Autumn is just around the corner!

What are you doing special to welcome Autumn?  I have a big pumpkin and three little ones by my back door and mums all around.  I just love this time of year…well in about two-three weeks.  It’s still scorching hot here most of the day so as soon as it cools off we will be ready to make a pot of chili and bake something with pumpkin!  I am working on my Autumn newsletter and trying to keep up around here.  With both girls in college and it just Ben and I most of the time you would think I had time to spare.  Not the case!  But all the outside work will slow down and as the days get shorter and night comes sooner, we will all change gears.

We had a great weekend.  Yesterday Jerry made pulled pork and we had Jessica and her husband and our friends the Michelles over to eat pulled pork sandwiches and eat Blue Bell ice cream for dessert.  Sometimes, I just can’t figure out what to make that everyone likes for a sweet and Blue Bell is always good!  They have this new flavor Caramel Kettle Crunch. OMG a tasty combination of creamy vanilla ice cream with crunchy caramel-coated popcorn and a smooth caramel sauce. So good!  If you don’t have Blue Bell ice cream where you live, I am sorry to tempt you…but it is the best ice cream I have ever eaten.

I will be out of town a couple of days this week but I am trying to get my posts ready ahead of time.  I hope to make a pretty great announcement  this week pertaining to the next amazing interview and giveaway I have lined up. It will knock your socks off!  So stay tuned!

At the risk of repeating myself, I LOVE Autumn~the colors, the foods, the weather…but I also love the clothes of Autumn and one thing in particular that I look forward to is getting out of sandals and flip flops and into a  pair of my favorite socks.   Are you getting the hint here????

Anywhoodle, stay tuned…as soon as some lose ends are tied up I will give you all the details!


So…it’s Sunday and someone won a book!

Robin Crittenden you won the book give away!  Congrats!  Send me your mailing address via email and I will get your copy of Urban Pantry right out to you!

It’s a busy one around here.  I will finish this post later but wanted to announce the winner.  We have company coming for supper and much left to do!


Simply Saturday ‘s Seven

Happy Saturday September 18!  I cannot believe September is more than 1/2 over already.  Where does the time go?  This Saturday is going to be filled with the usual household tasks…laundry, cleaning and cooking.  Jerry’s going to finish recuperating from his travels reclining in front of the TV watching college football and planning tomorrow’s menu.

I thought I would do a little silly Saturday Seven for you.  You are welcome to play along if you have a little time to kill.  The answers are in no particular order of importance.

Seven Favorite Movies

  • You’ve Got Mail
  • Practical Magic
  • Tombstone
  • Miss Potter
  • Harry Potter (the first movie)
  • Baby Boom
  • Elf

Seven Favorite TV Shows from Childhood

  • Leave it to Beaver
  • My Three Sons
  • Family Affair
  • Please Don’t Eat the Daisies
  • Ozzie and Harriet
  • I Love Lucy
  • To Rome with Love

Seven TV Shows I Watch Now

  • Mad Men
  • Top Chef
  • Project Runway
  • How I Married Your Mother
  • Lie to Me
  • NCIS
  • Law and Order

Seven Favorite Desserts

  • Coconut Cream Pie
  • Italian Cream Cake
  • Cheesecake
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • German Chocolate Cake
  • Coconut Lemon Cupcakes
  • Fruit Soup

Seven Place I Want to Visit  (even if I have been there already)

      • Vermont
      • Paris
      • London
      • Ireland
      • Scotland
      • PEI
      • Italy

        Seven Famous People I Would Like to Meet

          • Jimmy Carter
          • Queen Elizabeth
          • Bill Clinton
          • Jon Stewart
          • Stephen Colbert
          • Tim Gunn
          • Madeline Albright

            There you go.  Should rename this Silly Saturday!  Hoping you all have a great weekend.  Lots of recapping tomorrow so check in…oh and book giveaway!  Still time to get your name in!