Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sunday Blatherings and some New Kids Books


I'm loving this cool fall weather - 60's by day and 40's by night. Extra comforter on the bed and the new winter bathrobe has been purchased.

I've been in the furniture rearranging mood and while my husband was busy in the basement this morning I completely rearranged the living room. I was thinking he would hate it and so I had my "let's give it a try speech" all ready, but he loved it as much as me.  It's cozier and more sunlight comes in the 5 windows now. I also purchased some air plants and hanging glass globe terrariums for my kitchen which I love. They were so much cheaper online than in the specialty shops around here.


This weekend we did some leaf-peeping, but honestly all I need to do is walk around the neighborhood to take in the beautiful colors. We may take a ride to Vermont or New Hampshire this week, just to be sure we didn't miss anything prettier than what we've seen for foliage.

I'm reading a delightful book that I wasn't expecting to enjoy as much as I am - it's called --This is Your Life Harriet Chance; Jonathan Evison. I hope to start After You; JoJo Moyes and The Lake House; Kate Morton this week.

Candlewick Press sent my some beautiful new kids books. I can't wait to read them.


Have a nice week everyone.

27 comments:

  1. I like those hanging globes- cool idea! And your opening pic-love the fall foliage. Awesome time of year to be out and about.

    I remember Peppa Pig from the old Noggin/ Nick Jr. channel a few years back... :)

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    1. Thanks Greg, the best thing about the air plants is no mess - just mist them once a week.

      Peppa Pig is a goodie.

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  2. We're in the 70s during the day and I already miss summer. I love Candlewick books!

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    1. We are suppose to reach 70 degrees today and then it slides little by little.

      I love Candlewick as well.

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  3. Our leaves have been slowly turning, but they aren't full Fall-ish yet. Another week or so, I guess. I'm hoping to listen to After You on audio next. I had more success with Me Before You on audio.

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    1. I hope we aren't disappointed with After You? Some readers have been.

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  4. My son loves the Mercy Watson books! That's some great kids books and you've got some interesting adult reading going as well. I definitely want to give The Lake House and This is Your Life Harriet Chance a try. Have a great week!

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    1. No review yet, but I finished - This is Your Life Harriet Chance and loved it. Mercy Watson looks like a good one too.

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  5. I love those hanging plants! Hope you get a chance to go on your drive so you can see some of the fall foliage. I can't wait to start that Jojo Moyes book too :)

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    1. Yes the plants add so much to the kitchen and no mess - just mist once a week.

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  6. My daughter loves Peppa the Pig right now and I just ordered a new book for her from Scholastic!

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  7. Oh dear, we are not fans of furniture rearranging!

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    1. Our cats were not happy with the new furniture layout..LOL

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  8. Our color is just beginning. Always so enjoyable.

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  9. Mercy Watson is a big favorite around here! I hope you enjoy the Di Camillo books.

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  10. I absolutely love those globes in your kitchen! Our leaves are just starting to change, will probably be at their peak next week. Those children's books look great! We have a super special children's book on Dakota's blog today, it is just superb!
    DakotasDen

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    1. Thanks Caren - I love the globes. Now I need to check out the books you mentioned.

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  11. My grandson LOVES Peppa Pig!!
    I hope you enjoy all your books.

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  12. I'm loving the fall weather, too! Hope you get a chance to head to Vermont or NH this week. Our colors here are peaking now - just gorgeous.

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    1. Yes we didn't want to travel over the long weekend so perhaps midweek it will be quieter.

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  13. Your air plants in globes are pretty.

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  14. Diane, your photos are gorgeous. I really like the hanging glass globe terrariums. Have a wonderful week!

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  15. I am loving this week with the cooler temperatures. Cooler here being in the low to mid-80's. This is perfect weather to me. I also love feeling a little chill in the air at night.

    I love the idea of those hanging glass globe terrariums. I am not sure I could do it in our house. I'd be afraid of hitting the sprinkler system--although that's probably ridiculous.

    I hope you are having a good week, Diane! I've been so busy. I can't wait for the weekend.

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