Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Friday, October 28, 2011

In the Mood

It's been a busy week here at Mimi's Cottage.  I had a mountain of laundry to do after our fun trip plus when you take a trailer half way across the country it needs a little TLC when you get home.

Unpacking a suitcase is easy compared to unpacking an 8' X 26' fifth wheel.

Not to mention the inch of dust on every single surface of our little cottage.

Not even complaining.  It was so worth the effort, we loved every minute of it.

Tomorrow is the deadline for turning in our projects for the boutique that's at the Festival of Trees.

I'm on the Kids Korner committee and we all are asked to turn in ten projects that could be sold at the Festival.  (It's a charity event for Primary Children's Hospital held on the first weekend of December at the Expo Center in Salt Lake City.)  So of course I should have had these all done last April but I left it to the very. last. minute.  

I made a little forest of trees.  Got the inspiration over at Under My Polka Dot Umbrella

When we got home I was totally surprised that I still had some produce in my unwatered garden.

So daughter #1 and I made a few batches of pepper jelly.

Blogger, you shouldn't start drinking so early in the morning!
You're loading my pictures out of order!

When we got home our beautiful tree was all decked out in it's fall outfit
which got me in the mood to do a little Halloween decorating.

I was just going to put a couple of things out...

But when the bins came out I went a little crazy. 
What a surprise.

Four days to enjoy it then back in the bins it all goes.

Can you get jet lag if you don't drive faster than 65 mph?


Lisa said...

I love your decor. And how fun that you had a great road trip. Good luck unpacking...wish I could help, but I'm...um...bizzy.

Donna said...

Welcome Home, Mimi! Glad you enjoyed your trip.

Love your little forest of trees project, and your Halloween decorations are great!

Hope you have a good weekend!


Gayle said...

Welcome home Sue! Hope you'll share some more photos with highlights of your trip - so much fun! I look forward to attending Festival of Trees this year....

Julie Harward said...

LOL Jet lag..yes1 Your place looks so festive, love that big tree! I am glad you had a great time, ans I agree, it is always so good to come home too. :D

Cozy Little House said...

I adore your front porch! Don't think I could leave it for long!

Karen Mortensen said...

Love your trees. I have heard about that festival. Wish I could go. My aunt and uncle put a tree in there every year.

blessedmom's simple home said...

Those little trees are adorable. I'm sure they'll be great sellers at the Festival.
We've still got some things growing in our garden too. It's nice that our gardens have continued to produce so late in the season, isn't it?
Enjoy your weekend!

wendy said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful time. I'd love to get a 5th wheeler one day, and just travel around the country.

When I lived in Utah, we often went to Festival of the Trees. It is an amazing event.

it is fun that you put out your halloween decorations, even if it is just for a few days.