Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It's Coming...

...and it won't be long now! These are the first pumpkins from our crop!! Thanks for bringing them home, Keith and Debbie! I've loved looking out my front door and seeing them there! It gives me hope that fall is not far away!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

20 minute fall craft!

I did a quick little 20 minute craft this morning, and I wanted to show all of you! I loved the way it turned out!

Here's what I started with:

A couple of bags of leaves, picked up at Wal-Mart for $1 each, and a table runner that was on sale for $5, also at Wal-Mart. I wasn't all that crazy about the color of the runner at first, but after I finished it....

I loved it! I just used my hot glue gun and glued the leaves on, focusing on the ends mostly, but sprinkling some on the middle of the runner, too...

I plan to use it on the dessert buffet at our Thanksgiving celebration!

Pretty cute, don't cha think???
Ever Grateful,
PS-hop over to Haunted Hamlet and see what's on my front porch!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Yearning for Fall!

At this time of year, I'm always more than ready for fall. We've had several straight days of 100+ degree heat and I'm tired of it! I want cool mornings, warm days and crisp, cool nights...I want a fire in the firepit (which we can have way before a fire in the fireplace!), snuggly socks on my feet, the red, gold and oranges of fall foliage and the holidays looming ahead!

I am ready for sweater weather and football, for pumpkins and gourds, for pots of mums and Yankee Candles in yummy scents. I want school to start, and a routine to get established. I want to start planning my Thanksgiving table, and not sweat when I think about it! I want the flies and mosquitos to go away...but not the fireflies!

I want fall!! But, as we all know, God promised us that everything has a season and a purpose...I'm sure summer is no exception. Perhaps it's purpose is to make us grateful for fall!