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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

My Favorite Things About Fall/Autumn


I have so many favorite things about this season that I thought I would make a list here, and we can talk about what your favorite things are, too.

In some ways this may seem a frivolous post, considering the state of our nation, and the world, but I would say that in spite of these circumstances we must also LIVE. We must celebrate birthdays, rejoice in victories, create havens for our families, love our neighbors, be thankful for the Lord's provision.

So without further ado here is my list of things I love about fall/autumn.

1. I love that I am an October baby!

2. I love the sunshiny days and cool nights.

3. I love having a campfire.

4. I love that it gets dark early!

5. I love putting adding a light jacket or cardigan to what I am wearing for the day.

6.  I love road trips to see the changing leaves.

7. I love that the leaves change color!!!

8. I love wearing scarves.

9. I love wearing boots!

10. I love hosting our Fall Fest every year!

11. I love going to our local produce stand for pumpkins, mums, and apple cider!

12. I love apple cider donuts!

13. I love cooking comfort foods.

14. I love walking through crunching leaves.

15. I love putting my garden to bed until spring.

16. I love turning my battery candles on every evening.

17. I love my essential oils diffuser going throughout the day into the evening. There are so many awesome diffuser blends.

18. I love to begin shopping for Christmas.

19. I love our wood stove burning.

20. I love decorating the outside of my home with pumpkins, gourds and mums.

21. I love my little collection of glass and ceramic pumpkins.

22. I love to change my dishes out seasonally. (I use Friendly Village in the autumn)

23. I love getting my wool plaid throws out for the autumn and winter seasons.

24. I love gathering for Thanksgiving.

25. I love the chance to share my love of this season with others!

I'm sure when I read your favorite things, I'll think "Oh, I love that, too!" I adore this season of the year so much.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Let's Chat

 We are having a lovely thunderstorm this morning. The doors and windows are open, too, as they have been for days. I love this time of year.

It's nearly October. This month has become a huge birthday month for our family, including a few extended family members. I start the month off on the 3rd, my dil Kayleigh is on the 7th. Isla is on the 10th, Klaire on the 11th, my nephews son Kamden is on the 12th. My bil Dan is on the 13th, and then the best of all, my dear mil will be 100 on the 31st! That's a lot of celebrating and I love it!

Here are a few photos from our trip - 

We had beautiful weather heading to South Carolina on Saturday. That would be our last day without rain for the whole trip!

Here's a photo of all the students at Sarah's school. Have I mentioned it a small school? Sarah is loving being back. She's in the black floral dress in the middle of the photo.

Uncle Kyle is popular with the grands when we visit. He wrestles with them and plays games.

This little dude is so cute.

We spent a part of a day at my nephew's house, too. We just love their family. The boys all played Minecraft together, and the adults had fun chatting and hanging out. They'll be here for Thanksgiving this year, too! Mom and Dad were happy to spend time with them, too! They hadn't seen each other since my nephew Evan's wedding four years earlier!

Speaking of Thanksgiving, we are up to 22 people for dinner - all family! I am so excited. I'm already planning my tablescape! We will split up the food so it's not all on Mom and I. We will be cooking the turkey's and making gravy, and we'll probably make the dressing/stuffing as well. 

Do you have plans taking shape for Thanksgiving? I have learned to be flexible over the years with holidays.

Most years Rachel and Weston are in Tennessee with his family for Thanksgiving, some years Lindsay and Joseph have other plans. One year some of us went to Florida to have Thanksgiving with Tim's mom. I wanted to cook and bring my dishes etc, but the family overruled me, and we ate at Cracker Barrel and you know what? It was a wonderful meal and time together. I just embraced it for what it was. Time with Tim's mom, brother in law, our niece and her daughter. (my sister in law was in New York state caring for her mil that holiday)

This year we are discussing whether we can fit everyone in here for the day, with a bunch of little ones, too. So maybe we'll use the fire hall and I'll bring all my dishes, and tablescape stuff like candles and flowers etc. It remains to be seen what we do. But we'll be having a huge family gathering this year, and we are all looking forward to being together!

