Friday’s Fave Five

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It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and other friends.

Here we are near the end of the first week of October. It’s still not looking too fallish outside. Some leaves have started changing a bit, but I am looking forward to blazing fall colors, hopefully soon. And crisp, cool fall weather! The temperatures have lowered some, but they are not in “cool” range yet.

Meanwhile, here are some favorite parts of the last week:

1. A dripping faucet fixed. The incessant dripping I heard every time I went into the bathroom was about to drive me buggy – on top of the thought of wasted water and money. My husband took care of it last Saturday – and then cleaned the tub and toilet while he was there. Nice man.

2. Sunshine. We had a lot of rainy or overcast weather for several days last week, and the sunshine this week has lifted my spirits.

3. A good visit with my daughter-in-law’s parents who were visiting for a long weekend and came over Sunday night for dinner.

4. A quick take-out lunch. I mentioned last week not cooking for three days in a row. I made up for it this week! I had some extra time in the kitchen last weekend. Picking up lunch after church from McAlister’s Deli was a big help.

5. New fall decorations. I mentioned last week that all the fall decorations were the same as the last few years. But this week I added to them. I have wanted to make a burlap wreath for years now and finally did so this week. I shared the process and the tutorials I worked from yesterday.


Then, in looking through my autumn Pinterest board, I found a lot of free printables and printed and framed a couple. This one is from this site:


I normally have a floral printable with a verse in that frame, so I just slipped this in on top of it. I may start rotating printables there with the season.

And this one is from this site:


Thankfully I had an unused frame tucked in a closet. The “blessings” leaf and “Hello Fall” block are new, courtesy of a Hobby Lobby gift card. The little wooden pie cutout I have had for years and tuck it here and there. The little “Be Thankful” pumpkin was a birthday gift from a friend. The little rosy clock looks a little out of place amid the fall things, but that’s ok. Usually my decorations match it better, but we can make exceptions for fall and Christmas. 🙂

All in all, a very good week. I hope yours was, too, and if not – may next week be better!

7 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Today is really our first cool, crisp, sunny fall day, and I am happy to see it! Enjoyed your post today. The burlap wreath is so pretty. Love the felt roses. Great job on that!

  2. I love your wreath. I just might have to make one, too. Your wreath and the other simple decorations sure add to the fall atmosphere in your home.
    Ahhhh, the peace of a quieted faucet. Hurray for your husband’s work on that and cleaning out the tub and toilet. I don’t mind taking care of the toilet, but the tub is harder because I don’t bend so well anymore.
    You are grateful for sunshine and I am grateful for rain. I am glad we both got what was needed.
    Have great week.

  3. I’m glad that you got some sunshine. We had rain!
    I spent extra time in the kitchen this week too and now have left overs. (actually we call them planned overs.)
    A visit with the other grandparents sounds like a great time. I’m sure Timothy has had a great week!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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