Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Autumn In The Sunlight

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful Fall day. I thought I would share a few photos with you. I noticed the sun shining through my kitchen window today. And thought I would have a little “sunlit photo shoot”. The colors of Fall are like no other. I couldn’t resist capturing it before the sun set for the day.

Gourds Sunlight

Gourds Sunlight2

Flowers Sunlight

Mini Pumpkin Sunlight

Pumpkins Sunlight2

Just a peaceful little photo post today. Without a lot of words. Autumn needs no words. Take some time to look around you and enjoy the beauty of this magnificent season that is upon us.

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came ~
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
~George Cooper, "October's Party"

Until next time, take care.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fall Decorating Has Begun

Hello everyone! It is a beautiful Fall day, and I have made some progress on my Fall decorating! The upstairs is finished, now I am heading downstairs. I thought I would share a few photos with you. I usually like to take photos at night, but I snapped a few day time ones with the sun shining! Windows are open! Gorgeous weather!

Here is our harvest table~




Some more displays around our home~










I hope you are all enjoying your day, where ever you are, whatever you are doing! Time for me to get busy and finish decorating! Thank you all so much for stopping by my blog! Happy Fall!

Until next time, take care.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

~A Big Thank You~

Hello everyone!! This post is all about YOU!! I want to give a BIG thank you to everyone that has ordered my Fall and Halloween salt dough fillers! And everyone who has sent me the sweetest, most encouraging emails! You will never know how much your kind words mean to me! I am truly grateful for each and every one of my followers, a.k.a friends and for your support!

I have already shipped out some orders and I am working like a beaver to get more orders out soon! I thought it would be fun for you to see what I am working on…  :)

Here is a brand new BIG batch of fillers:


Here they are all painted, now the fun begins! I love sanding/distressing and staining them!


Here are my helpers! After I finished baking for the day I let  our two youngest boys “have at it”! There was flour everywhere and quite a bit of clean up for me to do, but they had a blast!!


They LOVED that flour! Did you know that when you clap your hands together you get a big cloud above your head?! *POOF*


Here is a sneak peek at a few of the bags that I have shipped out. I am having so much fun with this and I hope that you enjoy your fillers when they arrive at your door! Packaged with TLC~~~



Again, thank you to all of you for supporting my new little business venture. It couldn’t happen without any of you! And I just wanted to share my appreciation in this post!

Now I am going to get back to finishing up some fillers and packing up some more orders!

If any of you missed my post about selling my bowl fillers, just click HERE That link will take you right to it!

I am also working on getting our house decorated for Fall. Slowly but surely, I get a little bit done here and there. Here is what I have burning right now in my kitchen. Spiced Pumpkin from Village Candle. It sets just the right “mood” for Fall decorating!


"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."  ~ Albert Camus

Until next time, take care. ~Sarah~

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Just In Time For Fall….Delivered Right To Your Door!

Hello! I hope you are all doing well. It seems that everyone is in the Fall mood, I know i am! I think we all love the feeling of Fall. The warmth and coziness it gives us. In my opinion, it is the most pleasing season to all of the senses. The sights, sounds, tastes, smells and feelings of Fall are like no other. I hope you are enjoying the beautiful changes Mother Nature is making to ease us all into the next season.

This is an exiting post for me! I am making an announcement! In my last few posts I have shared with you the Fall and Halloween bowl fillers that I have been making. I am humbled by the overwhelming response I have had from those posts and thank you to everyone for your sweet words. I received several emails asking me if I sell them or would consider selling them. After much consideration and preparation I have decided that I am going to sell them!

Thank you  to my beautiful daughter Emily who has helped me get organized, I couldn’t have done it without her! And thank you to my amazing Sister Brenda, who helped me with my labels and packaging materials! What would we do without the help and encouragement from our family!

I have created eight different sets of a variety of Fall and Halloween fillers. I have given each set a name. Hoping to make it simple to identify which set you would like to order.

Just use the “click here to email me” button at the top right hand corner of my blog. Send me an email with the name of the set/sets you would like. My email address is deeb37@gmail.com

PayPal is the preferred method of payment. If you do not wish to use PayPal you can pay by money order.

Here are the eight sets that I have put together. You can click on the photos to enlarge and see in more detail~

Autumn Fields ~~ Sunflowers, Leaves, Crows and Corn Stalks

Autumn Fields Salt Dough

Fallen from The Trees ~~ Leaves and Acorns

Fallen From The Trees Salt Dough

Give Thanks~~ Turkeys, Corn Stalks, Pumpkins, Leaves and Acorns

Give Thanks Salt Dough

Heirloom Harvest~~ Unique colors of Pumpkins, Acorns and Leaves.

Heirloom Harvest Salt Dough

Pumpkin Patch~~ Sunflowers, Leaves, Pumpkins and Corn Stalks

Pumpkin Patch Salt Dough

Who Gives A Hoot~~ Owls, Pumpkins, Leaves and Acorns

Who Gives A Hoot Salt Dough

Mostly Ghostly~~ Ghosts, Candy Corn, Black Cats, Stars and Bats

Mostly Ghostly Salt Dough

The Witch Is In~~ Witch Hats, Brooms, Jack O  Lanterns, Stars , Bats and Moons

The Witch Is In Salt Dough

I hope you will find something that you like!

Sets are $12 per bag plus shipping.

Each set contains 12 bowl fillers.

Your order will ship within two weeks. I will do my best to get them to you as soon as possible.

