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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Porch decorated for fall

Last week was the week from hell, it truly sucked!
My computer fell from the shelf, all 3 of our toilets were backed up within days of each other, my phone broke, I had to go to the dr and then have a mammogram and the following day go back in for another mammogram, Reagan got a rash or something on the back of her neck, I was also dogsitting for my neighbor and this dog was awful I don't know how many times he went to the bathroom in my house.

Whew I think thats all?
I am SOOOOO stressed out!
Did I mention my husband is in Afghanistan?

Despite all that
It has been absolutely beautiful here!
The weather is cooler. I've got ONE window open and no a/c on.

So I finally stepped outside and took some pictures. I also put together some "topiaries" of my own.

excuse my crooked mat I just picked it up to shake leaves off.

I bought these mums Sunday from Lowes and bought some metal dowels while I was there.
Stabbed them through the bottom of the pumpkin and stuck it in my flowers.
I took two different ribbons and just made a simple bow.

(I ordered some vinyl "S' to stick on the pumpkins)

I found this cute chicken at one of my favorite antique shops in Selma.



I finally dug what I could of my halloween decorations out of the attic.
The light went out and I can't change it. bleh!
Oh have I told yall Jonathan decided he wants to have a Halloween party for his birthday on the 27th.
Wooohooo!! It is going to be a blast.

I've been busy preparing for my inlaws visit, they will be here for Reagan's birthday which is on the 18th.  October is a busy but FUN month for us!

Joining the following:

Share Your Creations Autumn Arrives Party


Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

You have everything looking beautiful! I am so sorry your week was so bad. We have a birthday here on the 27th of October, and have always had a halloween/birthday party. It has always been so much fun. Hope yours turns out great!

Debbiedoos said...

Oh girl, I am so sorry to hear about your week. It will be better coming up I am sure. Your Fall porch is so charming. I love the leaves on the railings.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Michelle, your front porch and yard are so cute. Love the decorations. Your little one will have a blast at his party.

Kimberly said...

You did a great job decorating!!!

Melissa Miller said...

Hey Michele,
I wondered how you were since no posts had popped up from you. Sorry about your bad week. Believe I understand the stresses of deployment all too well. I'm here for you if you need anything.

Your front porch is precious! You really went all out on the mums and pumpkins together. That is a clever idea and the bows are the finising touch.

Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Michele, glad to see you back up and running! I've missed your posts! Hopefully, things are going much better now. Your fall decor looks great! Love your pumpkin/mum topiaries. Very pretty! Everything looks so warm and welcoming!
Great job!

NanaDiana said...

Michele-WHAT a week! Glad to see you here and blogging...sometimes it is just those little things we do for ourselves (like blogging) that can pull us out of the frustrations of life! xo Diana

A Thrifted Market said...

I'm new to your blog and wondered if that is Selma Tx.? I live close and was wondering where that cute store is? Love your porch its beautiful and sorry you had a rough week.

A Thrifted Market said...

Sorry just saw your in NC! Blessings to you!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Sorry you had a bad week...but your porch is beautiful!! Hope this week goes better!

Nina said...

It sounds like we have had similar weeks :/ Although, you have me absolutely beat 100 x with the husband in Afghanistan.
I have 3 birthdays in my house in October and my in laws are arriving tomorrow from CA.
Hang in there. Your porch looks darling btw.

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

I guess you have your hands full! Sorry you had a crummy week girl~ sounds like you will have a lot of excitement!!
Your porch is delightful and so "fallish" LOVE the bows~~ We are having a Halloween party too, oh boy! Little kids and teenagers, wonder how that will work?? lol


Town and Country Gals said...

Sounds like you got your "bad" week out of the way and it will just get better from here! Your porch is adorable! Love everything about it, the topiaries, the wreath, the garland, all of it, really lovely and oh so fallish! Your party should be lots of fun, Kate turns 20 on Oct 17th, Oct is my favorite month!

