Thursday, November 19, 2020


 Hello, friends!  I hope you are having a better day than I am.  I had taken my tablet upstairs last night to watch some YouTube videos in bed.  As I was coming downstairs this morning, it slipped out of my hand and now the screen is cracked and I can't use it.  *sigh*  First my kindle screen cracked and I can't use it and now my tablet.

Well, besides not having a tablet anymore, I am feeling better healthwise.  I didn't have to take any pain killers yesterday.  I have enough antibiotics for the rest of the week but I am more than halfway through.  And I was even able to chew yesterday.  It was a little rough, but so much better.

I have finished another three magazines so I thought that this week and next I would show you two and get caught up that way.  Otherwise I will be showing you Christmas decorations at Valentine's Day.

Today we are looking at a Better Homes and Gardens from October 2011.

Gourds and pumpkins were used to make a centerpiece on a table in the entryway.  This is so pretty.

This family eats their autumn meals outside.  This would be a great idea with the COVID going around this year.  They do live in California so it is warm enough to do this.  We would freeze here if we tried to eat Thanksgiving outdoors.

There was an entire section on the color red.  Who knew there were so many shades of red?  It goes from red with some yellow mixed in to red with some blue.  And even black.

Like HGTV magazine, they showed some front doors.  Which one is your favorite?

Fall gardens are beautiful.  Fall flowers are so vibrant.  And there are also grasses and vegetables you can use for arrangements.

And then there was an article on decorating the table using pitberries, pumpkins, gourds, and leaves.  To me, autumn tables are always so pretty.

And finally there was the recipe section.  Pork chops with apples and baby spinach was my favorite out of this group.  I think this will be on my menu this week.

Hope you enjoyed browsing through this issue with me.  Now it's back to cleaning the living room.  I am decorating as I go and I can't wait to show you the finished room later this month.

Have a good day!



  1. So sorry about your tablet! How frustrating! :(

    I love an autumn table too! It is fun to get inspiration from magazines. When we moved (4.5 years ago now), I tossed a lot of old magazines. But I kept some of my favorite November and December magazines and I look back at them for holiday inspiration.

  2. Kathy, No matter how old magazines are, you can get ideas from them. I loved seeing the flowers. One year we had Indian Summer thru Thanksgiving and we ate our dessert on mommy's tiny porch and some sitting in lawn chairs. It was fun. Honey, you need a tote bag to carry things up and down sorry you broke your devises. You might have to get yourself an early Christmas gift. :):) Blessings to you and Joe, be safe. xoxo, Susie

  3. I'm sorry to hear about your broken tablet. At least you'll be able to get a good bargain when you buy a new one with all the Black Friday sales going on. It's good to hear that you are feeling so much better now. Take care of your health. The housework will always be there waiting. Well, at least that's what my doctor told me. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

  4. Sorry for your latest fall and break; hope you are ok. Enjoyed the magazines and there are always some good ideas in them. Have a blessed day - you need one.

  5. I'm sorry about your tablet. It's so frustrating when the conveniences we count on break. I'm going to go with door #1, though I do love the orange of #2. Such pretty tablescapes! I really like the clear ornaments for place cards. Super cute idea. That pork chop dinner looks so yummy! I hope you will share the recipe. Have a blessed day!

  6. Hi Kathy, Yay... for the progress on your tooth pain. I sure hope that your tooth continues to heal. I love when I watch the British shows and they have doors painted red, blue or black in the hard enamel type paint. I have a white house with black trimmed windows and a black front screen door and a white front door behind the screened door (actually the screen door is glass, not screened). Anyway, I want to paint the front door, not the screen door, a red. I've been wanting to do it for a few years but haven't gotten around to doing it yet. I will though:)

  7. Sad that your kindle and tablet got messes up. My kindle is on my tablet. I dropped my smaller Canon camera 2x when we were out at the coast last month. Goid thing it onto soft ground not cement. I'm glad you're feeling better. I'm get things slowly organized. At least its being done. Hope you feel better soon.

  8. Bummer about your tablet. Thank God it wasn't you! Time to give yourself an early gift & get a new one. I like door #3 with #1 a close second. I like red but I realized "too much of a good thing" when I used it in my tiny bathroom. Doesn't work.That bookcase was too much. Glad to hear you're healing. Still, pamper yourself!

  9. Beautiful fall table decor in that issue! I'm itching to start decorating for Christmas but I'll wait ☺
    So sorry about your tablet. Hopefully you can get another one soon. My Samsung tablet is old and slow so I never use it. I wouldn't mind reading on it though...if it worked, that is!
    Take care...surely am glad to hear you are feeling better1


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