those types of meals or anything I can put together in the crock pot.

laurie said...

sounds like a lovely day and I will be looking forward to those fall casseroles!

Debby said...

Hi Jane. I have been enjoying these cooler days as well. YOu can tolerate those 80 degree days when the evenings are cooler.
I swept my porch just a bit ago. Our yard is a mess from the heat and the storms. Think I need some mums to spruce up the yard.
I ussed to cross stitch all the time. I don't think I could now. I did do a needlework sampler in an Amy Powers class. I am now working on a Sarah Jane pattern. It didn't transfer well.....using a iron.....so it hasn't been easy. Where did I find the time when the kids were little.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your flowers look happy and that's a cute cross stitch project Jane! Enjoy the beautiful days, it's so nice that they're finally here:@)

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Hi Blondie, your ivy is beautiful! It stayed warm enough here this past winter that my ivy actually did as well in the winter months as it did this summer! I am so ready for fall, cooler temps, and more time to blog.

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Jane, your impatients look very happy. Glad you are enjoying these better weather days. xo, olive

Leslie's Garden said...

We're really thinking of fall around here, though we are still in the 80's. I love your little Christmas cross stitch, I've been working on a Christmas/winter one too. It's so fun to do when you're wishing for cooler temperatures!

Honey at 2805 said...

It's nice to have som lazy days, Jane! Your flowers are still looking good, and sweeping can wait. Maybe a breeze will blow it away! Soups and casseroles are always a favorite with me too!

Leslie said...

Lazy fall days are the best!!! Your flowers still look gorgeous!

Melanie said...

Hi Jane...oh, your day sounds so wonderful! I want to be sitting out on my patio with a cup of coffee tomorrow morning, but I don't think that's going to happen. I hate to whine & complain, but tomorrow is one of my work days. I have not liked my job for the 6 years and 4 months that I have been there, & it just keeps getting worse. I had a horrendous day today & I'm practically having a panic attack just thinking about going in tomorrow. Well, enough of that...your flowers still look great. I love impatiens; they seem to hang on for quite awhile! Enjoy your cookbooks...I still have a few new ones that I haven't even cracked open yet. My reading pile is a mile high!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

It sounds like you are really enjoying the lazy days of the end of summer....sounds perfect!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

I think we're getting similar weather to yours, and I'm loving it! Wish I had some time to work in the yard... it needs it!!

Hope you enjoyed your peaceful day :)

Gina said...

Enjoy the lazy days of Fall! The weather really has been perfect.

Theresa said...

The weather is nice here too:) I am slowly getting in the Fall mood! My decor is in the attic... gotta climb those stairs! I wish I read more! I can't seem to sit still long enough! Perhaps when it is really cool and the ballgames cease or slow down, I will curl up with a good book! Love the flowers and the stitching! Enjoy your evening dear friend, HUGS!

La said...

Hi Jane!

I'm in the mood for comfort food too...I made a hearty soup for dinner and it was perfect for this cooler weather.

We won't even mention how my flowers faired this year....

Happy Fall!

Lori said...

My flowers are horrible ~ I was shopping for mums today to replace my wizzled up plants. The lack of rain this summer and me dropping the ball more than once in watering ~ well lets just say taps has been played! Hubby asking for chili so I have added the ingredients to my list for my next trip to the store. Hope you are having a great week. xo

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Jane:

Isn't it wonderful to having some relaxing days to enjoy things! I love your cross-stich. I am taking knitting classes now and just love it....I am actually making a afghan for my living room....No hurry though. Your flowers look great still....I won't be decorating for fall here until temps get cooler.

Have a great week!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Your fall days sound delicious.

Fondly,
Glenda

xinex said...

I can imagine the crisp weather there at this time of the year, Janie. It's finally getting cooler in the morning here now too. Your flowers are lovely and the soup sounds good.I have been having a lot of lazy days watching lifetime movies lately....Christine

Lori E said...

Isn't it funny how we should have more time and yet we get less done. I do agree that the Me time is important. You work hard all your life and raise your kids then you should be taking time to sit and read those books and sip that coffee.
Me? I have about 8 cross stitch projects that I should be working on. I bought them when I had more time lol.

