Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Simple decorating for fall

It is a frosty morning here today...signs that it is nearing the end of October.  We have had really nice weather though.

I did a little bit of autumn decorating around the house, just simple little switches to make things reflect the changing season.

Coffee station
You can check out the before n after for this area here.


Some little plates and a pumpkin welcome


The plates on either side are one of the few things I have 
from my Grandma Meyer.


Easy decor for the mantel
Darrell actually did a paint/stain treatment on this old
fence gate to make it look like barn board.



I don't have expensive art...these are just prints from an old calendar



I like having a frame on my wee range hood mantel.
I just change it out with free prints that you can download


Happy Fall Ya'll


I get a daily bible verse through Instagram
I am always amazed how things come our way, that are either 
just what we need to hear, or something we can pass onto a friend.

Todays verse 


Have a great week everyone!

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mosaic Monday

We made a trip to Fernie the last week end of September.  First time being in Fernie during the autumn season.  It sure is pretty and I love the sweater weather that mean fall temperatures.

Of course, we always stay at Birch Meadow Lodge and here is yet another grouping of pictures from our favorite BnB!

These were taken using my Iphone, but all in all, not too bad.
I used an app on my phone to create the collage as well.


I liked the stacked wood pile, signs of keepin the home fires burning for the season ahead.



Have a great week everyone!



Saturday, October 18, 2014

Christine's Autumn Door

We have the best neighbours down the road from us!  Christine is very creative and her home always has a welcoming feeling to it.  This is her autumn doorway!  now don't you think that just says "Come on in!"
I love the cedar that they have incorporated 


Some editing in Picmonkey.



Have a great, colorful week end!


Linking up to a party!

Every Room in the House

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Card making on a blustery day

It is a windy, blustery day outside.  So I got my scrapbook room all cleaned up so I could create a new mess!  Here is what I came up with...  I am going to put these in the mail to a cousin who is a college student on Thetis Island.  I just love snail mail surprises.









Last year about this time, I was just getting my scrapbook room set up.
You can view the before n after of this wee room here.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Still Life Photo Challenge

I enjoy the Photo Challenges that Donna gets us going on!  Thanks for challenging us to put something together and sharing it with others.

I also enjoy making collages of my pictures, so I hope that is okay that I group a few things together.
I use a Canon Rebel XSi and usually just wing it!!  I really should take a class or two and learn more about my camera.

It is another beautiful autumn day here in Southern Alberta .... perfect for getting outside and capturing a few more Autumn images.  enjoy the day everyone!



Sunflowers, autumn leaves, and a quote..
 I use Picmonkey for some fun editing and in this picture
just put a texture over top of the whole collage.



This is one of my favorite bowls, so I took it on a little photo shoot of its own!



Apples on a scale
Edited in Picmonkey


Mailboxes near Harmony, CA
Texture over top





You can see more Still Life photos at the Photo Challenge




Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wishing you all a Sunflowery kinda day!

Well,,,,I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, but I am the world's worst blogger I think!!!  Just stoppin by to share some sunflowery goodness with you all!

OCTOBER 




I have some projects that I am working on, so will have to get them posted when completed.  It has  been a busy summer for us even though it seems we did not accomplish lots on our to do list!

Ben, our youngest son, was married to Faith on August 30th.  It was a perfect summer day, outside ceremony, lots of burlap and lace, and a beautiful couple!  

Photo Credit to the amazing Chelsie Graham

A wonderful location suited this couple perfectly
Eagle's Nest Ranch in the Cypress Hills


A beautiful bride...



A handsome young groom!

  










It was so much fun decorating for this wedding.
Burlap n lace were all the rage on Pinterest
It came together well.


Check out Chelsie's photography blog here.

So Darrell and I are getting used to an empty nest.  So thankful that we are just a few miles outside of the city, just a little ways from the boys.  And what is really cool is that they are both living on the same street!!  Ben and Faith found a house just a 3 or 4 minute walk from Kaleb and Jami!  Totally not planned at all, but the right house in the right price range was waiting for them!

Enjoying looking through everyone's wonderful Fall and Autumn posts.  I love this time of year!  Have a wonderful day everyone......that goes out to anyone who may still have me on their blog roll!  YIKES!!  I am not the best at keeping up to date!!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

How does your garden grow....

We have been enjoying some beautiful summer weather here!  The flowers are really starting to bloom and I have daisies again!!  Rome wasn't built in a day, and it is taking some time to get this yard organized.  I have planted some new perrenials and I am hopeful that they will come back next year and the next...

When I saw these bed posts at the Restore, I knew the perfect place for them.
Best part was they were $5.00 each, Darrell cut them down so they would
make a nice grouping for the garden.


I enjoy "before" and "after" blog posts and participated in a June Makeover Challenge that was hosted over at Thrift Diving with Serena.  She put out a challenge to finish a room makeover in the month of June.  Since I was working on my guest room, I decided to participate.  It is great having a deadline to work with and you can visit all the wonderful before and after posts by the bloggers that jumped on board.  



Have a great day everyone and hope you have sunny skies where you are.





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