Sep 9, 2019

{It's Too Hot Y'all For Fall}


I think "Fall" officially begins September 23 and I always like to get seasonal decor out a little early, BUT....Y'ALL....I just can't even!!! When my car reads 101 degrees I am like....FALL? FALL BEST BE FALLING to make it by September 23! I really had good intentions this past Friday to take my life into my own hands and fight the heat and head out to my She-Shed to gather up Fall Decor.  BUT.............

I decided to spend the day with these cuties instead! YEP, Nana bought her some cute sunshades to match her Georgia outfit too!

Hobby Lobby was calling our name! I needed wanted these cute tin chargers.


Oh and I just loved the black and white check chargers too! So, they came home with me. My daughter, Marti Leigh just shook her head when she saw me putting 16 chargers in my basket! LOL! 


I found these pretty floral stems that I hope to incorporate into a Fall Tablescape. That is if I ever get around too it!



I even put out some hot chocolate and marshmallows thinking it would give me that "UMP" I needed to fight the heat and get my Fall on.  NOPE!



So how about some Pizza Dips instead....


And Chocolate Chip cookies....

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But on another note.....Despite the high temps in Florida we are truly blessed. Once again the Lord chose to cover us with His hand of protection against Dorian. Our hearts has been broken for the Bahama's and for those families that have lost loved ones. I will take the high temps in Florida any day of the week! 


It ONLY takes a moment to look around us and see just how very blessed we are....Things in life has a way of bringing new perspectives don't they? 


AND....I do plan on trying this Fall Coffee out...despite the temps! LOL! 

Hugs and blessings to you all.
Cindy


48 comments:

  1. The chargers are lovely. I usually buy 8 for my table. The fall goodies look wonderful. The weather has cooled some here. Perfect sleeping weather at night. Enjoy your fall coffee. Hugs and blessings.

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    1. Thanks Linda. So glad you are enjoying cooler weather. It's actually suppose to cool down here by the weekend. Only high 80's. LOL!

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  2. Again.... I'm cracking up with your humor!
    When the car temp reads 101 degrees, it's still SUMMER!

    I absolutely love the photograph of your family looking at you and your hubby. What a great way to tell a story just by positioning your subjects!

    I know some of your talented girls and grand daughters, will be using your techniques and SO WILL I!

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    1. Well Christine, it is surely still summer here! That is one of my favorite pictures. I am really wanting to do a tablescape though...especially since I have new chargers. LOL!

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  3. Maybe by first of October I can think about putting out a little Fall. I agree about this heat Cindy will gladly take the heat over a hurricane. Those girls are adorable and email me the pizza dip recipe please mam.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Connie, just sent you the recipe. A lady in my Sunday school class many years ago made this for a ladies social and it's a good appetizer. I like it with crackers, toritila;s or thin slices of french bread. YUM!

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  4. Yes, too dang hot here too...middle to high 90's. I've put out a few decorations, then, I go back and take it down...just too hot to think about it all...I never decorate much for fall...Christmas is my time to love doing it....

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    1. BJ, i so want to decorate for fall but struggling with this heat . I too love Christmas decor so much ! My favorites! Girl o can remember a time of decorating everything , every room , with seasonal decor . Things surely change regardless of heat . 😊

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  5. Well personally I am ticked at Mother Nature....gives us some feels like fall temps then this week she yankes it back and later this week we are to have triple digits! I WANT FALL. NOW! But I do know that once it comes it will go just as fast.......I wished that the fall would stay around as long as summer and winter! That is a lot of chargers but you do have a big family. I love the silver ones best for me. Glad that you are all safe. I think that the storm was talked about being so bad for so long it just decided to not hit Fla. So now you have me thinking I need to go make cookies....YUM. And that pizza DIP? It looks amazing.

