Monday, November 4, 2013

Fall Mantle

Hello, friends!  I haven't posted in a long, long time.  I have gone through so many changes in my life in the last year, it is difficult for me to even begin to tell you everything that has gone on in my life and how very different life for me has become in just one year.  I would have to say it has been the most difficult, trying year of my life; but as they say, what doesn't kill us makes us stronger, and luckily I'm still hanging in there!

One day I would like to share my story with all of you with the hope that it will help some of you out there who are also dealing with the curve balls life seems to hurl at us when we least expect it.  I feel so led to share what all I have gone through.  I am praying every day for the Lord's wisdom and insight on how best to do that. 

I know I'm a little late sharing fall decor, but I still wanted to share my fall mantle.  I used things I had on hand.  Many of the items came from Kirkland's in years gone by and also Big Lots.  Nothing beats reusing and repurposing things you already have!  Helps keep the light bill paid when you do that! LOL

As you will also see, I am living in a different house, also part of the ongoing saga that is my life.  :)

I'm also starting on another new adventure by accident..... creating gourmet chocolate apples!  I made some for my children for Halloween last week, and I shared some with friends.  Everyone loved them so much, I was asked by several friends to make them and sell them.  And, so begins a new chapter!!  I already have a name for my little endeavor.....My dad always called me Sweet Thing, so I thought it only naturally fitting to name it in his honor.

As for the house, here are a few pics of my fall dining room....

As you can see, this house is a very different style, and it is decorated in a soft palate. 
Here's a closeup of my no-cost fall mantle....

A bread bowl my great grandfather made during World War I.....

 Another view of the fireplace decorated for fall....

My dining table centerpiece...I'm ready for some turkey!

And finally, a picture of my entire great room....

I hope to have some more pictures for you soon.  I am trying hard to getting back to being a little more like my old self, but it is quite a struggle every day.  I stopped doing everything I loved in the past year, and it's difficult.  So, today here goes another baby step with this post.

Even though I'm a little late to the party, Happy Fall, Ya'll!!


  1. Hello! Welcome back; I've so missed your lovely posts. Your new home looks absolutely lovely! Can't wait until you share more pics. God blesses us in absolutely wonderful ways; sometimes we don't even realize it til much later what His plans for us are; you are an amazing lady and will be so strong through whatever storms you've encountered. I will keep you in my morning candle prayers; best of luck to you and so, soooo glad you're back! Hugs, Patty

  2. Hello Farica! I would love to have a cup of something warm (coffee, tea, cocoa) and just chat. We can meet in Destin or I can come to where you are. Hugs and Prayers coming your way. Soooo glad you are back!!!

  3. Baby steps…that's what it takes. Hope you will continue to blog when the time is right, regardless of what house you are living in.

  4. I left a comment by your Mardi Gras table and centerpiece for 2012, I was so impressed with your creativity. I do hope you are OK and will post your blog adventures again in the future. I will be thinking of you.



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