Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween ! ! !

The candy is ready for . . .

cute ghosts and goblins!

I have fun memories of trick or treating when I was a kid.
The little lady on the corner gave out the most
yummy popcorn balls.
The neighbors that passed out chocolate bars were always our favorite stops.

Halloween was always a day of fun and innocence for us.

The last day of October means the holidays 
of Thanksgiving and Christmas are fast approaching.  

Enjoy your day . . . don't eat too much candy!  

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Weekly Words To Live By #73 . . .

The fall foliage is beautiful right now in our area.
Well worth the wait.

Wishing you a Sunday full of beautiful sights.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday Snapshots . . .

It's a beautiful day here in northeastern Oklahoma.
Can't believe some of my blogging buddies are experiencing snow today.

Here are a few snapshots from around the house.

Don't you just love my little owl votive?

Anxiously waiting for the Baylor vs. OSU game at 2:20 . . .

Love my alma mater . . .

Happy faces waiting for Halloween . . .

It's a "bootiful' day . . .

Pumpkin boy and Casper can't wait to trick or treat . . .

Sister witch and little brother ghost are ready for Monday night . . .

 Wishing you a sensational Saturday . . .

Linking with
Kristen for Share Your Creations
Liz for Autumn Arrives Party
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Time With Grandkids Is Grand! ! !

Here are the most recent pictures of our sweet grandchildren.
Emma is almost 8 months old . . .

Laughing with daddy . . .

Ethan sporting his new OSU helmet . . .

Practicing ' Pistols Firing ' . . .

Papaw with his pride and joys . . .

Nana stealing a hug . . .

Thanks for letting me show off my little sweeties!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

60 Days . . .

Today is October 25 . . .
which means 2 months from today is Christmas!
I know . . . 
we haven't celebrated Halloween yet.
Good grief, I haven't even bought a real pumpkin yet!
Yes, I realize Thanksgiving is 30 days away.

I have lots of ideas floating around in my head about 
decorating the house and what gifts to buy.  

Have you started  planning for Christmas 2011?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Weekly Words To Live By #72 . . .

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, 
and in His word I put my hope.
Psalm 130:5

Wishing you a  beautiful Sunday  . . .

Thursday, October 20, 2011

First Frost . . .

We had our first frost this morning.
I have always liked the phrase, 
"The frost in on the pumpkin".

source goggle

I did a little research on Goggle.
I found this wonderful poem by poet James Whitcomb Riley
 ( 1849-1916)
A slice of folk Americana.

The Frost Is On The Punkin

Linking with . . .
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Autumn Weather . . .

Today was delightful!
Brisk wind, sunny skies, and temps in the upper 50s!
A freeze warning has been announced for tonight.

I'm hoping these pretty geranium blooms will survive on our deck.
I know their days are numbered, 
but I'd like to enjoy them a little longer.

Hope you're enjoying your Autumn weather.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Random Monday Memories #22 . . .

Grandma had grit . . .

Yes, my Grandma Ruby had grit.
By that, I mean she had spunk.
Adventurous, creative, and hard working.

She also like reading the Grit Newspaper.
Before computers, Google, blogging, and Pinterest
she got national news stories, recipes, and DIY ideas from Grit.
You can read about the history of Grit here.

Every Saturday evening a neighborhood boy would knock on her door and she would buy the weekly Grit.
This ad was always in the paper.
  I always wondered why it didn't say "Boys & Girls".

When my Great Grandma passed away her children cleaned out
 her house and many furniture pieces were just thrown
in a creek bed. I guess that was a common practice back then.
 Grandma saved a washstand that was being tossed.
She found a recipe in Grit for refinishing furniture.
When the family members saw the transformation they were
amazed.  I remember Grandma telling us that some of them said
they wished they had kept the washstand.
She promptly told them,
 "You didn't want it, now it's mine."
I told you she had spunk!

I am lucky to now own the washstand.
What a treasure!
Here it is in my guestroom.

By the way, Grit is now a magazine.
I think I'll subscribe.
Here's the link if you're interested.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weekly Words To Live By #71 . . .

Autumn walk

. . . in quietness and in confidence
shall be your strength . . .Isiah 30:15

Wishing you a Sunday filled with quiet reflection . . .

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Seeing Double . . .

Thursday I received several birthday cards in the mail.
Two were from my sisters.
I opened Susan's card first and got a good laugh.
The last card was from Mary.
Guess what?
They both sent the same card!
This was not planned.
How funny!

The inside says . . .
It's your birthday.

Just goes to show that great minds think alike!

Anyway, today is my birthday.

The last year in the fabulous 50s. . . 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween Bling 2011 . . .

I added some Halloween touches to my fall decor . . .

Grandma Ruby's Jack-o-lantern all aglow. . .

the paper lanterns came from $ Tree several years ago . . .

I wrapped some black and orange tinsel around this lamp . . .

Vintage Peanuts book of 
Pumpkin Carols . . .

Boyd's orange Trick or Treat bear . . .

another tinseled lamp and a spooky creature . . .

our Halloween tree on the piano . . .

 some trick or treaters
and jack-o-lanterns

the entry table

the dining room . . .

Grandma Ruby's salt and pepper shakers . . .

So glad you stopped by to see my Halloween goodies!

I'm linking with

Heather and Vanessa At the Picket Fence 
Sherry for Home Sweet Home
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt it Fridays

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Just Getting Started . . .

Today I got the urge to start adding Halloween Bling
 to my Fall Fluffing 2011!

A few weeks ago I found some great things
 in the $ section at Target.

pumpkin visor for $1.00

I put it on this lamp shade in the living room.
I have no doubt Ethan will want to wear it when he visits.

glittery pumpkin garland for $2.50

 this ceramic jack-o-lantern my grandma Ruby made in the 70s.

My boxes of Halloween Bling are in the attic.
Hubby will help me wrestle them down the stairs.
He's always willing to help!

Come back later in the week to see Halloween Bling 2011!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Weekly Words To Live By #70 . . .

"I've learned. . .
that under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved."
Andy Rooney 

Wishing you a Sunday surrounded by love . . .

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Enjoy . . .

Whether you watching football . . . 

Raking leaves . . .

Taking a walk . . .

Looking for a pumpkin . . .
pumpkin farm

Or just relaxing . . . 
just the perfect time of year....