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Thursday, September 13, 2012

First fire of the season...and BITS and BOBS

HI, YA'LL...
The BEST news today is that we got over an
INCH OF RAIN
in our gauge last night and early this morning.
*9/13
O, and how happy that makes us.
Happy and sooo thankful.

Coolness ......
cool enuf for our 
FIRST FIRE in the fireplace.
UMMMMM.....


We've had our wood stocked and stacked for
awhile, knowing it wouldn't be long until we'd want a nice fire at breakfast time...

and...in the evenings.

Our wood rack is right beside the french doors, underneath the covered part of the patio.
A perfect place....
One of my joys in life...
a big roaring fire......I LOVE IT.
 After building such a GREAT fire, I just got out my little thrifted, black
tole tray and made myself a snack
to enjoy before the fire...also pulled out my laptop.

That chocolate cake.....

PIONEER WOMAN'S RECIPE.

May I just say right here that I am not fond of icings made with
POWDERED SUGAR.

They are just too sweet for my taste
so the next time I make this cake, I will use a homemade FUDGE ICING
from a recipe that I've used for over 50 years....MY FAVORITE of all time.
O....and altho my cup says TEA....
I am having Chocolate Silk coffee,
FOLGERS, I think. (I put the coffee into another container);

I must say THIS is pretty much about all I did ALL AFTERNOON...
Well.......

and THIS...
 My brand new RESTORATION HARDWARE catalog just arrived
and this cloudy, rainy, COOL, WONDERFUL day was perfect to browse thru the goodies.
I WANT that clock....
 PARIS....
1920
Parisian flappers all about town, I am sure....
how romantic is this !

Magnificent light fixtures....

When I get rich, I am buying ALL my STUFF
from their catalog....

well, with a tiny bit of POTTERY BARN thrown in.

Aren't these drapes just the COOLEST.

I adore the large, HEAVY tiebacks
they are showing here.
Is that ROPE...or a heavy, thick
rope-like trim of some kind ?

I think I could MAKE just straight drapes, much like these.
I am so thankful for my farmhouse home...
yes, it's old (but not old enuf to be interesting)
and it is very plain and humble....a 50's tract house.....
and yet.....it is our home....and we love it.

 .....yawn........
 OOPS...
Mr. Sweet presented me with THIS photo.....
WHEN I WOKE UP.
Eat a piece of cake and take a nap tomorrow.....
THAT'S  AN  ORDER !
X0X0X0
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend...
See ya on Monday.
home sweet home
foodie fri. 
tickled pink
inspiration
sweet tooth fri.
coffee friday
potpourri fri.
farmhouse fri.

41 comments:

Barbara F. said...

You had a wonderful day, I want to taste that cake. Maybe with a pumpkin spice coffee? Mmmmmm xo

TexWisGirl said...

you're too cute. congrats on the RAIN! and the cooler temps. we're still waiting for rain, here. areas all around got some but none here. still chances in the next few days.

kitty said...

Hi BJ, I just wanted to pop in and say "hello". I hope you had a nice nap. I wish I had a slice of cake...yum!

Stacey said...

How cute you are. :)

I can't believe you got to have a fire already. It was still warm here today but the temp is dropping as we speak. We are supposed to get 3" of rain.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Well that stinker! Taking a picture of you thinking about your next job!!!!

Looks like a great night treat!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh a fire would be so nice! Not quite cool enough here but maybe soon! I took a nap today and it was wonderful! Hugs, Linda

Kathleen Grace said...

Napping by the fire on a rainy afternoon? perfect! We had a firfe outdoors in the firepit Sunday night with friends. So wonderful. I am loving the cooler weather.
I just got my RH catalog this week too. Your home may be a little old tract house, but you have made it so special and beautiful!

Linda Chapman said...

I love it! I Love it! I LOVE it!!!!
I am also pea green with envy at your first fireplace!!! I am SO yearning for fall! We arrived home earlier this evening and I am holding myself back from yanking all the fall docorations out of the attic. I am going to stuff as many as I can get in our Ford Fusion and decorate the heck out of the space beside our camper!
You are an artist with that camera!! Everything is 'PICTURE PERFECT!' Happy Weekend!

Beth said...

It is cool enough for a fireplace here today at 55. the cake looks so good.

Gina said...

Sounds like you had a perfectly enjoyable & relaxing day!

Jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Hi bj, I am so glad you had some rain. Yay!!! I too love a fire but so far we are not chilly enough. Our temps are in the 70's in the day and high 40's-50's at night. Very comfortable.

We haven't been eating sweets much now that Bill is diabetic. Sigh. I always crave sweets. However less calories is a good thing.

Happy rain days.
xo, Jeanne

Vee said...

