Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Jump In The Leaves...

As I reflect on the past year I am amazed at how many things have changed in my life in such a short time. I am very grateful for all my blessings and for this little "jewel" of a home. As the sun began to set this evening and the air began to cool down thoughts of autumn drifted into my mind. I'm saddened that summer has just ended but autumn has always been my favorite time of year. I have always loved the crisp night air, taking evening walks with my dog and feeling the leaves crunch beneath my feet. Autumn is like a new beginning for me, I think it’s because of childhood when we would anticipate going back to school each September. I'd be nervous and excited at the same but it was the start of a new year and I always loved that. Although summer has ended I’m sure we will have many days of “Indian” summer in October. I am going to enjoy every moment of the changing seasons. I love the thought of "Mother Nature" taking her paint brush to the leaves. I can't wait to see her painted canvas in the mountain peaks and in her fields of gold. I want to ramble upon an old country road and happen upon a little road side stand filled with pumpkins and gourds. I want to eat apple cider donuts, drink in the autumn air and walk amongst the rainbow colored leaves. I hope you are enjoying this time of year too!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.

I'm Seeing Red...

I have loved using red to decorate in my kitchen for the past few years. Red is the color of passion, but I'm careful not to over do it. Red can be very cheery and happy but can cause anger if you use to much of it (I'm told). So you need to keep that in mind when using red to decorate in a room, you have to know when enough is enough.

I like to use red as an accent color in everything from wall decor, clocks, candles, dishes and even my silverware. When you have accents of red it gives a punch to other things you might not even notice in your room. I think red can entice and invite you into a room and it's perfect in my kitchen/dining area. Food looks great on red plates and red works any time of the year and for any holiday.

So are you seeing "red" today too?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fun with "TYPOGRAPHY" art...

I am loving all the Typography art that I have been seeing on Pinterest lately and thought that I would play around and give it a try. It takes awhile to get the hang of it but I am really having fun. Have any of you given this a try? I'd like to print some to hang in my house and to give as gifts.