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Happy Friday!  The last few weeks have finally started to feel like Fall around here and I’ve been busy soaking up every little bit of it!  It has been a whirlwind past couple of months, so it’s nice to downshift a little and enjoy the cooler temperatures, the leaves changing and snuggling in front of the fireplace.  I haven’t seen much of my hubby lately, thanks to deployment and training schedules, so I was thrilled when my good friend and photographer Shannon Faith nabbed a few shots of us together at a nearby botanical gardens last weekend:

A shot of my mantle for Fall.  Magnolias and a woven demijohn add a little color and texture.  We burn through candles like no one’s business, but there is nothing like snuggling, watching TV by candelight:

I have beautiful “gilded” pumpkins all over the house, thanks to the most amazing champagne spray paint – love!

A few weeks back, I scored a tobacco basket and an old bread bin at an antiques fair….a few lanterns and more magnolias add a rustic touch to my screened-in porch:

My little guy, Gunner, turned 9 last week.  Can’t believe how fast the time flies.  You’d never guess his age with how playful and energetic he is-I barely got him to sit still long enough to snap this shot on one of our morning walks…

…around this beauty:


Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Patti Borrelli @BeSoStyle on November 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    LOVE these shots. Must steal magnolias from the neighbor's yard immediately. Love the textures & tones of your home…and i'm always a sucker for candles. Enjoy a cozy fall weekend!

  2. Kate on November 9, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Looks like a great Fall ๐Ÿ™‚ Love that first pic with your husband.

    Now I'm trying to figure out what I can paint with champagne spray paint!

  3. Kelly Stivers on November 9, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    @Kate – anything looks great with a coat of champagne spray paint! @Patti – thank you! I always try to keep magnolias in my house in the fall and winter ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. lnda@Lime in the coconut on November 10, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Looks beautiful and full of fall. What a gorgeous lake…and you and hubby are precious!

  5. Kelly Stivers on November 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Thank you, Linda! Hope you have a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

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