When my husband and I were first married, thirteen years this coming October, we were very poor college students. Being a new homemaker of a small apartment was exciting for me. I had always loved decorating my bedroom during my years at home, but now I had a whole place of my own. I tried my hardest to be creative with my decor because there was no budget for it. Somehow, maybe birthday money, I had a little extra for something fun. There was a Rite Aid next to the grocery store where we shopped and sometimes I would go in to look around. I saw this pumpkin and fell in love with it. It became my first official fall decoration. It's old and becoming tattered, but now it fits in with my primitive look. I love it.
I will always look back on the years we were putting ourselves through college with fondness. We rented places like this to save money. It used to be a log cabin. The years of scrimping made me thankful for things like carpet or a bedroom door or a bathtub. I am thankful now to have a beautiful home to raise my children in and to decorate. I don't think I would appreciate it as much if I didn't have the simpler times as a newlywed.
We are now off this afternoon to a much needed vacation on the coast of Oregon.
This is our rental.
We always stay on Tierra Del Mar, a beach near Pacific City. I can't wait for the smell and the roar of the ocean. To relax with my family and enjoy the splendid fall atmosphere of beautiful Oregon.
I hope everyone has a wonderful week. I will be back next Monday. Take care now.