Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Storage Wars ...

This title is a little deceiving since there's actually a tv series by that name, but now that we've downsized, Buzz and I have our own version of Storage Wars raging.

There was a time when we had big orange tubs in the attic filled with Autumn decorations.   That was when we had an attic ... Now with limited storage space the war of what to keep is raging. 

As you can imagine, Buzz and I aren't always on the same page in this war and have had more than one standoff.  (I won't give you the Gory details)  However, when it came to our orange tubs we  were able to compromise and scaled down significantly.  

The Compromise

In lieu of our old decorations we've opted to use perishable pumpkins, squash etc straight from our local produce market...
Which in turn has made room for the Christmas decorations we I wanted to keep. 

I'm actually enjoying the simplicity of using real produce,

and Buzz loves the idea of adding them to his compost bin at seasons end.

Pretty nice compromise don't you think.

This Storage War
had a happy ending


there are other wars raging.
We're in the process of clearing out the last storage unit 
we had rented when we moved two years ago.
I'll keep you posted on how this war goes...
(depending on the outcome)
If it isn't pretty...I promise not to share.

Saturday, October 13, 2012


Last year I planted a few ...

This year even more ...

Next year I'll plant a lot! (deo volente)

Yes, I love them in the Summer...

but mostly I love them in the Fall!

They're one of my Favorite Things!

Photo edited with PicMonkey

Joining Claudia's Party

Friday, October 5, 2012

Peat Pot Autumn Favors ...

My Autumn decorating has been minimal this year, 
but I did come up with one idea that I'd like to share with you.

I used left over Peat Pots from our Spring Garden

to make these
Autumn Favors

As you can see, I used a little bit of 
book pages, 
alpha stamps,
orange bias tape, 
graphics from 
"The Graphics Fairy"
and a couple of odd buttons 
to create these simple favors that that can hold 
candies... or even spooky stuff, like plastic spiders and bugs.  

With a leftover graphic I made a little tag for this pumpkin.  So easy...I just glued it to a piece of thin cardboard and cut it out. I glammed it up a little with my signature tulle ribbon.  ta dah!
Don't you just love Autumn!
I sure do!

What Do You See? By Kristina

Do you save your kids art?

Buzz and I have been smiling all morning ...

 We found this Halloween book 
that she made over 20 years ago.
 I'm so glad I saved it...
 just for a day like today!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Grandchildren ...

Grandchildren are the crown of grandparents... Proverbs 17:6 (GW)

Meet Penelope (on the left)
She's our one and only Grandchild and
Proverbs 17:6 has it just right.

She lives just far enough away that we only see her two or three times a year, so that's why we especially appreciate getting messages with attachments like this one.

A picture is worth a thousand words!
Sometimes Grandmothers just have to brag a little...
hope you don't mind.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Our Autumn Kitty ...

I know he should have a coat of black ...
My Fault!
Buzz carved him...
I never painted him,
and after all these years we can't imagine him any other way.

to be
of our 

Happy Fall Y'all!

Scripture & a Snapshot - Psalm 131:2

An Afternoon Walk

Surely I have calmed 
Quieted my Soul...
Pslam 131:2 

sometimes when life overwhelms us ...
we just take a walk 
"It never fails to quiet our souls"