Just Call Me Crazy!

Wow, two posts in one day -- y'all are so doggone lucky!  Is anyone else "jumping out of your skin" to get started on your Fall decorating?  We are still very hot here, but everywhere I turn, something seems to remind me of Fall.  I had to run some errands the other day, and I was just naturally drawn to a little orange tee and this......
I love my pretty orange leather purse and use it for any season, but this particular day, it just reminded me of Fall -- pumpkins, maybe?

Do y'all get emails from this store?  They are a curse, I tell ya', a curse!  Well, no not really, I love this store.  They have wonderful sales, and I only buy when they are having a sale.  Their hand soaps are truly wonderful, especially the seasonal ones.........

Really, how could I not think about Fall when I walked in and saw all these little cuties just waiting to hop in my basket?  Look at those names -- Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, Pumpkin Cupcake, Pumpkin Caramel Latte (swoon), Sugar Maple, Autumn Day, Heartland Harvest Marmalade & Creamy Pumpkin -- be still my heart!  They truly do smell like their names!

Well, with all those subtle reminders of the approaching season, I could simply wait no longer.  Today I did this!  Oh, yes I did!  

I mean, seriously, the timing was perfect.  The Man had to take the Mustang out for a little spin, and all of my Fall decor is stored above the car, so......perfect timing!

I didn't get very far because of the heat, but I did start some sorting.  It's always fun to re-discover all the goodies.  I love spending time in the evening, multi-tasking with the TV & my iPad, reading blog posts and browsing around Pinterest.  My searches lately have been all about Fall, so I decided to start a new board and call it Fabulous Fall 2013.  If you want to check it out, go HERE.  

How do y'all go about any decorating task?  Do you plan, repeat a previous design, copycat or just "fly by the seat of your pants?"  I tend to do all of the above.  I am basically a planner, though, so I always have notebooks and sketch pads scattered around and.......

when an idea crosses my little brain, I try to sketch it out.

I am truly no artist, but I know what I'm drawing and that's all that matters.

Of course, I do need my assistant.  Now it doesn't look like she's contributing much,

but that little paw is actually resting on my shoulder, giving me little "Atta Girl" pats!  Wow, my sweet hubby giving me eye rolls, my little "fuzzy" buddy purring in my ear, and my Fall decor sitting in the garage just waiting to be placed in exactly the right locations -- life just doesn't get any better than this!

Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!  We are supposed to get rain -- YIPPEE and fingers crossed!


  1. I do love scary halloween stuff and I have been getting some projects ready but I am not ready to give up the summer yet, in Ca. we give it up in Sept...I do love the pumpkins...come on over for a visit...Phyllis

  2. I'm itching to get started with fall decorating. I will get started the week of Labor Day. Can't wait for my favorite season to arrive!


  3. Hahaha! Truly, your on a roll Carol and you definitely should start decorating while you have that drive for Fall!!!! Love BBW too!! You know I never repeat buying the same soap? I just want to try them all!!!! So many choices, so little time! Can't wait to see what you come up with dear! Enjoy decorating!

  4. Oh, you are going to have so much fun decorating for Fall! :) Yes, I have been planning and also doing little sketches like you! LOL I don't have much Fall decor, so mine it is probably going to be pretty simple, but I am headed to see your new Pinterest board to get some more inspiration. Enjoy your weekend!

  5. I don't have a lot of fall decor, maybe 1 full box and a few other pieces but I am looking forward to getting them out. It probably won't be until mid September though! And Yes - I sure do hope we get some rain, nothing today, but I guess the west valley got a lot this morning!! Let's do a rain dance for the East Valley :)

  6. I have been to Bath & Body in awhile but I always buy their Kitchen Lemon soap. It works great for getting the seafood smell off your hands when peeling shrimp & other seafood.

  7. HI Carol! I'm so impressed you're getting the umph to start Falling! It's still so hot here I just don't feel like it yet! Your little companion is adorable. Thanks for popping in to see my little dolls.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Oh my goodness, you are way ahead of the game. I havn't even thouht about fall yet. It is still so hot. We did get about an inch of rain with the last two rounds of the monsoon. It has helped the grass a lot, and all the weeds. What a mess. Hope you get some rain soon. Hugs, Marty

  9. Carol, I can see you and I think alike when it comes to the timing of our seasonal decor :) Just wish my garage was as clean as yours. That's on my to-do list but I never seem to get to it. Oh well...much more fun re-decorating (or is it "re-merchandising"?) the house.
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

  10. Love your orange purse!! Isn't Bath and Body Works the best. I love their scents! You are lucky to get such great encouragement too!!


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