Anyone else out there having a hard time believing that this is the last weekend in October? Sheesh!
The end of this month always seems to be bittersweet. Each gust of wind pulls more and more leaves off the branches and the vibrant colors are slowly fading away. Crisp mornings give way to down right freezing ones and even though we are some Christmas-lovin’ fools around here, the hustle and bustle of the holidays gives little time to pause and enjoy your surroundings.
So, we are going to drag out Fall as long as we possibly can!
Vanessa has been getting a little bit snap-happy with her new camera (Nikon D3100) and wanted to give you a taste of what Oregon is like in all of it’s Autumnal glory.
Maybe this will help convince people that it doesn’t actually rain there every.single.day!
Hey guys! See that mountain peeking up in the distance of the picture below?
That is Mt. Hood and this was my view Wednesday morning outside my front door.
And yes, that is the actual sunrise…we do have those here!
Prior to moving to the Pacific NW, I had no idea that there would be such distinct seasons and that Fall would be the most glorious of events! I grabbed my camera as we left the house that morning so you could get a glimpse of what I see when I take my son to school each day.
I pass by this gravel road every day and always imagine where it leads. Doesn’t it look full of possibility? I would venture up there except I’m afraid it will be disappointing when I see what it leads
to so I will just keep it all in my imagination.
Plus I don’t want them to call the police for trespassing!
If I am heading back towards town after dropping my son off at school, this is what I will see on the way.
The Willamette Valley has a winery on practically every corner so there is no shortage of gorgeous scenery right outside our doors.
Next time you are at the store, pick up an Oregon Pinot Noir.
You won’t be disappointed!
Unless you don’t like it.
In which case, forget I said anything!
Thanks for letting me share a bit of my world with you today,
Now to our features from last week!
We fell in love with this gorgeous French Chalk Paint Bench from Kim at Savvy Southern Style! Whenever we think Kim couldn’t top her last project she shares something like this…
Sigh…just lovely with those fabulous pillows! And speaking of pillows…
RitaJoy from Harbour Breeze is working through a 31 Days of Craft Fair Preparation and she shared these gorgeous DIY Flour Sack stenciled pillows with us! Yes you can make these pillows!
Or maybe we can just sweet talk RitaJoy into making us one…
Maureen from It’s All Connected shared this great tutorial on how to age galvanized steel! So if you’re having a hard time finding vintage buckets this is the perfect way to age a new one!
We loved this unique Welcome Sign that Sarah from Sidetracked Sarah shared with us. She created it for a one of a kind DIY wedding present!
We think nothing could be more welcoming than falling into this gorgeous bed at night! Christina from Designing by Numbers shared how she MADE this fabulous Upholstered Headboard!
She gives a step by step tutorial with lots of details…and we think the results were amazing!
We wanted to leave you with two great recipes! Up first Nellene from Style Baggage shared with us a Dinner In A Bag! We just love this idea, so original and just plain cool!
and to finish off this fabulous dinner we’ll serve you up some of Aimee from It’s Overflowing’s Pumpkin Mouse. Yep, we want to lick the screen too! grin!
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