Since I’ve been on this weight loss journey, and by the way I’ve lost 130 pounds and am now maintaining…whoop! whoop!, I have totally changed how I think about food and my relationship with it. BUT….that doesn’t mean I still don’t appreciate, and like to have, a great party dip, especially during football season!
“Listen! The wind is rising and the air is wild with leaves, We had our summer evenings, now it’s time for October eves!” ~Humbert Wolfe
Okay, okay I know it’s just September 2nd, but I admit that once Labor Day has come and gone, I’m ready for falling leaves and pumpkins and crisp October evenings!
I’ve always been a traditional sorta gal. I love classic colors associated with the seasons. Red and pink for Valentine’s Day, orange and brown for fall…green and red for Christmas.
But sometimes it’s fun to break away from tradition and create a fresh new color palette. Like my blue and white Thanksgiving tablescape.
One November, when my husband and I were still fresh-faced newlyweds, we traveled from Oregon to Missouri to spend Thanksgiving with my sister and her family. At the time, they lived next door to her in-laws (Southern transplants!) and I was so excited to introduce them to my new husband.
My sister’s mother-in-law, Arlene, is every bit the true Southern belle. And as we gathered together at their home to celebrate this day of thanks we knew we were in for a culinary treat. But, nothing could have prepared us for the moment when we turned the corner into their dining room and feasted our eyes on the sideboard.
Stickers. What is it about them that makes me still a little giddy all of these years later?
Tell me I’m not the only one who had a love affair with stickers in the 80’s…Hello Kitty. She had my big fat puffy sticker heart! Little Twin Stars came in a close second.
What did we even do with all of these stickers? I know I kept mine, sheets of them, in my Hello Kitty pencil holder. It was puffy too, with a little magnet that held it shut or I sometimes put them on the cover of my Trapper Keeper. Now if they were super-duper special they went into the “sticker book” where I would proudly display them at lunch. We would eat our PB & J sandwiches and compare and admire our sticker collections.
My taste in stickers might have changed, but not my love for them! They are just so much fun and so easy to work with. Besides, if you have ever seen my handwriting you would know why I like to revert to stickers when it comes to typography projects….
Pessimists, Debbie Downers, Naysayers, Glass half-empty-ists, Party Poopers….
We’ve all been there right? Working away on a project that you are absolutely POSITIVE will turn out so adorable and then someone comes along and just rains on your parade.
They see a feathered covered pumpkin sitting on the kitchen table and tell you it kinda freaks them out.
It might even remind them of “Thing” from The Adams Family. The nerve!
I’ll never forget that dress…
What is blue and white and orange all over?
and no the answer is not the Auburn University football team…Roll Tide!
It’s my new dining room! I’m so excited to share my dining room reveal with you, all made over for FALL! I was privlidged to team up with Kirkland’s (and four other amazing bloggers) for a challenge to dress up a room for the autumn season.
My dining room seemed like the perfect choice!