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Mercury Glass String Lights....warming it up for Fall!

Saw these awesome faux mercury glass string lights a few days ago over on Shannon's Fox Hollow Cottage blog and my heart went pitty-pat!!!  I ran right out to Big Lots and picked some up for my very own.....

Fanciful little things!  They are battery-operated, so you can put 'em just about anywhere.  I have tucked mine into some Fall garland in the living room......

added a pumpkin scented candle.....

and am totally enjoying the ambiance here on the first day of Fall! 
Welcome, Fall.....so glad you have finally arrived!  This is my favorite time of year.....the sights, the smells, the cool evenings and soft afternoon sunlight.....perfection!!!
How was the first day of Autumn in your neck of the woods???





Welcoming FALL at HOME!!!

Signs of approaching Autumn have arrived here at Janie's Porch!!!
I finally found the motivation and energy to drag out the bins of Fall decor this past weekend.  In keeping with the simpler, pared down look we've been bringing to the interior of our little cottage, I didn't utilize everything I own.  Instead, I opted for some of my favorite items, in softer, muted tones to complement the new palette in the living room.  



And focused on PUMPKINS!!!



Out on the porch, I brought back my standing scarecrow and utilized the potted mums and pumpkins that made their way home with me the last few days.  I picked up an "outdoor" pillow for the rocker at Home Depot - half price at the end of summer clearance - $5.98.  Doesn't it look cozy with its Autumn hued stripes?!?!?

It will be easy to add a few more items when we get into October for Halloween.  "Layering" is one of my favorite ways to jazz it up as we move through the season! 

I'm sure I will be …

Stealing a Little Time...

Eddie Dale and I were able to sneak away yesterday evening for a bit......
Loaded up his shotguns and some folding chairs in the truck; stopped at the Taco Bell drive-thru; and headed out to Noodle.....
He set up for some dove hunting and I settled in with my camera.  He only got one bird, which we couldn't find in the tall grass.  But, I got some wonderful shots of the sun setting.....

And the moon rising.....

It was a magical time, peaceful and quiet.....together......I love that man so!
Sleep tight, dear friends......

Solitary Pumpkin Arrives on Janie's Porch!

It felt a bit cooler here today.....like only maybe lower 90's..... Trust me, that feels like a "cold front" to us here!!!
Made a quick stop at HEB for a few things (essentials like coffee and toilet paper!) and what did my wandering eyes behold?????
That's right!  THEY'RE HERE!!!  Huge display right at the entrance....and one of 'em just popped itself right in my cart when they saw how excited I was.
Here it sits on the porch, with those mums,which I am watering every single day, sometimes twice.  Oh, it's looking just a wee bit lonely.....might have to run back and get another just to keep it company. I figure if I just pick one up each time I stop at the store, I should easily have at least a dozen pumpkins by mid-October.  (We really should invest in some HEB stock...)

All is feeling right with the world at the moment.....sigh......
No decor up inside yet.  But, this little bit is sure making me happy!
Be blessed!



Loving Our New Woven Blinds......

Hey, ya'll!  Labor Day weekend is winding down.....hope yours has been great!!!
Mine was actually pretty busy.  Since Eddie Dale had to work all three days, I decided I would work, too - only I stuck around the house to do my work! 
I decided to go ahead and give the woven bamboo blinds I found at Home Depot a shot.  I've been eyeballing them online for weeks because the cost was only $16.97 each.  I simply hate the plastic 1-inch mini-blinds throughout our house - they are not cottage-y - at all! 
So, I ran out to the local store (their handy dandy website indicated they had thirteen 27"x72" shades in stock) and picked up enough to do the living room.  I really like the roman shade style and the way these filter the light, creating a nice soft ambiance in the room.  Although they are not completely private, they are fine in the living area.  Oh, and did I mention they are only $16.97 a window?!?!?  So reasonable, yet they give me the "look" I've been…

Saying "Goodbye" to a Beloved Pet....

This is a post I have put off for over a month now.....but, it's time to write it, if only to satisfy some inner need I feel to share the memories....of Scout.

Scout was a part of my life for over 13 years.  I got her when she was only 8 weeks old....we bonded instantly and completely.  Through the years, she brought me much joy and companionship.  She was always glad to see me when I walked through the door, yet never let me forget that she was in control!  A strong-willed diva, a princess, the undisputed leader of our little pack....and a beloved member of our family.  She was more than a pet, she was "my baby". 


On July 17th, I took Scout to our vet because she had begun coughing after any physical exertion.  Suddenly, just quick trips outside to "go potty" seemed to leave her winded.  He diagnosed her with congestive heart failure and started her on several medicines.  Over the next few days, we made multiple visits back to the vet....the meds were tweaked…