Well, my friends, apparently I don’t totally stink on camera because I was invited back for the 6th (what??!) time to share a craft live on the air on the Portland based AM Northwest show! This time it was to share my chalkboard leaf napkin rings.
*We’re so thrilled to have our contributor Julie with us today sharing this amazing collection of homemade pie recipes!*
Good morning from, Michigan! Autumn is peaking here at redheadcandecorate.com headquarters and the Fall foliage is so breath taking, I thought you might like a snap shot (below) I took yesterday when I arrived home. These are the side steps leading down into our back yard and this is one of my favorite views on our property. You can spot the “burning bush” to the left that begins to “burn” right around our oldest’s birthday which sure enough is coming up this Friday.
This is my rally cry friends!
I’m never.going.back to stressful, time-consuming seasonal decorating. When I think back on the years where I would feel all of the pressure to come up with something fresh and creative and more likely to get pinned a bajillion times, I’m seriously embarrassed. Truly. Because it was such a waste.
A waste of my time, my energy, my resources.
Hey guys! It is so boiling hot over here at redheadcandecorate.com (88 degrees) that I am wearing flip flops today, and my air conditioning bill is higher than it was in July. Isn’t that crazy? I guess I’m not really complaining, but it does feel odd when I do a little Fall decorating. Our porch this year is all about “being cozy” and boy we are definitely cozy up here in Michigan this year 😯 . So, to cool us off, and hopefully put us all in the mood for Fall, I ventured out in beautiful blog land and collected “6 Gorgeous Fall Tours (you will love)”…
I have a confession to make…
sometimes I talk to inanimate objects.
Case in point, over the weekend I began packing away the last remnants of my summer decor to make way for all of the fall-ness to come, and as I placed a bag of seashells in the plastic summer decorating bin I whispered to them, “See you next year guys!”
And, I know that when it comes time to open the lid of the box of Christmas ornaments I will gaze down at them and quietly say, “Hello, old friends!”
This is totally normal, right? Right? Because, I’m not sure I really have any control over it. It just comes over me.
This need to bid farewell or say hello to my seasonal decor.
Hi everyone! I’m blowing into At the Picket Fence on the tail end of Hurricane Irma! As we watched this storm increase in size and force our prayers were with our friends and family down in Florida. Little did we realize this “not so Southern lady” would make her way her to the Atlanta area! While we have some yard and debris clean up to do around our home we are so thankful that we didn’t experience anything worse. We did have many friends near us that lost cars to trees falling and had damage to their homes. Those things can be replaced but THEY cannot be, so we are grateful everyone made it through safely!
While Hurricane Irma blew through here I was busy photographing our home for a fun FALL HOME TOUR sponsored by our friends over at Shaw Floors! Welcome to our Southern Fall Home!
One morning, while upstairs putting on my makeup, I had the news on in the background and, as always, had my ears tuned to the weather segment. It was finally time for Mr. Al Roker to have his turn. He weaved his weather prediction magic and soon I knew just what the temps would be all over the country.
But when it came time to talk about the west coast, specifically my beautiful Pacific NW, he just kind of casually waved his arm and said, “And there will be rain in the Pacific NW.” I stopped dead in my tracks…eyeliner in one hand and coffee cup in the other, unsure if I had heard correctly or if in my usual morning stupor I had misunderstood him.
Welcome to Week 2 of our Life in Seasons Studies Series!
1. Share with us a time when you felt your faith was smaller than a mustard seed? What scriptures do you lean on as a reminder that Christ has not forsaken you during these times?
2. Can you relate to King David when he cried out, “My God why have you forsaken me?” Do you sometimes feel God has forsaken you?
3. What are some things you can do, when you feel the world is judging you, to remind yourself that you are a child of God and that the battle has already been fought for you?
3. Read Romans 3:24
4. What does it mean to you when you read that through Christ’s redemption all are justified and made in hight standing with God?
As we conclude today’s study I pray that you truly take to heart Romans 8:1, “There is therefore NOW no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus!”
Thank you for meeting me at the fence today,
*I have the most delicious apple hazelnut cocktail to share with you today!*
I’ve always known what a privilege is to call the Willamette Valley home. I mean, this place is truly beautiful. Rolling hills of farmland and vineyards with a river winding it’s way through the landscape. And I’m not saying that we really need anyone from the ‘outside’ confirming what we already know.
Good morning At the Picket Fence friends! Julie, here from redheadcandecorate.com. Before we get started today I would like to extend an invitation to you to subscribe to our free newsletter. I’m now offering our 12 page “Cottages & Bungalows Fall Home Tour” as a free gift when you sign up.
Now lets get to the fun part…Do you remember that show “Starsky & Hutch” that aired in the 1970’s? I was around 5 when it was popular and I remember having a crush on “Hutch”. Oh, he was so handsome, and brave, wasn’t he? It’s funny because now I am way older than he was in the show. Wait, maybe that’s not so funny.
So, why bring up Hutch , you ask? Well, because I have a crush on another “hutch” only this one lives in my house. I’m referring to our built-in hutch in our kitchen. It’s one of the reasons we fell in love with this house and it has never looked better. So, I thought this would be a great time to tell you all about “Hutch” and all he’s been through.
Here’s how it looked when we moved in…