Saturday, September 5, 2015

Fall Decorating Ideas from Amish Country

This 86 degree plus weather has been killing me all week.
I am so over this heat. 
 It was a blessing, however, that 3 inches of rain finally fell on Thursday.
The heat is only increasing my desire for autumn days.
I was in need of going down to Amish Country to find some Fall ideas.

Going to Amish Country on a Saturday is usually a big NO because it is always jammed back. My parents and I like to go on Friday days. But since I am back to school sacrifices must be made.  We agreed to head out early.
It was a great day despite the heat.
I thought I would share some Autumn time ideas that I found.

Lots of mums and ceramic pumpkins.

I am loving these pumpkins!

Some more pumpkins.........

........very cute display at a primitive store.  Those big wood pumpkins were priced over $100......not in my price range:(

Cute door ideas for Fall.

Idea overload for Fall!!!
Biggify this one!

This display was over a fireplace mantle.

My mom and I love these primitive dolls so I took a close up pic and texted it to her so she can make me one.....she is crafty like that;)

More cute porch ideas for Fall......

.......need to find an old wheel barrow to do this!

Well, this cute scarecrow is a no brainer to make!
Working on that idea tomorrow!

This painted muslim pumpkin is a cute and I am thinking I could make one!

So back to those ceramic pumpkins......
Yeah, I was able to rationalize paying $34.99 for this handsome guy:)
Got lots of good ideas (and yummy treats) from our trip!
Hope you saw something that gets you in the Autumn Time mood too!!! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

How I Got Another Kitten

Before I explain, please understand this was my parents fault.
So how did I got a second kitten?
After I got Theodore, my parents started to possibly think about getting a kitten friend for their very fat, lazy cat Jefferson (seriously, he is like a double wide trailer).
So one night I very innocently was looking on line at kittens for them, not me.
I found 2 very cute white kittens at a local rescue group so I sent them an inquiry about the kittens and then I sent my parents a picture of the kittens next.
Simple as that. 
 I was helping my parents out.
My mom sent me a text back....the kittens were cute but not what they were looking for.
Wtf? Seriously? All that work for nothing. Parents.

The next day I got an email from the organization that the kittens were available.
Now, seriously I wasn't going to send an email back that my parents were cute kitten haters (lol sorry Mom). I had to save face.
So, I decided that the right thing to do would be stop by on the way home because it really wasn't out of my way. 

Traffic of course was a nightmare on the way home so I called the rescue group to see if the kittens were still there.  The nice lady told me one of the kittens just got adopted. What??? How can that be?? Now traffic was really getting on my nerves.  Remember, I was saving face and being late isn't polite. 

When I got to the rescue place and held her, I knew it was love at first site.  She was the cutest kitten there. How could I say I wasn't interested in adopting her?  And what if  I said no, what kind of people would adopt her?  She was beautiful. She curled up right in my arms. It was obvious she loved me.

She was already spayed, her shots all given, and micro chipped. 
All that needed to be done was the paper work and the adoption fee paid.  Good thing I remembered my credit card and I even brought a cat carrier just in case;)   

Its a good thing all worked out because my parents house was in the total opposite direction and it was really late for a school night and I had to get home to feed so heading home was what I had to do.  
Guess the kitten was going home with me....
Welcome to your new home, Little Miss Millie.

ps....I forgot to mention that I am a real sucker for white kittens:)