Thursday, September 24, 2009

Hello? Mother Nature?

Oh my gosh. It is HOT! I walked around my home yesterday with both of the a/c units on - and pretended it was cold outside.  Pretended Autumn had really arrived. (I almost really cranked them down COLD, but decided my electric bill would suffer for it. And it will be HIGH ENOUGH this month.)
Mother Nature? Are you there? Do you realize what month it is?

If I close my eyes, pretend the smoke we smell is really the fireplace lit, buy an apple pie from Costco that is already baked and light an apple spice candle . . .  well maybe!!

Hmmmm . . . I think it's time for a new coat of chalkboard paint

Table is set. Come on over! Although, I cannot guarantee
anything fresh baked and hot from the oven,
and the tea will be ICED! But I'll light the apple spice candle for you!

OH! By the way! HA! I had a give-away!
Yup! Nobody even knew it - because my 100th post passed
and I MISSED IT!!! I had been saving a few things,
so for everyone who posted a comment that day
I threw their names in a hat and picked one.

And the winner was Cindy from Applestone Cottage!
I was so tickled to see her name, she is very special to me.
So I wrote and told her she won and she said
she liked the idea of winning something she didn't even knew she entered.
Very fun! She got her "SURPRISE" yesterday and will post it
as soon as she can. I'm not going to spoil the secret - I'll let her tell you.

That was so fun. I'll do it again in January for my one year blogirthday!

Well, it's Thursday. Off to work I go . . .  everyone have a great weekend!!!



Sandra said...

Wow, girl. I love your fall decor! Love the idea of using the chalkboard in the decor too. Your table looks fabulous too. Congratulations on your 100th post! Come by my blog tomorrow Sept 25th. I will be posting my 100th post giveaways! Yipee! I'm sooo excited! And happy to be part of blogger world. :) Have a great day!

my cup of tea said...

Love the beautiful decor! Everything looks so pretty!
It is so nice to come home from work(or come home from anywhere) and it all looks so nice!
Love that feeling! Have a GREAT day!

diana said...

well, when was your 100th? congratulations on that milestone.

your fall decorations are beautiful. i heard it was quite hot there. we've had cold, rain, even some snow since sunday. the sun finally came out today - yay! maybe we'll get some of the fall days i love so much back before true winter hits.

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such wonderful comments. I would love to participate in your mini-series. I've already commented on the post for 8/31. You have a lovely home and I especially like the small chalkboard and all of the gourds (spelling??)

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Oh and Congratulations on your 100th post. Thanks for participating in my giveaway as well. Cheers.

Mieke said...

Your blog gives more decorating inspiration then any magazine. I love it all.

Theresa said...

Thank you for your sweet note! Love all your decorations:) Hope the fires stay away from you! Have a blessed day and congratulations to the winner of your 100th blog!

Lisa said...

Well, it certainly LOOKS like Fall has arrived at your house! We've had rain all week, so we actually got to experience a lil' Fall. Don't worry. It will be gone tomorrow.:)

Shelley said...

You did such a lovely job w/ your fall decorating! Makes me want to come over and visit with you! Ha,ha! I'll be there in 5 minutes - do you want hot cider or hot chocolate??

:-) Shelley

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Karen, everything is lovely....all the wonderful Fall touches. Everything is so festive, it will put you in the mood very soon.

Our weather is warm in Florida also....I just ignore it. It will soon be cool.

Barb ♥

Dawn said...

Hang in ther Karen, hubby says we'll drop 30 degrees by next Wed! 70's here we come. That weatherman better be right...

Stephenie said...

All of your decorations look amazing.. I really do love fall and the warm colors.. You really have such a beautiful home.. Thanks for sharing.. Can't wait to see your journal..

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Karen,
Everything looks so gorgeous! I am so excited to have been your lucky winner!! Karen, I just have to chuckle thinking of you walking through the house with your AC cranked up for the feel of Autumn~ I'm working on my post, Hugs, Cindy

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Hi Karen!

You were the winner of my give away. Send me your addresss and I'll ship your package out next week!



Ginger said...

Well, first off, congrats on the 100th post.
Sorry you haven't cooled down yet in Calif.. It seems like Sept. is always your hot month.
I love all your fall decorations. Your table looks gorgeous.

Elyse said...

hi karen!

your fall decorating looks great! i really like your display of empty frames. i always think that is very cool.

congrats to your winner! who knew? LOL

how cool will it get in TX? it will be in the mid-60s tomorrow and i am loving it!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Karen,
Congrats on the win!! I wouldn't mind an ocean in my back yard either! We do have the Great Lakes nearby (sort of) and their just like oceans and the Mississippi! Have a great week-end and stay cool, Cindy
P.S. Hubby thinks your a very kind and generous gal!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Hi Karen, You won the Home Depot gift card in my giveaway. Can you email me your address? And I'll get that card right out to you. Thanks.

Leann said...

I love your way of thinking - make your own seasons. Mmm... we love Costco's apple pie.

It went down into the 50's last night...good snuggle weather.

Your fall decor is great. Love all the pumpkins!

And, one last thing, I just became a follower so I don't miss another of your milestones. Congrats!


ceekay said...

Your fall decorations are so pretty! Congrats on 100 posts! Hope you are having a great fall weekend even though it is still hot...we are still 105! I still have hopes for cooler weather!!

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I like the idea of a surprise give away. Clever! Your home is lovely in its fall splendor. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling I stumbled upon your blog …you have a lovely background and header, so soft and classy and your fall deco is so autumny. Nice blog.

Love & Hugs