Friday, September 30, 2011

Autum Touches

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~Elizabeth Lawrence

As I got home from work this morning, I grabbed my camera and went out around my yard hoping to get a few fall photos. I was so excited to see that the tree in my front yard had burst into color overnight!

The sky was such a clear blue this morning. I love the bright orange against it.

playing around with a little Halloween texture from picnik

just a few of the wonderful pumpkins I buy each year from Poverty Hills!

I hope you all are enjoying this wonderful time of year!

I'm linking up with;
Outdoor Fall Decor at Fishtale Cottage
Until Later..........

Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekend of Flea Markets

This weekend was full of wonderful trips to flea markets! The weather couldn't have been more perfect!
My first stop was at Sweet Annie's a darling little prim shop in Roca, Nebraska.

Phil and Linda's is a great place to go and enjoy early American primitive antiques. They specialize in country furniture and  smalls that anyone would be proud to display in their homes.

Their front porch was decorated so pretty for fall! I Love the long black bench they have in front of their shop!

goldenrod is in full bloom!

I LOVE this metal rooster silhouette! It almost came home with me. Of course I walked around trying to decide if I should buy it or not. Would my husband greet me at the door and say....and just where are you going to put that? Haha I honestly didn't know. How much more can go on my kitchen counter? So I decided against it and it has been haunting me ever since!! Oh my! I just might have to break down and call and see if it's still there!
Ever have moments like that?

no fall decorations would be complete without pumpkins and gourds.

Leslie from Spirit of the Home always has one of my favorite booths. She has such a gift for displaying and making you feel right at home.
I love how Leslie added the dried hydrangeas with the burr oak branches to this wooden bowl.

I thought this green canning cupboard made a beautiful picture with the bittersweet. Inside the door was a handwritten list of the owners inventory of canned goodies!

I was thrilled to find some morning glories blooming on a fence nearby.
 The last HooRah of summer!

Sunday I headed the other direction
to the Brownville Flea market

My granddaughter Hali came along....

I was really disappointed in the Flea Market. It wasn't what I expected. There was not much there for antiques. There were lots of knock off purses, pampered chef, Harley Davidson get the idea. The food was great however, and I did take the opportunity to get some wonderful shots of some of the old homes in town.

I found this old house down by the river. I love all of the repair work on the brick!

One vendor was selling wonderful pumpkins, gourds, and mums. They had this great horse display out of corn husk! I thought it was a great idea for fall.

I'm linking up with:
Newbie Party
Until Later..........

Friday, September 23, 2011

First Day of Fall

Today is the first day of Fall Equinox and we have 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night time! The sun's rays directly hit the equator on this day as the earth is revolving around the sun. I hope you are having a great ride!


I am spending the weekend at fall antique shows and the Brownville Fleamarket!

Until later..........

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Folk~All American Living

I couldn't wait to get my hands on the premiere issue of Folk magazine!
As soon as I had it in my hands, I quickly turned to page 25 and THERE IT WAS!!!
My daughter and my mini interview with editor in chief Ben Ashby of
Folk magazine!

I was so excited to see Ben featured my blog and two of my photos in his premiere issue!

Thanks so much Ben!
You can find out more about Folk Magazine

Follow their blog here:

these are the two photos of mine that were featured!

On page 78 read all about the boys at

I have been following Jermonne and Joe ever since I first found them in the premier issue of
Flea Market Style

Page 98 is full of great recipes that Ben
shares from his Aunt June's kitchen!

German Chocolate Cake
(personally my favorite)

Italian Cream Cake

Red Velvet Cake

If you are new to my blog
I am all about:
Making a home for my family
Small town life

Please leave me a comment and let me know that you found me in Folk.
I would love to hear from you!

Until later..........

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Day in the Country

Enjoying my vacation. I am staying at home and getting lots of things done. My poor garden has been neglected for so long it looks like a jungle. I have lots of weeding,and cutting back to get done.
I took some time last night and went with my friend Paula looking for bittersweet and hedge apples. 
It was a missed photo oppurtunity!

We found lots of bittersweet and hedge
We also found something we didn't expect!
A snake warming himself up in a tree!
It was obvious he didn't like us there! He jumped out of the tree and I have never seen Paula run sooo fast! haha
Needless to say we found another area and let that bittersweet for next year!

What was i thinking?
I didn't even take my camera!
It was getting dark when I took these photos using my phone.
I know the quality is not the best so I tried to edit and add some texture to liven them up a bit.

windmill at Kimmel Orchard

this weekend is the big apple festival here. I plan on taking lots of photos!

Until later..........