Wednesday, October 21, 2009

God's country

I am traveling right now for work and even though I hate not being @ home with Joe, I am trying to appreciate where "I am today." Even though I think this cold snap we had messed up our foilage, the leaves are goregous especially against that beautiful Carolina blue sky.

Don't you just love the Lord's creation!!!

Ok... now don't freak out (as you can see the hood of the car) I took this as I was driving... And no one was hurt in the process... Impressive huh!?!?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Doors of Welcome - October 15th

As you may remember Karen over @ Some Days are Diamonds is hosting "Doors of Welcome". It goes a little like this on the 15th of October, November and December show what you've got going on @ the front door.

You can see what we've got going on so far.

Still feel like it could use a little tweaking... we'll see what the next couple of days bring.

Sure wish my mums would bloom!

Happy Halloween Everyone!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Halloween's coming fast...

and I wanted to get my pumpkins out. I have seen some wonderful ideas for displaying pumpkins. So many great ideas out there. This year I wanted to try a pumpkin topiary. Check out my project this weekend...

I tried to find 3 different size pumpkins

Purchased a 3/8" dowel at the hardware store. Drilled a hole in the pumpkin.

Lined up the pumpkins and drilled some more holes

I borrowed the stand to my gazing ball to give it some height

I had thought I would paint on the pumpkin but then thought it may be easier and quicker just to use black magic markers

Once I got it outside I thought it could use just a little more umph, so I added some artificial leaf garland to add some softness

Whatcha think??
Go check out this lovely pumpkin topiary here and here. Awesome, right?
I'll be showing the whole front door tomorrow as part of "Doors of Welcome" hosted by Karen @ Some Days are Diamonds

Monday, October 12, 2009

Itchin' to carve...

photo courtesy of Country Living

I am getting really excited about carving pumpkins soon. I would love to do something new and different this year and I have seen so many great ideas in blog world. Here's a great link for some how to's and ideas. Have you carved yours already? Or maybe just decorated it? I would love to see what you've done!! Drop me a comment and link to your pumpkins!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

They're doing it again...

You may remember me mentioning a giveaway from Glidden for a free quart of paint back in May... we'll they're at it again! Hop over to Glidden and get you some!! And show me what you are doing with your free paint!

Did you see how I put my free paint to good use?

Friday, October 9, 2009

How cool is this...

Colored chalkboard paint!
This opens up a world of possibilities!?!!? Price tags a little ouchy but maybe eventually others will carry as well and bring the price down. Check out all the colors here.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Meet Heather Evans Smith...

A college friend of mine is an awesome photographer!! I adore her work so much! One day I would love to have her do some portraits of our family. After you check out her work you'll see why I wanted to introduce her to my blog friends. A lot of her work actually features herself as the subject. I believe in "art" talk it's called portraiture.

She is extremely talented and love the way she sees the world through her lens.
Here are a few of my fav's - it's hard to actually narrow down to just a few. Her artwork is for sale if you see something you love you can probably get it to hang on your wall!! How cool is that!?!

See what I mean... A- Mazing!!!

Please check out her blog or website to see more of Heather's work!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Yard Sale finds

So a friend of mine had a yard sale a few weeks back and boy did I get some goodies!!
Check 'em out!

a crystal chandelier accent lamp - found a home in the dining room

a funky little lamp for the guest room
great tray! - loving this splash of yellow in the living room

I've always loved these Geisha girl pillows!! They're perfect in the living room!

and one more tray... this one made it's home in the den

Don't you just love a good deal!! There are more goodies to show...

I got some great items for the kitchen, I'll share those later!

Happy bargain hunting!!

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