Susan said...

Jane, I just love reading your cozy descriptions of home life - drinking coffee, enjoying candles, reading, stitching a sampler no less! You make me want to run outside - it is a gorgeous day here, too. Enjoy this time of year!

Jody and Stan said...

Hi Jane, What a wonderful lazy day. Your cross stitch looks amazing! Have a fun week.

Jody

Linda Chapman said...

I have stitched that same exact sampler pattern! I sewed mine onto mini guest towels for the bathroom. I think I sewed these over 25 years ago! My, MY! How time flies! Hope you get yours done by Christmas! I remember stitching mine in the summertime.

Amber said...

coffee on the porch sounds lovely. I think I might need to do that tomorrow morning :)

Deborah said...

It sounds like a wonderful relaxing day!
Love those kind of days!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
beautiful cross-stich Jane!

Deborah xo

Cozy Little House said...

Wish I could be sitting there drinking a cup with you.
Brenda

Gypsy Heart said...

Have you ever heard of the King Ranch Casserole? A long time recommendation from Texas cooks. :) We had some cooler temps but now is warming up again. I think tomorrow the cool air returns, perhaps with a bit of rain. I love it!

I'm redoing my bedroom and that has been keeping me busy. My s-i-l is going to put together my new headboard tomorrow evening so hopefully I will be finished soon. I painted my nightstand this aft but have to do the finishing "touch" with a bit of bling tomorrow.

Hopefully, I can catch up with everyone soon!

xo
Pat

P.S. I used to do needlepoint and then counted x-stitch eons ago. :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

My girls did a cross stitch project last Fall. They never finished it. Need to gently remind them;)

The Moerks said...

Jane, what a timely reminder to replant my impatiens. They limped through winter and now look very ratty. I must pop some new ones in so they are ready for Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration. Deb

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
Been thinking about you and Al all week, so glad you left the note.
I like your cross stitch, that is going to be quite pretty!
If you can do that, I am sure you could do some basic sewing too! I can't do cross stitch, maybe you can teach me!
The house is quiet right now, very early and I love having this time.
Love ya girlfriend,
Cindy
p.s your flowers still look really good!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love all your planters. As our growing season is just beginning I am looking around at how best to start with this new yard. Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbie said...

Your morning sounds so relaxing and peaceful, Jane.
I'll be hopping in the shower, getting ready for work soon.
I agree...this is the time of year for comfort foods. I'm in the mood for baking pies, and cookies also.
enjoy your day, sweet lady.
Hugs.
xo

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi lovely Jane.

What a great post! I love Autumn. In fact, I think it's my favourite season. So cosy and snuggly!

The smell of bonfires in the air gets me excited every time!

Sarahx

Juliana Ryan said...

I am just finding my way around blogland and saw you on several blogs and I just started a blog. You have a nice, newsy blog and I am your newest follower.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Such a pretty sampler, Jane! I have never learned to cross-stitch...need to try! I love sitting outside this time of year, too...while my staff has a little outside time with me. Hope you are having a great week!!...hugs...Debbie

Charlene said...

We got a cool front today so I too am feeling a bit more like fall decorating. I fixed a ham in the slow cooker tonight. With mashed potatoes & cooked cabbage. Kind of a cool weather meal. HUBBY loved it.

Love your little sampler. My eyes have trouble with that tiny stuff now... I think I need better light. Have a great weekend. HUGS!
Charlene

Kelli said...

Fall is THE BEST! :) Glad you're enjoying its approach, too. The sampler is so pretty! I wish I had the patience for that sort of stitchery. I used to do some embroidery from time to time and I think I could still, if the mood strikes, but no cross stitch for me! I was never able to master it. And your flowers are certainly doing better than anything around here. All of mine have been pulled and tossed. Hoping to pick up some mums tomorrow!

Designing Domesticity said...

I just can't believe Fall is here. The weather reports are confirming that our cool weather is here to stay. Time to start making some subtle fall changes. Thanks for sharing, liz

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, aren't these days just wonderful? I could go like this to about the middle of April. lol.. love the sampler you're working on, haven't done that in years. I've just recently taken up my crocheting again.. something to help pass the empty evening hours. hugs ~lynne~

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D So what have you been reading? Your sampler is looking so pretty. I have one I am working on from the royal wedding! I need to finish it before their 2nd wedding anniversary, LOL!

