I'm also sharing some sites around the farm today,because it's one of those gorgeous crisp, cool days with sunshine all around.
And another interesting succulent in the garden:
more random shots of fall:
Ok, so for you DIY'ers: The first DIY is a super simple fall wreath. So ez to make.
And one more DIY for the day: homemade potpourri. Great for Thanksgiving through Christmas because it incorporates pine cones, oranges, lemons, limes & Christmas tree branches.
First start with a bowl of scented cinnamon pine cones. You can find these at local hobby stores or make your own. Make your own by buying or gathering your own cones and drop scented cinnamon oil on the cones. Throw in some leftover Christmas tree branches or even cut rosemary would be great.
What are your plans for Thanksgiving? We're hosting dinner here and spending today baking the desserts (and potpourri). We've hosted a few dinners in the past few years and have learned to set the table early, cook dishes ahead, etc.. So today is the fun part of last minute decorating, cleaning and some cooking. Excited to gather with my family and count our blessings. It's been a hectic year with the plumbing leaks and 2nd part of the remodel. We were putting up the Christmas tree last night and when a drop of water spilled it reminded us of the water leak we noticed the same time of the year last year!! We couldn't believe it had been a year since that whole awful mess began & now we've come full circle. Our last Thanksgiving dinner we were always telling guests "watch out for the hole, we had a leak", haha. We had just discovered our first slab leak and the plumber had to jackhammer our Study the week before Thanksgiving. Little did we know this one leak was the first of many that would later "sprout"!
We have so much to be grateful for this year, but one of them is our peaceful home we finally have along with good , totally new plumbing :). Seriously, it's just great to know that there's peace around here and now to enjoy it tomorrow with those I love & a table of yummy food makes me very, very happy and so very grateful.
I wish you and yours a blessed holiday & I want you to know I'm so grateful for YOU also.
YOU inspire me to now look at everything through the eye of a lens and YOU inspire me to write about it. Maybe I'm not Hemingway & I don't blog alot, but I love to write when I have the time. Having subscribers like you truly pushes me to blog more and so I thank you, and remember I'm always appreciative and grateful for YOU.
Much love and joy to you,