Thursday, October 31, 2013

Who’s in charge here?

Who can we trust to take care of the lanai?


Oh, the good witch Blynda will stay in the lanai with the dollies and critters. (hubby said I should call her Splynda! lol)


We don’t have to worry.


She’ll scare away any bad things. teehee


I had fun with my thrift store finds this year.


I even found the witch at the White Elephant sale for $3!


She thinks she’s worth a million though so don’t tell!

I’m joining Thrifty Things Friday!

Also Katherine’s Corner,

Ivy and Elephants and

Jann for Share Your Cup

and Home Sweet Home.

Happy Halloween everyone!


No tricks…just treats and

Have fun!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My Condo ‘Happy List’

We love spending time in our condo in the mountains of NC and there’s no better time to visit than Fall.


I took this photo of Mt. Pisgah this morning from our balcony.


I love my Pumpkin girl!

She was made by Pat at All is Bright.


I thought I would share some photos of my Fall décor here in the condo.


I always called these mountain colors…


which are the colors of Autumn.


And there’s an abundance of bittersweet at the park and along the roadways this year.


It grows wild in a tangled vine.


(Close up)


Being here makes me happy so I’m joining Ricki Jill HERE with my happy list!


Are you enjoying a happy week, too?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


I had so much fun dressing this little dollie for Halloween. (I went crazy with the effects, Donna!)


She’s a doll made by a Florida artist, Linda Rick.

Here’s a little of what she’s written on her website HERE

“In a faraway place, there lived a Doll Maker who created the most enchanting collection of dolls. The story would begin long ago with a little girl who believed she could bring her dolls to life with porcelain and paints and the belief that fairy tales can come true. She would magically bring each little creature to life with their own distinctive look and a name to suit their whimsical ways. Every little one has been brought to life in a magical way by The Doll Maker.”

Fairy Tales Can Come True ... If Only You Believe!

The Doll Maker


A neighbor of mine in Florida crocheted the sweet little outfit and I bought it for Grace to wear for Halloween. She even has a black feather in her hat!


I’m joining Coastal Charm ,

Brenda at the Cozy Little House

for Tweak it Tuesday and

Make it Pretty Monday

and Inspire me Tuesday .


I love dolls and sweet holiday décor, don’t you?

Monday, October 28, 2013

Because of blogging…

…I’ve made friends, had fun and learned a lot along the way.

Oh…and I got to go shopping at a neat store!


I talked to my girlfriend at Olive Out about the Antique store where she has a booth awhile back. I told her I thought we drove through Ridge Spring, SC on our trip to our home in NC.

And sure enough…we found it and I got to shop there. I hope I get to meet her sometime, too.

This was a quick…run in the store…take a few pics….buy something….and get back on the road!


(I didn’t buy these pillows but oh how I loved them)

And what fun to feel that connection.


Oh, and I LOVE the turquoise bracelet I bought!


I’m joining Make it Pretty

and Amaze me Monday.

Thanks for the fun, Olive!

Isn’t that a neat aspect of blogging?

And one more thing you know I love!

A wonderful giveaway!

Go to Camp and Cottage Living to enter a giveaway to win this and MORE!



Only 1 more day to enter!!!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Frost on the Pumpkin!

We traveled to the mountains of NC to see some pretty Fall colors but got a surprise on our first morning here…FROST and a record setting temperature of 25 for today!




Our car froze! heehee!


When we got in it to run errands this morning it was 34 at almost 11 am!


This may bump up the colors on the trees.


It sure was fun to see the pumpkin patch in the frost.


I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Seasonal Sundays,

Sundays in my City,

Mosaic Monday,

and Amaze me Monday!


I’m behind in visiting and can’t wait to catch up on all of your news.

What have I missed?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Always looking UP!

We see so much beauty in the skies here in Florida. And we have big windows in all of our rooms with a light tinting on them. It really helps to keep the glare out of the house and is a common thing to do here. So when we look out and up….it’s not so terribly bright!

Imagine my surprise to see this amazing cloud formation this week.


It looks a little like a fish, doesn’t it?


And it appears to be filling the hole in the other clouds perfectly.

Do you remember laying on the grass when you were little, looking at the clouds to figure out what they look like? I still do that….well, I don’t lay in the grass much! hahaha!


I didn’t alter these photos at all!

Look around at the beauty that surrounds you

and remember to LOOK UP!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Smashing FUN and a Surprise in the mail!!!

I have made so many wonderful blog friends

and I keep getting surprised with….



Jill at A Little Bit of Everything sent me some goodies this week!


She knows I love lace hankies so she sent me these two beautiful handkerchiefs (that are special treasures to her and now to me, too) a sweet note and even a postcard of Green Gables. I’m getting so spoiled with surprises in the mail! It sure makes me feel special! Thanks Jill!


I will treasure them!


And I finally sat down with my Smash Journal and completed two pages (and started 2 more).


I love working in my journal and I need to finish the last few pages of this one and start a new one. My blog buddy, Diane from Lydia’s post told me about a sale on Smash books at Amazon so I ordered a new one to work on next!  You might check and see if they are still on sale! They have such cute pages that give you a head start on your journaling!


I sure make a mess when I work!

Have you done some cute Halloween

or Fall crafts this year?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Festival Favorites

I always see so many things I want

but I can’t buy everything! hahaha!


So here are some things I fell in love with

(but didn’t buy)!

Wedding dresses!


Rope horses!




So much to SEE and so many shoppers!


This lady is Jean and she makes the cutest dolls, all one of a kind!


And I took these photos for Shelia at Note Songs. I’m very sorry for your loss my friend and sending you extra hugs today.


She loves Tilda dolls and so do I!


Aren’t the bright colorful dresses cute?


I’m joining Coastal Charm ,

Brenda at the Cozy Little House

for Tweak it Tuesday and

Make it Pretty Monday

The Home Coming DIY’ers

and Inspire me Tuesday .

I’ve never seen so many pretty handmade things and I guess this was the “things I wanted but didn’t buy post”! What I DID buy is HERE !

The baskets in my banner were there, too.

McIntosh always hosts the best festival ever!

Have you been to a Fall festival where you live?