I had big plans for my Sunday afternoon yesterday.
I was going to drag the beautiful daughter off to the pumpkin patch & get some great shots for a nice little Autumn photo blog.
Of course, the skies had other plans; I woke to an overcast & chilly day that threatened rain.
Enter Plan B.
Since I had to run errands anyway (#1 on the list, cat food!!!), I decided to stop at the craft store & pick up some things to bring the front porch up to speed for Fall so I could actually include it in the "drive by" on the Oct. 20th blog. As luck would have it, I stumbled onto a 50% off sale! I neglected to get a cart, so I must have been a fair sight, stumbling through the aisles grabbing bits & pieces as the muse hit.
I ended up with a wonderful collection of potential decor.
Never mind that I had just cleaned the house before I left on my little excursion, I spread everything out on the floor & sat back to hope a design sort of hit me.
I started with the gilded pheasant feathers (in keeping with my "Autumn Images" theme), & added some deeply colored grape leaves (pre-glittered, of course), & finished it off with a little beaded garland.
About this point, it was time to start thinking dinner, & what could be better on a rainy weekend afternoon than filling the house with the smells of the infamous family favorite, Chicken With a Carrot Up Its Butt
I had been to a farmers' market a couple weekends ago & filled the window with a collection of potted herbs to get me through the long winter.
With dinner in the oven, I made up a smaller version of the wreath for the front door. I still need to pick up one of those handy "over the door" holders. Hopefully, the rain will stay away & I can run to the farm at the end of the road & pick up a matching mum (or two) & get the entry ready for the photo shoot.
I managed to get the last of the glitter off the floor by the time the chicken was done (& both the Pack & the Brewers had lost).
I did remember to pick up cat food, but the boys love the chicken as much as we do!
All in all, not a bad way to spend a rainy day!
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