Monday, September 27, 2021


 We had a beautiful weekend. The weather has been spectacular! 

Friday we did not have family night as several family members went to our local ag fair for the last night of the fair. Also Mom, Dad, Tim and I were tired.

We opted for an easy dinner and a movie. It was a relaxing Friday night. Saturday, I did cleaning of some windows, folded laundry, and did some other household chores. Tim worked on our vehicles, oil change and tire rotation for the van and replaced a U joint on his Tahoe. Then he went to help Lindsay with a tree limb that was hanging down from a tree on her property.

Yesterday, we had church then came home and ate left over ham and scalloped potatoes from dinner Saturday. The grand girlies were with us. They actually went swimming! The water was cold, and Klaire didn't last but Kamryn stayed in for a good hour or so. That was likely the last swim of the season. 

We sat out on the deck and watched them swim, then came inside. I took an unplanned nap that felt good, and after reading for a bit, I went outside to sit on the patio. The weather was perfect.

I asked Tim to come build a fire, and he did and stayed out with me. The grandgirls, came out with marshmallows and roasting sticks, and after the fire had burned for a bit and we had some coals, the roasted the marshmallows.

Then the girls went back inside and Tim and I sat watching the stars come out. It reminded me of our old 'deck date' days when our kids were small and we couldn't get away for a date. We'd either put them in bed or get them set up with a movie and sit out on our deck together with a hot drink, and spend time 'alone' together.

It was a nice weekend.

If you don't want any current event news you can skip this portion of my post.

The Arizona Audit was amazing! The msm would like you to believe it shows that Biden won. It does not! It shows that in Maricopa County (which is all that was audited) had more than way more fraud than the amount of votes JB won the whole state by! Like at least 4x the amount! Incredible. 

This audit information, didn't show anything having to do with the machines, either, as they still haven't gotten access to them from the county supervisors! What are they hiding? 

Also the audit information released thus far didn't give details as to how many of the fraudulent votes were for which candidate, and records of over a million votes were deleted! This is against the law, which states that the records must be saved for 22 months after an election. Very interesting stuff. 

It has shown the pattern of fraud (many mail in ballots without signatures were counted, too,) in the election. As Texas is doing a forensic audit, as well as Wisconsin, Michigan (maybe), Pennsylvania, and Georgia (?) it will be interesting to see what kind of fraud happened. Texas will be interesting because that is a state that DJT won. That doesn't mean their wasn't cheating in their elections.

Remember, many senators, representatives, and state office holders may have been put into office through cheating. Both Dem and GOP. Have you ever wondered how some of these people get into office or get the Presidential nomination? When McCain got it, no one I knew had voted for him, so we started to realize that the powers that be, gave him the nomination. I believe its been happening for years.

I believe this audit is the beginning of a lot of information coming out. I believe we are going to see more about the FBI and January 6th soon, too.

Keep the faith, friends! Remember to be praying for people, helping and caring for our neighbors, and our families. May every lie be revealed.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Good News Friday

 You all know what today is, right?

Arizona Audit Report Day!

Here is a little tidbit of information that we do know from the report. Arizona recently processed 673,000 voter identities with the Social Security Administration and found that 58% had No Match Found! That is huge!

What this means is 390,340 of these "voters" have no social security number! Which means they are fake voters/votes.

This is just from Maricopa County!

The information coming out of that audit are going to be pretty amazing. This also means that those who don't want you to pay attention to the audit are going to try to do some kind of distraction. Last time they thought the audit was coming out we had the bombing in Afghanistan, so be watchful and careful.

Have you seen the videos from the college football games? Tens of thousand of fans all packed in and cheering! 

