Just Some Ramblings

Fall is just beautiful in some parts of the US. I miss the beautiful fall colors the leaves turn to and the crisp air at night, but I don’t miss raking leaves. What a job it was every year back home in Missouri.

Recently my mom and I headed back to Missouri to visit with family and friends and to attend a family wedding. It had been 10 years since I was back home and it was good to be back at my old stomping grounds. Sometimes, its just good to be home and Missouri will always be my home in my heart.


The changing leaves remind me of when Mr. G took me to the Great Smoky Mountains. I had never been there before and he insisted that we go in the fall. He was right. I had forgotten about how beautiful all the colors can be. We stayed in a really nice 2 bedroom condo located in Pigeon Forge I found using HomeTalk looking out over the forest. I can’t wait until we can go back again.


Speaking of fall. I love how someone has taken an old LP tank, turned it upside down and made it look like a Jack O Lantern. A new project for Mr. G!


And with fall comes an abundance of apples in the area. One of my favorite gadgets in my kitchen is the Apple Slicer Corer. It slices and cores the apple so easily. The one I had for so many years, had an accident. Its handle fell off. I cried, for just a moment, and then realized I needed to find another one. Quickly!!

Mr. G and I eat an apple a day (wink) and this new apple slicer corer really works well. Much, much better than the old one. The reason I like it so much is the plastic bottom that holds the apple still. Before the apple would slide around, pop out from under the slicer, end up on the floor and the dog would run away with the apple. But life is good now. It is the simple things that make me smile.


I’ve gotten a few emails and questions about what the affiliate links are all about and why they see disclosures on some of my posts. I wanted to take a few minutes and discuss it with you now.

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A Blog I Follow –

One Sutton Place – On Sutton Place chronicles my life as I endeavor to create a classically vintage home on a budget.

If you love a classic style of decor and great DIY crafts, then you must stop by Ann Drakes blog. An empty nester who has put the love of her home projects and her style on her blog. And the way she decorates her front porch. Just takes my breath away. Be sure to check out her home tour.

Friend to Friend –
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up – Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Just ramblin’ on,


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  1. I have this apple slicer and love it! Wev ,ive in Ciolorado and are fortunate to ahve beautiful fall color in autumn, but I do remember going on a trip through the Smokey Mountains in fall and loving the veiews there too!

  2. Congrats on 10 years of Blogging. Missouri is a beautiful place. I would love to go back again one day soon.

  3. Beautiful fall photos! Fall is my absolute favorite time of year because of all the natural colors! Just makes everything seem magical and I love it!

  4. Taht apple slicer is super cool. Would be nice to have one of those in my kitchen. I love the colors of fall too. So breathtaking. Beautiful photos in this post. Thank you so much for making me smile with them.

  5. I love these ramblings posts! I recently saw one of those apple corer/slicers and didn’t get it! I was looking for an apple peeler because peeling hurts my hands. A wise older woman told me to forget it because you still have to slice it…..not if you have one of your gadgets! Maybe I will get both!

  6. Congrats on your 10th anniversary of blogging, I am sure it has been a rewarding experience. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, I love watching the changes in colors… Your pictures are super awesome

  7. Happy blogging anniversary! I have been blogging since 2014, your photos are so amazing too. It reminds me of growing up in New England and hiking through trails in Connecticut.

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