Monday, August 20, 2018

"How about a big dose of happy" card and girls day at 1912 Emporium

Hello!  Here we are starting a brand new week again. It's rainy and chilly out and I'm burning my first Pumpkin spice candle of the season.  I haven't been ready to give up Summer and even think about Fall, but after a visit to my friend Karen's house .. and seeing it all beautiful decorated for Fall... I'm getting in the mood. Don't get me wrong, I love Fall, I just hate to see Summer come to an end.
This card I'm sharing today, using one of Tammy Tutterow's stamps.. still has a Summery vibe going on. Again, this is another one of the cards I was working on to refill my card box. (it was getting low).  I love having cards on hand, so I can send a little bit of happy whenever I get a chance.

I thought I'd share a few photos from a fun girls trip last week.  We took a little road trip to Wayne NE to the 1912 Emporium.  We have been there a number of times and have never been disappointed. 
It's always filled with fun and inspiring things. Everything is displayed in beautiful vignettes all over the store.  Two levels of so many beautiful things to choose from.

It's always fun to go check it out for each Season.

You could look for hours.

As I'm sure you can see from the bags we are holding... we all found plenty of treasures. lol

I'll share a few of mine.  My sis bought me this for an early birthday present.  It was one of the main things I wanted to get when we went there. I had seen it in one of their videos on FB.

I also got this sweet little metal pedestal and greenery.

Like I was saying, I hadn't started putting out any of my Fall decor yet, but after stopping to pick up Karen and seeing all her beautiful  decor, I think we all got inspired.
They had all these pretty artificial pumpkins and gourds in a variety of Fall colors. This was just one of the ones that I got for the tray on my ottoman.

Here are a couple more that I got to add to some of a beautiful Fall greenery I got there also.  The ring of Fall greenery also came from 1912 Emporium.

My sis also got me that metal cake stand with the wood top. I LOVE it!

Always enjoy time with these ladies.

 When we stopped back at Karen's she shared some of the gorgeous gourds she's grown in her garden. Her and her husband live on a beautiful farm surrounded by rolling fields. There view is amazing! I have to remember to take some photos to share next time I'm there.

We walked out to her pumpkin patch, and she has some big boys growing out there!  It was such a beautiful day, and so much fun to spend the day with these ladies. I could not ask for better friends.  Julie couldn't join us this time. We sure did miss her tho!

Other than that .... back on the home front it's been yard work.  Everything that got put on hold last year when I had my accident, is what we are trying to catch up with this year.
We had to have dirt hauled in to level out the back yard.  We had some low spots towards the back that water would settle in when we got a lot of rain.

Before we can think about sod, first ... the dirt and leveling had to happen.
Dan got the first new gate finished.

We had LOTS to mow out here, so putting these pavers in around the fence and house help to make mowing with the rider easier without trimming so much. (things you start to think about as you get older).

The other pavers will give us a little patio area off the deck. Wood fence with be great to cover up the propane tank. (country living lol).
I helped haul some blocks the other day when Wes was here helping Dan, but with my foot, I'm not a lot of help. Dan works away at it little by little on his days off.
It takes us longer to get things done that it used to. lol But eventually we get it.

Plenty to keep us busy before winter arrives.

I found this beautiful free printable HERE at OH MY! Creative

Thank you, as always for stopping by!
I hope all of you have a wonderful week!

Hugs all around!



Jane Harrah said...

ove your card and I love Tammy's stamps! I love your picture with Dan! You two look so cute. Your c=scenarios are wonderful Vic and all your decorations are so beautiful!

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