Penn State 2021 White Out

Fans are hyped to be at games again. Fans all over the nation are also chanting for the most popular president ever, you know the one who supposedly got 81 million votes?  I won't share those videos with you.

Interestingly, they are not having super spreader events from these games.

Many countries are still trying to force the jab on their populations but its not working. There are protests all over the world to oppose mandates and health passports.

How has Bid*n's bullying worked? Vaccine rates have dropped. According to Sydney Powell's newsletter, the week after Bid*n's speech the rates were lower than the week before. On September 2nd, almost 907,000 got a jab. On the 16th of September that number dropped to 773,763 jabs.

Also, in spite of the drop in jabs, the Delta surge seems to have peaked and is on the decline in many states, including those with low jab rates.

Here is an interesting graphic on Sweden and the virus verses Israel.

Sweden is the orange line.

I think the news out of Arizona this afternoon at 1:00pm (4:00 pm EST) is going to start a wave of action. We cannot allow a stolen election to stand.

Also in shocking news - I agree with Bernie Sanders on something!

What he is saying is true and it's why we've had this nonsense for nearly 18 months now. We could have all been given IVM, HCQ and other meds, to take as soon as we got sick and it would have been very inexpensive for our country to do these care packages compared to the cost of lives over Big Pharma wanting us to only get the jab over and over and over and over and over.

Now in personal news.

We had a good trip taking Sarah to school and then visiting with family in Tennessee. Fun times. We got back on Wednesday evening and yesterday my parents closed on their house! It's a done deal! Thank you for all your prayers for us all this summer!

Now Autumn is officially here and its time for me to get my home in order. My parents are nearly done with settling into their rooms, I want to reorganize the closet in our bathroom which is also the bathroom guests use. I need to clear my kitchen countertops and declutter the living room a bit. Right now I have too many pillows in the living room, and they keep getting tossed around to make way for people to sit, leading to a messy space! 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, September 17, 2021

Good News Friday


So much happening friends! I'm going to try to remember all the things I've been wanting to tell you!

What an interesting week, when actress Rose McGowen and singer Nicki Minaj are in the news for speaking out against the left! Wow! How many more people are now awake to what is happening. 

MSM is also reporting that the January 18 rally 'Justice for J6' is probably a false flag. I tell you friends, I have gotten and education the last few years. Do you know what a false flag is? Here is the definition - "is an act committed with the intent of disguising the actual source of responsibility and pinning blame on another party." 

January 6th was a FF. The narrative they are trying to feed everyone, even GWB in his speech on 9/11, that it was an insurrection at the capitol, and that it was WORSE than 9/11. This is a LIE.

What is going on is an information war between the deep state and those trying to reveal the depth of the corruption in our government, courts, etc. They don't play nice, but I believe those fighting them have the goods on them. The DS just doesn't know when stuff will come out or how, so they have to keep trying all these crazy things. 

Have you ever noticed that it'll be announced that a report or something is coming soon, or at a certain time and then not be released then? I believe this happens because those fighting the DS, are getting them to use up some of their 'weapons', and also keep them in a state of panic. They have lost control of the majority of the people now and most people don't believe their stories anymore. 

There have been many other FF, too. I also believe that they are going to try to make it seem as if Trump supporters are upset and doing something violent at this rally tomorrow. Just know that real supporters of DJT will not be there. Everyone has been warned about it being a false flag.

Yesterday, Special Counsel Durham's grand jury indicted Michael Sussman for lying to the FBI. However this is not the whole of story here. Michael Sussman works for Perkins Coie, a powerful DC law firm, whose clients include the DNC, the Clintons, the Hillary Clinton campaign. 

Here is the write up from the Justice Department website -

This indictment leads to HRC. Sussman billed her campaign for the hours he spent working on all of this.

The Arizona Senate president Karen Fann has announced that the Audit report will be released next Friday at 1:00pm! That should be interesting. Also, watch for more FF and distractions. The DS don't want people to know what is going on!

