My Outside Autumn Harvest Tour....


Today, the kids and I are off on a long weekend trip to visit grandparents. My son is going fly fishing with his Grandpa. We are heading to the "glove"...Michigan! It has not been my "home" for over fifteen years but my parents still live there. Oh...how I love to go back.

They live out in the country (well, I don't even know if they consider it country anymore)...it now has a sweet little downtown with great food and shoppes! My parents road is still "dirt"...I love turning down on their road. It is surrounded by a big state park with lakes and big mature trees that almost form a canopy that you drive under. They live on 10 acres of pure "woods"....when I open the van door my son just runs and runs breathing in the fresh "pine" air. I never appreciated it when I lived there but now I love it. Our trips are far and few between but when I am there..it feels
like "home".

So I am ending this week with some Autumn pictures of my outside. I tried not to include ones you have already seen....Have a pumpkin-filled, candy corn-eating, hayriding, fair-going weekend!



* This is a special hook for us who have all brick houses...they are wonderful and clip right on the brick...love them!!!!!







*** I couldn't resist!

47 comments:

nikkicrumpet said...

I'm not sure which I liked most....that gorgeous wreath...or the last picture!!!! Have a wonderful trip home to see your parents!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Sooo happy for you. Hope you take lots of pix for us to see when you return. Your parent's place sounds like a bit of heaven.
Thanks for stopping by my 'Wednesdays with my mom' post.

Loved you last yard decoration. : ) Hee-hee.
Mary Lou

Emilie Nichole said...

I wish I had a brick house let alone the cool clip :) Great pictures! Have a fun trip!

Screaming Meme said...

I love your fall decor...I want to come and rest in the wicker chairs...:)

Genny said...

Love it, love it! So pretty and fall-ish! I especially like the wreath. Too fun!

Amanda said...

cute, love the black wicker - ihave some too! fun! i am close to MI, where are you? we are in south bend.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Your house must be absolutely beautiful. The little snapshots you have shown us are so charming! I love your black front door and the wreath. Actually, I love everything! I don't have a brick house but I want to remember that little hook incase I ever do. Have so much fun on your long Michigan weekend! :)
Carrie

Christy said...

Have a wonderful weekend! Your decorations look beautiful. I especially like the wreath on the door and the McCain/Palin sign:)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Enjoy your stay in our great state!!!

Kacey Randolph said...

Oooh! I LOVE yoru wreath! Have a great weekend. The "country" sounds nice & relaxing!

My grandmother's house is in the country and I loved it. The land got to be too much for her & Grandpa to handle so now they live in town. BUT m cousin bought the house so we still get to have family get togethers there which is so nice.

Laurin R. Kelly said...

Loved the last picture!!! I think it was great! I'm 22 and I'm voting McCain and Palin all the way!! I care about morals...values...and well...(I won't get too far into this! hahaha)

Suz said...

I always enjoy reading your blog. Your weekend sounds wonderful! Love the last picture.
Suzanne

Lauren said...

I LOVE that wreath... almost as much as that campaign sign! :)

Sandy said...

ha! Love the last part.
Happy safe travels!

Montee said...

I want those hooks! We have the same color brick as you on our house. Thumbs up to your yard decor in the last picture. Have a great weekend!

Carrie said...

I hope you have a great weekend! Love all your fall stuff it looks great!

Nikki said...

Enjoy your weekend! I love all of your fall decor, and I really like the last picture.

Christine said...

I'm voting for McCain too!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Yeah for McCain! And yeah for you! You won my Ghostie Bracelet!:) Lori

Amber M. said...

Have a wonderful weekend! Your wreath is gorgeous. And your black wicker?? If it's not on your front porch when you get home...it might be on mine.:-)!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

You ended with a WINNER!

Our Complete Family said...

I love it ALL! Such a perfect fall outside. I would want to curl up on one of those pretty chairs and read a book~ no matter how chilly it got!!! Where did you find that hook? What a neat thing! Hugs, Les

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

Loved the porch photo. It makes me homesick!

heather said...

