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A Little Decorating

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As our morning low was 37 degrees, the girls and I decided it was time for a little fall decoration.  Now at this time in my life I am not a lot on seasonal decorating.  I have no idea why.  I love to look at other people decorating and I think it makes the home look so good.  I guess I’ve just gotten lazy about it.

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On our enclosed front porch, we have two tables.  They are now ready for fall.

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Inside we did the mantle.  That’s it-that is the extent of our fall decorating.  Not too much.  Easy to take down but enough to make it look a little different.

Hubby is working on the other two chairs today.  Hopefully, they will soon be finished and we can get it all painted.  I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

A Candle Kind of Day

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Today is the kind of day that just begs me to light candles.  I love candles.  I think they make any day a little brighter but especially dark, gloomy, rainy days like today.  This is a picture of our mantle.  My good friend, Vicki, bought me this candle holder.  See how the light reflects from the mirror. 

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These candles are in our “sitting room”.  We call it that because it is a wonderful place to just sit.  The view from the windows is beautiful.  When I took this picture, my Grace was sitting there enjoying reading a good book.  She dearly loves to read. 

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And this is the view from the window that you see in this picture.

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We are so blessed.  Well, time for school.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Our Mantle Nativity

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This little Nativity set is the star attraction on our mantle during Christmas.  It is already sitting in its place of honor.  It has been to cold too go to the building to get out our other decorations but we did venture out to get the Nativity.  Hopefully, it will warm up some so we can get the other stuff down soon.  Very cold here last night.  Acutual temperature 7 degrees with a wind chill of about -5.  Our water is frozen.  So sad.  Hubby thought he had fixed every little crack that the wind could get into but I guess we were wrong.  Remember last year, our bathroom water was frozen for about 1 1/2 months.  We were hoping to avoid that this year.  Well, this morning all the water is frozen, nothing coming into the house anywhere.  Definitely not good.  Hubby is going to work on it this evening as soon as he gets in.  Pray it will not be too hard to get it running again.  Then I guess we will just have to keep a small trinkle running at night to keep it from freezing again.  I am so grateful I went up yesterday to the cellar and covered up our pototoes and our canned green beans with quilts.  Hopefully they are in good shape.  Last year they froze in the cellar.  I do not want a repeat of that.  The green beans are closest to the door so I guess there must be some wind that gets in at the door.  Oh well, this is all part of winter, I know.  I can’t say I like it though.

I do have good news.  A local bakery, The Bread Basket, has graciously agreed to display my aprons for sale.   I am so excited!!!!!  I took her 9 aprons this morning.  I pray they sell quickly and that perhaps I could bring her more.  This would be so much better than trying to sell them myself.   All in God’s hands. 

Well, I have things to get done-not laundry though.  Can’t do laundry without water.  Stay warm and God bless.

Mantle Decorations

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Our mantle.  The girls and I spent the morning putting away fall decorations.  Then we decided to decorate the mantle for winter.  We think it looks pretty good.  What do you think?  I like to use snowmen instead of Santa Claus, that way I can leave them up all winter.  Not just for Christmas.  I know I’m kinda lazy when it comes to decorating.  I really enjoy the putting up of decorations, its the taking down I don’t like.  Anyway the mantle was fun.  We had egg nog and enjoyed being together.  Life is good.  No, life is GREAT!  I so enjoy my girls and being at home with them.  We plan on putting the Christmas tree up Saturday.  More egg nog, Christmas music, hot chocolate.  I can’t wait!  They are calling for a chance of snow Saturday here.  Maybe some ice.  I prefer snow, however we’ll see.  It will probably just be cold.  I hope you all have as much fun as we do this time of year.  God Bless.