Happy Birthday to our Constitution! It is struggling for survival at 234 years old! It was the first of its kind. It also established a new way of government - OF the PEOPLE, BY the PEOPLE, FOR the PEOPLE!

Do you remember the speech Joe Biden gave in place of the State of the Union speech? He said "We the people is the government." Look it up! He really said that.

This administration is trying to destroy the constitution, and make this nation a nation with a political ruling class over the peons. They already do this in many ways. They exempt themselves from rules they make for the people all the time.

"Rules for thee, but not for me!"

The good news of this is that they have awakened the sleeping majority, and we are now speaking out and taking a stand!

Oh, there is so much more going on! I believe the ball is rolling toward dominos starting to fall. Pray Big!

I'll be away for a few days, but I might get the chance to blog with Tim's laptop. Thank you for your lovely comments this week about my parents move, and all we have going on. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

A Favorite Autumn Recipe


    I've shared this recipe before but its a favorite around here, and I think I am going to make it today.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Crunch

15 oz can of pumpkin
12 oz can of evaporated milk (I just use half and half or heavy whipping cream)
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cup sugar
4tsp pumpkin pie spice (I often just use cinnamon)
1/2 tsp salt
1- 18 1/2 oz yellow cake mix
1 cup chopped pecans (I usually use walnuts)
1 cup butter, melted
Garnish with whipped cream (optional)

Combine pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, salt, and spice in a large bowl. Beat with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Pour into a greased 9X13 baking pan. Sprinkle with cake mix; top with nuts and drizzle the butter all over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes until golden. Cool completely. Cut into squares to serve.
Refrigerate any leftovers.

This is a really simple recipe but tastes fantastic! It's a go to recipe around here in the autumn.

What's your favorite go to autumn recipe?

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

A Bit Of This And That


My Zinnia are so beautiful this year. They are really bringing joy in my garden and into the house. Sarah cut a big bunch for me yesterday, and I made them into three bouquets, including one for my mom's bedroom.

We finally had a sit down family dinner last night, so it was my parents first dinner in their new home. I made poppy seed chicken and sliced up some wonderful local peaches.

They have worked very hard, my mom especially. We are happy to have them here. Yesterday they wandered in and out of the living room, sat and visited, and are happily adjusting. My mom especially likes our cat visiting her and sleeping on her bed!

Thank you for your prayers. 

Now for a bit of interesting video.

This is from 2019.

If you don't understand that these people are trying to control us, I don't know what will make you wake up. I saw a clip from Tucker Carlson's show last night and it was excellent and so scary.

Talking heads speaking of our rights in this nation as privileges. Privileges can (and will) be taken from you, rights cannot so easily be taken. 

I am also concerned for my "Unknown" commenter. Three weeks have gone by without a peep from her. I hope she just got bored with me, and not that she has been ill, or worse.

We start our co-op this week. Klaire gets to take a ballet class, so of course I bought her a cute outfit and slippers. {here} and {here

It's an interesting place to be in the middle of kids in the home, grandkids, and parents in the home. I do believe multigenerational living is a blessing to us all. Obviously our grands don't live with us, but some of them live very close to our home, and we spend a lot of time with them weekly.

Well, these are the things on my heart this morning. I hope you have a wonderful day friends.

Monday, September 13, 2021


 This was moving weekend, and it went great! It was a very long day on Saturday, so many things to move! But they are in and we are in the midst of getting them settled in. I'll have better photos later this week, once some of their boxes have been emptied and stored downstairs!

We have a few items of furniture to get rid of still, and mom thinks that she will not keep her china hutch after all, but other than that, everything is here, including the china hutch! ha! They close on their house in two weeks.

Tim is an incredible servant of people. He has worked endlessly, doing the bulk of the work, with Kyle as a helper. Our great friends, Mike and Daniel, and also Wes, Sarah, Lindsay and Joseph got them packed into the truck and moved.

