Sunday, August 31, 2008

What's A Girl To~Do?

A list...that's what she is to do....and what kind of list you ask....isn't it obvious?...a To~Do list, of course....silly you.

Soooo, I got the {Fall} bug....I got it real bad! So today I put a few tid~bits, just a few, here and there....tried to show some restraint...those of you that know me, know that ain't easy. So I thought it might be fun to make a Fall To~Do List....and if I share my list....then in friendly blog~etiquette, please share yours.

Fall To~Do List

Be on the lookout for bins of pumpkins in front of grocery stores ~ I love when those bins change from being filled with watermelons to beloved large orange, white, bumpy green squash {the bumpy green ones are my favorite}

Glean Christmas cards early and start addressing them now ~ before the insanity begins!

Fill the base of the topiaries on the front porch with green apples and change to jack~be~littles when they come into season

In fact, fill every bowl and basket and bucket and tray around the house with green apples

Listen to the best harvest~y CD on the planet, for that matter...the whole universe...called: Oktober County ~ by: Neal Hellman....check it out on

Hang harvest corn across window {like a wreath...I will post a photo when harvest corn is in the stores}...I love this...a lot!

Burn a harvest or apple or orange or pumpkin candle...burn it til the cows come home

Go for lots of walks and enjoy the new angle of the sun.....pure for the soul....try it and see what I mean

Get busy on items for ETSY shop and the upcoming holiday bazaar

Call and reserve spot as vendor at said upcoming holiday bazaar

Clean out closet

Clean out pantry

Make lots of bread...with lots of soup...of course

And all the while be grateful for the renewing and soul~filling season

All of this joy to begin next week....but for now....we have school supplies to pack, hair to cut, bed~times to readjust, pencils to sharpen, Labor Day BBQ to prepare, a telethon to watch, a hurricane to pray about, and hoping that I lived~in~the~moment enough this summer.

It just fell from the sky....harvest love...

I heart checkerboard...but you already know that...

I heart harvest~y rooster~o~rama...yes, I know, we have established that fact...

I leave this rustic~y, branch~y, wreath~o~love up year round...

Never underestimate a dried~up hydrangea....

Those eggs have been in there since Easter....just add cones....voila Fall decor...

Contemplating Middle School...yikes!!!...Middle School!!! Baby!!!...

The good news is...she told me that she is excited for school....

Have a safe and happy holiday and please pray for our friends in the South as they weather yet another storm....God Speed.

Smiles ~ Ramona


linda said...

Oh I got bit by the bug today too. I will get all of my fall decoration goodies out this week and go to town...but I'm burning my pumpkin spice candle right now and lovin' it!

I loved the picture of your daughter...she's adorable. I can't believe she's got on a sweatshirt and Ugg''s still 90 degrees here.

Have a great Labor Day and a wonderful week!

Darlene said...

I really need to get a list going....when all of our company

LOVE all of your decorations and I can't wait to see more!

Your daughter is adorable and she will have a ball in Middle School.

Anonymous said...

Gosh Ramona~Abbey is so beautiful and so GROWN UP. Can't believe how fast time goes! YOU can tell her she slept in her little carseat
while we put together those incredible school lunchs and she was always so good.Your decorations are pretty. I'm getting my fall things out too.
Talk to you soon. Chris

Ramona said...

Fall love all around!!! Our baby, our Abbie~dabbie~doooo...has grown up soooo fast...and she has been a blessing the whole way. Two weeks ago it was 104 degrees here in Oregon and now we are not even out of the 60s! We went from swim suits to Uggs in the blink of an eye ~ typical Northwest weather for sure. I am looking forward to seeing everyone's fall decor.

Smiles ~ Ramona

Ms. Tee said...

I'm so looking forward to all those things! And your baby is so cute --- oh how they grow up too fast. :)

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

It's official! Reading your *FALL* post has given me that final push to my BINS...where all things fall/Halloween are stored! Ive been working on Fall inventory for awhile, but decorating was never a thought...till now.
Thanks for coming by my blog!
I've got a *HUGE* give away in the works. I've been waiting for back orders to file in.... I've still got one more. It'll be worth the wait, once it's here.
Have a *SWEET* Day!

Claire said...

Hee! I was just working on my September to do list. Something about list-making makes everything seem much more possible.

Kitty Scraps said...

Hi Ramona,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments! Your fall list made me smile because so many items on it are on my mental list like the anticipation of soup making weather and searching thru the fall decorations on sale in stores.
I heart me some checkerboard too *smiles* and how you have pinecones mixed with mini apples(?) in your apothocary jar! I am so going to copy that idea!
Have a wonderfully blessed week!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

OK, gorgeous decorations!

I so need to check out the Harvest-y CD! I love background music and Fall is the best season ever!!