Thursday, September 27, 2012


I think everyone has this book by Susan Branch.  I bring it out every fall and re-read it.  It really puts me in the mood for cooler, gorgeous weather and all things associated with it.  This little vignette sits on the kitchen island.  In the upper right corner you can see dinner defrosting in the microwave!  I'm bad.

I'm leaving you with a picture of the pizza's I made the other night.  Abby gave up meat a few weeks ago so these are just veggies and fresh mozzarella.  Very quick and easy with the store bought crust and a great way to use of vegetables sitting in your fridge.  There is no sauce, just olive oil and Parmesan cheese.  Delish!

I hope to be back early next week, feeling better of course.  In the meantime, I will keep visiting and gathering up ideas to make this fall the best.  See you soon!

I'm joining the party at A Stroll Thru Life hosted by Marty!  :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Lastly, on the reading front, I have been having a lot of luck finding good books.  I have discovered that if you really like a book you have read, or a particular author, you can go to and look it up.  There you will find suggestions for similar books or book by the same author.  Genius!  This is an incredibly good book that had me up reading until midnight last night.  I'm not good at describing what a book is about and I definitely don't want to give anything away, but I really do recommend it.  It's a page turner.

Well, this post is longer than I intended (and I thought I didn't have anything to say!), so I'll sign off now.  Hopefully I will have some "fall" going on the next time you pop in!  Hope you are all having a wonderful week! :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


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! :-)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


We went up to the lake for a short stay in spite of the fact that it was a long weekend.  People everywhere were having their last hurrah.  The house and garden were in tip top shape after all the loving they got while we were there for 2 weeks, we had nothing but time to sit and relax.  I took some pictures of my plants that were re-blooming (I had to use my phone...forgot to get camera batteries again!).  I was so surprised to see my climbing rose with a bloom and a few buds.  Now at least I know it blooms twice a summer!

The end of the season makes me feel the way I did when spring was turning to summer, a time to refresh and renew the house.  I've been trying to come up with some inspiration for my mantel, something fall-like, but sans the pumpkins and other fall decorations...I'm just not ready yet.  I made some small changes in the bedroom, I brought in some berry colors to brighten up all the whites I had for the summer, new curtains and a throw and pillows from Pottery Barn.  I'd share a picture but I still have an air conditioning unit in the window that isn't too pretty!  You have to love old houses!  Anyway, I am trying to get caught up on the laundry, make room in my dressers and closet for fall clothes to be switched out, looking through my cookbooks for some great comfort foods to make in the upcoming weeks, and yes, I will have to get outside and throw away those dead plants!  It's almost time for mums!  Are you getting ready for fall, too?

Have a great week and thanks always for visiting! :)