Lyn left a comment last week that really resonated with me! Here's what she said: Frugality due to necessity is how we live, although even if we were in a better position, I would always live frugally. I really think it's wrong not to when there are so many in need in this world. Much of my frugal living comes down to many things we don't do (although there's a lot I do) - we don't ... Read More about Frugal Living – Needs Versus Wants
I wanted to add a little fall to my kitchen but I really don't have a lot of counter space. Unfortunately, I need my counter space for essentials and meal preparation! I like the plates I already have hanging on the walls and didn't want to change them. So I thought I'd add some of my Johnson Brothers "The Friendly Village" plates on top of my cabinets. This is an old picture where I showed ... Read More about Fall Decorating with Johnson Brother’s Friendly Village Plates
It was a lovely 52 degrees this morning! I was cold last night and actually had to sleep with the comforter over me and not just a sheet! I can't tell you how thrilled I am that it's finally fall (although the afternoons are still pretty warm -in the 80's). I always feel more energized in the fall! Do you spring clean or fall clean? I really do more in fall since in the spring I'm busy with the ... Read More about Aaah Autumn!
Here's what's blooming in my garden today. Zone 7 Atlanta, Georgia Please visit Jean http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ for more Bloomin Tuesday posts! This daisy just opened up in the past few days! Pampas Grass along the back border. Yellow and orange mums in the china bed. The sunflowers are trying to eek out a few more blossoms! This is one of those azaleas that ... Read More about Bloomin Tuesday!
This little white pumpkin has some pretty fall leaf stickers all around the top. This is a pumpkin I did last year. I just used some scraps of ribbon and scrap fabric for the leaves. This is also from last year. I just took little terracotta pots and painted them. Then I used stick on letters. You could do three pots that spell "boo", or "eek", or "harvest", "home", you can spell out ... Read More about More Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
This has been quite a week! Lehman's, AIG, another bank failure (Ameribank) & government bailouts. I've never watched so much programming on the financial news networks before! I think that even if you're in a good financial position, it would be good to institute some cost cutting measures. There will be many people in need in the times to come. Cutting back on some things to save money will ... Read More about More Cost Cutting Tips