Friday, October 25, 2013

Sister in law surprise.

when you
expect it

act of 

with great

and a caring heart

can put a warm feeling in your heart!

Thank you, sweet Ashley for the beautiful wreath~

Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall~ ing in love

I am Fall~ing in love with the nice cool front that has come our way. Thank heavens!  I actually have my windows open for the first time in a long, long time. This weather that happens to be in lower 70s  instantly picks me up, lifts me, and changes my mood. All of a sudden, I am thinking pumpkin bread and pumpkin spice latte.

 So, in the spirit of cooler weather, I thought I'd share with you this collage of fall around my home. I am proud to say I did not go out and spend a fortune instead, I used what I had and made the most of it. I visit so many beautiful blogs that take my breath away with their elegant style decorating, gorgeous homes, and perfect dishes. And because I am human, it's hard looking over the fence and not feel like a wimpy weenie when decorating my home. I have to remind myself of all the many, many blessings God has given me and when I remember, (cause it's easy to forget when looking over the fence)  I find joy in putting the same candle holder on my table even if its the 5th time around.

Thank you Jesus!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fall Mantel

I pulled off decorating my mantel without spending one dime. Thank goodness! I used what I had from last year and tried my best to make it look warm and fall-ish even though our temperatures still remain in the upper 80s.. You might remember these white pumpkins from last years fall table. I am so glad I bought them!  I may just glitter them up for next year who knows ...

To be honest fall decorating really is not on my mind these days..

As you already know, we are adopting a baby and its getting closer and closer. We have already painted the nursery twice. Yes, twice and what a chore! I don't think I want to see paint or anything related to paint for a long time. When we bought this house the room was a deep purple you could not help but squint when you entered the room so, I softened it up with a  raspberry pink, but changed my mind after thinking that birth mother could change her mind. I don't want to end up getting stuck with a pink room so, we repainted once again to a powdery yellow. It will just have to stay that way regardless of what happens!

 I am staying positive and praying for the best. I truly believe God will place this baby where she belongs if not with us then with her birth mom. Either way I am grateful God is good!