My sweet friend Jess over at Tangled Up In Blue has tagged me to share photo's of a few of my favorite things, though I'm doing my favorite things around our home, not just in our/my room. (And I'm doing 7 things instead of 5!) So here we go, in no particular order:
As most of you who read my blog know, I love love love Halloween and these delightfully spooky treasures stay up, year round, above our living room windows. (As does that snow man actually!)
Another thing most of you know about me is that I love love love snow and this is my collection of snowy paintings & pictures which hang above our computer desk in our room, most of which are set in the country. Most of these I've picked up in thrift shops over time or framed myself.
This is Hubbs, at the tender age of 19, within his first year of being in the United Stated Marine Corps. He looks Nothing like this now and sometimes it's hard for me to believe it's really him, but I've been assured by his parents and siblings it is, lol! This hangs in our living room with some other Marine Corps items of his by our front door.
In that tiny fishbowl looking vase at the top are the dried flowers from our symbolic wedding ceremony which we had down in FL for Hubbs' parents before our wedding here in NJ and before his Mom passed away in 2005. Underneath the dried flowers are shells and sand from Madeira Beach FL, a day trip we took during that visit to his parents. This sits atop our entertainment center in the living room.
My all time favorite books! Need I say more? (On the "hers" shelf of the matching "his & hers" book cases on either side of the mantle in the living room).
Some how I've managed to hold onto this quote for many, many years now and recently framed it to make sure it sticks around for a long time to come. I love this quote and couldn't agree more with it. (And, of course, I love that snowy tree too!)
This is Hubbs' family cabin in The Endless Mountains of PA, a place we sadly can't get too very often anymore (it's been 2 years since our last visit) and a place where I've never felt more peaceful, content and happy in my life. When it's time to lock the door behind us to come home, I cry every time, like my heart's breaking. It's truly "God's Country" up there. It's glorious there any season of the year, but I think Autumn is my favorite because of the gorgeous foliage colors and the scents of wood smoke & apple cinnamon in the air.
Now let's see, who's "it" next? I think...
~H over at Rainbows Of Faith.
~B over at The Nabors Baby.
~G over at I Hate Writing.
~K over at Butterfly Confidential.
~L over at fever.
(No worries and no pressure gals! Thought this was fun and that you might think the same).