Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Not Pumpkins

On many of the blogs I read, people are pulling out gorgeous pumpkins to decorate for fall with. I love pumpkins in the fall! But as much as I like pumpkins, I have a new fall motif that I haven't seen any one else use at all yet. I went to Pier One on Friday and saw these little ceramic acorns. I didn't buy them then, but I couldn't stop thinking about them so I went back on Monday to get them. I think they are so cute. This little wooden acorn was there too, for only $2.50, so I got him too. We don't have oak trees here, so we never see real acorns.
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While we're on the topic of pumpkins...or not...this is my absolute favourite pumpkin recipe:
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Our bathroom is so close to being done! It's frustrating that it is not finished yet. I just have to seal the tiles, paint the door and trim, clean excess caulk off the window, hang the shutter, hang a mirror, and--somehow, somewhere--find some artwork for the wall, a liquid soap dispenser, and enough fabric for a curtain. I am so tired of shopping for the same thing over and over again and never finding what I want. You may get the reveal pictures without the curtain, artwork, and soap dispenser.
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On Monday KD's brother came over to help him install a light fixture at the top of the basement stairs. It took 5 hours because neither of them are electricians. But they got it done, and it is so amazing to have light where there previously was only dungeon-like darkness! Now I have a bunch of holes to patch in the drywall. With the newly illuminated stairwell, I can now see that the walls are in desperate need of a paint job and some repair. It's amazing what a little extra light can do! I'd show a picture, but I'm sure everyone knows what dinged-up walls look like.
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Tonight is my first class of the college course I'm taking. Applied Editing. I'm looking forward to it...mostly because it has nothing to do with renovating!

6 comments:

  1. I love acorns too! I use them in a glass dish around a candle. Love yours from Pier 1!!

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  2. I love the acorns! I like them just as much as pumpkins for fall. Maybe even more because they aren't quite as common. Very nice!

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  3. It seems so weird to "hear" you talking about pumpkins and Fall, when I am just begining to think about green grass, flowering trees, and Spring! I am so done with...with...{counting months on fingers} YIKES! 8 months of winter! It better be a nice summer! =)

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  4. Cute acorns! If I could think of a place to put them, I'd go out to Pier One and grab those!

    ~ Sarah

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  5. Cute ceramic acorns! I didn't see those when I was at Pier 1 at all! Great find. And the wooden acorn looks like a twin to the wooden acorn I bought at Hobby Lobby. I loved it and had to have it. :o)

    Can't wait to see your bathroom! I know what you mean about shopping for all that stuff and never finding what you want. However, my problem is I usually find 10 of what I want.

    Have fun at class tonight!

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  6. Those are super cute! I saw them today while I was at Peir 1. I resisted because I was on a pumpkin mission. Now I wish I wouldn't have.

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