November 19, 2010

Autumn Around Our House

Hey gang! How is everyone? Planning your turkey dinners yet? Not me! :)

Christmas baking? Yes. Thanksgiving dinner? Nope! (Although I will undoubtably spend plenty of time in my mother-in-law's kitchen next Thursday ;)

Anyway . . .

I've wanted to write this post for a while (like a lot of other things in my life at the moment . . . ahem.) But I figure since Christmas officially starts next week, I'd better get on it before autumn is, well, over. But before I get into fall photos, a bit of randomness (because that's how I roll).

See the mocha frappuccino? (Ignore the stuff around it. Please.) See how much of this frappuccino is gone? That's exactly how much coffee I can drink in one sitting. That's exactly how much I can drink to achieve "awakeness" and yet not buzz like a bee for the rest of the day.

I've learned this through a lot of trial and error. And a lot of sleepless nights. Decaf is my friend. But decaf frapps are hard to find. And since I no longer have a coffee pot (which is a whole 'nuther story), coffee is getting pretty scarce around here.

Sad, no?


Dear Santa, I need a new coffee pot for Christmas. Or a truckload of decaf frappuccinos. Or how about a body that handles caffeine better?

And now for those fall photos . . . :)

Here's what autumn looks like in our house:

Decorations on the shelves . . .

. . . and the kitchen table. (See the yankee candle? I love my yankee candles. They're comforting and cozy and friendly and warm. Oh, and they smell good).

Happy pumpkins on the sill above the sink . . .

. . . and the little pilgrim and indian mice sharing a hat, probably waiting for the turkey to be done so they can eat!

Bright autumn colors in the bathroom . . .

. . . and a turkey who guards the toothbrushes from gremlins in the night!

Trees outside our Wal-Mart. Aren't they just gorgeous?

And, of course, with the darker, wetter days we're having, I get to entertain this little fellow . . .

. . . which isn't hard to do. He's quite entertaining all by himself!
So what does your Thanksgiving week look like? Any fun activities planned, other than eating amazing good food?


Anonymous said...

I don't know what I'd do if my coffee pot broke! Very sad! Have you tried black tea as an alternative? Chai is a good one for holidays cause it smells all cinnamon-like. About 1/2 the caffeine of coffee, but still a jolt. Takes longer to make, but just requires hot water :) I love your decorations...I feel like Christmas is already taking over my apt though.

Nicole said...

Hi Heather! I have not tried black tea, but a friend of mine gave me a practically brand new coffee pot she's not using. And this one is programmable!!! :) So I can have my decaf once more.

How was your Thanksgiving? And what are your plans for Christmas?

LeAnna said...

Ahhhhhh! I've missed you blogging!!!! Your little pirate is so cute, and your Autumn decor was beautiful!