How fun for you! The home front fall decorations are fantastic! I dream of having a house that cute! Someday...

Life in the Bizzy Lane said...

sounds like you are in for a great weekend!
thanks for stopping by my blog :0)
your pictures are great ! lovely decorating!

Darlene said...

Great pictures! I enjoyed seeing them. My husband was just in Michigan this week making a delivery. He drive a big rig(truck 18-wheeler). I think he was in Detroit? It is always good to go home...enjoy your time with family.
Thanks for the comment and for visiting my blog.
Have a safe trip!
Darlene

Darlene said...

I am adding you to my blog list ...if that is okay with you.

I love the ocean sounds! Makes me wish I was on the beach!
Darlene

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Gorgeous...I have done NUTTTTTIN outside...lol. love yours. cherry

Kendra said...

Hi, ST!! I'm so glad you stopped by! First, your kids are adorable. Second, I love that brick clip! Third, I hope your long weekend has been/is wonderful.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I love the wreath!!!
Hope you had fun on your trip.

Angie said...

Love it all Miss Sandy Toes! The wreath is gorgeous and love the planter with fall stuff in it. I also love your furniture with the black and white cushions. YAY for the last picture!

Gwen said...

Oh, I know exactly what you mean about going "home". My kids always tell me we are "home" when I talk about going "home". I don't get there enough living 800 miles away.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Daphine said...

Beautiful decor! I love the wreath! I bet you made it, huh?

Beth said...

I love your wreath on the door. That is beautiful! My brother is an expert "fly fisherman" he makes his own flies and all of his "stuff" reminds me of a scrapbooker! Your son is in for a treat!

Blessings

Sharon (sk) said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. :)

I'm going to quote ya... "Enjoy a cup of cReAm and sugar with a little CoFfEe, smell of cLeAn laundry, having a fUlL refrigerator and late sUmMeR evenings watering mY flowers!" ...I could have written that myself! I love all of those things too. I used to have a bunch of roses... hurricane Katrina took them all... but I used to love to be outside with them in the evenings and early mornings. Love your blog! Blessings! :)

Joy said...

Loved the outdoor tour!!!
Where did you get your brick clip? I've been needing one or two or those. My husband would be happy if I didn't put any more nail holes into the mortar.

Liz said...

Please, Please, Please tell me where you got that brick hook!!! We have a huge brick retainer wall and I have wanted to decorate it for Christmas but my husband will not allow any drilling into the brick. Hope you are having a great time on your trip. Your decorations are great!!! Go McCain/Palin!!!

~LisaLou~ said...

Hi Sandy Toes,
THanks for visiting my blog. Yours if very cute. I love the post for the library books and chalk board due date reminder. I needed that great idea.
You're so blessed your parents have such a great place. My parents had 6 acres with ponds, trees and a fire pit. Perfect place to grow up! They sold it and we all wish we still had it!
Have a wonderful week.
Lisa

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I never care who copies what! I think that looks cute on yours-I can't figure out how to do the "cutest blog on the block". I am afraid of losing everything-you'll have to tell me how to do the facelift-I need one bad, but don't want to wreck it! (I found the corner thing on someone elses blog too!)

Midday Book Club said...

Have a great weekend. Love your political persuasion!

AJ said...

We just got back from Michigan! Your parent's place sounds like "home." Hope you have a great, relaxing visit!

~renay~ said...

Love your blog~ So glad that I have a new friend!
~r

Monogramchick said...

I agree with Nikki, I love the wreath but I think I love the sign more :) Hope you had a great trip to "the glove".
My grandmother lives there and we always called it a "mitten" when we were kids.

Jo said...

Love it all! You've done a great job with all the fall goodies.

Jo :)

PS ~ love the sign too!

Rambling Girl said...

Well I agree with the first commenter....Love the last pic but also love all the others...Have a safe trip home!

Natalie said...

I am in love with your black wicker. The sharpness...the fabric choice...beautiful! I'm enjoying your blog :).

Katy said...

Beautiful pics!!! :) (and YAY for McCain/Palin!!) ;o)