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    1. Oh Pam o too love rhose tin looking chargers. I actually want to use those for fall this year . That is .... I’f o get too ! 😂 i always buy service for 8 though i have many more in family . But sometimes, not often , i dress up the breakfast bar . 😊

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  6. I'm so with you, my friend, as I can't even think about Fall decor, except for my sunflower plates and faux flowers. It's too hot here too! I spent time with some cuties myself, and was exhausted, but they are fun, fun! Your darling little ones would have fun with mine. Your pizza dips look so tasty, and who can resist a chocolate chip cookie?? One day, we will get in the mood to decorate for Fall, if the temperatures would even drop into the 80's. Happy week to you, Cindy! xx

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    1. Thank you Kitty . Girl, i am hoping to get some stuff out in a few days but it’s not looking too promising . 😂 but as a friend reminded me today ... if you wait it will be Christmas ! True !😂

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  7. I forgot to say that I'm glad that the hurricane spared you!

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  8. Hi Cindy! Oh, I'm so thankful you and your family are safe! The hurricane has been so horrible! Well, yes, ma'am! It's hot hot hot! Love seeing your family and those little cute pun'kins and your food. My mouth is watering and I've just eaten dinner!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thank you Sheila .Girl, that pizza dip is so good ‘ good grief ... i could eat my weight in it as my granny would have said 😂 and chocolate chip cookies ????! Lord help me !

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  9. I'm not surprised that you chose to spend time with your little sweeties instead of getting out Fall decor. Anyway, with the temperatures you're having it would be very hard to think Fall. I'm so glad you didn't have any bad effects from the hurricane.

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    1. The choice wasn’t hard to make by any means 😂 we had a great day shopping and in the ac 😂

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  10. Such a cheery post, Cindy! It is indeed awfully hot outside. The photo of you with your family out under the huge Live Oak is really, really good. Love the colors and clothing coordination that went into it.

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    1. Thanks Barbara. My girls coordinated the colors and pics. I could get used to this, "Just tell me what to do and when to show up" kinda stuff! LOL!

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  11. We have temperatures in the 90s this week, too, here in Missouri! I’ve put just a few sprigs of yellow out - I’m going to transition into Fall this year, kind of like nature does it. The tomatoes and okra are going gangbusters now so I’m making spaghetti sauce - it takes 3 hours so our kitchen is smelling pretty good everyday! The fried okra is a real treat for supper.

    I’m glad your area was spared the ravages of Dorian. It sounds like it devastated a lot of places. Have a blessed week, dear Cindy!

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    1. OOH, I bet that sauce is surely smelling good! Summer weather is great for me as long when I am at the beach. LOL! OR staying in the AC. Mercy, we are so spoiled aren't we? I just had some fried okra. So good!

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  12. We are having summer weather still in Illinois so I am finding it hard to put out pumpkins just yet. Maybe by the weekend. The pizza dips look yummy. I love the picture of you and your sweet family. Beautiful. Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Kris, I know your Fall touches will be wonderful in your new cottage. COME TO FLORIDA and decorate for me!

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  13. Same situation here, sad to say. We were spoiled by last week's cooler temps and the it has been close to 90 since then...I am so done with it! I will really be downsizing my fall and Christmas decorations this year! There's only so much that you can do in a 31' travel trailer...lol...although you can bet I will try! Thank the Lord that He kept you safe from Dorian and it's hard to even think about those poor folks in The Bahamas...what a terrible tragedy that we haven't even heard the end results of, sad to say. Your pizza dips made me swoon, girl! Do you know how long it's been since I've tasted pizza?? TOO LONG! I am going to do my best to try to make a gluten free crust...now I just need to find lactose free cheese! Oh...those precious baby girls of your just get cuter every day! Love you sweet friend!

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    1. Girl, you will have that travel trailer decked out I am sure. And...just think...when you get your new home...you can decorate big time! Sister, I know you've had to make lots of eating changes and that's a hard thing to do. But when it comes to our health changes must happen for sure or we are the ones that suffer. Those kiddos are growing up too fast!

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  14. Oh, it is sooooo HOT here but I braved the heat and went ahead and put out some fall touches. I was ready whether the weather was or not. :o)) Love those chargers!