Cheryl said...

What a difference cooler weather has on plants. All of my plants have heat stroke--- as do I lol
big hugs,
Cheryl

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Well, I sure enjoyed catching up, but WAIT! IT IS NOT FALL YET!!! Yes, things did struggle through the heat and humidity of the summer.

I love having a little time to catch up on all the projects I've started, and you're doing the same thing. Now get to work on that sampler. It is adorable.

Sending love across the miles,

Sharon

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

What is it about fall that makes me want to cook, too? And sew,etc. Maybe it's kind of a nesting thing, getting ready for winter. Anyway, I agree, the flowers love this weather! Linda

Lee said...

Lovely blog. Lovely thoughts.
Lisa
Leeshideaway.blogspot.com

koralee said...

Our Fall weather has been out of this world as well...and our leaves are changing..sunny days and bright colours...so perfect! xoxo Hugs

Mimi said...

HI JANE!!!
I love my lazy days!I try and give myself at least one day a week to do what ever I want..if it's alot of stuff or nothing at all.....just lounging around and resting and relaxing!!Our days are so busy...I need this one day a week!!!
Your plants look great and i am sure fall is right around the corner for you!!!Not us.....
I love fall...I will begin decorating for fall probably this week...it is after all coming up on Sept. 21 or 22nd....I love my fall stuff more then my Halloween things...but I know my Grand daughter looks forward to all the decorations!!!
Hugs,
jamie

Marydon said...

Everything is always so peaceful & lovely to visit with you Jane. The stitchery is going to be so pretty when done ... would love to see it in place.

Finally, our bleeding heat has a crisp touch of autumn, misty morns & season changes amongst the plants. So love each season for its individual beauty.

Have a lovely week.
TTFN ~
Marydon

Daffodil Hill said...

What a lovely post! Puts me in the mood for a casserole:-)

Isabelle Thornton said...

Fall decor. Oups I am so late!! I have cooking on the brain too and I am also loving the cooler weather. I have a new party on Fridays call "what inspires me" I thought you might like to join and maybe tell your friends?
Have a great week!
Isabelle

Knitty said...

I know what you mean about what I accomplished when the kids were little versus now. I think I was driven then and relaxed now, and truthfully, relaxed is better so it is all good.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Everyone needs a lazy day, to recharge, regenerate themselves.

Good for you.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

It sound like you are having such a nice day. I need to take more time to just enjoy the moment....and read more too! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lynn

Babs said...

Jane, your planters still look good. Most of my Impatiens are looking ratty now. Guess I should replace them with something Fall-ish. I'm ready for casseroles too, now that it isn't too hot to turn on the oven. I'm sending you one of our favorites. If you don't get it, the email address I have for you may be wrong.
Hugs,
Babs

Geneva said...

I've been enjoying some lazy days myself...this weather reminds me of when my kids were little for some reason, and that just makes me Happy!
Glad you're having a good week Jane!

{oc cottage} said...

that last paragraph has me green with envy! ;} a little slice of heaven!


m ^..^

Desire Empire said...

Hi Jane

I know what you mean about casseroles for the cooler months. I have a great list of twenty recipes or so in my side bar (near the top) with some easy and delicious slow cooked meals.

One is Lemon Moroccan Chicken, which is fabulous another is Slow cooked lamb shanks with lentils, which is particularly easy and delicious.... only about 6 ingredients.
Carolynxx

Liz said...

Hi Janie,
I love your sampler! I hope you are enjoying your last days of summer! :)

~Liz

bj said...

I do love a good casserole and I just bought hamburger meat today to make our favorite...well, we have 2 favorites,actually. One is like a Mexican casserole and the other...well, a ground beef casserole. I'll get you the recipes if you like.
I am hungry for a hearty beef stew...crusty bread...killer green salad...fudge brownies...ummmmm, I'm hungry.

CAS said...

We are having some of those cooler mornings & evenings, too, but no where close to 52....lol! Your flowers look beautiful, and your backyard looks like a lovely haven!

CAS