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I was motivated to start a blog by reading all the wonderful talented individual's who have blogs out there. So, I want to make this blog about everyone who reads it. My family and God always comes first in my life. I want to share my experiences and in turn, hope to get feedback and ideas from you. I love unique things, I adore anything that sparkles (not over the top though) I love decorating, cooking, gardening, photography and shopping. My number one passion is photography! To me it becomes more than a picture, it can become a piece of art, or a beautiful memory. Decorating, though I am not a professional, and don't claim to be, has been a part of my life since I was very young, and just love searching and shopping for new ideas and incorporate the old, such as Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency with contemporary. Living close to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, and being of Hispanic heritage, I love cooking Mexican food, and love to share my authentic recipes. Though I live in Florida, my heart is in the desert southwest, and hope that my family and I will return there very soon…keep your fingers crossed that my prayers are answered SOON!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fall inspirational decorating ideas....

I can happily say, even here in Florida, fall has arrived!!! The last several days have been perfect, low 80's during the day and low 60's in the evening, and even better, low humidity! Yah!!!!

Though it doesn't take cooler weather to get me in the mood for any kind of decorating, it does help with holiday decorating. As I previously mentioned, I don't decorate too much for the fall season, I do however, use a lot of the inspirational pictures that I may find on the Internet, save them to a specific file called just that "inspiration". I take my Flip with me where ever I go, and film decorations from anywhere I see something unique, then I will often incorporate something from several of the pictures into ideas for Christmas, or a New Years Eve party. Nonetheless, I love these pictures I found. Some were found online and a few from my Sunset Magazine (my fav - love it!). There are so many wonderful and beautiful pieces out there right now to be as creative as you want. I must say for some reason I am a bit obsessed with these naturally white pumpkins (ghost pumpkins), and even the very light green ones. I love unique things, not one for following and adhering to only what's so called " in style" at the moment, it has to be something that really touches me. And, these white pumpkins have my mind racing with ideas. So, tomorrow...my mission is to go out to every pumpkin patch, farmer's market, and fruit stands in my town until I find them. Since I have a lot of palm trees in my yard, and yep, some need a little trimming...the palm fronds will be part of my Thanksgiving table scape this year along with those adorable white pumpkins. Wish me luck, I keep hearing that there is a pumpkin shortage this year, but never under estimate a woman on a pumpkin mission!!!

Happy Fall!!!!


  1. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the nice comments you made. I've enjoyed your blog. All the fall decorations are beautiful. I especially like the white pumpkins. I've lived in AZ for 21 years and love it. I lived in California most of my life and was never very fond of the desert. I loved the ocean. But I have thoroughly enjoyed living here. I hope you can get back to the desert and somehow I'm sure you will. I'm going to Florida next week to go on a Caribbean cruise. Really looking forward to that.
    I hope you will visit my blog again. You may have noticed I have more than one blog. I guess I got a little carried away. LOL

  2. I enjoyed my visit to your blog. Lovely fall images. I look forward to future visits. Wishing you happiness, Katherine

  3. Charlotte, thank you for the sweet words. I see your cruise was fantastic, your pictures are beautiful!!! Hope you enjoyed your time here in Florida also.

  4. Katie, thank you also, being so new to all this "blogging", I just find it so amazing how many wonderful sweet women there are out there, and I enjoy all the great information, ideas, etc. Keep up the great work!!!!