Sunday, October 19, 2014

Changing

Fall FUN 2014 - Day 19 - CHANGING
If there is one thing you can count on about life, it is that it is always CHANGING.  There are sad times and good times, hard times and easy times, sadness and laughter.  And sometimes all of that can happen in one day!   Jobs change, children change, homes change, even sheets get changed . . . You get the picture.   A few weeks ago, Ron and I bought a new mattress set.  We finally upgraded from a full bed to a queen-sized bed!!!   I know!   It's a small change to many, but it feels huge to us! 
But, sometimes the very thing that needs CHANGING is my perspective on things.  
I recently read a post over on Momastery (click here to read it yourself) that really hit home--it is so easy to get caught up in needing the newest, nicest and biggest that I forget that I already have far more than I need.  What makes this a home isn't about CHANGING things, but about enjoying who is in it.

Of course, Fall is also a season of CHANGING.  What will you run across today that reminds you of the word?  


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Boots

Fall FUN 2014 - Day 18 - BOOTS
I'm hoping that by the time this post actually appears, it will be cool enough to wear BOOTS.  BOOTS are probably my most favorite fall accessory!  I have several pairs--short, tall and in between.  And others in my family own BOOTS as well---
The grandkids . . .
My niece's daughter (hers even light up). . .
and my favorite BOOTS picture, Ron. . . in a terrible storm. . . . with his boots on the wrong feet.
However you find them, BOOTS are definitely a fall favorite.  Whose boots will you feature today?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Seasonal

Fall FUN 2014 - Day 17 - SEASONAL
We've had some pretty specific prompts lately, and some have been pretty tricky.  It's been so great to see how you all have worked out the more difficult one, but this one is wide-open.  SEASONAL. 
 You can interpret this one any way you want--be creative and have fun!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Raking

Fall FUN 2014 - Day 16 - RAKING
I don't have very many trees in my yard.  In fact, besides the big tree, there really aren't any (unless you count the decorative crepe myrtle trees).   But the neighbor behind me has a huge Sycamore tree.  The bark is a beautiful white color and the leaves are huge.  But, when fall rolls around, I think that every single leaf falls into MY backyard.  And in my opinion, the best remedy for that is to have little people RAKING them into a pile.
Have you had to do much RAKING this year?  Do you have any little people to help you with the job?  How can you capture the prompt RAKING today?
#fallFUN2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pick A Pumpkin

Fall FUN 2014 - Day 15 - Pick A Pumpkin
Have you PICKED A PUMPKIN yet?   At the time I am writing this, I haven't been to a pumpkin patch yet, but I am starting to see them all around town.  Once I'm at a patch, the decision then comes as to what shape to choose---short, tall, round, skinny. . .  Each one seems to have their own personality.  I love this pumpkin that hangs on the front door of one of the preschools I visit.
Can't wait to see photos as you PICK A PUMPKIN.   Will you craft one, grow one, or visit a local patch?


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Nuts

Fall FUN 2014 - Day 14 - NUTS
Around here, the pecan tree branches are getting heavy and the NUTS are dropping to the ground.  See the pecans on the sidewalks in my neighborhood make me think of my next-door neighbor, John.  Retired from the Air Force, John's hobby was yard work and gardening.  While I'm quite sure he often wanted to shake his head at what he saw across our shared fence, instead he was always supportive and offered tips and tools to make the job easier.  Each Christmas, he arrived at my door with a huge brown paper bag full of pecans.  He'd pick up the NUTS and have them cracked for me so that all I had to do was shell them.  John passed away earlier this year, but I will smile each time I pick up NUTS this year and remember my good neighbor and friend.
Do you have nuts in your neighborhood or do you purchase them at the store?  Do they conjure up any memories for you?

We're almost halfway through the month now.  It's been a really busy time for many of us, but I hope that taking the time to snap a picture or to look through the photos of others helps to relieve the stress a little for you.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Apple Picking

Fall FUN 2014 - Day 13 - APPLE PICKING
Have you ever been APPLE PICKING?  I haven't, but I've always wanted to.   Last fall, when I visited Jana, we drove to Hendersonville, NC for the Apple Festival.  Every variety of apple you've ever dreamed of was offered, along with apple juice, apple cider and apple pies.
APPLE PICKING is a very real fall event in many parts of the country. With no orchards in sight here in Shreveport, however, my photo opportunities today will most likely be of the grocery store variety.   Wherever you find APPLES today, shoot a picture and post it on Instagram.