Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fall Fun

Hello Sweet Friends

I'm so happy that you decided to stop by
Fall has arrived in Arizona
It's been in the 90's for a couple of weeks
It is so much more tolerable than the months
We have endured with temps over 100-115+

Sometimes I wonder if you ever get tired of me saying
How much I live for My 3 K's
They make my heart sing
And I'm so very grateful for the time I get to spend with them

Lots of crafting took place during fall break
Little K~Baby working so intently on her fall project

K~Bel as well

I love having so many items for them to choose from
Looks like I may need to refill a few glitters

Each of the girls made a fall ornament

They love spending time creating
At the dining room table

They each made a necklace as well
Lots of colorful beads to choose from
And, of course, a K for each

Miss K~Bug
The one who started it all, over 12 years ago
Adore These K's

Praying you are having happy days
Making memories
And loving those around you

Blessings to All

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Rainy Day

Good Sunday Afternoon
Sweet Friends

Being awoken this morning with the sound of rain
Was a welcomed surprise
Here in the desert southwest
We get afternoon thunder storms
However, we rarely have full days of steady rain

Yet, today that is what we have had
During, what I thought would be a break in the clouds
My kiddo and I ran to the big box store
Let's just say that
A deluge of rain met us walking out and I got soaked
It was almost Fun

It slowed again which allowed me to get to the grocery store
And is raining now as I type

I did enjoy heading outside for a few shots in the garden

The Mexican Petunias I planted last week are LOVING the rain

One of my pink Vinca soaking it in

And the white Vinca settling nicely around some fall décor

My little scarecrows along the front walk are drenched
But they are enjoying playing in the rain ... just like kids

Since it has been a rainy day
I decided to do a bit of card making
This mess is probably why I don't do it more often

A friend gifted me with some 'new to me' stamps
Reorganizing and finding space is a fun job on a rainy day

My prayer for you is that:
You have been blessed with Joy and Rest this day
And that the week ahead is Beautiful!

Let's Add Sprinkles

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Willing Fall to Get Here...

Hello Sweet Friends

I pray you have enjoyed your first weekend of Fall
The weather has been a bit cooler here

The summer heat starts so early here in Phoenix
With 100 degree temps starting in late April/early May
Lasting well into September and October some years

I don't wish my life away
For we are all aware how quickly time passes
Yet, this year the Heat of Summer
Has really taken it's toll on me

I am willing Fall to get here
And fortunately the weather has cooled a bit
At least it has been under 100 this past weekend
And is forecast to stay in the 90's throughout the week ahead

With that I added a small amount of fall décor
To the house this weekend

Because I am putting the red away for awhile
And adding some blue
Finding some natural toned items with touches of blue
Has been fun 

The wooden pumpkin sign
Fit perfectly with my regular décor

A tablecloth with my crooked wooden bread bowl
Filled with white and natural pumpkins
Is a simple table centerpiece

The only new item is this cute Mary Engelbreit
Autumn book I recently found at an antique store

Most of the weekend was spend with this crew
My oldest son's birth sister came to town to see him
We love her as if we have always known her
She fits into our silly family so perfectly of all
Her name is Cindy
Love All my Kiddos!!!

Happy Fall Y'All

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Favorite Etsy Shops

Hi Sweet Friends

Happy First Day of Fall
We had two wonderful rounds of rain today
The temps stayed in the 80's
Of course they are forecast to go back up
However, it was a perfect way to start Fall
Oh Happy Fall

I did a bit of Christmas shopping over the weekend
And, wanted to share what I purchased
But mostly
I wanted to share
Two Wonderful Etsy Shop Owners

There is Never a loss of Gorgeous
When I visit

I have purchased several of her items
This time I purchased two Christmas Ornaments

Everything she designs is to perfection
And beautifully finished

Although these are purchases
I Always feel like I'm receiving a gift when I open the box
She adds such sweet touches to her packages
With Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Popping up soon
Stopping by Celestina's Place is sure to inspire
And help check off your Gift List

The other place that I Love to Shop is at:

Stephanie is a wonderful person and artist
I fell in love with this stocking

And so many of her lovely Christmas ornaments
She also has the cutest sewn items
I own several of her pieces
And love every one of them

Again, whenever I order from her shop
I feel as though I have received a gift
Everything is packaged with love and care
Little thank you items are sweetly tucked in
I can't encourage you enough
To stop by Stephanie's place to do a bit of shopping

Are Encouragements in my Life
And also have fabulous blogs
Links by clicking their names above

Now on to one more thing
Two years ago I decided to allow my back lawn to die
There are days I am just overwhelmed with Life
And all that needs to be done without my Mark
The lawn is totally gone now :)
And I am beginning to plant a desert type backyard
Less watering, less yard work
But (hopefully) more lovely flowers
And a comfortable place to 'be' during the cooler months of the year

This afternoon it POURED on my dirt
My blank slate for my more desert friendly backyard
I'm so Happy
See the shovel out there?
Yes, the rain will make it Much easier for me to dig
The holes for the plants I intend to plant this weekend

Maybe in two years
I will be able to show you a lovely desert garden

Until then


Monday, September 19, 2016

A Bit of Fall Out Front

Happy Monday Sweet Friends

The weather is FINALLY starting to cool off
It was 106 on Sunday and 102 today
However, it is cloudy now and suppose to top off
In the 90's the rest of the week

I was able to get a little fall décor going out front
I don't have that gorgeous big house
I see so many decorating
But my humble home that I've lived in for over 21 years
And own mortgage free is beautiful to me

At the front walk
I add my little fall peeps
They greet guests with fun smiles
As they walk up to the door

My Vinca are continuing to blossom
So I just added some pumpkins
And a little Give Thanks sign

I'm happy that my fall wreath will make it through 2 years
Usually the weather destroyed them
But this one weathered the season
And is happily adorning my door

A few fall 'wooden' leaves hang next to the door

I still have a few Vinca's at the walk way as well
And I just couldn't put my lamb away
He stays out all year

Just a walk way view

And because I love her quirky smile
I added one more photo of the peep at the end

May you enjoy a beautiful week
I'm praying for rain (they say it's coming)
But I won't hold my breath - LOL

3 days to Autumn!!