Sweet relief to have that part over!

My walls are not mustard colored, but I wanted to show you a photo of our cozy bed. Tim and I, our dressers, my bedside table, a chair and a bookcase and California King bed are tucked in this room. We have used this bedroom before, but with a smaller bed. It's completely comfortable, easy to get around in.

My parents have said they are sleeping very well here. That's good. Last night we watched a movie with them that they had not seen. My dad liked it, my mom didn't. Oh well. 

Sarah had friends over last evening for a cookout and a campfire. This begins her last week at home. We leave this weekend to get her settled at school, and visit our daughter Emma and her family in Tennessee. Our faithful house sitters, Wes and Rachel, will be staying here with Watson. The summer has flown.

We are all looking forward to this trip. The summer was full of readying two houses for this move of my parents to our home. So much sorting, tossing, trips to Goodwill, packing. 

Let me just say this. Go through your things. Pass things you don't use or need onto others in your family, or to friends, sell them online, donate them. Don't keep things just because you have room for them. Someone will have to deal with all the things at some point. Tim found a bin with my dad's astronomy notes from his from college classes nearly 60 years ago! They moved them from California 23 years ago, stuck the bin in a storage spot in their garage and haven't remembered they were there all these years!

I'm thankful that I have been sorting through things the last several years. I have a lot of decor stuff and tea pots and tea cups I'll have to deal with one day, but for now they are used and loved.

I may get a bit of fall decor out this week. When we return from our five day trip next week on the autumnal equinox. It will be cozy to return to my collection of small glass pumpkins, throws on the chairs and couch. I need to put fresh batteries in my faux flickering candles. I got mine from Amazon and they are similar to {these.}

I love the flicker and I can use them on shelves and in different spots around my home, without worry of the grands knocking into them or the cat!

Of course I use my diffuser daily for good scents in the house, I have one in my bedroom for sleep (its awesome!). I'm already trying out autumn scents. 

Here is a graphic from Pinterest with some nice combinations.

Well, I should get moving in my day. School with Kyle, some stuff in my room to find a home for, helping my mom in her room. 

Have an excellent day, friends!

Friday, September 10, 2021

Good News Friday


Yes, friends, there is still good news. In fact the crazier the things get, the more people wake up, and start realizing just how these people want to fundamentally change the United States. 

I always used to say, "Why don't these people, who want communism, just go to a communist country to live?" Now I see that the people in this country pushing for those things are controlled by others. They are doing what their 'puppet masters' want. 

For JB there are many areas where he is compromised, but for all of them ultimately it's through China. But behind China, there are the deep state or central bankers. 

Years ago we watched a documentary with a friend about the Rothschilds. Mayer Amschel Rothschild said "Give me control of a nations money, and I care not who makes the laws." 

Do you know that central banks are in nearly every country in the world? (Russia kicked them out this year) The Federal Bank is ours. Did you know its not controlled by the US but is a privately owned bank? (they "allow" the President to pick the the Fed chair) They print our money, and we as a country buy it from them and pay it back with interest. Isn't that amazing? That's what our nations' debt is from.

If you research about it more you'll find the central bankers decided some years ago to bring down the US from prominence and to elevate china. That is why the several of the presidents have made the choices they did. When O got into office there was a 16 year plan to bring the US down. HRC was supposed to be president after him, and she would have finished the job in her two terms. (they cheat to get people on both sides into office) DJT and the people interrupted their plan, even though most of us did not even realize what was going on.

Now they are in such a rush to try to get back to their plan, that everything they are doing is so obvious! They used to do things slowly while we were distracted by sports, and Hollywood. Now we see, and know what's going on.

This photo shows us everything we need to know. GS is not a Rothschild, but he is a controller of people. In the Wikileaks emails from HRC she was often meeting with GS or getting emails from him. He has power, and uses taxpayer monies to fund things like Antifa. These protesters get paid on debt cards. 

