Photos: Purple Mums…

I picked these up at the local Kroger store. They are darker than I can capture on the phone camera. Haven’t figured out how to get the true color so I played with some color option settings.

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Photo: Old tractor seat and hummingbird vine

On our front porch. I liked the way the sun was hitting the seat.

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Photos: Cozy “Hygge” Room Spotlight..

We have been in our new home a few weeks. Things are slowly progressing along. I have one room mostly cleaned and organized. Its still not really decorated fully is the way I want. Its all a work in progress and the way I like to change things up I am sure it will change again in a few weeks. Things like the curtain rods and I have curtains planned to make soon. There are other things also.

This is our Hygge (hue-guh, its danish) room, which is our cozy room. No TV directly in the room. There are candles of all sorts, blankets, pillows, etc. It is a nice place to hang out and talk, read, knit, crochet, what ever you like. If you dont know what Hygge is, look it up. There is a nice website I like and you may want to check it out.

So its not perfectly cleaned and decorated, its not a photo op contest around here lol. But I will share anyways. The red sofa is my husband’s color choice, not mine! But I will deal with it. It will be getting an Aquamarine (RIT dye color) soon, as will the sectional. The recliner was my Grandpa’s and he gave it to us a couple of years before he died. My husband likes it, I am not fond of the look of recliners. So in reality I call this room my husband’s room lol. Its all good, I get to do what I want in the whole house but I am Happy to give him his “traditional” room.

I hope you


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Photo: wild grapes and vine

These wild grapes, I wouldn’t eat, are growing all around the honey suckle and other shrubs and trees in our woods. I am pulling some out for crafts and the rest to burn in our fall bon fires. I don’t want the vines to strangle my trees I want to keep.

They are simple photos. Nuttin special! They may even be a little blurry due to me having to zoom in so much as they were high up and hard to get to. The red berries are from a different bush.

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Photo: local nature

I was thrilled to see this little guy that I hope is doing his job of keeping unwanted vermin away.

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Photos: our creek

Its been steadily raining today and combined with past rain, our creek is up. I can’t wait to get in and clean up the trees, scrub and trash when it’s dried up this fall. I want to make it look nice so we can wade in it. It is also eroding in some places so that needs fixed.


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Photos: Storm Clouds and one of my pest catchers…

I love taking nature photos. I want to start sharing more photos. I am not an expert and do not claim to be.

My goal from today forward is to do 2-3 posts a week of photos I have taken the last several days. That should inspire me to get the camera out or just use my phone.

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Hallmark Christmas Giveaway…

Is it ever toooo early to talk about Christmas? Not to me.

Well we all know that Hallmark Channel feels the same as I do when it comes to Christmas. And right now they are running a contest in conjunction with my favorite tree company

If you head over to you can enter to win a decorated home for Christmas.

I am not affiliated with either site. I just wanted to share because I am so excited. I hope I win but if I don’t, I hope you do!

While you’re at it, check out my 2 favorite trees Balsam Hill offers. I own the Aberdeen tree and I love it but its just not as big as the Durango nor is it different like the Denali. The candlelight led lights are cool if you like a soft glow. They also offer regular incandescent lights and unlit options. I think the Denali would be awesome in a nautical theme. And if you love to display ornaments and have room the Durango would be awesome as its extremely wide.

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Getting settled in the new crash pad…

We have been in the new place for a few weeks. We are getting settled in. Things are happening. Decor is getting moved around a lot. Things are going to the donate pule while others are going up for sale.

We finally have internet service, DSL is all we can get out here.

I hope to get back to writing real soon. I probably won’t be sharing too many photos since they take forever to load.

If you want a sneak peek here it is. It is still messy around here and things have changed since I took these photos. This house is a work in progress.

Until next time…

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DQ Star Spangled Blizzard or Sonic…

Get this while you can. We picked one up at Dairy Queen the other day. We don’t go there very often but we thought we would splurge. We usually go to Sonic for half priced shakes, and I almost always get a Green Apple Cream Slush with Rainbow (Nerds) Candy.

The Star Spangled Blizzard was pretty decent. The red ice cream I assume was cherry because it was so light in flavor I couldn’t tell. That was under all this other yummy goodness of Rock Candy and a big dollop of vanilla ice cream with a side order of an ice cream truck style popsicle. That was probably the thing that had the most flavor.

Overall it was yummy but I will stick to my Sonic Cream Slushes. And I know this goes against my Paleo diet, but I am not a 100% Paleo, and will probably never be 100%.

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