I try not to say much about college football, especially Auburn football. Don't get me wrong....I love my Auburn Tigers, but I know we have all been apart of a football season (or seasons) were our team is having a great year!
I realize we may be the next team to fall, but for this week ( and possibly this week only), we are ranked number 1!!!!
Even though our furniture is wrapped in plastic and the painters have decided to camp out in our study, I am still convicted to decorate the ole homestead in honor of Fall. So this past weekend, I went on a scavenger hunt to find the perfect items to bring our mantle to life.
First, I found an old vases and gave it a facelift with a hot glue gun and some twine.
I then made a quick trip to Hobby Lobby with $10 in hand. 30 minutes later, I returned to my car with these twigs.
Next, I went outside and started picking up all the acorns I could find (which wasn't many since all the squirrels in Tulsa gather in our yard!)
I then threw some books, pretty orange candles and my dollar pumpkin from Target up on the mantle. I was about to call it a day, when I decided to trim some of the twigs. I went to grab the wire clippers from the garage when the sea of tools parted and I saw (for the first time) j's deer antlers. I snapped them up and run inside! As I am running to the mantle, J tells me that antlers are "boy toys" and not meant for decorations.....
$10 and a sulking husband later, our mantle is ready for Fall....
When J and I married, I new what I had signed up for.....I knew that part of this marriage deal was moving to tornado alley. Growing up in Alabama, I was well trained in severe weather action plans. My family did not respect severe weather as I felt they should! So I would hold semi-quarterly tornado drills in case such disaster struck. Looking back, I can see where this fear of storms might have been considered a bit extreme. I will admit the tornado survival kit did take up plenty of space in my closet and everyone hated being around me in bad weather due to the waterfall of tears I produced, but when the sirens went off I would spring to action!
What was the family plan you ask..... First, corral family to an interior room (followed by begging dad to join us). Second, grab a pillow (as well as my bible because someone had to start praying for dad's safety!). Finally assume the tornado position with the pillow securely placed over the head.
All this to say....tornado safety....I can handle....Earthquake safety is another story! This morning I experienced my first earthquake....OK so it was only a 5.1 magnitude "tremor". But still.....I my computer screen was shaking!
So in lieu of this recent event, I decided I should brush up research earthquake survival information so J and I can be prepared!
I wanted to share the first thing I have learned......Did you know that earthquakes happen frequently in Oklahoma?!?!?! Well thanks to the following survey, I am now considering earthquake insurance!!! (oh of course I am only kidding....kinda....)
I shall now go prepare our earthquake disaster relief kit. I will have to clean J's shoes out of the closet for this one.........
As our little construction projects trudges into week six, I am happy to report they have begun refinishing all the hardwood floors! Yes my friends.....I finally see that little sliver of light at the end of the tunnel called home construction. And that snippet of sunshine is calling shouting my name!
So in honor of our hardwoods (and to share some of the coolest floors I have ever seen), I have decided to dedicate today's post to all those beautiful painted hardwood floors out there!
I am a Southern woman who was born and raised in Alabama but is currently living in Oklahoma. I love my Lord, husband, family, friends, dog, the South and Auburn Football. I am not a good writer but felt I should jump on the blogging wagon before I was left behind. I hope you enjoy the view from our Southern front porch!