Can you believe I’ve been here now twice in one week? I know – it’s amazing. I’m amazing.
I’ve been feeling much more focused since my last blog post. Like I said, simply getting back into the routine probably helped a lot! It feels really good to be getting back into the blogging groove.
The hubs and I took some time over the weekend to celebrate my birthday. It’s not actually until tomorrow, but since my mother-in-law was in town and we had a built-in baby-sitter, we decided to take advantage of the rare opportunity! My hubby treated me to a morning at the spa with a seaweed wrap and a blissful hour of massage and relaxation. Actually, the whole thing was blissful and relaxing! I could have stayed all day, but our other plans (and wallet) pulled me away. After a quick shower, hubs and I headed out to try the new German restaurant in Mount Dora. If you’re in the area, definitely give it a shot! We both agree that the food is amazing, and the Black Forest Chocolate Cake is to die for…we’ll definitely be back.
After we were sufficiently stuffed, I made hubs come in to Pattie Anne’s with me. Somehow he had never been in there – an abomination in my book, since I would be SO happy to live there (or at least, bring something home every now and then!). Anne and Johnnie have really put together an amazing little shop, and I was really happy that my husband liked it too.
I did find something pretty cool there for my mom’s birthday present, too…but pictures will have to wait on that until I actually give it to her since she reads this blog from time to time. I just hope she likes it as much as I do!
It still doesn't feel like fall in Florida yet, but I’m trying to trick my brain into believing it – Pumpkin Spice lattes and pumpkin donuts definitely do the trick!
Autumn is definitely my favorite time of the year – I always get so homesick for the cool weather and changing leaves that I grew up with in New England. Now that I live in Florida I hardly ever get to enjoy the crisp, cool, beautiful days that I love – so to make up for it, I love to decorate the house every year for the season!
Here’s a quick peek of the decorating we've started for fall. It’s by no means done, and I hope to have a project ready to share with you over the weekend, but all the thanks and credit for this goes to my hubby! He was home with the sick child today and surprised me with this when I came home…a completely original design!
I love how warm and cozy the leaves look with our dark cherry dining table.
I hadn't planned on pairing the vibrant leaves with the pretty blue of the hurricane vases, but it totally works! Good job, honey!
These old lanterns are from my dad’s old sailboat. The copper coordinates beautifully with the bright autumn flowers (from the Dollar Tree). The contrast of the shiny metal with the delicate flowers is one of my favorite combinations, and a great way to add interest and texture to your decorations.
That’s about it for tonight – what are you doing to decorate this season?