Weekend Link Love: October 2, 2010

Red leaves/ 香山红叶

Photo by Luo Shaoyang via Flickr


A Personal Challenge: Savor Autumn @ Simple Kids

The Decorating Voices in My Head @ A Peine for Your Thoughts

Autumn Ideas @ Molly Irwin

Establishing a Cleaning Schedule for Fall @ Life as Mom

Boost Your Immune System for the Coming Cold Season Using Real Foods @ Keeper of the Home


Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal @ The Pajama Chef

Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Pots @ Good Life Eats

Soup Recipes (Perfect for Fall) @ My Blessed Life

Healthy Banana Bread @ Alisa Burke

No-bake Granola Bars @ Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures


Hurricane Vases (Frugal DIY) @ My Blessed Life

Leaf Creatures @ Craft Magazine

Fall Fabric Tree @ FamilyCrafts.About.com


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Enjoying Autumn

Autumn is lovely

Photo by Tobi_2008 via Flickr

*Sigh* I absolutely adore fall. I love the crisp, cool weather. I love that it’s not too hot, yet not too cold. I love the spices. I love the colors. It’s my favorite time of the year.

Things I want to do this season:

  • Make a felt leaf garland and wreath for my built-in in the living room
  • Carve a pumpkin
  • Toast pumpkin seeds
  • Go to the pumpkin patch (Check! Did this today.)
  • Have a weinie roast and make smores
  • Make apple cider
  • Go to a football game
  • Start crocheting some scarves
  • Work on the play quilt for our baby room
  • Put weed carpet and mulch down
  • Plant some mums
  • Make pumpkin puree for bread, muffins, cakes, pies, scones…the list goes on and on
  • Sit outside more

There’s probably so many more things I can do to enjoy the season. What things are you planning on doing this fall?

Side note: Hubby and I found a lawn mower by the side of the road and decided to bring it on home. We figured if it didn’t work we would put it back by the road. Worked the first time. Score!

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Baby Bump Update

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MIA Blogger

I’ve been a little MIA on the blog lately. Okay, not a little but a lot! But I have a great excuse:

Yup, we're pregnant!

Yup! We are eagerly expecting this bundle of joy in April! Hubby and I are super excited. So now you understand why I have been a horrible blogger. Morning sickness + fatigue = baaaaad blogger.

I’ve started a blog for my family, so if you want to read updates on my personal life click here. I’ll occasionally update ya on this blog, too. Don’t worry!

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Favorite Scrapbooking Sites

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My Favorite Cardmaking Sites

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Birthday Wish List

My birthday is next week! My family and I are notorious list-makers, so here’s what made it on my birthday wish list this year:

I’m totally in love with this camera tote from JoJo Totes. I am a photographer so I always have my camera on me. But sometimes I don’t care to haul around my large, unattractive camera bag. It makes me feel like a tourist. This tote is perfect! I can put my camera, extra lenses, and a few other goodies such as a snack, book, and wallet in this gorgeous tote. And it looks like a regular, but large purse.

*The picture with the person holding the tote is from Danielle Thompson’s blog. I first heard of this tote from her.

I love Blythe dolls but they are way over my budget right now. While looking for Blythes, I found something totally awesome…Pullip dolls! I love that these are ball-jointed dolls. This means that you can pose them. I wouldn’t recommend these dolls for little kiddos because they are expensive. But for doll collectors, these are a must. I really love this one!

I’m always asking for art supplies. The latest goodies on my list are 1. Golden Crackle Paste – I can’t believe I haven’t bought this yet, but I would love to add some crackle in my mixed media work. 2. PanPastel Artists’ Painting Pastels Sets – I’ve heard these are absolutely amazing pastels. I would love to start out with at least the 10-piece set. 3. Golden Fluid Acrylics, 1 oz – specifically Turquoise and Quinacridone Red.And a few other goodies: 1. Re-ment Dining Table – for 1:6 dolls (such as Barbie, Blythe, or Pullip). 2. Ranger Craft Spinner – to hold all my ink blending tools. 3. Re-ment Display Kitchen – another goodie for 1:6 dolls.

A couple of other things I asked for are some Copic Sketch Markers, a gift certificate to Papertrey Ink, and a gift certificate to Two Peas in a Bucket.

Of course, I don’t expect everything on this list! I am realistic, after all. These are some things that have inspired me lately that I would love to play with.

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