Sunday, August 31, 2014

Welcome September!

The month of September in my area of North Carolina, is still warm and summer like.
You probably won't see any fall decorating posts here during September.  Our leaves don't start to change color until the beginning of October.  That's when I will be buying mums and pumpkins and changing the summer mantle out to fall.
A look back at August....
I gave you a whole house tour and let you know we were selling our home.
I had an abundance of zucchini this year so I shared several zucchini recipes this summer including this one.
It seems like I posted quite a few recipes, because the raised bed gardens did well this summer.
Since we have our house on the market, I am not able to start any type of projects, so this September I will be stumped on what to blog about.  Hopefully you all will inspire me :-).
Happy September!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Silver Lining

Last night we spent the most relaxing evening with our friends, Penny from Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen and her husband David.
We took a sunset boat ride on the lake.  You know that saying "every cloud has a silver lining"?  Here is proof.

The weather was perfect.  The lake calm.  Sweet little ducks were swimming in the shimmering sunlight.
Mr. Comforts captured a picture of Penny and me.
After the boat ride, we came back to Penny and David's house and had a wonderful dinner.  I wasn't able to take pictures, because it had gotten to dark, but the meal was perfect.
Thank you Penny and David for a lovely time!
We have guests coming this weekend.  Have a wonderful Labor Day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Humming Right Along and a Winner!

Every spring in the beginning of April we put out hummingbird feeders.  Every year we wait and wait and wonder if maybe they are not coming this year.
(spring 2014)
Then we spot one.  And we wait some more.
By midsummer we have several hummingbirds and their young ones visiting our feeders.
Here are a couple of shots I took this afternoon.

They hang around here until the beginning of October.  Then they head south for the winter.
Now onto the winner of the Easy Canvas Print!
 The winner of the canvas print from Easy Canvas Prints is number 11.  Shirley from Hospitality Designs.  Congrats!  I will be emailing you.
Thank you everyone who entered.

Monday, August 25, 2014

An Easy Canvas Print Giveaway!

*This post sponsored by Easy Canvas Prints
Last week I showed you a beautiful canvas print I received made from one of my photos from Easy Canvas Prints.
Easy Canvas Prints has also generously offered one of my readers a free canvas print from one of your own photos!
So if you have a great vacation shot...
Or a great family shot...
Or any photo that you love...

Here is the one I received.

The Contest is Closed.  Thank you all who entered. 
Just leave a comment below to let me know you want to enter the giveaway.  The winner will be chosen by random drawing by me on Wednesday, Aug 27 and notified by email.
*Disclosure:  I was given my canvas print to review.  All opinions are my own.