Friday, September 23, 2016

Weekly Wrap Up

Here we are at the cusp of the weekend again. Time to look back at the week that was here in our country home. But first. Drumroll, please. You know where I'm going with this, right?!

Happy Fall!!!!!

Finally, my enthusiasm for this lovely season is validated.

Autumn. Poetry.
Two of my favorites.

One more...

Ahhh. How happy is my soul?
(And grateful to Pinterest, of course.)

It is time, my friends.

Time to pull out the autumn dresses.
The ones I purchased and washed and ironed back in July, when these beautiful days were but a vision, patiently waiting for their time in the sun.

Time to watch the trees in our yard begin their yearly transformation to the vibrant but fleeting array of colors that graces us for but a few days each year.

Time for chilly, early morning porch sitting with clouds like these above...

That quickly give way to glorious moments like this...

And a reminder to be Mindful in such moments.
To actually see these morning gifts rather than miss them while the mind races with to-do lists and worries and dinner plans.

Time to watch these little trees change and drop those leaves we longed for back in the spring...

Time to add autumn touches around the outside too,
to welcome friends and family to our country home.

These are my favorite, don't you know. : )

Time to replace the summer cook-out meals with the comforting, slow cooked meals that warm our souls.

Time to light a fall candle and plan autumn themed units on apples and pumpkins for our little homeschool.

Yes, it is time for these and many more.
This is indeed what we did here this past week, my friends.
And we have plans for much more autumn fun during this...our favorite season of the year.

Happy Fall, my friends.
Have a cup of pumpkin spice latte, or a mug of hot cocoa.
Grab a light throw blanket and sit on the porch.
Wait for the early evening darkness to fall, light a pumpkin scented candle, and watch a favorite movie together.
Our first choice...Halloweentown. : )

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!
Thanks for visiting.
It warms my heart.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

What Do You Think?

So, does it look like me??!!
Crazy, right?
Because I'm 47 years old and am obsessed with this app.
I know.
I am a bit immature.
But it is sooo fun!
You create yourself...
And choose your outfit...
This is me.
Casual, you know.
Then you can choose from tons of pictures like this to text with...
This is how the kids and I text each other now.
Because. Fun.
I send this to my Madison...
And use this one because let's face it.
I love ice cream.
But only on a cone.
Here's me every morning...
That's more like it!
Well. That's it for the intellectual, inspirational post you came here to see today...
If you think this looks even remotely fun, you can make one of yourself by downloading the app.
Its free!
Thanks for visiting!!!
I am always glad you do!
P.S. We will return to our regularly scheduled posts on Friday.  : )

Monday, September 19, 2016

Our September Porch

Tucked between the bright colors of August and the pumpkins and cornstalks of October sits our cozy September porch. We love to sit there and watch the green around us become shades of crimson, red, purple, yellow, orange, and gold. Sometimes we need a sweater or light blanket, but that makes it all the more cozy, don't you think?

Happy September, my friends!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Weekly Wrap Up

September. What can I say? The lingering warmth of summer mixed with the crisp beauty of autumn makes me happy. Here is a peek at the September week that was in our country home.

Grandma made our Saturday evening much more fun by joining us for Mass, hotdogs on the grill, and a Wii Bowling Championship game. : )

Monday was Black and Gold day in our little homeschool...

In celebration of our Steelers playing Monday Night Football!

An extra brownie. Because. Winning. : )

An earlier-than-usual puppy walk lent itself to my witnessing this.
And it was worth it.

And then. This. Celebrating forty-seven was fun.
Thoughtful gifts from faraway friends, lunch and pedicures with a dear one who lives near, a long afternoon nap, then pizza and pumpkin cake surrounded by my people.

What more could one wish for?

Pumpkin cake. Cream Cheese icing.
Mini Chocolate chips.
Life is good.

And I cannot leave this little gal out...

She is by my side.

A dear, sweet friend from my Instagram days sent this to me!
She remembered my love of all things autumn.
Thanks so much, dear friend! 

And that is that!
Have a wonderfully cozy weekend, my friends!
Thanks for visiting. : )