The joys of home . . .
Today I thought I'd share a little bit about what I've been up to this week. My jet lag is not so bad and my energy level is high. Yes! My home is always "clean" but not everything is organized in the cupboards, closets, etc. I recently discovered a new blog and it has really inspired me to get myself in gear and try to decorate a little more posh. It's been fun as I have so much "stuff" to decorate with. And, my cupboards have been cleaned along with my closet. So, things are looking up.
My new decor for my nightstand. I used to read in bed years ago but not anymore. My nightstand looked so bare and neglected. When I wake up now, I see something bright and happy.
I went to the store to buy fresh flowers but I didn't feel like buying pink or red flowers for fall. Instead I opted for this "green" bouquet. It matches the decor quite well and will last for a long time as it's fresh greenery vs flowers.
I found my fall decorations and decorated the mantle in the family room. I bought these little pumpkin candles years ago and have used them as decor vs candles.
I just have to show you my new electric tea kettle. I think this is the 5th one we have had. Years ago when they came out, we bought one and it lasted for so long. Since then we've gone through a couple of them that didn't last long at all. This is the latest one from Amazon. The cost was $25.00 and free shipping, too! So far, it's working great, heats the water fast and is an attractive design, too. (Do you spy my new cookie/cake tin? A new buy this week from Home Goods.)
People have asked me how did my cat Lilly get along without me for so long. She did great. She got to stay at home and we have some dear friends who come by every couple of days to take care of her, pet her and let her wander in the back yard for awhile. The best thing I did before I left was to buy Lilly this HUGE covered litter box. It's amazing and no more mess. I should have done this years ago but Lilly is a 17 pound cat and my dear Pumpkin was 15 pounds. Try and find a covered litter box to fit a big, beautiful kitty!
I left my completed needlepoint in Turkey after I had them framed. This is a new one I've started on and it's huge compared to the other pieces. It's going to take me awhile since the colors are a bit darker and for my eyes makes it more difficult.
It's nice to be home and get ready for all the upcoming fall activities. So many people have asked me if it's safe to go to Turkey. We've never experienced any problem whatsoever. Staying home could be just as toxic with the horrible Las Vegas shootings and the San Bernardino shootings. Both of those incidents hit very close to home. And, since yesterday morning we have a horrible wild fire near us burning down houses and destroying beautiful natural areas. If the wind had blown in the opposite direction, we would have been in danger. We've been having Santa Ana winds which are strong, warm winds that cause havoc each year. My hearts and prayers go out to everyone effected by these sad events.
I'd love to hear what you've been up to. I'm going to plant some spring bulbs, iron and enjoy my day at home. It's always good to be home. Thank you for visiting today!
My best wishes,