Umbrellas + Wellies

November 3rd, 2014

Today I took stock of my winter attire in our hall closet in preparation of the rainy days ahead. I fondled my fave cream double breasted trench coat (fashion success) but realized I have long lacked a cute umbrella and rain boots to go with (fashion tragedy).

I turned my attention online, randomly searching for a variety of rain boots and umbrellas to add to my wardrobe because life is too short for boring accessories especially for splashing in rain puddles which I always encourage. I love a great mix of pattern and/or color, here’s a fun combination of umbrellas and rain boots with personality!  just


kate spade stripe / pink print wellies / teal mid rain boots / william morris floral / hunter red bubble (four colors) / buffalo plaid boots / mollie navy stripe boots / blue bubble stick umbrella classic black and white umbrellas and rain boots


celene black + white geometric / spotted high leg boots / blue and black plaid / graphic strokes umbrella / checkered umbrella / leopard boots/ quilted boots / plaid compact umbrella   bold and bright umbrellas rain boots


red quilted boots / zebra scalamandre / patterned blues umbrella / turquoise bootsswirl boots / birdcage coral / dots bubble umbrella / yellow dots boots

I love those bright color combinations! They’re the perfect prescription for a rainy cloudy day… do you have a favorite?

Backyard Harvest Party

November 3rd, 2014

*Sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens Products at Walmart.

It seems just as Halloween passes, we all rush to get ready for Christmas and forget that fall is still very much a season to be savored. Right now the wineries in our area are so crowded with tourists so instead of gathering there we invited a group of friends over for Harvest Party to celebrate the flavors of autumn and share some of our wine with friends.

Every two months, I have the opportunity to work with a few Better Homes and Gardens products so a backyard harvest party seemed the perfect occasion. I snapped a few photos of the table layout before our guests arrived.

backyard harvest party

I gathered up some old favorites along with the new, including amber vases filled with leaf clippings, white platters, and my favorite wood salad bowl. Our potting bench again served as a casual bar.

potting bench bar


appetizers harvest party


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