I love finding interesting things with dogs on them-
so I was thrilled to find this on eBay.
Hot chestnuts! And look who's right there in line- Bruce!
He's a beggar, that one.
A perfect depiction.
A few finds while out in the last few weeks-
I found this reproduction trophy to put my little tree with orange slices in.
And I loved this sign at Hobby Lobby to put by the side door
where we all come in.
It's not for outdoors but I think it'll be ok since it's covered.
I'm changing the pillows to moodier winter textures.
Pretending it's cooler- we were at 85 degrees again today.
With the time change it seems like the days are flying by-
and my house is in more chaos than usual.
But I am doing little bits of decorating here and there.
The trees are up but not decorated yet.
I love looking at them plain... a slow progression to the ornaments.
Or maybe not- like last year.
Here's a peek at the family room wreath.
The porch has a few lemon cypress trees and my chimes from Tuula
remind me to take time to play-
which is very important to Bruce and Jack.
I put a few cool weather pansies on the porch
but the marigolds are still hanging in there.
Below is the cookie recipe I promised you.
I refer to them as breakfast chubs.
Oatmeal and eggs and pumpkin- breakfast, right?
They really are delicious and not too sweet-
cakey cookies like a mobile pumpkin bread.
Grab and go.
I hope you'll take the time to play and make cookies, too.
We make the holidays stressful- they aren't stressful on their own.
I have to remind myself of that now and again.
Slow down. Sit down.
Or maybe get down.
Kitchen dancing is always the answer.
With a cookie in your hand.
I hope the rest of your week goes well!