Hello Friday…and welcome to the blog! I’m glad you stopped by. Believe it or not, it is time for October’s Share Four Somethings. This link-up is on the fourth Saturday of each month (yes, I usually jump in early) and is typically at the tail end of the month. But October has five Saturdays so it is earlier than usual. I feel like I am rushing things….as I am definitely trying to hang onto October and/or autumn as long as I possibly can! Nevertheless, let’s jump into this month’s four things…..
We love our new carpet. Have I mentioned that a time or two? Or ten? New carpet was installed in our family room. It is not a huge room but, oh my, what a difference that new carpet makes! And I’m still breathing in the new carpet smell. It is every bit as enticing as a new car smell!! We have never really embraced the “no shoes in the house” policy and, truthfully, I’m not sure that I am completely on board with it, but no shoes have touched our new carpet. This is huge – especially for my husband. It is also a bit entertaining as I am the self-appointed shoe police. I hope it can last for a while…..although I would never ask a guest or visitor in my home to remove their shoes. They obviously can if that is their preference but I would never ask. How do you feel about shoes in the house??
I am also loving: our Bath and Body Works fall candles (their candles can be hit or miss but the ones I got this year are both hits!), breaking out the crock pot for fall (the keto chili I mentioned was also a hit!), and fall festivals!
Let me simply share something I read earlier this month. It included this quote from Ann Voskamp. I do not think I have ever read anything by Ann but I saved several (more than just one or two) of her quotes this month. Perhaps I should actually look into her books. But, until then, here is a quote to chew one….with my emphasis added:
“If your prayers always happened, then you would happen to be God,” Voskamp writes. “If God thought it best to hand out the answer key to all the haunting questions, He would. But instead, He slips His hand through ours because the key to all the questions is being with Him, the answers found in laying our head close enough to hear the thrumming lovingkindness of His heart. He is God, and I am not. He is the Word; let Him write whatever story He deems right and best.”
This part of the link-up is usually my favorite. I think its both interesting as well as funny to look through my recent photos and see what I thought needed remembering. But, apparently, nothing was noteworthy. Or, perhaps, I was just so on my game, I remembered everything and did not need a photo to remind me. Um, no. I probably forgot to even take the picture!?! I do see a pretty photo of my friend’s hydrangea. It is huge and makes me wonder (yet again) what in the world we are doing wrong with ours!! I also see a screenshot for this makeup. It is my absolute favorite but I have a hard time finding it in stores. Truth be told, I have a hard remembering the name…so I saved it. Not terribly inspiring, I know. This time of year, there is never a shortage of tree pictures!! Enjoy:)
This month, we added the new (needed) bushes to the front flower bed. We also did a room refresh for our guest room. I am planning to get a new bed and I’m hoping to find “a perfect deal” online but not sure that will happen. I should snap a photo of the progress to share but we actually have “a guest” today. Just my brother – but he counts:) He stayed last night because he and Jordan are hiking today. Cue more fall foliage photos!! And we (finally) got the dryer repaired…and got caught up on all the laundry. All told, what we truly accomplished this month was spending extra money! Ha.
I would love to know what you have saved on your phone. It has to be more exciting than the make-up you need to buy:) If not, share an interesting quote you read or heard this month. I always enjoy your comments. Here’s to a great weekend ahead and to enjoying the rest of everything beautiful in October!! Starting tomorrow, find the rest of the link-up here.
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.