Tuesday, October 22, 2019

NOW I'm ready for Fall....

My snowshoes arrived today.
These will help me get through those long months of Winter.
Having something new to look forward to, helps the dreaded season ahead seem a little more bearable.

In the meantime, I am having fun adding some charm to the miniatures here at the lakehouse. Using some pumpkin pods, and ideas I gleaned from the last post at Whitewood & Linen.
Isn't the hydrangea petal garland the sweetest little thing ever?!

She showed how to make tiny wreaths, for Fall, using hydrangea petals.
These were the smallest ones I could find.

This baker is trying to decide on apple, or pumpkin pie....I think both were made.

These wreaths are so sweet, I don't think I will be putting them away after the Fall season.

I couldn't stop making them!!! lol
It took some time for me to get into the Fall mood....but now that things are put in their places....it's all good.  Some of us just take a little longer than others.  
HA....NOW I'm ready for Fall.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Leaves and sleet balls are falling.....

As I'm looking out the windows, I see some of the trees have lost half of their leaves already.
One more windy day, and those trees will be bare.
Yet, there are trees that still have green leaves.

We've had a hard frost, so the flowers are all done for the season.
Hopefully, we will have an Indian Summer....that would be nice.

The flavors of Apple Cider this year are wonderful!  Apple pie, salted caramel, and pumpkin spice. They taste great with the donuts!

I know most people hang Fall signs this time of year....but the pieces I have from Christie are so beautiful, I just cannot take them down.
I am decorating around them.

Since it's "Harvest" time, I thought this was an appropriate chalk board sign for Fall.
At the very bottom, it says, "it's time for the Harvest". 

This year I've incorporated traditional Fall colors into my décor.
Sometimes, change is good.
It's not everywhere....but there's "just enough".
Mr. Lakehouse ordered my snowshoes. They should be here in about two weeks. No hurry!! I can wait for the snow!!  
I am still adjusting to the colder weather we have been experiencing lately. The large sleet balls that were falling from the sky three days ago were enough of a shock to my system!
Have a nice weekend.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The season of changes.

The nights are chilly.
We had frost this morning.
The boat came out of the water today.
It's dark by 8:00 p.m.
and I am baking constantly....

Hunters are getting excited about buck season.
Clothing and décor has changed over to heavier fabrics, and darker colors.
The markets are packed with pumpkins and cornstalks, apple cider and donuts.

You see canning and freezing supplies in all of the grocery stores.
Scented candles are everywhere!

People's yards are void of lawn furniture.
The canals, and docks are being emptied of boats, jet skiis, and pontoons.

Gardens are being cleaned up, and bushes are getting cut back.
Urns, and birdbaths are emptied, as well as flower pots and containers.

People are preparing their motor homes for the long trip south for the Winter.
Homes are being winterized. 

The season of so many changes.
Fall, here, is a time of preparation.
Hunkering down for "what's to come".
Living in the upper portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan means shorter Summers, and longer Winters. We get lots of cold, wind, and snow....for what seems sooooo long. You learn to adjust...or go south.  
I am going to try something new this year. Snowshoeing.  Hopefully, that will help give me something fun to tackle during the long Winter months.  Plus, working on some miniatures should keep me busy.
In the meantime, I will take my time, and enjoy Fall.....trying some new recipes, and looking forward to the upcoming holidays with my family.
Have a great week!