Good morning and welcome to Sunday Mornings at Home!
This is my weekly lifestyle posts where readers often participate with content…I just love that some of you have been sending your decor and recipes!
I have much on my mind for today’s Sunday Mornings at Home.
This past week was such a wonderful change in South Texas with cold breezes, lower humidity and a touch of seasonal changes…I just love it.
I do have blog updates for you at the close today…so make sure you power through to the end.
Let’s get cozy with a cup of Joy and begin today’s Sunday Mornings at Home.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: HOME DECOR
The top picture and this one show you my little blessing plates…which I love and they keep reminding me of the reason for this wonderful Thanksgiving season.
Counting blessings and being thankful is really something we should do every day, but I love having an entire month to focus on this message.
Now, I loved hearing from reader Dorothy about her home decor.
She sent this image of her fall decor on the hearth.
And then this fellow Texan said, “I’m a spring and not only wear my colors but also use them in decor.” You can see that in her hearth.
When I had my colors done, I was told by Annie Castano that usually a woman’s color palette is reflected in her closet and home decor.
At that time I looked at my home decor, and said to myself…yes, I am a warm autumn palette all around. I prefer warm home decor all season long.
Perhaps, this is why some are drawn to pink holiday decorations.
What do you think? Are you the same person in your closet as you are in your home decor?
Thanks so much for participating, Dorothy…your hearth is lovely.
Ladies, please send your holiday decorating when you begin to change over to Christmas or Hanukah. Also, please send your recipes…all with pictures. The audience loves this sharing.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: A TIP FOR CHILI
After, I read Kathie’s favorite Pumpkin Chili recipe, I really wanted to try it, but did not think I could get it past Mr. B.
There are hardcore Texans who believe…don’t touch my chili.
So, I touched his a little and waited to see what he said. In lieu of one can of chopped tomatoes, I poured in a pint of Mango Salsa…fresh in the produce section of HEB.
Then I also added a 1/4 cup of apple cider.
It was great and he loved it…and I will do it again. And sometime soon, I will sneak in the Pumpkin Chili.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: CHANGES AHEAD
My foot surgery is tomorrow. This is the office of my doctor who is one of the doctors for the San Antonio Spurs Basketball Team…and many athletes in the city.
As I sat in his office and looked at a banner above the desks, I thought…Yes, I belong here…life is a competition and in a way, we are all athletes. So here I am.
I am trying to lengthen my time in the game… with healthy feet which will keep me active.
I have loved having my office upstairs. I look out over the neighborhood.
Mornings are my most productive times to work. I turn on my lamp and look out at the sky and trees and sit awhile for motivation and direction for the messaging of each post.
My office is a special place for me and reflects who I am and what I do.
I love to watch my neighbors walking by and it reminds me to be thankful for where I live.
I will miss it for a little while as I recover from this surgery.
It is full of Christmas gifts right now since I tried to shop as much as possible before the surgery…so it remains Gigi’s Christmas central.
However, there will be new perspective.
Mr. B is moving my computer today down to the breakfast area. There are windows all around there.
This is one window I can see from the table, where this week I could view the gorgeous harvest moon.
I am one writer inspired by surroundings and always take it all in when I sit down at my desk.
In this new location, I will Think Happy Thoughts, and lift up prayers as I recover…hopefully rapidly.
I want to assure you that I plan to keep on keeping on with the blog.
I have posts already written and set up for next week. If I am not responding quickly, then I need that recovery time.
Though I cannot go out and about for awhile, I do plan to keep bringing you content I hope you will enjoy.
Of course, I would love to have you send me your home decor, recipes, and any fun gift ideas you have discovered with pictures…to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The only thing that has saddened me so far is that I have to turn down modeling in a couple of local Talbots fashion shows. I wanted to do it so bad, but believe they are too close to the actual surgery.
Oh yes, and of course, I had to say no to hosting Thanksgiving this year…but boot or not, I am hosting Christmas…no matter what.
This is what I was wearing early in the week while working at home.
On the back of this shirt is the cruise line from this past summer.
But, this week on Monday and Thursday I will be sharing where I shopped and what I purchased for extreme comfort wear after surgery.
I always look at times like this as God sitting me down and desiring my attention…so I will listen, Lord, to what you have to say.
That is it for today in Sunday Mornings at Home…thank you for being here and all prayers are welcome tomorrow morning. Love you guys!
By Pamela Lutrell
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