How did you stay awake so long by that warm fire and with the cozy reading? I have no doubt that we'll be seeing some re-interpretations from your catalog wishes.

Susy said...

Rain, fire in the fireplace, chocolate cake and coffee. Now that's my idea of a good time! Have a wonderful weekend BJ

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I hope you had a nice, sweet little nap! How funny! I love Pioneer Woman's recipes- well, most of them anyway. Blessings to you- xo Diana

Sarah said...

Too funny! Can't believe you've been able to enjoy a fire already. We did get some much needed rain today.....Sarah

20 North Ora said...

Today is the first half way cool day we've had in Oklahoma in quite a while. Can't think of anything better than a fire, chocolate cake and something to drink. And oh yes, the rain. How we are enjoying the rain.

Judy

Love Of Quilts said...

BJ I kept thinking she isn't actually in the floor is she...o yes she is... good for you I wouldn't have been able to have gotten up...nice nap.

Mecky said...

We didn't get an inch of rain but what we got today was nice. It has been in the 50's all day. Such a nice break from the heat!!!

I haven't been to RH in years. I drive by but don't drop in anymore. I will have to be sure to give them a visit soon.

CAS said...

Okay I'm jealous, BJ, of that fire! It will be some time before we can do that -- but maybe the patio fire pit!

Kris said...

BJ, you have the most beautiful hair!!! How exciting to have had your first fire! We love to have wood fires and have a lot. But we won't get to have one until at least November.
Oh my, that cake looks so good!!
: ) Kris

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You beat me to it! Looks like my first fire might be next week-enjoy! Can't wait to see your fudge icing recipe, hope you post it, I know I'll want to give it a try:@)

Madeline's Album said...

I am so glad to hear that you got some rain. So far it has not been cool enough for a fire here. The weather man said we would be getting cooler weather next week. Your photos are great. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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Jo May said...

I love you and MrSweet...your photo's just make me want to drive over there and have some coffee/tea and chocolate cake,sit by the fire and look at catalogs/magazines.
And.....probable take a most wonderful restful nap!!!!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Naps rock! Even without cake. :-)

That biggggggg clock! I'll fight-ya' for it!!!! -giggggles-

"Auntie"

Paloma said...

Love the post and loved that Mr. Sweet took a picture! Now you can even have blog material even while sleeping! :)

Thank you for joining our Coffee Friday Party... You make our coffee ... sweet!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I got that catalog, too. It is HUGE. It cost a fortune to print that. No wonder they have such high prices.

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Yes ma'am--to that order for tomorrow!
Looks like you had a really great day. It's not anywhere near cool enough here for a fire. We still have all the ceiling fans going and the a/c.
That picture of you--too cute!

Designs By Pinky said...

Thank you SO much for your sweet comments, BJ. That cake looks SO good. Glad you got some ZZZZZ's. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited to get into the new house now! XOXO

Paula Jones said...

great blog, following on gfc

Ginny Marie said...

I just love sitting by the fire! Hasn't gotten quite cold enough yet for us to use our fireplace. What a wonderful afternoon! I definitely could use that nap. ;)

Thank you so much for stopping by Lemon Drop Pie today!

Pam said...

You are making me want to build a fire now. Not sure we have any wood left over from last year though. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Why haven't I found your blog before? I've really enjoyed my visit with you--and I'm following you now, too! That photo of you asleep is precious!

Hip Brown said...

Your hillarious! Mind you I think you found the perfect spot to fall asleep. Can you please do a post about your fudge icing?? would love that recipe! thanks for popping by my blog today, lovely to meet you. Rachael x

Highland Monkey's said...

Choccy cake, cup of tea and a log fire what could be better....well it does get better, cos you got a lappy and catalogue and then had a doze. Perfect!

Theresa said...

I am ready for a roaring fire too:) Yours is beautiful! Thanks to Mr. Sweet for the snoozing picture:) Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Audrey said...

Hi bj ... love your beautiful stove. My son has a Franklin stove and loves it. I also sits in front of his mantel. So relaxing to sit in front of a nice fire. Hope your weekend is great. Nice rains here with about 3½" in two days.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
Timeless Treasures

LinsFood said...

I love your fireplace! Everything looks just soo cosy, Autumn is my favourite season! From the coffee party! xx

Honey at 2805 said...

Looks like you had a great day! I can't believe you already have fireplace weather! My a.c. is still going full blast!

I always appreciate the inspiration you share at Potpourri Friday!

Sherry said...

Isn't a fireplace awesome! I miss my woodburner we used to have at home. They are a simple pleasure that can't be beat! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Beverly said...

Comfort, coziness, a delicious snack equals the perfect condition for napping.♥