Photo of the Day: Easy Autumn Centerpiece

Although not the cheapest fall craft I did this year, I love how this turned out. Next time though, I’d make sure all 3 hurricane vases were narrow enough that the cats couldn’t paw out the corn kernels! I would have loved to add twine ribbon & a burlap table runner, but I know my cats too well to think I could get away with that.

Hurricane vases: $16
Peas/beans/corn kernels: $10
Candles: $18

Total for the 3-piece centerpiece: $44

Day 287: A Light in the Dark

Yesterday I was stressed out about my long to-do list. When I got home late from church after loading the sermon slides on the computer, I found my husband vacuuming. He had already taken out the trash, cleaned the cat box, and done laundry. When he asked me what else he could do to help, I replied, “Take a photo for me.” So he enthusiastically grabbed my camera and showed me photos of the moon that he had taken earlier. He was sincere about using his photo on my blog so I didn’t have to worry about one more thing.

Jerod's photo of the moon.

As much as I wanted to cheat and use his photo, at 10:07 p.m. this is the photo I came up with. I think I like his better. Some days when I’m feeling down, he’s my light in the dark.

My photo of a fall candle.

Day 97: Scentsy makes perfect scents!

This week I hosted a Scentsy party at work as a Relay For Life fundraiser, with 20% of the sales going to cancer. Scentsy products are scented wax warmers (a safer alternative to candles). And do they smell fantastic! These little circles are testers – only a handful of the 88 scents available. And here’s my plug – if you’d like to support the American Cancer Society and place an order, just go here and click on Relay For Life fundraiser on the left. Thank you!


Canon 60d
1/40 sec. f/4.0, ISO 400
18-200 mm lens (35 mm)