Thursday, September 20, 2012

Here Comes Fall!

     Well, obviously it has been a little while since I have posted anything! Blogger has changed and this time I don't think we can go back to the "old" way of writing our blog posts. I guess I will get used to it, but at this moment...I'm a little lost!
     I've taken a bit of a blogging break. I have no excuse, just life getting to me and taking away my creativity. I can't exactly say that I'm suddenly inspired, but I am trying. Over the next few days I hope to catch up with those of you who have been inspired to write. 

      Fall is almost here and our temperatures reflect it. Today I actually opened the windows and turned off the air for most of the day. I'm gradually adding a few fall things around the house. I grabbed a wreath from last year and stripped everything off of it (see above).

     I really wanted a very full, thick wreath to hang over the stairway this year. I started layering every fall flower I had in my stash, along with a few leaves and twigs. My plan was to actually fill the center as well, but I ran out of flowers and I was determined to make this one out of only things I already had in the house. I'm using more burgandy and deep rust this year, with less orange.

Along with the cooler temperatures we have
been having some beautiful sky art.

     We enjoyed the 19th annual Corvette Funfest here last weekend. It is always fun to stroll around the grounds and see the cars, enjoy the food and listen to the music. There are Corvettes all over town and parked at Mid America Motorworks (the host of the event) as far as the eye can see.
     We also celebrated Zoe's first birthday! I bought her Paws dog ice cream (it isn't really ice cream) and a new toy. Within just a few minutes she had eaten the ice cream, thrown up and then chewed the toy to bits and we had to throw it away. So much for that celebration! She is calming down a bit in her old age. She still wants to chew on things, but she does drop them now when we look at her. She is absolutely spoiled rotten!
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower
Albert Camus


Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Sue,
so good to see you post hon! Loved reading about Zoe's b-day celebration, too funny! Who would think doggie treats would make her sick. course, maybe it was mixed with whatever she chewed

Loved your pretty wreath, looks great to me. Did a very nice job, and did you like it once you hung it up in the stairwell??

Things like car shows and fall festivals are so much fun with the weather is cool. We have had a few days were we were able to sit outside a bit, but mostly it is still too hot. But inside it looks like Fall, so that has to be good enough for now. lol

Have a good Friday and weekend hon,
blessings, Nellie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great job on the wreath - like the colors you used! I need to take my Spring/Summer wreath off the front door.
Glad to see you posting again.
Have a great weekend!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Me again. :D Yes - looks like the new interface is here to stay. Sure wish I had got my sidebar redone before the final change. :/

Red Couch Recipes said...

Love your Cinderella header. It has begun to cool here a bit. Still need the cooler in late afternoons. I have a few fall things up. You did a good job on your wreath. Nice to use things you have in your stash. Joni

Barbara F. said...

I love the Cinderella coach and pumpkins in the header, Sue. It is getting cooler, I haven't had to use the a/c much at all. I actually felt cold this morning and needed a light blanket. Your beagle is a cutie, can't believe it is a year already. xo

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

It's coler here, but we still need the a/c. My hubs would have loved that car show. Take care my friend:)


Relyn Lawson said...

That wreath is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

bj said...

A LOT cooler here but still in the 90's during the day.
I love your wreath...:))
Love, bj

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Hi Sue, thank you so much for stopping by! You did a great job on your the 90's (when I started designing) we called wreaths like that "calico wreaths"...a little bit of everything, love it.
Happy Birhtday to baby beagle! :) We have a beagle too, except she's much fatter lol :)


Patrice said...

Happy Birthday, Zoe!

Melody said...

Hi Sue! Seemd we've been in the same place in Bloglandia. Hate when life interrupts and it's been doin it a lot around here:( Hope you get back in the swing too...if ya figure a quick way to do it...please let me know.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love the lushness of your fall wreath! Bravo. Happy birthday to your sweet pup.

koralee said...

What a sweet give your dog ice cream for her birthday. Your wreath looks specatular..and yes I am so loving the autumn colours. Happy Fall to you.