Fall Porch

Today, I did a little more decorating for fall. I planted some fall plants/flowers in containers for my front porch.

And, I added this little guy to a flower bed next to the front steps.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. They are always too short!

Oh Happy Day!!!

Today is my favorite day of every month-well every 10 out of 12 months. The day I receive my Cottage Living. For those of you who know me, know that I am not kidding. This really is the highlight of my month. Sad, yes. This month these are the mags that I have received by mail. I'll pick up a few more in the store. I love magazines. But, there is nothing to compare to my Cottage Living.

Flowers for Fall

I love flowers! I get that from my Granny. She would be so proud! So, as the seasons change, so do the containers of flowers and plants in my yard. Here are a couple of pictures of my new plantings for this season.

My husband said that if something is fabulous, it doesn't need a sign declaring that. I disagree!

Halloween Crafts

Here in Alabama we've been enjoying the pleasant weather. Compared to the hot and humid summer days, these 80 degree days have been a fall-like treat. The change of the weather has been just the inspiration I needed to get my fall/Halloween decorations out. Last year I made a Halloween tree. It was so much fun and I loved the way it turned out. Sorry the picture is so blurry.

This year, I knew I needed a new project. I've been working on some things and still have more ideas to come. Here is a wreath I've completed. I love the way the bright orange pops against my black door. It shows up so well from the road.

This wreath is made from a metal wreath form and 4 orange and black Halloween boas-all found at Hobby Lobby for less than $15 (I got all the stuff during one of the weeks when it was 50% off). Yippee for Hobby Lobby!

I have gotten so many fall/Halloween project ideas from other bloggers. I can't wait to try a few of them. Hopefully, I'll have some completed projects to post about within the next few weeks.
Do you have any Halloween crafts that you'd recommend? Do tell!

20 Little Things to Treasure in Autumn

The Inspired Room is hosting this, so I thought I'd play along. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. Here's why:

1. Fall colors: browns, reds, yellows and oranges

2. The changing colors of the leaves

3. Pansies

4. Mums

5. Tailgating with family and friends

6. Auburn Football

7. Halloween decorations

8. Chili and hot dogs

9. Mulled cider

10. Mulled cider candles

11. Hot chocolate with marshmallows

12. Napping on the couch in front of a toasty fire

13. Nail polish in brown and berry colors

14. Carving pumpkins

15. Fall floral arrangements

16. Sweaters

17. Crisp, cool air

18. The smell: (coolness in the air mixed with smoke from fireplaces)

19. Thanksgiving

20. Anticipating Christmas

Dear Fall,

What a wonderful time I had with you today. How I have been looking forward to your arrival. Please do stay for awhile. You are quite the treat with your delightful colors and cool breezes. I am rejuvenated by your presence and inspired by your beauty. Thank you, oh, thank you for the happiness you bring!
Yours truly,

Today is the day!

I have been wanting to try this for awhile. So, here it goes. I have been inspired by the home decorating and project ideas of others' blogs. Getting a glimpse into the lives and homes of others just thrills my nosey soul. I thought I should stop all the stalking and spend some time blogging. I love decorating my home and working on projects for my home. This blog is a place for me to share my home, my ideas and ideas I copy from others, my projects and other random thoughts. My husband and mother are probably so glad they won't be the only ones to have to hear about all of this. Here's to all the possibilities this blog has to offer!!!!!!!!