Sunday, September 15, 2019

Silent Sunday 9-15-2019

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Saturday Finds from H & M

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Good morning! Happy Saturday! I found some great things this week from H&M that I think you might like for your house, a gift or your wardrobe. There are pillow covers ($5.99), candlesthrows and more, many of these pieces would make great holiday gifts!


Beautiful parrot bowl.

Leaf Pillow cover,  $5.99! Comes in green too!

Here are a few pieces of clothing I think you might like!

A classic plaid skirt.

Plaid Trench Coat. I love this coat! 

And a few more pieces. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday Favorites from Classic Casual Home, Cooking with Curls, Damn Delicious, The Kitchen McCabe and More

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Good morning! I hope that your week went well. Things here are great, the bathroom is finished except for painting and accessories( the hurricane set us back a few days) which is a good thing because my mother-in-law arrives next week so it is in the nick of time. This weekend I will be preparing the house, baking and getting ready for 3 weeks of guests including my mother-in-law, sister-in-law who arrives a week later and then my parents the week after that. 

I hope that you enjoy my finds this week.


Image Cooking with Curls

Hawaiian Pulled Pork sandwiches  from Cooking with Curls are perfect for a game day crown, or a Fall party, after a day of apple picking, raking leaves or just relaxing. 


This French onion grilled apple grilled cheese from Half Baked Harvest looks like a sandwich that you want to eat all season long. 


If you want to host a Fall dinner party Mary Ann from Classic Casual Home posted about the one that she just had, the menu is easy and delicious as are the decorations.


If you would like to bake a few chocolate treats this week, visit My 5 Chocolate Favorites this week.

Interesting Articles

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Check out these amazing  Sculptures by Taiichiro Yoshida.


Rouge by Richard Kirshenbaum

This fast-paced novel examines the lives, loves, and sacrifices of the visionaries who invented the modern cosmetics industry: Josiah Herzenstein, born in a Polish Jewish Shtlel, the entrepreneur who transforms herself into a global style icon and the richest woman in the world, Josephine Herz; Constance Gardiner, her rival, the ultimate society woman who invents the door-to-door business and its female workforce but whose deepest secret threatens everything; CeeCee Lopez, the bi-racial beauty and founder of the first African American woman’s hair relaxer business, who overcomes prejudice and heartbreak to become her community’s first female millionaire. The cast of characters is rounded out by Mickey Heron, a dashing, sexy ladies' man whose cosmetics business is founded in a Hollywood brothel. All are bound in a struggle to be number one, doing anything to get there…including murder.

She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both?
Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.
But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis...if anyone would listen to her.
A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece.

Roya is a dreamy, idealistic teenager living in 1953 Tehran who, amidst the political upheaval of the time, finds a literary oasis in kindly Mr. Fakhri’s neighborhood book and stationery shop. She always feels safe in his dusty store, overflowing with fountain pens, shiny ink bottles, and thick pads of soft writing paper.

When Mr. Fakhri, with a keen instinct for a budding romance, introduces Roya to his other favorite customer—handsome Bahman, who has a burning passion for justice and a love for Rumi’s poetry—she loses her heart at once. And, as their romance blossoms, the modest little stationery shop remains their favorite place in all of Tehran.

A few short months later, on the eve of their marriage, Roya agrees to meet Bahman at the town square, but suddenly, violence erupts—a result of the coup d’etat that forever changes their country’s future. In the chaos, Bahman never shows. For weeks, Roya tries desperately to contact him, but her efforts are fruitless. With a sorrowful heart, she resigns herself to never seeing him again.

Until, more than sixty years later, an accident of fate leads her back to Bahman and offers her a chance to ask him the questions that have haunted her for more than half a century: Why did he leave? Where did he go? How was he able to forget her?

The Stationery Shop is a beautiful and timely exploration of devastating loss, unbreakable family bonds, and the overwhelming power of love.



This brown patterned dress from H&M looks perfect for Fall and winter, paired with your favorite boots you will look fabulous!

This floaty chiffon dress is also from H&M( each  $49.00).

20% off

Pumpkin Spice lotions, candles, soap and more  from Williams Sonoma are my favorite scents of the season, they are on sale for 20% off. 

