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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Slowly Getting it Together

   I am slowly but surely getting our house ready for Fall.  I am loving the rich Fall colors!  Please come in and tell me what you think!:-)

   Picture from Mandy's 9th birthday party.  We hosted a mystery party and all the girls dressed up.  Here is Mandy "toasting" the camera with sparkling apple cider.

   Katie (age 4) and her pink "My Little Pony".

   I got this twig basket at a yard sale for 50 cents- love it!

   Some of my "whimsical" pumpkins.  The pumpkin on the left has the most gorgeous jewel tone colors.

  Katie on our trip to Mount Vernon (age 4) in a pumpkin frame.

   Our dining room table centerpiece- for now.:-)

   The other half of the table...

   I love the colors in this picture...

   Yes, seashells even in the Fall!

   Thanks for stopping by!  Please come back soon to see what's new!:-)

20 comments:

Elise said...

Well, I came to comment about another post(I was nursing when I read it first) and lo and behold, fall fell. It looks so pretty!! Is that red floral a chair? If so, I am in love...
Elise

mysteryhistorymom said...

Elise- Yes, that is one of my dining room tables. I love them, too!:-) Lori

Orchard House said...

I love how you put the girls pics in the midst of that center piece. Superb idea!

preppymama said...

Love it all! You make me want to start my fall decorating!!

mel said...

So pretty! I was in Cracker Barrel yesterday. They have some of their fall stuff on sale. :)

Jo said...

Hi Lori,
Thanks for stopping by. My husband also attended the Naval Academy. This is the second time we've been here. It’s a very small world.
Jo

Jeri Anne said...

Oh, everything looks so pretty! LOVE your centerpiece! I'm getting ready for my fall yard sale, so I haven't had time to start getting my stuff out; you just made me REALLY want to start!

Sherry said...

Gorgeous! I don't really have much room to decorate, but I love to do what I can with fall.

The Dragovich 5 said...

Love the little sparkly pumpkins in the jar.

Firefly Hill said...

So pretty! I just bought some mums today for the front porch--hope the deer dont come!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Lori,
Guess what..? My computer crashed yesterday and we are JUST NOW getting it up and running. We had to go buy a whole new power suppy and open the computer up and take the old one out and on and on and on... I have so much work to do! Long story will write later-Love your beautiful fall displays!
I have a lot of the same things you do! :)
Robin~♥

tyketto said...

I love your sparkly pumpkins! I look like a bah-humbug kind of a gal next to you. I own one blow-up turkey for the front lawn and one witch (well her legs, arms and hat stick out of the ground and she lights up at night). That seriously might be all of my Halloween / fall decorations. Must peruse storage area to be sure though...

Artfulife said...

Ok, the only thing missing now is a fallish color to the background on your blog. I can't wait to get out all my fall pumpkin decorations. I love the upcoming season. The art classes from a few posts back look like so much fun for your girls. What a great idea. Hope you have a fun first week of school.

Linda Crispell said...

Aren't you lucky to have all those white pumpkins (pictured in an earlier blog). It is so hard to find them in the midwest and I love them!
Linda

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Lori, It's late, but I just had to tell you, just how cute your opening page looks with that adorable family of yours posing for the picture!!!...I am still giggling!...And Oh! Your house is looking so "fallish" & so pretty for the upcoming months & holidays! Makes me think I better start getting my things out as well!....I'll check in with you again tomorrow!....Heidi XO

mysteryhistorymom said...

Robin and Heidi- I'm so glad you got a kick out of my new header picture.:-) I took it last Fall and it still makes me laugh! Lori

Cindy said...

Lori, love all the goodies. You are making this really hard for me to wait a whole "nuther" week to start pulling my goodies out. Thanks for sharing!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Everything looks wonderful! Fall is in the air, isn't it. I've got to dig out my fall decorations. It seems I'm always behind these days! LOL!

Have a wonderful day,
Kitty

Amy said...

How beautiful! Love all the pumpkins!

Heather said...

Okay, you are way ahead of me. I am lucky I just put away Lindsey's birthday stuff. I love all of it! And your header is so cute...what a fun family you have.