Saturday, October 22, 2011

Little Clown

I was thinking back to when I made this little clown costume, I still love it!
She's so adorable! 
Nana at it again....

I can't for the life of me get this photo right side up!

I have not sewn in quite some time. 
Wonder why...

Hope you are having a great weekend! 

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Happy-Happy...Beyond Happy

The forecast for tomorrow morning...

Fall is in the air...

Shhh...I've been feeling it early in the mornings for the past few days 


I did not want to mention! 

Did not want to scare it away! 

I'm so 


I mean...



Friday, October 14, 2011

A Touch of Autumn...

For those who may have missed my guest post yesterday at A Stroll Thru Life, I thought I'd post it here as well...

Autumn is starting to come alive in our home...

It's my little slice of the universe. It's where I do what I want, when I want and how I want!

I relish changing things around and adding seasonal touches to our home.

I'm taking my time with this autumn look-
Our summer is still in it's long stretch, in the 90's in our neck of the woods.

Follow along and I'll show you of some of my touches of autumn...

  I decided to keep the mantel simple.

I just added a fall arrangement and the bird.
The Mr. said it was a chucker! Guess he would know.
I'm still thinking about what I want to add to the look.

I've seen some pretty awesome looking pumpkins around in blogland, some are truly gorgeous.
A shopping trip may be called for soon.

No big reason to show you this other than it's one of my favorite chairs.
I'll be changing out the pillow for my fall one.

 These large candles have had their share of lighting up the room and adding the best ambiance ever.
I love them and have had them for many years.
 I'm looking for large red ones for the holidays. I've looked and looked and looked!
They are never tall enough.
If you have an idea of where to get them, please let me know.

Fresh potpourri is a must on this rustic looking sofa table.

I'm waiting for inspiration for this end table...may decide to just leave it this way.

The three pieces of pottery were purchased in Arcosanti.

A bit of history of where we purchased them.
Arcosanti is an experimental town that began construction in 1970 in central Arizona. ( It's out in the boonies!) Arcosanti is primarily an education center, with students from around the world visiting to attend workshops, classes, and continue construction. It is also a tourist attraction with 50,000 visitors a year. An interesting place, to say the least!

I treasure these antique boxes! The bottom one if full of antique architectural tools-

Added some fall colored candles, another antique box, another bird. He says,it's another chucker.

They are the Mr's Pheasants-

Added rustic colored candles to my Nambe candle holders.

A small touch of fall, some simple touches to come-

This look is here to stay, don't touch the Mr's hat!

One end of the foyer, no doubt, this corner needs color-

I don't believe I'm going to change this arrangement, I love the roses.
Well, maybe I will.
Decisions, decisions!

Screaming for some rich colors-a work in progress-

 This fireplace is ready for a fall look! I will make it happen. 
I've got an idea swirling around in my head~

I do love this fall arrangement on our dining room table. I'll be adding a fall table runner.

This is definitely a work in progress, still playing with different pieces.
Oh, the fun of decorating!

Time to get out my fall pillows.
Then again, I may leave these.
I do love the pop of color that the turquoise brings out in my favorite cowboy, see him up on that wall?

What do you think?

Well, I'm off to continue to work on my fall look. I know the best schemes develop slowly...
 Oh, yes indeed.

I do enjoy adding touches of Autumn...oh my, I can't wait till Christmas!
I'm in total glory then!

Thank you Marty for asking me to provide a guest post for you. 
It was an honor and so much fun!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall Touches Our Sunroom!

 I decided that it was time for fall to touch our sunroom~ 

Shh, don't remind me that the high today is to be 98.
Boo hiss

Will just make it happen where and when I want...

When I first created the sun room, I chose brown as my main color.

It really is nice for seasons. 

 Evening look~ I've always loved the warm colors of fall.
I wanted to get some rhythm going.
A parade of fall colors seem brisk and lively.
Pretty without being too prim-

I took this in the middle of the day-

That little pillow was picked up at Hobby Lobby along with the florals.

The sunflowers make this one of my favorite arrangements.
Again, Hobby Lobby.

Our furniture came from Pier One...again choose the brown.

 A closer look of this vignette~

My little vintage rocker, it's precious to me.
I can picture each one of the grandchildren sitting in it, proud as can be.
  I've had it recovered three times.

 I've always liked this framed picture and this big old vase.
 It's always filled with either fresh or silk flowers.

This is the view from the sunroom out to the pool area.

I completely love fall.  
It is the best time of the year for me. 
I absolutely love the colors of fall and the crisp air that comes in.  

Oh I can't wait for this weather to be here.

I'm being trying patient.  

Joining my friend~

Savvy Southern Style

Well, I've got to scoot!

Happy fall~

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Run Katherine Run

Please take a few minutes to read about Katherine, she is running for a cure.
She is the daughter of my dear and long time friend Laura, from the wonderful blog 
"White Spray Paint." 
Below is the post that is on Laura's blog. 


Last fall, when my husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s,
our youngest daughter took matters into her own hands.

She entered the Chicago Marathon as a member of
Team Fox,
sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research.


She is running for a cure.

I have felt humbled here and there in my lifetime, certainly,
but our daughter’s selfless act of love and devotion
has far surpassed anything I have ever experienced.

She currently wakes at 4:00 am,
drives from Dallas to Lovejoy ,
where she teaches high school English,
and does her morning
before beginning her teaching day.

I have a simple request because I know the power of blog land. 

Please display the button above  in your sidebar to show your support
and to send Katherine
prayers and good wishes.

(It is also in my sidebar with the code.)

That’s it.

This is a mother’s request.

I want her to feel surrounded with prayer and strength on October 9th,
the day of the race.

We will all be there cheering her on.

We want you there, through your prayers, too.

Run Katherine Run!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Such Sweet Inspiration...

I was inspired to post this by our sweet little granddaughter!

You'll see why~

Sniff sniff...a Nana's heart is so full of pride~