Sep 26, 2017

Fall Is In the Air

Fall is in the air...or so they say.  Our temps are in the low 90's with the humidity over 50%.  We are supposed to have a cool front come through this weekend which will bring the temp down ever so slightly.  You won't hear any complaints from me.  I am soaking up every minute I can hanging out in the pool.  Don't get me wrong, I do love the fall and winter.  I just find it bittersweet to end our swimming time.  

This past weekend we got our fall/Halloween decor down from the attic.  We don't have much...just a few things we've collected over the years.  I love fall decor.  In fact, every year I pause and really think hard about going all out for fall...then I think about how I will be decorating for Christmas very shortly so it would be crazy to put out all that effort just to take it down in a couple of weeks.  :)  So I talk myself out of it.

I am so happy with how the grass is growing where the pine tree once stood.

We will be planting crotons and flowers in the beds in the next couple of weeks.  I'm trying to avoid planting too early.  Last year (or the year before) I planted Pansies too early and we had some really hot weather that killed the flowers.  I really want to plant Pansies.  They are my favorite.  But I'm afraid they will have to wait a while.

I just realized I'm missing my "pumpkin patch" sign.  I'll have to get back in the attic to get it.  The hubs must have overlooked it.

I really need to rework this wreath...some of the items are just tucked in.  A good wind may bring a few things down.  :)

The "Boos Brothers" and the wooden signs along the pathway were bought when Brooke was cheering for the Dad's Club some years ago.

Okay now...look closely or you will miss my fall decor.  :)  I'd never describe myself as a minimalist when it comes to decorating.  However, it may apply for my fall/Halloween decor inside our home.

I picked up a couple of these cute signs at the Dollar Tree.

It's a coincidence my coffee pods are orange.  :)

I have a rust colored candle burning in the main bath.

That's it for the inside....let's head out back.

I LOVE these pumpkins we got at Lowe's a couple of years ago.  They make my heart smile every time I pass by the window and see them.

They are well made and quite heavy.

Thank you for stopping by.
Do you decorate for fall/Halloween?  If so, do you go all out or are you like me and just dabble in it?

Hope you have a fabulous day!



Sep 25, 2017

Friday Night Date Night

Happy Monday!!!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Ours started out with an impromptu date by the pool.  Even the hubs didn't know about it.  :)


I've been taking every opportunity to spend time in the pool before it gets too cool to swim.  So on Friday night I brought out all of the lanterns, candles and music for an evening of fun.  Even if it turned out to be for a party of one.  :)

The hubs has been busier than ever since Hurricane Harvey made his way thru the state of Texas so I can't expect him to go along with all of my plans.  

I love being out in the pool at night.  The stars are so pretty and bright and there is no need for sunscreen.  Believe it or not the tan I have is from working out in the yard, not laying by the pool.  I'm not a fan of baking in the sun.

This was the first time I used the candle holders we made out of the left over cedar from the pergola.  I really needed 4 inch wide candles so these look a little funny. 

The hubs came out after dinner and joined me for a swim.  At one point, he pointed out a possum that was crossing the top of our back fence.  I was so glad the possum kept right on going and didn't make a pitstop in our yard.  :)

We sat on both sides of the pool taking note of things we want to do (i.e. install the yard lights, hang the extra garden lights near the tanning deck, and hang the Edison lights around the pergola).

The best part was we had everything we needed right there at home.  Cold beer in the fridge, candles and lanterns, speakers for music, and warm water to swim.  It doesn't get any better than that.

I'd love to hear ideas from you of what you like to do for a date night?  Dinner and a movie?  A walk in the park?  A drive in the country?  Dancing?  Or a movie night at home?

Hope you are having a fabulous Monday and an even better week.  I've got to get dinner on the grill...we are having grilled chicken and green beans.

Take care,