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    1. Oh the heat has been horrid Lea. A friend of mine keeps all of her seasonal decor in a spare bedroom where it's AC and I am thinking to myself....IF I WOULD DOWNSIZE my STASH I might could do that! LOL!

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  15. LOLOLOL...LOVE the fall graphics about the pumpkin on the beach and it being 90*, I almost spat out my iced tea I was laughing so hard (the folks in the room (I'm at school) are giving me this look like, "she has lost her mind.")

    Girl, it was 49* this morning and now it is 73-74* out. smiles

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    1. Lol ! We never know about this weather do we ? Glad you had a good little laugh Linda . I’m trying to laugh right now as i attempted to sweep my front porch and sweat ! Nay, i decided it looks okay as is !

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  16. Glad that your area was spared by Dorian. The temperatures have started dropping here (sweaters required in the morning). When I left the office this afternoon, I was surprised by hot and humid it was.

    Love the black and white plaid chargers--they're perfect for Halloween! My teawares in autumn colours are now on display.

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    1. A sweater in the morning ? Wow! That’s awesome ! I’m ready for some boot weather . I bet your teawares are so pretty .

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  17. Cindy,
    Thanks so much for visiting!! We had been having some nice cool weather but today it will actually hit 90 degrees here... We call it Indian Summer....It seems to happen in the middle of September all the time..I got the outside of the house decorated for Fall and have to start on the inside....
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Love that phrase Debbie, "Indian weather". YEP for sure.

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  18. We do love our coffee so I would love to try this! And yes...it's HOT here in Florida! We are all ready for some cooler temps for sure! Love seeing your goodies and of course the family photo! Enjoy your afternoon. Maybe we'll get a little pop up shower! Hugs, Diane

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    1. I love coffee too and plan to try my new coffee out soon . I’m ready for some boot weather . Dang, thinking a trip back to the beach might be in store 😂

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  19. You're making me extra grateful for the cool weather we're enjoying in my neck of the woods, and for my family . . . thank you for such a heartwarming blog post amidst the negativity that seems to drown everything else out on the internet lately!

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    1. Thank you Dianna. You are right about so much negative . Makes one not want to be on any media !

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  20. I hear ya Cindy, 101 in Birmingham yesterday! But I have been decorating hoping to get Mother Nature to lower the temps! I bought those black plaid chargers at Hob Lob too, aren't they great??? The coffee sounds yummy!
    Jenna

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    1. Girl , we feel each other’s pain ! Yes i love those chargers . Can’t wait to use them .

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  21. Cindy, I so agree it has been in the high 90’s and it is hard to get in the fall mood. I am so thankful that you weren’t affected by Dorian, my heart breaks for the devastation in the Bahamas. I eyed the black and white chargers, then walked away. You go girl!

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    1. Pam, i just about didn’t get those black and white chargers since i was getting the tin ones . But, i so want to use them at Christmas and was afraid they wouldn’t have them later . That’s my justifying the situation and what i told my husband anyway! Lol ! 😂

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  22. I agree~it is too hot for fall! And we need rain very badly. Even my azaleas and acuba are wilted.

    I do have brown leaves on the driveway though from the heat! Of course we don't get fall color until November around our house and we are always rushing fall. I love the fall when the mornings are cool and fall color is evident. Can't wait.
    I've wanted the tin chargers since last year but honestly I don't have a place to put them. They are so nice. Look forward to seeing your table using them.

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  23. Cindy, it's not just Florida. It's Everywhere. I can't stand it! Can't wait for cooler weather, and I'm not calling it autumn until it cools off!

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  24. It's finally starting to feel a little like fall around here but I get it! What a cutie in her new sunnies!! I love those chargers you picked up. I have that coffee in a different flavor and I love it. I think it's maple something. Yum! That pizza dip looks amazing, I would love the recipe!

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    1. I saw the maple one Heather too. Almost bought it too! LOL!

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy