Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fall Porch Preview

Hey Everyone!
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend planned. 
Thought I'd pop in for a minute to say hi and to share a sneak peek of our Fall porch.

For those of you who follow me on Facebook and read my last status update, you know I had a little problem with my thryoid meds last month and it finally caught up with me...It through me out of commission and I'm slowly getting my energy back. 
Ya know it's bad when you don't even have enough energy to blog surf!
I have a LOT of blog reading to catch up on, for sure!

Enough about that... I'm currently working on decorating the porch for Fall.  I have a little project for the porch planned for today, so hopefully my craft room is stocked with what I need.

This year I brought out a wreath from a couple of years ago. My plan was to use what I had, so I could save some money. 
That was my plan....

....until I stopped by Walmart. I was there yesterday when the bins of pumpkins were just filled to the brim. The price for the large pumpkins was $3.88. The pumpkins don't count, because went in there knowing I'd be buying a few of those anyway. lol. 
But I hadn't counted on finding chrysanthemums...or buying so many...even if they were only $3.33 each.
I left with 4, then went back later that evening to get 6 more. 
So much for not spending any money decorating the Fall porch.
In my defense, I usually pick up a bouquet of flowers at Trader Joe's, but didn't when I was there on Thursday, so that made up for at least 1/2 of the mums. 
Don't ya just love how I justified that?
 Anyone else guilty?

That's all I'm going to share of the porch, for now. 
Don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to the trees changing color and to when the yard will look like this:

One thing I don't like about Fall is all the leaves. This year, though, I can't wait, because we're going to make a huge pile. After shredding them and piling them up, we're going to just let them sit there and compost to make some good black dirt for our veggie garden. I discovered this last Spring after forgetting about a pile of shredded leaves from last Fall.
 Gotta love that kind of diy accident!
Why am I so happy about having a big pile of black dirt next Spring? Because I won't have to buy a bunch of bags of organic dirt from the big box store. Should save me at least $50. Ha! That will pay for the porch decorating.(justifying again...hehe)

That's all for now...gotta go rest (lol), then work on finishing the porch. Hope to be posting (and visiting) on Monday.



  1. Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well Pam! Your porch is looking good, can't wait to see more! Your outside shots are gorgeous!! Rest up and feel better!

  2. Hi Pam, so sorry this happened but as I have had the same issue in the past I completely get it. I have had some surgery so I have had trouble keeping up as well. The wreath is lovely and I have yet to buy my large pumpkins. They seem scarce this year. xo, olive

  3. LOL, I justify things I buy with like, hey I don't go out to eat a lot, I don't go to the movies, yada, yada, yada, I just go to the thrift store or Dollar Store. Happy Fall, your porch looks lovely, glad you are feeling better.

    I was at Wally World yesterday, not only do they have Christmas decorations out already, I found Egg Nog, I always wait and wait for Halloween to come because the stores have Egg Nog. Hmmm Commercialism next year they will probably start 4th of July.

  4. I love how Fall looks at your house Pam.

    Good to know you are feeling better!!

  5. Your yard is absolutely gorgeous Pam. I can only imagine how it looks when the leaves all change.

  6. These are some pretty pumpkins and mums for the price! Considering what I pay at my nursery, you should not feel guilty at all! Have you thought about growing some next year? I wish I had the space.

    I love your shots of your changing trees! It looks like you live in the woods. Our trees are late to change although it has been cool for most of the month.

    I hope you are getting your rest. I have felt crummy, too. Funny, I feel too tired to do housework, but blog surfing doesn't faze me! lol!


  7. These are great pictures. Very pretty. Love the pumkins and can't wait to see it finished.


  8. Your fall decorating is getting a great start! The leaves are so beautiful until you have to rake them up for days, and days...and..days! I'm sure you know that if you put them in black garbage bags the black compost will be fabulous and perfect come Spring. And you can flip them over easily to keep more air moving.

  9. Love the porch so far!!....Great wreath...yes, I cannot wait to see the gorgeous colors of Fall....

  10. Awesome Pam! I'm trying to do the same with re-using things I have and trying not to buy more- but here and there a few things have slipped in!
    I'm glad you are feeling a bit better....I hope you can keep it on track!!


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