the dove tree

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November 2013 archive

a warm and cozy fall


is there anything better than fall?


warm and cozy coats, sweaters, hats and mittens.

soup in the evening and homemade apple sauce simmering in the crock pot all day.

sitting around the fire and drinking cocoa after playing in the leaves all afternoon.


it’s getting dark so early now.

the fall sunlight is changing.

i love the soft glow in the kitchen in the late afternoon.

 i walk around and turn on every lamp in the house.

i happily leave them on all day.

it’s so relaxing and peaceful.


i decided that the soft glow of christmas lights isn’t just for christmas time.

i strung a set up around the back door of our den.

the kids love them.

iris giggles when i turn them on in the morning.


the leaves have almost completely fallen off the trees.

on our way to preschool jonah announces from the back seat of the car all the colors of leaves he sees.

and iris calls loudly, “mama, pumkin! i see pumkin!” as we pass each house dressed up for the season.


our house, of course, is dressed up, too.


my sister, christie, is incredibly talented and makes beautiful things.

i asked her if she would make a bunch of fabric buntings for the house.

she said, yes. : )

she did such a great job. it turned out so blasted cute.

she made me 5 of them to drape across the front of our house, and i love it!


she doesn’t know it yet, but i’m also going to request some for christmas.

how cute would they be strung up next to christmas lights?

and, she has the most lovely fabrics for it, too.

you should stop in and take a look…


she’s not the only one that’s been hard at work crafting, though.

my kiddos made these little guys for each one of their cousins.

jonah wrote the names of his cousins on the back of each leaf.

(when did he get so big?)

and iris, very meticulously, glued each set of googly eyes on.

she’s so sweet.


oh, and mommy’s been crafting, too.

(that’s me… i’m mommy)



i’ve got plenty of new sets of pins to check out.


and, i’ve been working hard on wreaths, too.

how cute is the burlap paired with the chocolate brown and burnt orange?

i love these fabric roses and can’t get enough of them!


i hope you enjoy them, too.

the wreaths and pins are for sale in the shop now.