October 6, 2019


We are having our first taste of Autumn weather finally...
and I will say it is glorious!!!
Football is in full swing and I can say,
there is no better place on earth to be,
than an October Friday night at a Homecoming
High School football game in the great state of Texas!!!

Go OWLS!!!

Our grandson and his best girl,  who was crowned HOMECOMING QUEEN!

Congratulations to Bailee!

I hope you are loving your fall days as much as we are!
I'll be off for a while traveling, so I wanted to share
some fall favorites as we marvel in the October days ahead!

Kirkland's is one of my favorite places to shop for seasonal
home decor and as always, they did not disappoint!
I purchased this lovely gray velvet HOME pillow,
which has become a favorite of Miss Mae!

I also picked up this adorable pumpkin trio pillow
and the textured fabric is simply beautiful!

I am so in love with these throw pillows.....

Probably my favorite #1 new purchase,
is this fall art which to me, represents
everything I love about the season...
it is representative of all our fun times past, and current!
Hay bales, football, tartan blankets, pumpkins, picnics and tailgating!!!!

Autumn is probably my most favorite time to visit
Trader Joe's!
Here is what we selected on this weekend shopping excursion....

Doesn't this Autumnal Harvest Soup sound marvelous?
A tomato basil base, blended with Pumpkin and Butternut Squash...
how perfect this is going to be paired with a 
rustic grilled cheese sandwich!

How cute are these Fall Leaf tortilla chips....
a lovely tailgate planned with this spinach dip and Pub Cheese!

We had this for lunch on a busy Saturday afternoon
and both of us loved it...will definitely buy this again!

I am serving with Beef Bolognese Ravioli
with the Autumnal Harvest Pasta sauce,
again, tomato blended with pumpkin and butternut squash....

Most everyone adores the Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Cups
and these Virginia Peanuts are fantastic mixed with candy corn!!

Y'all, this is really good coffee....
in the afternoon I blend this with almond milk
for a cold brew...delish!

And of course, you simply cannot leave
Trader Joe's without a gorgeous fresh bouquet of 
fall flowers!
Oh, how I love the month of October!!!!
I cannot wait to pack for our trip
and all my new fall cardigans, scarves and jammies!!!


  1. Betsy, I love the pillows. That little art piece is adorable. I can remember the feel , smell , and sounds of childhood autumns. Football was always one of my thoughts. I can only remember ever going to one H.S. game...Our mother never let us go out of the yard much. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

  2. I love everything about this post! I love fall and this is a fall post for sure. I want to try that soup. It sounds so good. Have fun on your trip.

  3. Hi Betsy,

    Wow, you shared some terrific fall finds!!! All those foods from Trader Joe's look delish. :D Love your festive fall decor, too. Yes I, too, love the month of October -- so much beauty and a good feeling in the air. I hope you have a wonderful time on your travels, and do be safe!

    Warm hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

  4. You’re making me want to visit Trader Joe’s! Oh a road trip! Excellent. Have great fun!

  5. thank you for the tips of delights to get at Trader Joes next time we go!
    and there for a while I thought you had bribed Miss Mae Mobley to POSE in every picture! LOL!
    Bon Voyage dear bean. have a wonderful autumn trip! xo

  6. Beautiful memories and photos


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