In July, JB's spokesperson said this. They lie all the time.

The good news is, we see it and know it, and so do others.

Here is a list of Republican Governor's who are already publicly opposing JB's mandate.

Kristi Noem - South Dakota

Brian Kemp - Georgia (he's compromised by China)

Kevin Stitt - Oklahoma

Greg Abbott - Texas

Kay Ivey - Alabama

Mark Gordon - Wyoming

Bill Lee - Tennessee

Pete Ricketts - Nebraska

Brad Little - Idaho

Kim Reynolds - Iowa

Henry McMaster - South Carolina

Mike Parson - Missouri

Doug Ducey - Arizona

Tate Reeves - Mississippi

The mandate is not a law, and it is Unconstitutional! It won't stand.

They're trying to do many things, but mostly they haven't done anything that can't be reversed. 

I feel very hopeful and cheered by the amount of people who I see are awake and calling their state government and their federal senators and congresspeople! 

Earlier this week, Tim tried calling our Governor's office and kept getting the message that they couldn't take the call. He kept at it for an hour, calling and calling. Just to blow up their phones! LOL! 

If you don't like to talk on the phone, email them. Do it everyday.

These people need to see that we are paying attention now and we must remind them that they work for us!

I see what they are doing as PANIC, actually. The people are now out of their control, because we no longer believe the legacy media, who are just a mouthpiece for the deep state. I do think though that they will try to shut down the internet to keep us from having alternative sources of information, since they have tried by deleting accounts on social media and that hasn't helped.

Have you heard that the sun is "waking up" and they are concerned that solar storms may affect the internet in North America? Isn't that interesting timing? It wouldn't affect the power grid apparently, but the internet. Hum. They are setting the narrative for this possibility.

Also, if you've been paying attention, they keep talking of supply line problems, and people are beginning to see issues with products not being available. I recommend stocking up on food items, and other household products, just in case there are issues. Besides you'll be ready for those pesky winter storms, and not have to run to the store! 

I follow George News online and one thing they posted recently is this -

We are draining the swamp, and the swamp is fighting back! We will win! 

I believe this is happening. I believe they are getting desperate. It's life or death for them. If they lose all their lies come out, all their crimes against the people. They don't want this to happen. In the past they've gotten away with it, and they've protected each other, but I believe that this time, behind the scenes so to speak, they are being fought and that they are going to lose.

Their biggest fear was that we'd wake up. That's why they worked so hard for years to keep us distracted. Why so many of us came to believe there was nothing we could do when they did things that we didn't like or agree with. We'd nearly given up before DJT came along to remind us that the power belongs to the people!

This is why they planned the January 6th capitol 'riot.' Those were FBI assest and Antifa, who did damage to the building. The rally being planned for September 18th is another. They want to try to get people to believe that it is DJT supporters who are being violent. Not the case at all. 

We don't believe in violence!

So many things that people said were conspiracy theories are now shown to be true. 

Tomorrow is 9/11 and is actually the 20th anniversary. Sad day in our nations history. 

Keep praying friends, be wise and be active. Stop watching the main stream media. Enjoy your family, live your life as a free person! 

I'll be back on Monday with my parents all moved in! Wow! 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Let's Chat

 We started school yesterday. Normally Kyle and I have about 20 days of school done by now, but we've been busy with selling my parents house, and getting ours ready for them to move in.

As a girl growing up in California, we always started school the day after Labor Day, and that is what is happening here this year! I only have two more years of home education with Kyle and I want to make the most of it.

We worked hard on Monday, before going to our friends' house in the afternoon. Yesterday, I emptied the vanity in the master bath. It's hard to combine two bathrooms into one, but we want the master bath to be theirs while they live in that space. Tim and Kyle filled nail holes, and painted trim, and after his inspection today, I believe Tim is going to start painting. It's going to go white on white like we did in my Dad's bedroom.

