It's good to be a Senior

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I've been working on the editing process for a few high school seniors. Even though little is required, my eyes are starting to bug out so I'm off to Manhattan for the day with one of my dearest friends. I'll give my eyes a rest from the computer and soak in the sights of NYC.
See you soon.
Until then, enjoy these smiling faces.

Gathering for autumn displays - Union Mill Acres

Monday, October 15, 2012

When I was young we were forever going somewhere, anywhere, to just get out and explore. Even if my mom was just going to the corner store, we all darted out to the car as if we'd been cooped up for months and this was our only escape. Even now I tell my kids, 'Please, act like you've been in public before" because they are loud and crazy and act like they're limited in outings of any kind. When they hear the sound of me taking the keys off the hook, they come running to see where I am going, every one of them. I guess it's in their nature.

I still like to go and see what's around and this time of year I can always find something that will make us happy. For us it's festivals, craft fairs, walking trails, farms, football games, pumpkin patches, hay rides; anything Autumn.

We went to a little place in the country (which is pretty much any direction you go here) and stocked up on gourds, pumpkins and mums. Union Mill Acres was adorable and the people were friendly and helpful. There was a great assortment of everything you need for fall displays and the prices were the best around unless you go to the auction directly.

What a great place. Just see for yourself...

A barn with more things for sale. This would be my dream, having a barn on property to have a little shop!
Blair picking out a pumpkin
A topiary of gourds and pumpkins, good price too.
Cinderella pumpkins - my favorite
Gourd crazy
Trae pulling the mums for me until he discovered the sand box (upper right corner)

Handsome hubby carrying Blair's pick
So clever. I have never seen this before.

I hope you are enjoying this season as much as I am - hopefully even more!


Are you tired of my love for acorns?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Don't answer that. Look at how cute these are first.

On my walks around the neighborhood I gathered up some acorn caps and sewed up some fabric acorns. I didn't pay attention to the shape; just gathered and pinched the fabric as I sewed along. Then I stuffed them and hot glued the caps on top. They are not the traditional acorn shape but they work for what I need. Soon I'll have a whole bowl full.

Have a happy weekend!

Oh, hello.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Has it already been a couple of weeks? How are you?

I am losing track of time these days, it's been so busy. I hope it's that and not that I'm losing my mind...

Good news - my days will become a little less busy from here on out - or rather, as soon as possible, even though I am now the room parent for two of my kids' classes. Luckily, it's a co-parent job.

But anyway, my job (outside of home) was just getting too chaotic for me and I couldn't get to the most mundane, domestic goddess-like tasks (that I actually enjoy) which desperatley needed my attention. Then my boss decided that I needed to increase my work hours by 10 each week. I knew that wasn't going to work. I already felt at my limit so I said that I was afraid it was going to stretch my family too much.

So he came up with an idea that I am totally on board with. Instead of increasing my hours, he'll hire an assistant for me to run all of the outside events that I organize. So now I get to really work from home. And I still get to stay at 15 hours a week. Music to my ears. We'll see how it goes, but for now, I am happy about the new plan.

That also leaves me time to get back to a regular blogging schedule and pick-up a few more photo sessions. Some things that are coming up are Friday Finds (that I've been holding off)/the Pumpkin patch farm/an outing with a friend to my favorite antique mall/converting my old buffet into a kitchen island - love it./Fall crafts that I actually got to and other random things.

Should be fun! For me anyway :)

Have a good day,