Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Fall

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Fall has officially arrived and I couldn't be happier. I love the colors,
the smell of woodsmoke, cool crisp and foggy mornings and the beautiful
light that only comes with Autumn. I hope the season brings you much
happiness and only good things!

The last day of Summer afforded me one last Summer Giveaway. I won
this fantastic bird house from Marie at Emma Calls Me Mama. Marie
had a drawing for all the people that participated in her Heirloom Party
and I was the LUCKY winner. What a great way to end one season and
start another. Thank you Marie and Hudson Goods!

A while back, at the start of Summer, I won this pretty piece of fabric from
Marsha at Sassy Mini Dolls. My original intention was to make a pillow for
my bed, but I changed my mind. I tend to do that. LOTS. Here is what I
finally decided on after much deliberation...


A new blanket for my Hollie Foo Foo girl to lay on when she decides to gift
me with her presence and lays on my bed. She likes CUSH does this diva dog.
She needs a soft place to rest her bones, like me. Her old blanket is getting
old and falling apart at the seams so I thought a new one was in order.

Yes, she thinks it will do very nicely. She and I gladly thank Marsha for the
pretty pink and yellow gift and our Nana, who graciously sewed it for her.
Because I can't.

I also intended to premiere my new blog on the first day of Fall, but
remember what I told you about that mind changing thing? It has reared
it's ugly head and I just can NOT decide what to do. I've learned to play
with the HTML codes too and that is adding to my problems. It's giving
me too many options! But it's SO MUCH FUN! This is what I've been
doing lately during my computer time, which is why I've been delayed
in commenting on your loveleigh blogs some days. I've been distracted
by the allure of Mr. HTML!!! So I'll shoot for October 1st. I think I
can hit that target date. Hopefully!

Thanks for stopping in today, hugs out to all
of you on this beautiful day!


C. JoyBell C. said...

Oooohhhh dear! my oh my! yes, I know what it's like to search for the best template for a new look for the blog!!!! It turns you insane, really!!! You sit there with your eyes red, downloading a thousand and one templates and then when its time to decide which one to pick, you can't! haha! But then in the end, you are rewarded with a better-looking blog! :)

That blanket is soooooo pretty!!!! It's so bright and happy!!!! Oh can I have it??? Would Hollie Foo Foo mind so much??? :)

I have a French poodle who sleeps with me at night. Somehow, when I wake in the morning, her head is laying on my shoulder!!! hahaha!!! :)

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Oh, I am so happy to see your little Hollie Foo Foo enjoying her new blankie! She looks so comfortable!

I TOTALLY understand about changing your mind! Just yesteday I thought, hmmmm, I'm getting tired of my background . . . . what to do, what to do . . .


Abatevintage said...

She is so precious laying on that blanket, what a beautiful design. I love your opening picutre for this post, it is simply breath taking, it makes me want to be right there by the waterfall.

Happy fall to you.


Martha's Favorites said...

Wow! You are on a lucky streak. I can't wait to see your new blog. You are so smart. Keep your eyes open for the mail, you have a surprise coming to you. Blessings my friend. Martha

Claudia said...

We had a foggy morning today - loved it! The blanket is so sweet and your little one looks so cute on it! Perfect. I applaud you for wrestling with HTML. I've dabbled a bit, but I must admit it makes me crazy!

Lisa said...

Oh Lucky you on your win! Your puppy looks happy and comfy!
Happy Fall!
Hugs, Lisa

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sares,

I loved seeing your sweet Hollie laying on her pretty new blanket.
Wishing you a very happy Fall.

Thank you so much for visiting me today and your very kind words.


Bearly Sane said...

Hi Sares,
Many of us are full of good intentions ... I intended to spend less time on this 'puter and more time on my bears ... but who can resist stopping by to visit their friends? Great post!

A Southern Rose said...

Hi Sares
Holly Foo Foo is so beautiful! I know that she just loves her new blanket! Its very pretty. I love the colors.

Happy Fall,
Lee Laurie

xinex said...

Lucky puppy! The comforter looks so comfy!...Christine

Desert Rose said...

Little Miss Holly Foo Foo looks so sweet and charming on her new blanky her Nana sewed for her. Who would ever guess what a PAIN IN THE ARSE she can be...sometimes!
Sares...thank you so much for helping with my "new blog image"! Had lots of great response!!!

Pony Girl said...

I love fall, too! Except the weather has not been very fall-like around here, LOL! :)
So, I can't wait to see the new blog premiere. When are you going to teach me some HTML?
p.s. I love Hollie's new blankie. I miss Hollie foo-foo!

Nancy said...

I have been fighting the html, css and more. I so understand. I think my expectations way exceed my skills. But, I am back reading again, and settling for the time being on my blog, web, and "grown up" blog. Happy Autumn.

Stayathomemommy said...

What a wonderful picture of the waterfall! Congrats on winning the birdhouse it is just darling. Happy Fall!

Unknown said...

Sares, I love the graphic at the top of your post . . . it's just lovely!

What a pretty blanket . . . every dog should be so lucky! Yours is a cutie pie!

I know what you mean about Mr. HTML . . . I'm totally into it and getting into lots of trouble!

Thanks for sharing!


Bearly Sane said...

Hi Sares...I'm back to annoy you!
I have an award for you here if you'd like to accept it.
I realize that some bloggers are "Award Free" and rules sometimes must give way to practicality. So, even if you can't play along please accept this award and my sincere belief that you deserve it.

Abatevintage said...

Hello there pretty lady, you have an award over at my blog awaiting you. Congrats you are truly a wonderful person. Have a great day.


blushing rose said...

Award overload. Congrats, Sares. I love your pics ... foofoo is adorable. How darling on her blankie. My family members sure enjoyed the Ft. Borst posts ... TYSM for doing that project. Hugs, TTFN ~ Marydon

Paint Girl said...

I love Holly Foo Foo's new blanket!! It looks very pretty, and suits her well!!
Can't wait to see the new blog!

Anonymous said...

Hollie - how cute. And she is! Aaawww look at her and sleepy. She feels very comfortable. :-)


Unknown said...

I love your baby Hollie doggie...she is so cute. She reminds me of my Sadie Mae in so many ways.
I'd be excited to see what you'd create for another blog...I've been tossing ideas in my head too.
Autumn in Washington is coming but slow. Summer is trying hard to hold on even thought the seasons have changed. Odd for our part of the world but the weather out there has been hot and still in the 80's. But the gnomes are organizing the shed and getting their little rakes ready, because soon the yard will be a patchwork blanket of leaves.

The imPerfect Housewife said...

You are just a woman after my own heart - that fabric is beautiful and your sweet pup now has a soft bed! I LOVE IT. Thanks for the sweet wishes for Fall - same to you, blog friend ~ ♥

Vicki said...

Hi, Sares,
I can tell little Hollie loves her new quilt! Congratulations on winning the giveaways. The bird house is so cute, too. I also love autumn. Thanks for dropping by for a visit. I look forward to seeing your new blog. I love your blog now, your blog header is one of my favorites, but I know how it is when you want to change things up. Vicki

The Old Parsonage said...

Holli Foo Foo looks like such a sweetie! Isn't she just a lucky girl to have a beautiful blanket?

I'll be there on the 1st!!! Can't wait!

Gabriela said...


Love this sweet little face!

~ Gabriela ~

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi sweetie! Oh my gosh, that Hollie Foo Foo is one gorgeous and lucky little lady! My girls would envy her bed too! lol What's this about a new blog you're starting? Can't wait to see it! Wishing you a wonderful weekend sweetpea!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)