Hey y’all, how was your first week of Fall?
It was a roller coaster ride here in North Carolina.
First, it was warm and I took off to the beach for some girlfriend time.
Then, wouldn’t you know it, the weather shifted and got cool. Therefore, sitting on the beach was not an option.
However, not to be outdone, we managed to find some great restaurants and did a little retail therapy.
Then the trip was cut short due to Hurricane Ian, and we got the heck out of there before the rain!
Ironically, our beach area had only minor damage while the storm came inland through the middle of the NC. Personally, we appear to have only minor tree damage.
There are lots of limbs to be picked up but no significant trees down on our property.
Brad isn’t happy that the pool is full of leaves as well.
However, the power went out at 8:00 pm on Friday evening; this was the outage map on Saturday morning.
The circle with the 4 inside is our house. Yikes. We are praying for all those linemen working overtime this weekend.
We are certainly praying for the folks in the storm’s path who were not as fortunate. It’s heartbreaking to see the damage in Florida.
By the way, the power was finally reestablished at 5:00 PM on Saturday. Although it wasn’t 24 hours, it felt much longer. LOL
Thanks so much for all the messages and well wishes on social media.
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This is a look back at all my adventures this past week.
This week we are looking back at Fall Decorating Inspiration for Fall Front Porch Decorating and a Farmhouse Home Tour for Fall. Plus, fall DIY Projects and tutorials that I shared on the blog.
In Case You Missed It
This first week of Autumn was filled with so much inspiration on the blog. I was involved in two Fall Blog Hops, and you are going to love all the tours.
First was the Front Porch Tour, and I was joined by 11 talented bloggers sharing their autumn porch decorating tips.
Then the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tour included 30 talented decorators opening their homes to share fall inspiration.
In addition, I shared three different DIY Projects that are all budget-friendly and super easy to make.
- How To Make A Fall Wreath with Dollar Store Burlap Leaves
- How to Build Faux Galvanized Wood Planters for your porch
- How to Add Corn Husks to a Dollar Tree Pumpkin
I look forward to sharing more fall inspiration with you this week.
Adventures off the Dirt Road
Why Didn’t I Think of That?
Each week there are so many wonderful blog posts, and I’m sharing some of my favorites with you today.
There are so many creative ideas, and I’m always asking myself, “Why didn’t I think of that”? LOL
I thought this Fall Pumpkin Garland that Jennifer shared was just adorable.
Michelle updated a moss wreath for fall and it looks amazing.
Robyn shared this cute Pumpkin Arrangement.
Kim shared this great fall wreath tutorial.
I don’t do a lot of decorating for Halloween. However, Deb’s idea is just the best.
Here is another fabulous Fall Home Tour.
Check out this air fryer recipe! What a creative idea!
You’ll want to save – How To Plant Bulbs in Fall for Spring Blooms
Don’t miss this off-the-charts coastal bathroom.
Great Deals This Week!
Leslie at My 100 Year Old Home has written a book, and my copy just arrived. She is so talented, and since I’ve been without power, I have enjoyed reading every page without interruption.
All I can say is wow! You will love the attention to detail and Leslie’s creative ideas. Get your copy here.
Have I told you how much we love our mattresses from Sweet Night? They are so so comfortable and they are on sale.
They are having a 50% sale on pillows and accessories.
Check out their 35% off mattress sale before it ends.
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