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Cheer up, I'm so sorry about your week. I had an awful week too...someone used my debit card somehow to charge airplane tickets from Panama to the is still trying to figure things out! But I'm putting it in perspective! Hahaha...
I think you have done a beautiful job of decorating. And I love that it is not 'generic' it is gorgeous. Keep can't be sad for too long when you're blogging!
Give yourself a big hug from me too!!!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

You did have a bad week! Put it all behind you.

Your porch looks wonderful decked out for fall!

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Sorry to hear about your bad week...sounds awful. I feel like everything goes to poop when the husbands are deployed. Hope you have a better week! I love your porch though, it looks so cute and festive! Loving your bench in the flower bed and your rooster on the steps. Cute idea with the pumpkins in the urns.

Rachel :)

Kelly said...

Everything looks great on your porch. That was a good idea to place your pumpkins on top like that with bows. When you get the "S" monograms on them it will look even cuter! October is such a fun month isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Your porch is gorgeous! Love your house too. Thank you and your hubby for your sacrifice. My family and I truly appreciate it.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Michelle, Oh my! You really did have a sucky week! I hope things are getting better...Your porch looks wonderful and so welcoming! I wish I had room on my porch to do something like that. Super cute! Glad you joined the party!! Kristen

sabri said...

very cute...i always love to see what your up too..

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

Sorry you are having a sucky week, my friend! Your porch looks very cheery. Step outside and enjoy it while the weather is bearable :)

The Tuscan Home said...

Hi Michelle! Oh, my heart sank after reading about all you have been through this week. Sending you some big ((Hugs)). I hope your week gets better, hang in there.

Your fall porch looks so pretty and festive. I love the wreath and the pumpkins and mums on either side of the porch. You went all out and I also love the lights, nice touch!

Thinking of you...XO ~Liz

Becca Bertotti said...

I'm so sorry that you had a horrible week ... and am sure that this week will be MUCH better! At least you have a sense of humor about it ... sometimes, that's the best medicine isn't it? Your entry is absolutely beautiful ... full of Fall goodness. Your mums are gorgeous and love how you added the pumpkins to the top (the vinyl initial will be the perfect touch). Your bench looks great, too ... love the basket, as well. Great job!

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Michelle, So sorry to hear of all of those problems. Your house looks amazing, and i love that bench in your front yard, and all of those fall decorations, and the pumpkins, wow!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle, I am so sorry about your week. What is with that? It all just seems to happen at once. I think you might be safe for awhile. Your porch is so cute. I love your pumpkin topiaries and all your brick is gorgeous. Have a better week next week. I am your newest follower. Blessings, Wanda from No Place Like Home.

Sue said...

You did have an awful week ~ things are bound to look up this week. But your house looks great !! Love all of your mums and pumpkins.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

So sorry you had a bummer week. But your fall decor is simply adorable! Love the pumpkin topiaries!

Kathy said...

So sorry you had quite a week. We all have had those moments and can completely understand! My son-in-law is in Afghanistan - has been there about 1 month - just starting and it is very difficult for my daughter. They will be celebrating their first anniversary Saturday, October 8. Love how you ended on a positive note! Your porch looks great LOVE the topiaries! Hope your son has a blast for his birthday!
God Bless,
(your newest follower!)

Designing Domesticity said...

Loving the ribbon detail. Your porch is lovely - very seasonal! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Liz

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Your porch and entire entry up to the house is so adorable, warm, welcoming and perfectly charming! Love the bows on top of the pumpkins by the door. Is your hubby able to see your blog at all while he's in Afghanistan? I hope so!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Everything looks so nice, Michele! Love the mums and how you did your pots by the door. It's funny, I just commented on another blog right under you and was thinking I must come visit. Two minutes later, your comment showed up on my blog!

All That Glitters said...

your porch looks amazing girl!

Sheets on the line, love in my heart. said...

i am glad last week is over for you! it is beautiful here in st. louis also. you home looks so happy, cozy, and welcoming!
i will keep you hubby in my prayers.

Lisa said...

I really like that chicken statue.