Friday, November 20, 2015

Fall Recap

In lieu of getting a roaring fire going in the fireplace, softly playing Christmas music, eating hot soup, and dragging out the tree later today, I wanted to give you a quick view of what fall looked like around our house.

I should've set my table before I took pictures. Hindsight, my friends...


  • My antique blue heirloom pumpkin made me smile every time I looked at it. I refuse to put it in the trash, so I'm trying to figure out how I can re-purpose it for a little while longer. 
  • I picked up a few sequenced pumpkins at Jo Ann's that really topped off the whole feeling of fall around the house. 
  • Fall scented candles make a house feel like fall even if the house isn't filled with fall decor. They will continue to burn well into the Christmas season and possibly the New Year if I have any say about it.
  • My mum NEVER bloomed. Therefore, I've had a dead mum on my front porch since September. 
  • I didn't buy a pumpkin until the week of Halloween. I put it next to my dead mum and never did another thing with it. My front porch lacked in fall festivity. I'll try harder next year. 
  • For the second year in a row, I never got around to taking a picture of our beautiful maple tree in full bloom before all the leaves covered our yard. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

And So I'm Back

It's been more than 2 years.


Welcome back to my little corner of the world.

I think of two year spans of time in my life when I was, let's say, 15-17. Not much happened. Let's go even younger...6-8. Major change...I lost my two front teeth, and they grew back in crooked. Such is life before braces. Days crept by slower than Christmas.

Now, it feels like I just took down my tree three days ago.

Moments go by quickly now, and I've been told by wise souls that it doesn't get any slower.

I had just moved back to Greenville from Maine at my last post, and I was ELATED! I love Greenville and the friendships and connections I've made in a short period of time.

It's home. 

But don't be fooled. I've been busy:

I taught high school English for a year. I have new wrinkles and I'm sure some gray strands to prove it.

We bought our first house.

Worked on so many projects at home I can't even count them, and I'm constantly thinking of new ones.

Adopted a dog. Meet Wilbur.

Got an awesome job in real estate.

My sister had the most handsome little boy I ever did see.

Still loving life with this stud.

I can't wait to share my home with you.

I welcome you back again.