Monday, October 26, 2015

A Turquoise Pumpkin Among Other Things

 Hello there! Hope this finds you doing well. I have a few random tidbits to share with you today. I know it seems that's all I share lately, but it is what it is. :) I snapped this photo last week for Instagram. I am still loving my Webster' Pages Color Crush personal sized planner. Here's last week's spread. It's kind of this post. LOL! I prefer my pages decorated this way instead of perfectly coordinated and themed. Some highlights from the week...planner night with my friends, the annual Fall Festival at school, my sister and nephew's birthday (on the same day). my son's big race, seeing the movie Woodlawn with the hubby, my sister, and nephew Nathan, applying for my passport, and booking my trip to Europe! I leave Christmas Day!

I thought I would share a few other iPhone pictures from the week as well. This cute autumn header was hand painted by our librarian at school. She also happens to be mom to one of my best friends. I love how she painted each letter. The "u" is supposed to have a craft stick attached since it is supposed to be a candy apple. She lost the stick and hasn't replaced it yet. So cute!

One of my all time favorite students and his mom gave me this gorgeous Magnolia and Vine lanyard and two extra snaps to go with it. Have you heard of this company? I love the snaps. They are so pretty! I had been wanting one for a while but have been trying to cut down on spending due to saving for my trip so this was such a sweet surprise!

The hubby and I went to see the movie Woodlawn yesterday (I highly recommend it!) and I stopped by the road to take a picture of this gorgeous hot pink flowering vine on the way over,

It's just growing wild. I'm not sure what it is but it is so pretty!

We had a few minute to kill before the movie so we ran into TJ Maxx. I went in looking for a candle and a couple silk flowers, but I left with a candle and a turquoise blue mercury glass pumpkin. I had to have it! 

Isn't it pretty?

Mama and I are trying to walk again since the weather is cooling off. Today I spotted this beautiful heart shaped leaf. We don't get a lot of brilliantly colored fall leaves so this was a treat!

Here's that pretty pink branch I showed you in a photo above. I stick it in a green bottle and sat it with my pumpkin and gourd. I can't get to my fall decor right now and might not be able to at all, so I am using a few things I have in the house along with some real pumpkins and my new blue one!

And, that's the end for today my friends. I am off to bed! I'm so sleepy. I have been super tired lately and found out last week that my anemia is back. I struggle with it off and on. I hope your Monday was a good one and the rest of the week will be as well. Oh...I almost forgot! Stay tuned for information about my 3rd annual ornament exchange. I'll have the details up in the next few days!

Until next time.....


  1. Hey, there, Vicky! Checking in to see if you are doing a third ornament swap this year. I was in yours last year and what fun! Let me know, I'd love to join again!

  2. Hey, there, Vicky! Checking in to see if you are doing a third ornament swap this year. I was in yours last year and what fun! Let me know, I'd love to join again!

  3. I haven't heard of Woodlawn Vicky, but sounds like a good one. I don't know what that flower is either. I'm terrible at identifying plants! Sorry about your anemia. Hope it's not too severe, as I know it can be almost debilitating.

    Have a great week!


  4. Hello, Vicky! Sounds like you are staying busy! I like how you do your creative and fun! I believe that vine is a coral vine. I have one although it's not as big. Need to go see Woodlawn still. I'm sorry about your anemia - hope it clears up and you get your energy back soon! Nothing worse than low energy! I've never seen turquoise Mercury glass! How perfect for your home. It's gorgeous. (Love me some Mercury glass!). Looking forward to participating in the ornament exchange again. :-)

  5. Great update, Vicky. Hope you get some rest soon.

    I am super excited about the ornament exchange. I think I missed last year :(

  6. Hi Vicky, that pumpkin is beautiful, it is easy to see why you wanted it and the lanyard . . . what a stunning and practical gift. I taught preschool for ten years and each year when I decorate our Christmas tree I put up ornaments that were gifts from my students. Each child's name is printed on the bottom with the date and some of these wonderful kids are still friends. I see them in town now with their children . . . how time flies :) I guess I'm getting old, but I'll never fully admit it, LOL, I think that once you admit it, then you start complain of more aches and pains.

  7. Your "is what it is" is pretty sweet! Thank you for sharing your tidbits with us...loved hearing about what's going on in your world. xo

  8. I hope that your anaemia is sorted soon so that you will be all ready for your fabulous trip! I hope that you have a great time! Love your new pumpkin! xx

  9. All my posts seem to be a little of this and that, I like them and yours is nice and newsy. How exciting you have booked your trip! Sweet blue pumpkin would have come home with me too. Glad to hear you'll be hosting your ornament exchange again this year.

  10. You are such a busy lady! Love your planner! Getting your passport and planning your trip is so exciting! I can't believe it's almost Nov and soon Christmas. I'll be looking forward to the ornament exchange again! Always so much fun!

  11. So excited to hear about an ornament exchange. I don't think I found you in time last year. Rest up and stay healthy for your trip!!

  12. Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your anemia. I do hope you feel better. I really love that cute planner and your pumpkin! How fun. I can't wait for your ornament exchange. I do hope you have a nice week.
    Julie xo

  13. Love your turquoise pumpkin Vicky, and that pink flowering plant is so pretty! Sorry to hear you've been so tired, that anemia... what a pain in the butt :o/


  14. I have never heard of that company before where the lanyard is from, I just went on line to look and they have some really pretty things. What a nice gift!
    Love your turquoise pumpkin! And that flowering vine is so beautiful, I have no idea what it is either.
    Ugh, anemia, that's no fun! Take care of yourself!!
    Hugs, Kimberley

  15. Love the pumpkin - what a fab color!

    I'm horribly anemic too. It's a constant battle for me.

  16. Isn't is funny how something so small as a heart shaped leaf can make our day!

    Take care of that anemia. When I had it last year, my hemoglobin was so low that I needed 2 blood transfusions. I hope you are taking iron.

  17. The new pumpkin is so gorgeous, Vicky! I think you must have the same obsession with all things turquoise that I do! Continue to keep you in my prayers that you can kick the anemia problem.

  18. Hello dear Vicky...happy Thursday to you! Just where has this week gone to...? My days have been filled with much sewing as I prepare for the Festive season! Yay! I love Christmas and I ma am continually checking your blog to see if your ornament exchange is up yet! Hee!
    I love your random posts...always fun seeing what you've been up to!
    Hugs to you oh so much love!

  19. Stay healthy! Love the turquoise pumpkin with the flowering pink branch.

  20. Oh I love the turquoise pumpkin! Adorable!
    Prayers for you to feel better soon and excited that you are heading to Europe.. how fun!
    Have a blessed rest of the week.

  21. The turquoise pumpkin is an awesome find! I hope you'll be back to full energy in no time.

  22. I hope you feel better soon, Vicki! That heart shaped leaf is an amazing find :)


  23. The heart shaped leaf, a turquoise pumpkin, and a trip to Prague coming up... Perfect!

  24. The heart shaped leaf, a turquoise pumpkin, and a trip to Prague coming up... Perfect!

  25. Good to catch up with what you've been doing. So many those beautiful pink blooms. Sure hope you're feeling better real soon, Vicky.

  26. You've got a super-talented librarian! Those are gorgeous letters!

  27. I love your turquoise pumpkin and candle. Everything else was lovely as well.

  28. I love your turquoise pumpkin and candle. Everything else was lovely as well.


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