Saturday, September 13, 2008

Fall Cleaning Saturday

While I clean out my hall closets, I thought I would share these inspirations for Autumn dining that I think are beautiful. They are graceful without being overbearing. Lovely and comfortable. They are also both from Create and Barrel's Fall collection. Let me know what you think!   

I need that wreath.

Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Checking Out

Here are some titles that (because I can't afford to buy them right now) I will check out from the library again and again. I hope I'm not breaking some unspoken library courtesy rule about not renewing library books as many times as possible and then checking the book out again. But these, they are just too wonderful. So I will have to risk the disgrace. 

This is a book I saw on the first visit to our small town library and loved it immediately. It is by Cheryl Mendelson who returns to her homemaking basics, learned from her Mother and Grandmothers, after years as a lawyer. I appreciate her unabashed respect for the art of homemaking and thorough research, even in this modern woman's day, to create a completely comfortable home.

While I haven't used any of these incredible recipes yet (and I really need to get on that) I about drool over the beautiful photography. The preserves have a huge variety (I had never heard of chutney before) and include very interesting herbs, spices, and suggestions for gifting and serving. (did you know that pickled red cabbage can be served cold or hot? Well I didn't.)

 So those are a couple of the books I have enjoyed very much, and you may too.

Enjoy the day, wherever you may be!

Psalm 118:24 
This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Fall Decorating, as of now

I adore Autumn. It is the season I look forward to every year (my favorite, with Spring after). And I even took a week out of the fall semester so I could have my wedding on October 8th.

But, it still feels too early for me to decorate for fall. Its 91 degrees here in Ohio. And although it is September I don't feel into switching things up yet. Still riding on these days of heat and summer sunshine. The AC is still blowing. I think when I can open the windows and cool breezes start to blow, I will be able to get the Autumn mood. 

So instead of feeling behind in my preparations I decided to try out polyvore and create an Autumn-themed collection. Today I was in the mood for dresses. Here is my group of fall time dresses that I enjoy and would love to have in my closet. 

I am always in the mood to think about the next season in clothes!

P.S. I was featured on the home page of Etsy! It was so kind of  Tennekka to let me know the exciting news. It was incredible to see how many more item viewings there were and how many people made my store a favorite. I'm so thankful for the exposure. I'm sweetbunnyhome with the hugs and kisses pillow.