Wow, it has been ages since I’ve participated in Miscellany Monday hosted by the ever-sweet Carissa, hasn’t it? Well today’s your lucky day:
Such a fun weekend we had! It was full of classical music, a concert, sleeping late, pumpkin granola, pumpkin bagels, pumpkin pie smoothies (recipe to come!), a bonfire, a blate, a chili dinner for the whole fam, some photography, a church celebration, Merlin, card-making, maple nut fudge, and a nap. – Yep. Tie it with a bow, it was a good one! 😉
So I’ve just got to say it. It has become the proverbial pink elephant in the room, and I can’t ignore it any longer! Some of you know that I recently joined the world of DSLRing. My old camera was a sometimes-wonderful piece of dying junk. But at least I had learned to master it quite well over our many years together. Now. Now! It seems I don’t even know how to take a decent picture anymore! I was just getting used to the kit lens a bit, when I went and bought another new lens, so now I’m right back at square one. Bear with me as my pictures look like a 5 year old took them for awhile folks. I’m sorry. I shall improve! But you all will just have to hang in there with the grainy/fuzzy photos as I learn… many apologies for the dip in picture quality around here in the meantime.
IT’S OCTOBER!!!!! Oh most glorious of months! I truly live for you.
As I’ve been thinking about the evolution of this blog, I’ve realized that I don’t post much about a huge love of mine: entertaining! So be prepared… I’m brainstorming some fun fall party staging ideas, hostess tips, menu ideas, etc. to share over the coming months (you know, once I master my camera!). ~
In other news, my shop should be re-open for business this week. After a short hiatus, brand change, restock, and getting a few new designs ready for release, you’ll be able to shop at Vignettes Paperie again SOON!
We have been getting quite impatient to start (and finish) our last major renovation project: re-flooring our dining room/kitchen area. Our first choice is brick, but we have yet to find something that we loooove that is durable and affordable. Our second choice is old-world Mediterranean style (but no terra cotta) brick or tile, but what we love (you know, 800 year old imported-from-France salvage) isn’t within our price range. So I’m turning to you, dear educated readers, do you have any suggestions for us? Send links, numbers, pictures, referrals, anything our way! We’d be ever so grateful.
You may have noticed a few design changes around here (or a complete makeover…), and although I did everything around here myself, the look was inspired (with permission) by the beautiful design work of Jordan from Create Like Crazy. If you’re in the market, go check her out! – I hope you’re enjoying the new face of Vignettes!
Ok, enough miscellany for one Monday.
Happy October to you all…