I love transfer-ware and these Fall pumpkin plates remind me of my favorite vintage patterns. If you want to add a few plates to your tablescape this Fall these plates are on sale for 20% off. 

Please share you favorite finds from this week, recipes, books, podcasts and more. Enjoy the weekend. 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

10 Fall Drinks if You Don't Like Pumpkin Spiced Latte

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Good morning! I know it is pumpkin spiced latte season but what if you don't like pumpkin spiced latte?  What do you drink? I don't drink coffee, I never have, I drink tea but my drink of choice is hot chocolate

This year I think I may branch out and try something new so I perused Pinterest and found 10 Fall drinks that I think you might enjoy. 

What are your favorite drinks in the Fall and Winter? Do you have a recipe that you can share? 

Have a great day.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

5 Daily Finds- Hearth & Hand with Magnolia From Target

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Good evening! I love Target and I especially like that you can order online and have it shipped to you or pick it up at the desk. This is particularly helpful if you are like me and you go to Target for one or two things and end up with a cartload. 

Here are a few of the new Hearth & Hand Fall pieces that came out this week. 

Phrase Stoneware Mugs

Stoneware mugs perfect for your morning coffee or cocoa on a cold day. 

These salad plates are beautiful, I like the wavy edges and the handcrafted look. 

This honey pot would be perfect paired with a jar of honey, some goat cheese  and some homemade bread or artisan crackers as a hostess gift. 

The simple, elegant design of these Glasses are perfect for any table. 

This stand would be great for the holidays to hold your favorite pies, cookies, cupcakes and more. 

Are you a fan of the Hearth & Hand products from Target? If so which is your favorite piece that you have purchased.

Here are a few other things you might like. 

Never Forget

Today is the 18th anniversary of September 11, 2001 the day two planes flew into the World Trade Center, one plane flew into the Pentagon and a fourth plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania, and the day that 2,977 people lost their lives. 

There is now an entire generation of people who really does't know about 911, and by that I mean they do not know it was the end of innocence for this country, they don't know how the country united if only for a little while. 

We will never forget the tragedy, the sacrifice and all who lost their lives. 

10 Fall Porches to Inspire You

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Good morning! The first day of Fall(September 23rd) is just weeks away and the stores are already filled with Fall decor. I am patiently for some white and pale green pumpkins. That is about the extent of my decorating; pumpkins, apples, dried corn and a few mums. Sadly I never have any luck with my mums and my pumpkins are still fresh well into January.

If you like to go all out decorating your porch I found 10 porches that you might glean a few ideas from .

Liz Marie Blog

Get out your crocks or other pots and add some mums or other plants, scatter gourds and pumpkins then pull up a chair and enjoy. 

Serendipity Refined

I love the "peach" baskets, little chair and colorful pumpkins on this porch, but I think the flower arrangement steals the show. If you have flower arranging skills like this please share your techniques. 

I could spend hours on this porch, Yvonne of Stone Gable is a master at creating beautiful and comfortable spaces. Get our your favorite plaid blanket, add some pillows and pumpkins and you have a beautiful Fall look. 

Dear Lillie

A cart or a table is another great place to add Fall decor to your porch. Bring out pieces from inside like this wired tiered basket add pumpkins, apples and other fruit and you have a snack bar in addition to a beautiful porch. 

Image Randilynn

Hay bales, pale green and white pumpkins and baskets of mums for a soft and fresh look. 

Image Wilshire Collection

Instead of a wreath a pumpkin on the door, if you are crafty you could make one or you could buy one and paint it!

Image from Enchanted Home Design from Eab Designs

I have two small urns on my front porch, I might try something like this if I can find two similar sized pumpkins. 

Lilypad Cottage

Use what you have and add a little to it. This non-traditional color scheme is gorgeous and uses not only pumpkins and mums but the hydrangeas Kelly already had. 

Craftberry Bush

I really like the look of urns pilled high with springy plants, cabbages and pumpkins but I will be honest I never have any luck getting mine to look this good. 

Worthington Court

Simple and beautiful  decor using black urns, and pumpkins of various textures and colors. 

There are so many great ideas for decorating your house and your porch on Pinterest, if you are looking for a few more ideas check out my Fall board and if you are looking for tasty treats I have a Fall Baking board too!

Have a great day!