Sunday, September 16, 2012


I got this link in my e-mail this morning, in an e-mail from
the inspired room
and it was the best way to start out a quiet  autumn-like sunday morning (only thing missing? milk for my coffee!)

For anyone who knows me well, you KNOW i'm absolutley head-over-heel about Fall, and everything that goes with it...THAT is why I am going to participate in The Inspired Room's Annual Fall Nesting!

Here is the deal...

"Fall Nesting Parties @ The Inspired Room {every Tuesday in October}
Week One:Get Your Fall Nesting On {20 Little Things You Love About Fall, yep, we are bringing back that favorite list! so start thinking about what your favorite things are and get ready to link up your favorite fall things post in October!}
Week Two:
Fall around the House {OK, so don’t really fall, but let’s get nesting around the house for fall and show each other what we are up to!}
Week Three:
Decorating Fall Mantels & Porches {showing our fall mantels and porches}
Week Four:
Inspired Holiday Nesting {Halloween, Thanksgiving or Pre-Christmas Decorating & Entertaining Ideas}
Week Five:
Fall Project Round Up {Pick your favorite project from October and link it up!}"
So...I am starting a little early ( and I may not post every Tuesday...but I will be posting once a week...for the next 5 weeks... I think I will do 5 things on this poat every day and keep editing til it's OCTOBER because I can hardly wait!
(pumpkin patch in New taken in

20 things I LOVE about FALL:
1.keeping the windows open and getting fresh air in the house
2. blankets
3. pumpkin spice lattes
4. scarf time!
5. smelling the change in the woods...sweet decaying leaves.

...okay I have to stop myself because I could go on and on!

Look for the link on my sidebar if you'd like to join...or just follow!

Have a lovely Sunday....go gather some acorns! get that first pumpkin spice latte of the season...i promise it will put you in the mood!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

inspired in asheville

outside of Altier gallery
( December show will be here! look for details coming soon....)


                                                    "Home is where you hang your hat"

My husband took me on a surprise mini vacation (i.e. PLEASE get your inspiration back) to Asheville, NC a little over a week ago.  I'm still dreamy over it. I have a lot of places I want to share on here with you, but life has been , literally, in the blender lately.

I started working at my friend Cherie Anne's ( running the tea a smoothie bar in the back ( oh yes! sidenote...look for some yummy recipies coiming soon) I've been in a tizzyover a million things...some good and some bad ( neurologist I have some nerve issues in my jaw? or should I just get all of my bloody teeth pulled???)....shows to paint for....the list goes on and the fun never stops.

My friend Niki at work gave me an Angel reading the other day...and she said a lot of things, but one thing that stuck out was that I need to have some alone time..relax, just me, in the woods or by water....but it's important. I've been give, give, give with my's time to recharge ( I'd like to have taken a month to stay in Asheville and recharge...haha) to smoothie world <3

Thank God for good friends and family...

Big Hugs to All!