Wonderful Fall Weekend

I have been so excited and I admit more than a little nervous about this coming weekend.  I’d been wanting to host an open house forever so I finally bit the bullet. It was long over due.  Anyway, I got a few nudges from Facebook friends and I knew it was now or never.  I think everyone had a ball.  I know we certainly did. October 17, 2014 We started this weekend on friday night when we had some very special guests at our house for dinner.  You know how we live close by the Abbey of Regina Laudis, actually smack dab in the middle of it?  Well my husband is very good friends with a lot of the people there and ever since we moved into our home we have been trying to get together with them for a house blessing.  Well 2 years have passed but we finally…

Pumpkin Planter

As much as I enjoy the summer and used to spend a great deal of time working on my tan every year, I have to say that fall is my very favorite season. Everything about it speaks to me. The colors Textures Smells, tastes. I love it all. I especially love to decorate for fall using natural elements and warm rich colors.  One thing that I always look forward to changing up with the season is my outdoor planters. I like to mix it up a little each year so I added a pumpkin and ivy to the mums along with the ornamental cabbage. After filling my urn with fresh soil I hollowed out my pumpkin. One of the best investments I have ever made would have to be my pumpkin carving kit.  It makes short work of carving and cleaning and you can achieve all kinds of intricate cuts…

The Newcomers

I find it hard to believe that summer has come and gone and I haven’t sat down once to say hi or check in and see how you are all doing.  I don’t know how that happened. Shame on me.  But Fall is here and I’m turning over a new leaf (ha! ya like that?) so “Hi!  How the heck are you?  How was your summer?” I do have some exciting news to share with you though, which is really why I was motivated to sit down and catch up.  Guess what!  We have two new additions to our farm family!  It happened so fast, kinda like summer.  Just this past weekend my hubs and jr. were talking about a patient who’s sister had a donkey and a miniature horse that she couldn’t keep anymore and had to get rid of.  She wanted to find them a good home.  Next…