I never quite know where each week will take me, and these little peeks have been such a fantastic way to journal. I hope you don't mind.
Sunday was all about getting stuff done. I edited pictures and readied blog posts.
Trying to get rid of some over-ripe bananas, I made a yummy banana bread.
While I was busy inside, Pat finished up the floor of our back deck.
To celebrate his work on the deck, we went out for coffee. Even Zoe got a puppuccino. You'll have to head to Instagram to see the video of her enjoying it.
After taking care of some of the household errands and delivering a pair of earrings on Monday, I began stocking my bead box by sorting through the items in my inspiration jar.
It wasn't long before I had picked out the main pieces for each of the sections of the box.
I took a break to re-charge by walking the trails in our backyard. I'm always stricken by the beauty of this oak tree with the sparse magnolia growing near its trunk.
On Tuesday, I went to my mom's and we celebrated my birthday with my favorite dessert!
As I continued to work on stocking my bead box on Wednesday, buttons were pulled out!
After I did some personal birthday shopping, we had dinner with friends to celebrate. We ended the night at the new Little Whiskey Christmas Club in downtown Fairhope. It's a fun little place all year round!
My bead cabinet saw some serious action as I finished filling up the bead box at long last.
Look at that beautifully stocked bead box!
Friday saw the start of a new project that I'll likely reveal in the next few days.
We watched an epic high school football game on TV as Tua's brother played against Bear Bryant's great-grandson. If you're not into Alabama Football, none of that probably made any sense. Ha! And, our friend made this amazing ratatouille as part of dinner during the game. It was almost too pretty to eat.
Wanting to get away from the house for a bit, especially since we were at a stopping point on the deck, we headed to Elberta, AL on Saturday for their German Sausage Festival. It was a beautiful day, and the festival was packed.
As we were leaving the festival, I spotted this tree with these amazing flowers. I have no idea what it is, but the shape of these in their large clusters is so interesting.
For a little more inspiration and beauty, let me share what I found interesting online this week.
- Household Items Repurposed for Halloween Decor
- For some reason, this week was full of mushroom crafts that I found so lovely:
- Felt and Fabric Mushroom from Studio Paars
- Fabric and Bead Toadstools at Make & Fable
- Baked Cotton Mushrooms from A Crafty Mix
- These entry wall hooks made from a die-cut machine are simple and beautiful.
- Making a Jeweled Fall Crown with rhinestones and wire never looked so easy!
- I always love the upcycles from Sadie Seasongoods, and these Serger Thread Cone Candy Corn decorations are no exception.
- The Pumpkin Placecard Holders in this post are great, but it's really her technique for altering the Dollar Tree pumpkins that gets my attention.
- Lifehacker recommends using the Five More Minutes rule when you're feeling stuck. I think it's a great idea.
- Divya at Jewels of Sayuri has a fabulous tutorial for making Skull and Tassel Earrings.
- At Brit + Co, learn to make a Woven Necklace.
I think that's probably plenty enough inspiration for us all! Here's hoping your week is full of all kinds of amazing!