Saturday, October 13, 2018

Dylan Landed His Dream Job!

I just had to pop in this weekend for a little proud mom moment. :) My son Dylan just landed his dream job! 


This is Dylan in Bo-Kaap, South Africa last month.


He'll be putting his BBA in Supply Chain to good use doing procurement for a global company. When he was a senior in college, he said his ultimate dream job would be to work for this particular company and now he has it! I love it when dreams come true! I'll never forget when I got the text from him yesterday that said "I GOT THE JOB!!!" So fun!

He'll have to move because it's too far away for him to drive every day, but we'll easily be able to visit on weekends. I'll soon be busy helping him move and get all set up in his new place, but maybe he'll let me share some pics along the way. 

I'm so happy for him and so very grateful. I just had to share this with y'all. Thanks for listening! 

Hope you're enjoying your Saturday!

~Lisa 




Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Fall Decor 2018

Sharing my Fall Decor today...all 42 pics, lol! Get comfy, y'all. :) 

My old fall yard sign finally broke, so I've been looking for a new one. I wanted something that wasn't too Halloween-ish, so it would work from fall through Thanksgiving. Found this one at Hobby Lobby and it was even on sale. 


Welcome to our home! Don't worry, that jack-o-lantern will be replaced with a cornucopia after Halloween. 



Dining room... 






Foyer... 



 I usually have all neutral pumpkins in this basket. But this year I decided to mix it up a bit and add some orange ones. 





A close up of this fall garland around the candle holder...



Besides the fall yard sign, (and a couple of plates) this is the only new item I added this year. I made this little wreath and attached it to my tobacco basket..



I bought the wreath at Dollar Tree and added some ribbon I already had on hand. I literally used scotch tape to attach it. :) 




A few orange and cable knit pillows to cozy up the family room...



I wasn't sure how I wanted to display some of my favorite pumpkins, so I threw them in this metal basket and called it a day. 







An Anne of Green Gables quote, a fall leaf candle holder and a spray painted pumpkin...




A harvest jug and some neutral pumpkin pillows...




Finn even matches my fall decor! 


thrifty fall decor



I'm still loving this crown...




 There's my $5 scarf from Walmart, disguised as a pretty fall throw on the chair... 



budget friendly fall decor


I was also on the hunt for a pair of pumpkin plates to decorate with this year. I looked all over...Hobby Lobby, Pier 1, World Market, Walmart, Target, etc. I found a couple that would work, but I wasn't crazy about them and they were about $12 each and I didn't want to spend $24 on plates. Then I found this cute one that I loved at HEB of all places! And it was only $2.50! You'll see the other one on the buffet in the breakfast room. Gotta love HEB's seasonal aisle!



fall mantel ideas

fall decor ideas

Breakfast room...




Love that autumn sign on the basket...





Just a few pops of fall in the kitchen... 







Thanks, Stacey from Poofing the Pillows Blog for the tea towel on the mixer idea! 



A pretty fall print and another towel...





Just some Dollar Tree ribbon on the canisters. Now they're ready for all the fall baking. 





That pumpkin candle holder is so pretty when the candle is lit. 








A close up of the pumpkin plates from HEB...



Whew! That was a lot of pics! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful fall season! 

~Lisa 

Friday, October 5, 2018

I'm Back!!!

Hello!!! Oh wow, I didn't mean to stay away from blogging for so long. But life happens and we had a lot of fun things going on, so the blog kinda took a backseat. :) 

My oldest son Dylan just got back from a 3 week trip to South Africa and Dubai.



 Here he is at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai...



Burj Al Arab...



It was truly the trip of a lifetime. He had so many fun experiences. I took this screen shot to show how far away he was from me...


Almost 8,600 miles, y'all! 

Here are a few pics from his travels...


Penguins! 






He went on safari in South Africa and saw all kinds of animals up close...




I was a little nervous when he sent me this one...

 That leopard was a little too close! 


These are wild dogs in Kruger Park...






This is one of my favorite pics of him, taken in Bo Kaap...


So grateful for a safe and fun trip for him.  

Another thing that's been taking up my time lately is cycling. I haven't ridden a bike in probably 10 years, but I've gotten back into it and I'm loving it! We take our "real" bikes to the trails by our house, but when the weather isn't cooperating, I wanted a stationary bike for indoors. So I bought this one...

 I know it's kinda grandma-ish, lol! But it's so much easier than putting on sunscreen, a helmet, sunglasses, loading up with water, etc. when we go to the trails.


And it folds up to a 20"X20" space...



It has everything I needed: It keeps track of time, speed, distance, calories and even your pulse. It has a comfy seat AND seat back. A tension knob with 8 settings, a cell phone holder and wheels for moving it around. It's also completely silent, which I love. I can ride and watch tv or read my kindle. I've been doing 10 miles a day 4-5 days a week and I love it! If you're in the market for one, this one is from Walmart and the brand is Xterra. And the best part...it was only $136 with free shipping! Let me know if you need more info on it and I can provide the model number, etc. 

I'll try to get back into blogging more regularly, but I still mostly post on Instagram. You can find me @texasdecor. 

However, I will be sharing my Fall Home Tour on the blog, so stay tuned. I think I took about 40 pics, so put the coffee on. :) 

~Lisa 


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