Friday, December 7, 2012

Back Porch Cheer

                                                 "Every year at just this time,
                                                  In cold and dark December,
                                                 Families all around the world
                                                    all gather to remember
                                                with presents and with parties,
                                                  with feasting and with fun
                                                     Customs and traditions
                                                  for people old and young."
                                                          ~Helen H. Moore~

I thought I'd use my red decorations outside this year.Red is a color that I don't have much of in my house-I stick with safe,neutral colors.I actually don't mind it outside and thought it looked cheery.And since this may be my last year for having a big back porch,(we may be moving soon)I thought it would be nice to color it up.The sun blares thru the screens,so it was hard  to get pictures without it looking washed out.I didn't buy anything-tho a cheery rug would really have cozied it up.But why spend moolah for something I'd probably not use again?

I snipped the greenery off a tree in the backyard and picked up pinecones there too.

My "Memory Garden" for our 2 angel babies got some love too.

I got the checkered fabric from my Mom.And here is my first attempt at a tomato cage Christmas tree.It needs a little filler,but I have been  super busy with company every week for over a month now,so it's not at the top of my to-do list.

 I love these lovely old chairs I got from my Mom when they moved.A red scarf adds a bit of cheer.

The  pallet "mantel".

I stuck a few branches of greenery in a bucket in this lovely lil cruiser.I let it fall as it wished.I like the whimsical,natural look.

The temperatures have actually been in the 60's.Perfect to snuggle up with a cup of hot chocolate and a few homemade cookies. 

Let's not forget the real reason for the season.
~Vintage Maedel~

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Autumn Fun

Hiking,beautiful scenerey,family here to visit,great Alabama game,a hotdog roast & hayride with church folks is what our weekend consisted of.I am so blessed!!I am happy that God is a God of color-that He enjoys rich beauty and that He likes to show it off for us to ooh and aah over.He never ceases to amaze me!!

This little slice of paradise borders our land we recently purchased.The owner gave us permission to hike,camp and fish here whenever we want to.I love coming to this secluded spot not far from our small town.


This little guy always likes to explore here.I'm excited about spending more time here when he's older-fishing,camping...doing what boys love to do.

My adorable nephew.

The three littles.My neice and nephew are exactly a week apart.Kobe is 5 months older.It's almost impossible to get a good shot of the three squirmies!!

Miss Pretty Eyes.

Miss Lovely Blonde Hair.
We had fun aunt/kid times.

"Sit down and let me tell you..."she says as he listens so intently.

"Girls are just soo much more fun!!",she's says dramatically rolling her eyes. "Oh humph!!That's what you think.We shall see,we shall see"he says with a smirk,his toes curled in defense.

They did play nicely together and discovered that both genders are fun.=)
Another attempt to capture the lil stinkers.
My little kitchen helper.I think I could handle one of these more often.=)

Turns on the swing and eating healthy snacks.
The next pictures are of our church hotdog roast.We had a beautiful setting.

Love this pic for some reason-Converse and a cozy fire.

There was lots of talk and laughter...

...and some sober moments.

One of my fave pics even tho it's blurry.He's teething right now and has been chewing on carrots a lot.

Cute hat,Mr. Preacher!

What fun things have you done this autumn?