Monday, October 30, 2023

Easy solution

 For years, ever since we moved into this house 13 years ago, I have tried to figure out how to hang garland and lights from the mantel. It has been a challenge using masking tape, painters tape or anything that might hold it down. I did not want to drill a hole into the wood of the mantel.

So I recently thought about using those hooks that are removable. And amazingly they worked!

This is what I used. Dollar Tree find.

Stick it on top of mantel.

And here is the garland, hanging pretty as you please.

Can't wait to put up the Christmas lights :-)

                                           Metamorphosis Monday

Thursday, October 26, 2023

I will sing to the Lord


.......being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything."
Act 17:24-25

Can we look at the blazing of the sky and not see the wonders of the maker of this world?

                                    Skywatch Friday 

                                   My Corner of the World

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Fall Shadows

This morning, when I saw the sunlight streaming in the windows, I was taken by the lovely fall shadows playing on the coffee table.  


Saturday, October 21, 2023

Against the Wind


Against the Wind by Amanda Cabot returns Louisa Vaughn back to her hometown of Sweetwater Crossing. .

Finding an injured man by the side of the road lengthens her stay. Having set his broken leg, she feels compelled to stay and help Josh Porter with his recovery. Although Sweetwater Crossing is in need of a Doctor, the people are against her, even though she has studied with a medical Doctor and is an experienced midwife. Her deep desire is to be a healer in light of opposition to women doing so

Josh Porter is in Texas gathering information to help him achieve his Grandfathers approval for ownership of his New York business. The delay and loss of his beloved horse sets him back.  But his dream is redirected, and his friendship with Louisa turns his heart in a new direction.

I enjoyed this uplifting historical romance. Ms Cabot has written a heartwarming engaging story. Ms. Cabot's writing keeps interest by bringing romance and suspense into the plot. A great historical fiction novel, which is a stand alone story.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Glorious colors of Autumn

Living in Florida, there are no beautiful fall colors that our northern neighbors enjoy.  But a few years ago I was visiting my friend who lives in the frozen north, and lavished in the colors of autumn.

I live in the land of sunsets, but how could you not drink in this gorgeous display.

And this is my favorite picture.  It was taken in the back of a Quilt shop in Charm Ohio.  

It almost looks like a postcard, doesn't it??

A little stroll down memory lane for me, but a lovely reminder of the glorious colors of Autumn.

                                  Skywatch Friday 

                                   My Corner of the World

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Apple picking

My Rooster Pitcher was a $3.00 find at Goodwill :-)

He was in perfect condition too!

Apples, Grapes, cheese and crackers. Such a delightful healthy snack.

Thursday, October 12, 2023



                                    Skywatch Friday 

                                   My Corner of the World

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Warm spicy fall colors

 Can you believe how quickly Autumn has come and will soon be gone.  Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner.  But before we leave the warm spicy colors of Fall, here's a little table I set for a special lunch.

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Can you believe it?


An aerial drone view looking east toward downtown St. Petersburg as hazy conditions continue due to Canadian wildfires on Tuesday.
Photo courtesy Tampa Bay Times

Can you believe it! The last few days we have been invaded by the wild fires of Canada!  It has been limited visibility in the Bay area as the smoke from the Canadian wildfires is being pulled over Central Florida by northeast winds!

                                       Skywatch Friday 

                                   My Corner of the World

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Hello October


                                                Vintage Charm Party