We'll have a week to get the settled in before we all head out on a little road trip. Sarah is going back to school and we are going down with her, and Tim and I will attend the Welcome Dinner with her. Then the next day the we all, other than Sarah, will head to see our daughter Emma and her family, and we'll also see my nephew and his family. My parents haven't seen them in about four years, and haven't met their youngest child yet! It'll be fun!

Then we head home, and my parents close on their house the next day! Pray for us all during these opportunities for high stress, that'd we'd be sensitive to each others feelings, helpful to one another, laugh together.

My dad was telling his doctor all about their move, at an appointment this past week, and his doctor said, "That's great! More people ought to do that!" 

I think we are all looking forward to our little road trip. Real life together starts when we get back. 

I will show you, of course, how we all settle in. 

I'm so grateful that we have the opportunity to have them live with us. They will have family around, including great grands. We'll have dinner together every night. Mom and Kyle have some movie nights planned. Mom and I will plan out a menu for dinners for the week, and we'll go shopping together. I will do the cooking, since I cook every night for my family anyway.

We've managed to find a home for the couches and a coffee table. Mom is keeping her piano, but might be selling her china hutch. It's hard because she is attached to long loved items. I understand that completely. I told her to keep the hutch if she wants, too. She might be able to use it in her sitting room space. Her stress is high, friends. I've just been on FT with her twice. Please pray for peace. Once this week is over, it'll be better. My dad is limited with what he can help with, and she feels like she has to keep him on task as well. It's understandably a LOT to deal with.

God is good, and he will carry us through this challenging time. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Early Autumn Garden

 I will not be showing you the weeds that we've been too busy to pull. However I will show you the beauty of my wonderful zinnias and some fading flowers.

The zinnia that I thought never were going to grow this year, after tossing lots of seeds out this spring, have been a bright burst of color in my early autumn garden. You can see the size of the Cupid mix zinnia in the front, compared to the bigger Illumination zinnia behind them.

The hollyhock has completely gone to seed. 

One of my hydrangea has turned a reddish color, as the blooms have aged.

My echinacea is almost completely seed heads now. I leave them because we get the most beautiful yellow finch visiting the garden to eat the seeds!

Likely, by the end of the month they will all be cut back, for the year.

Sunday, I went out and cut some of my cupid mix zinnia, purple prince zinnia, and illumination zinnia all from Baker Creek Seeds.

The cupid mix has such beautiful colors from orange to deep pinks! They are little flowers.

Tomorrow, I'll post about the upcoming move and how things are going getting ready for my parents to be here with us.

Happy Tuesday, friends!

Monday, September 6, 2021


 We had a busy weekend.

On Friday Mom, Rachel and I went to get to haircuts from our friend who owns her own salon.

I did my weekly grocery shopping, then we had a small family night. We played Skyjo and I won! Rare happening so that was fun!

On Saturday, Kyle, Tim and I worked to get moved fully into our new bedroom. (Today we will work to clear out the master suite. I'm finding we own too much stuff.) After dinner we streamed a show Sarah had been wanting to watch. It was sci-fi and reminded us of Dr. Who.

In moving out of the master, some furniture is having to find a new place in our home. 

My secretary now lives in our living room. I really like it in this room, and it may stay here forever, but probably not this spot.

Yesterday, after church, we watched all of our local grand girlies. It was Nate and Kay's anniversary, and they celebrated by taking in a movie. Then in the evening Tim and I watched the first episode of Vera season 11!

Today we will work to clear the master, then in the afternoon we are going to our friends home for swimming and dinner. Later this week, Tim going to paint and put in baseboard trim in the master. Next Saturday, we are moving my parents in!

We have a lot of work a head of us, but I am looking to the finish. For now it will be good and restful to get them moved into our house.

I hope you had a good weekend, too!


  We are finally getting some blue skies with real clouds, and sunshine! I took sometime with Kyle and Kamryn's help to set up the deck ...