Thursday, October 23, 2014

Please remove your shoes(and don't take a better pair when you leave!}


What do you think of this sign?

I just laughed and laughed when I first saw it, but I also thought I
NEEDED IT.

We just put new carpet in the living room that is light
colored and no shoes are allowed nor is any food or drinks.

First time I saw the sign it was marked down from 19.99 to 14.99.
I didn't get it.

Next time it was marked down to 9.99.
I got it...and I LOVE it!


I've been doing a little decorating here and there. This is really not exactly like I want it, but
I got tired of messing with it so it is what it is. Does that ever happen to you?  Most days
I love to decorate, but some days it just doesn't fall together so I give up. yep.
I guess I'm a quitter...of sorts. :)



You are probably wondering what the BELIEVE chalkboard has to do with the decor.
Absolutely nothing! HA! It is my word of the year and has been there since
January 1 and I just can't change it. It was a very appropriate word I might add.
With all the changes our family has been through this year I have to BELIEVE
that everything will be okay.




I also wanted to share a new fountain with you that was just installed in Bryan, Ohio.
I call it a local town because we are there every other day it seems. Okay, maybe
not quite the often, but a lot!  Isn't the fountain just beautiful?





This is kinda random, but this past week a HUGE part of our willow tree
FELL DOWN...GO BOOM!

Hubby was contemplating cutting this part of the tree down because it was splitting, but
he didn't have a chance. We woke up one morning and he looked out the window like he
always does and said, "Well, I guess I don't have to cut the tree down". We were
floored! HOW did we not hear this huge tree fall in the night? 



Thanking God that it didn't come down on the house!
As you can see it just missed it so someone was looking out for us that is for sure.
I am also very thankful that it didn't come down when hubby or I were mowing
underneath it. That would not have been good.

We have a lot of it cut up and hauled off to an area on our property, but we still have the largest
part of the trunk to get cut up. We do a little at a time because we are OLD and we just
 can't handle hours and hours at a time. :)


While we were outside working on the tree, hubby showed me this hornets nest in another tree
in front of our house. There doesn't appear to be any activity at all so it must be an old one.



I just can't believe it is almost the end of October already!! The fall colors this year were
spectacular in Michigan! I took a lot of photos and am overwhelmed by the beauty that
God creates for us every year.

Oh, one more thing...we have a new granddaughter!!! Grandchild #9!! She was born
yesterday to my oldest son and his family. They now have three sweeties.
Keira, Kanaan and now Korrah  Michelle Boothman. She weighed 6 lbs and 8 ounces
and was 19.5 inches long. Born around 4:30 pm. We hope to visit them on Sunday
and get a few snuggles in.

Happy fall day to each and every one of you!!
Blessings~

21 comments:

Irene said...

Wow 9 grandchildren, you are old. Just kidding. Believe is a good word. LOVE your sign.

Irene said...

You are not Old, I'm older and I have no grandchildren. In just a few days I'll be 61,

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Hi Sandi, Congratulations on your new granddaughter! I wish her all the best.
I'm glad that you both were not near the tree when it came down and that the house wasn't damaged. That could have been fatal.
The shoe sign is real funny and will make your visitors laugh. Hopefully your new carpet will stay clean for a long time. Your fall decor is beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congrats on your new grandchild, Sandi! I think your vignette looks lovely. I love the basket and how you decorated it.

We had a willow that fell down in the backyard at our old house during a hurricane, but it was within 5 minutes of my looking out the window, looking away and then looking back. It never made a sound! I wound up taking some branches from that tree and rooting them in a garbage can filled with water. Out of about 5 branches I got one good one that rooted and that did grow into a beautiful new weeping willow in our yard. Just in case you wanted to keep a piece of the original tree. : )

Kathy said...

Congrats on your new granddaughter. Can't wait to see pictures. Your autumn color is beautiful! Trees here are still green. So glad no one was hurt when that tree fell. God certainly was looking out for you.

Tori Leslie said...

Congrats, what a special blessing grands are or at least that's what I've heard. I adore your photos! Love the colors !

Donna said...

It looks like you have enjoyed some beautiful fall colors this autumn! Love the arrangement - great styling!

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Sandi, it's been way to long in my visits to you.
As for the sign? I LOVE it and now I think I will paint me up one. It's a sign of many conversations to come with guest who enter :)

The hornets nest is scary, and you must get it removed, perhaps it's still live and they are laying low waiting for the attack....Yikes!

Thank you for taking the time to visit me, I always enjoy your comments, and to return to see what you are and have been up to is that much more exciting.

Take care of that new carpet, and get rid of that hornets nest!

Xoxo
Beautiful Autumn to you.

Dore

Sue Kosec said...

Thanks so much for the shot of Autumn. I miss the changing leaf colors.

SuZeQ

julie - eab designs said...

Such happy news! Congratulations on the newest addition to the family. Love your sign about the shoes. Reminds me of when the girls' friends come over and leave a huge pile of shoes at the door and many of them look the same!

julie - eab designs said...

Such happy news! Congratulations on the newest addition to the family. Love your sign about the shoes. Reminds me of when the girls' friends come over and leave a huge pile of shoes at the door and many of them look the same!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Your Autumn vignette is lovely! I love that chalkboard. The new fountain is so pretty!
Michelle

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Sandi,
I love the remove your shoes sign. Too funny. Love your fall pictures too. Have a great Halloween tomorrow. I am excited to have you in Spotlight on Saturday. Wooooo Hoooo.
Kris

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful, wonderful post. I am your newest follower and will put you on my sidebar right away. I am your WI neighbor -across Lake MI. lol

Hope you are holding a sweet new baby in your arms right now. Looking forward to getting to know you better. xo Diana

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Congratulations on your new granddaughter! I'm visiting from Kris' and I'm a new follower. Nice to meet a fellow former stay at home Mom. I'm still in the throws of it. I really like your sense of style! And yes, I'm a decor quitter at times too. I have to look at things a while which means sometimes things don't get finished before I'm starting the next thing... Love your sidebar quotes too!
Sherry

Rose L said...

The sign about the shoes made me laugh. will have to make one for me! Love the colors of fall!! You were lucky when the tree fell. I had a fir fall on my old home once and luckily God made it fall slow so no damage!!
I also posted photos of fall scenes here in Oregon on my blog and my latest treasures for my new home!

Susie said...

Sandi, I saw you featured at Kris' . I was happy . I told her I knew you and that we almost met up once . LOL. Thankful that tree did not hit your home. Your pictures are all so good. Love the new fountain. Blessings , xoxo,Susie
p.s. I think of you often when I see the wings you sent me.

sweetvintageofmine said...

Aaahhh...love your blog!! Came over for a visit from you being featured at Junk Chic Cottage~~~so lovely! I am your newest follower~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

Art and Sand said...

Love the sign and love the whole vignette.

We live at the beach and have hardwood floors that are constantly covered in sand. The ocean front house on our lane has carpeting - crazy for the beach - and they have a sign for removing your shoes. That is the only way their carpet will last.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Hi Sandi. I saw you on Kris's Saturday Spotlight. I love bittersweet. It speaks fall to me whenever I see it. I'm so glad the fallen tree missed your house. Your fall photos are gorgeous. Congratulations on your new granddaughter. You have a lovely family. New follower ~ Nancy

Lady Pamela said...

Hi Sandi,
I read your post on Kris' blog. You did a fantastic job. One day, just for fun, I looked up on a map how far away you were from each other. I thought maybe someday (it'll never happen) I could come and visit you both. You two are the greatest.
*Smiles*