Wednesday, October 22, 2008

We are going to...

This is our first ever trip to Disney!!
We are very excited and can't wait to take in all the wonders of Disney!!
I will be away from blogland until November 1. It's hard to believe that it will be November soon. We have a few more things to get ready before we leave on Friday~I have to work tomorrow night so I need to make sure everything is packed and ready to go. We will be leaving early Friday morning. I will post lots and lots of wonderful pictures when we return.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Beautiful Fall Days!!!

We have just returned from a field trip with our homeschool group and it was so much fun. The field trip was to a local farm, Confreda Farms, for a great corn maze and pumpkin picking. I was able to find my way out which I am glad since I don't have any sense of direction. Usually my husband will ask me which way I think we should go and then he goes the opposite way. That's the joke in our family!!! I told him before I left that if I wasn't home when he got home from work to go look for me in the corn maze. Well, I was thrilled that I wasn't even the last one to find my way out. Although, I did find alot of dead ends I made it out. Everyone at the farm was great, such a nice staff. I am just glad that everyone who went enjoyed it.

I saw this on my friends Charity and Heidi's blog and thought it would be fun to try.

Favorite Smell - My favorite smells are anything apple, cinnamon or lavendar

Favorite Food - My favorite food is anything I don't have to cook. I love to try new things~I will try just about any kind of food.

Favorite Color - I love fall colors. Driving to the farm today is was just gorgeous with all the tress if full color. More beautiful than I could ever describe.

Favorite Drink - I love lattes, chais and flavored coffees~I can't pick just one

Favorite Treat - My favorite treat would be Starbucks espresso chocolates

Favorite Place To Go - Ilove anywhere rural. I love to visit farms and do so whenever I can.

Favorite Candy - Twizzlers

Favorite Movie To Watch - I love old movies and anything Jane Austen

Favorite Clothing To Wear - Nice jeans with a jacket and scarf

Favorite Outdoor Activity- I love to go for walks and hikes~I like to walk around and look at the different houses and decorations

Favorite Football Team - New England Patriots

Favorite Fall Holiday - Thanksgiving~I love the family time and there isn't any pressure of gifts, just spending a nice time together. I like to reflect on all our blessings throughout the year, thinking on God's goodness towards us.

Favorite Haunted Place - I am not a fan of haunted places.

Favorite Food At Thanksgiving - EVERYTHING~ One of the things I like best are the vegetables

Favorite pie - Pumpkin

Favorite Fall Hobby - Crocheting and knitting

Favorite Fall Memory - The apple picking and harvest festivals we attend as a family

Favorite Fall Sight - The mums~one of my favorites~with all their bright colors and I love scarecrows

Overall Favorite Thing About Fall - It is my favorite season. I love the cooler weather, the sun is shining but it isn't too hot. I love to snuggle up at night when it gets cool and bonfires are the best in the fall.

Overall Favorite Season - AUTUMN -It is just beautiful!!

I tag any of you who would like to participate.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fall Time and Some Favorites

I just love fall it is one of my absolute favorite seasons. I just can't say it enough. Sunday we will be attending a Fall Festival in a nearby town. This has become a tradition for us, we usually attend with my sister in law and have a great time. I will try to remember my camera and take some pictures of all the fun we have. Unfortunately, I have one of the worse cameras and the pictures are not that great but it will have to do for now. I can't wait to get a new camera.

This is the pattern for the ponch my daughter chose. She is waiting patiently while I try to finish it. She chose different colors because she wanted it to match with everything.

Here is the first side completed and I am just starting on the second side. I will try to get it finished this weekend but I can't make any promises. She would love it if I could finish this weekend. I hope I can.

I recently borrowed the May issue of Country Living from the library. It is one of my favorite magazines. I just wanted to share some pictures that I just love from this issue. This would be my dream kitchen. Not modern but more old world and vintage. I absolutely love that stove and the chalkboard.

This is a fabulous dining room. I love all the light that is ocming in and the muted and natural colors. It is just perfect to me.

I just love the simple yet inviting touches that you see here. That is what I would love to do in our home.
Sorry for the poor picture quality. I need a new camera. I will add it to the Christmas wish list.
I also picked up a most awesome book on heirloom gardening. I have joined MJ Heirloom Mavens and with every little seed we will try to preserve these heirlooms. It is scary to think what the big companies are doing to our food supply. That will be a post for another day but it is definitely something to look into. One book I recommend to start with is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingslover. It will be an eye opener. You will never look at grocery store items the same. It has really opened my eyes to what is happening to our food supply and what we can do to change that.

I love the colorful photos. It brings all the heirlooms to life. It is an amazing book with wonderful descriptions of heirlooms and information on where you can find heirloom seeds. I am enjoying it more than I can even explain.

I hope you all enjoy your weekend. Don't be shy, make sure you leave a comment and say hi!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Two Most Wonderful Giveaways!!

I recently found a wonderful blog while visiting through blogland. That blog is Joyfulness. The name says it all. It has been a joy each time I have visited this most wonderful blog. Right now, she is having a giveaway on her blog. You would not believe all the exceptionally wonderful goodies she is giving away. You will most certainly enjoy creating superb surprises with these pretties. So don't wait any longer, get on over there and take a look.

There is another great giveaway I wanted to share with you. Lil' ole me has a teeny, tiny tutorial in an online girl's magazine called Growing in Grace. The tutorial was on my scarves and there is a giveaway for one of them. If you like the scarves and would like a chance to win one you can to here.

Are you still here? Get on over to take a looksie at these great things. They won't be there forever, you know.