October 19, 2012

Just some stuff and Hallween Love

Good Morning everyone.  Can you believe how dark it is getting earlier and earlier?  It reminds me of the years we lived in Alaska and the cold-dark that spread clear into the day there.  Isn't it breathtaking?  This was taken in the middle of the day near the shortest day of the year.  You are overlooking at inlet actually.  The point is so high that you are above the clouds.  In the summer, when it's clear, you can see the bush planes flying back and forth.  They would be so close to you.  

I can't wait for the time change.  There is just something about the goodness of the sun whether it's warm outside or not.
I can't but help feeling sentimental.  Some days are like that.  This week especially as my husband and I celebrated our 14th anniversary on Tuesday.
Oh, my Heavens we look so young.  If any of my daughters wanted to get married barely after their twentieth birthday I would say "forget it, that's way to young".  It's a miracle, that as being as young as I was, my heart was wise enough to know what kind of a man my husband would turn out to be. He amazes me more and more each year and our marriage gets better and better too.
I am so blessed.
There has been some new fall decor added to my mantle.  Isn't it so cute?
We have two large windows on either side of the the fireplace and recently she has decided that she likes to sit up there to keep watch.
I don't decorate for Halloween much.  My kids came home from school after I had put some things out and exclaimed "it doesn't look very spooky".  I admit, it doesn't.  Small and simple has always been what I have done.  But, the most important thing is that you really love what you have, and I do.

This little Halloween Miss is very special to me.  I saw her last year at the shop we love to go to on the Oregon Coast and passed her up even though she was really what I wanted.  This year, I wasn't letting her go.  I was so happy that they had her for sale again.

Years ago I picked up this pottery pumpkin.  I always set him on a luminary candle stick.

I fell in love with this spell book I saw on some one's blog.  It was a tutorial so I made my own.  

All of it got put on my mantle along with the volunteer pumpkins that grew in my garden and the witches broom I made from my dried raspberry plants.

The G.W. primitive house is going to be so fun for all the holidays.  

My dear sweet Tula.  I saved you for last because you are the best and my favorite.  I made her last year as an ornie.  She was such a fun thing to see come to life.  Tula was also one of the first primitive crafts I had ever made.  
This year, I seam ripped a few of her bottom stitching, pulled some stuffing out, and made her a make-do.
If you have made it to the bottom of my post I applaud you.  I just have one last thing to share.
Baby has been wearing her Halloween costume non-stop.  At night, she sleeps with it by her side.  I thought it was funny to see a frog playing video games:)
Only a few more days to go sign up for this massive wonderful giveaway Brenda is hosting.  It's going to be a great day for a lot of lucky ladies.
Truly wishing you all a wonderful Fall weekend.  I appreciate all my wonderful friends who visit me and comment so faithfully.  If it weren't for all of my followers and friends, there would be no 
Front Porch Primitives Blog.


Trace4J said...

Happy Anniversary Steph.
My what a beautiful bride.You still look so young.
Love all your decorating especially the Frog playing video games. Precious!
Fall Blessings


Primitive Stars said...

Hi Steph...wonderful pictures...Happy Anniversary...beautiful dress....sweet kitty on the mantle...cute little froggie...rabbit...Have a great weekend...Blessings Francine.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Baby has turned into a frog Oh My! I so envy your time in Alaska always been a dream to go there I probly would make it a year and miss the comforts that are far and few there though.Happy 14th Anniversary (By the way you still look young) Warm Blessings!~Amy

Firecracker Kid said...

Hi Steph, Your title could also read "Just some Love and Halloween stuff" LOL. Happy Anniversary too! You're like me these days. I have to take pictures of our photos to put them online too. I agree with you about our children marrying as young as we did.
I like your decorations just fine :) especially that little frog.

Simple Pleasures said...

Hi Steph,
Happy anniversary to you guys! Your daughter is one adorable frog. Have a great weekend!

Raymond Homestead said...

Happy Anniversary! Cute picture of the frog playing video games!

Christine said...

Happy anniversary! Gorgeous wedding picture of you both!
I love Miss Froggy - too cute!
Have a wonderful weekend!

bettyj said...

Cute post Steph. That frog is awesome.Happy fall

alltheseboys said...

Such a pretty bride and handsome groom. Who would have thunk the two of you...back then...would have such a cute little frog!!! Lol...

Kathy H said...

Just found your blog. I am a new follower.

Holly said...

Happy Anniversary! Love all of your decor. I have the same little primitive house only in green! The frog is adorable! :)

Cindi said...

Hello my friend, Happy Anniversary! You are so pretty in your picture. I love all of your decorating as usual. thank you for sharing everything.
Have a great week my friend!
Be blessed,

P.S. Love baby froggie!!!

The Gingerbread Gem said...

Hi Steph, your frog is adorable :-). Happy anniversary to you and your husband. It's a beautiful picture.

I don't have a lot of Halloween decor, because we don't really celebrate it here. It's becoming more popular though (influence of American tv-shows and movies), but it's not a real tradition yet. The kids have their own Halloween corner, with a huge ugly orange spider in a web, on my window. The neighbours must be terrified every time they look out their window heehee ;-).

Your spell book is my favorite.


Pendleton Primitives said...

This is such a lovely post and so is y'all's wedding photo! I was 21 and husband was 30 when we were married. The age difference bothered some but I suppose when you know, you know. We will be married 13 years in February. I look back to and think I was to young to get married but no, it was perfect timing. Your home is spooktacular! I love the doll and glad you bought her. The spell book is so neat and I think that would be a good craft for my daughter. I'm sure your girls will have a very hauntingly fun Halloween!

Angie Berry said...

What a beautiful picture, how wonderful it must have been to live in Alaska. One of these days I hope to visit there.

Speaking of beautiful... what a beautiful bride you were! Love that picture of you and your man. Happy very belated Anniversary to you two.

Funny about the cat... that would be my dog's favorite place too if he could get up there. He spends his days in front of the glass doors just taking in every single thing that happens outside. Sometimes I sit and watch him and think about how simple his life is, haha.

My kids say the same thing to me about Halloween. I love to decorate for the seasons, but Halloween has never been one I decorate for. My kids want the spooky, gory, gross decorations and I say absolutely not in my home, lol! I love your simple Halloween decorating! The broom is really cute, now I could handle that. Oh gosh, I remember you making Tula... was that really a year ago?! I also remember being impressed that was your first handmade piece, she is so cute!

Baby is so cute in her frog costume, playing video games!! My little guy wore his non-stop and yes, it slept with him also. I thought my child was the only strange one, LOL! Within a week of having his brand new costume, it looked like it had been around for years. I didn't realize how bad it was until we were at the school party and his costume looked so old compared to so many of the other kids, lol! But that's what makes our kids special, right? =]