All sets are handmade and may vary slightly in color, shape and size.  For decorative purposes only, they are not edible.

Thank you so much to all of my followers! Thank you for your kind comments and words of encouragement, they mean the world to me! This is an exciting new journey for me and I am thrilled to be sharing it with all of you.


All Boxed Up and Ready to Be Shipped~

All Boxed Up

Until next time, take care.



Friday, September 10, 2010

~We Have A Winner ~ And My Order Arrived~

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! I hope you will all enjoy your weekend. Whether you have big plans, or no plans at all! It is a rainy day here today. Perfect day to light a Fall candle and decorate the house! I love these days!

Today is THE day! I have picked the winner of my Fall Giveaway! I had 97 entries! Thank you SO much to everyone that left a comment or sent an email! I appreciate each and every one of you!

I numbered all of the entries in the order they were received and then used a random number generator! It worked great and it seems to be the easiest way to do it!

And the winner is…….. Wendy from Ravenwood Whimzies!! Congratulations Wendy! I will be emailing you soon to get your address so that I can mail you your Fall and Halloween fillers!

Thank you again to everyone for entering and for being such faithful followers of my blog! I will be doing another Giveaway for the Holidays you can count on it!

I also wanted to share what was in my mailbox a couple of days ago! I placed an order with Teresa. Her Etsy is Teresa’s Prim Treasures. Her handmades are wonderful! They are so unique and made with such quality and care.  So excited to get them and I will put them to good use.

They are wristlets for my cell phone, Ipod and camera! I also purchased a key fob! I just LOVE the wool fabrics and the printed floral fabric!


Here they are holding my camera and Ipod~


Close up of camera~


Close up of Ipod~


And for those of you with a Blackberry, they fit perfectly!!


Thank you Teresa! I just love everything!! I will use them all often! Visit Teresa’s blog HERE. You gotta love “prim to go”! Because I am always on the go!!

Well, it is time to get our youngest ready for Preschool, then it is time for me to grab a Starbucks Shaken Black Ice Tea. LOVE these lately!! I just have them add a hint of raw sugar and shake it up! Yum!! I am not a coffee drinker, but I am an ice tea lover! 

Black Ice Tea

Until next time, take care everyone! And stay tuned for a fun announcement soon!  :)


Saturday, September 4, 2010

A Few New Fall and Halloween Fillers

Happy Saturday everyone!! It is a gorgeous day here today! AND it is College Game Day! Our family LOVES football! We love the feeling, the atmosphere, the food, everything about it! GO HAWKEYES!! O.k…now that I have that out of the way!

Boy, am I getting in the mood for Fall! We have been deep cleaning lately, so I am just about ready to get the Fall decor out! I have already started burning some of my favorite Fall candles..and they smell SO good! 

I thought I would share a few more Fall and Halloween salt dough fillers that I got done. I am having fun with these…can you tell?…

Here are some “heirloom” pumpkins with acorns and brown leaves.


A couple of close ups~



Here are some little Jack O’ Lanterns~


You can just call him “Jack”. :)


Black arching cats, moons and stars~



And the little witch hat, with a little yellow band added (my daughter painted these)!  Good job Emily, I love the little hit of  yellow color!


I hope you are all getting in the mood for Fall too! Enjoy all of the sites, sounds, smells and changes in the world around you right now. Take time to stop and enjoy the simple things. Slow down, take a breath and take it all in.

“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.”  ~Elizabeth Lawrence

I am saying a prayer for all of my friends on the East coast, I hope Earl  dissipates and leaves you all unharmed. From what I hear, it sounds like that is the case. I will  keep you all in my thoughts.

Don’t forget to enter my fun Fall Giveaway (details in my previous post)! I am enjoying your comments, I am so grateful for all of my followers. I enjoy reading your sweet comments, the fact that you take them time to write to me means so much. If you are not a follower yet, please become one, I would love to meet you!

Until next time, take care.




Thursday, September 2, 2010

~~~Fall Giveaway~~~

Hello everyone! We are almost to the weekend! Looking forward to it! I thought I would kick it off with a fun Fall Giveaway! It is cloudy, windy and rainy here today, it feels like Fall AND it feels like Football Season! Yay!

Let’s just get right to it! Here is what the winner will receive~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Fall  and Halloween Salt Dough Bowl Fillers:

1 Large Sunflower

2 Mini Sunflowers

1 Crow

2 Bats

1 Witch Hat

2 Mini Stars

1 Ghost

4 Leaves

2 Acorns

1 Pumpkin

1 Bag Of Fall Fixin’s with “Primitive Welcome” Salt Dough Hang Tag.

1 Small  Red Primitive Bowl  (One of  my Goodwill makeovers)

*Please note~~ All of these items are for decorative purposes only and  are not edible.

*The bowl is also for decorative purposes only, not to be used with food.

*Any items in the photos that are not mentioned are not included in the Giveaway.


Fall Giveaway Photo

Close up of the Leaves and Acorns~

Fall Giveaway Photo2

Close up of the Fall Fixin’s~

Fall Giveaway Photo3

The rules are so simple. You need to be one of my friendly blog followers! Just leave one comment on this post and you will be entered! If you do not have a blog, please add your email address to your comment so I can contact you if you win!

I will announce the winner on Friday September 10th! Good luck to everyone! And Happy Fall Y’all!

I love this quote, thought I would share it with all of you~~~~~~~

“When you are reluctant to change, think of the beauty of autumn.”

Until next time, take care and have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!