Lillie Mae Acres

Lillie Mae Acres

Sunday, September 22, 2013

A New Family Member

Matt got a new horse.  He's so beautiful and him and Shadow are getting along so good.  I can hardly believe how sweet she is being. 

 
His name is Red.

 
And you all know our beautiful spoiled brat Rufus. 



 
It's easy to get a picture of the chickens but the guineas are free roaming and they were already gone off into the woods when I was taking pictures. 

 
Today is the official first day of fall 2013.  This being Florida, it will be warm for a while longer but today is rainy and cool.  The leaves and grass will remain green for a while longer; although, I have noticed a few leaves falling because of breezy nights.  Feels like fall today so this ole' girl is not grumbling.  

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Little Blue Dryer Balls....Nope!

Hey there.  Have any of you ever used dryer balls?  I've been making our laundry soap for a couple of years now and we love it.  I just haven't been satisfied with any of the homemade softener recipes out there, I can't get the scent I love.  I've seen these on the internet, and ran across them yesterday at my favorite little Bealls Outlet.   

See these little suckers?  They are not even worth the $2.99 I gave for them yesterday.  I think Rufus has a couple of new toys. 


 
I don't really dry a lot of our clothes.  But we do love our bath towels to be soft and plush.  This does not happen with these dryer balls.  So I guess it's back to the liquid fabric softener.  At least I tried.   

 
See what all they promise these little things do?  Soft and fluffy is one of the promises.  I'm glad they were cheap or I'd be real upset. 
 
 
   

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Please Help Me Find One!

Please someone, please tell me where to find a metal kitchen garbage can in a bronze finish.  Why doesn't Simplehuman have any other finish but stainless?  I do not want plastic.  I have plastic right now and for Christmas I am asking Santy Claus for a nice kitchen garbage can with bells and wistles. 

I would love a sensor can, metal, but not in stainless finish.  It will stand our like a sore thumb.  I really want bronze. 

I appreciate any store names and web sites you can pass on to me.  Thanks a bunch!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Early Autumn Continued

As promised in my last posting, I took a few pictures of my front porch decorated (very little) for autumn.  The front porch needs a good cleaning, some repairs, and the front door needs painting so bad.  The spring and summer construction projects caused such a mess on it for so long that I have basically tried my best to ignore it.  I didn't really decorate it too much as I uaually do.

 
 

 
We are going to paint the front door red.  We also have a rustic deer head door knocker to hang on it when we do.  Of course that project is way way way down under a lot of other projects on the honey-do list.   

 
 

 
Last night when my hubby and son came dragging in from work, they had the great idea of grilling steaks.  So while dear ole' daddy goes to Piggly Wiggly (our local little country grocer, we love it) for thick steaks, I prepare the grill and Matt chills.  When Matt is around, Rufus turns into a big ole' lap puppy. 
 
Thanks for dropping by.  See you later and have a blessed day.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Early Autumn

It's that time of year.  Some mornings feel slightly breezy, some evenings slightly breezy.  The middle hot and muggy, or rainy and steamy.  No matter how slow Florida is ringing in autumn (which I know is not officially here yet), I still decorate.  I like to decorate a little earlier than most so I can enjoy it.  I'll do that for Christmas too. 

My super talented hubby has been working on the bathroom and hallway for most of the summer and it's at the final stages now so I was able to clean up real good and decorate without the fear of everything getting moved or messed up. 

So please come on inside our little farmhouse.  Grab a cup of coffee and let's enjoy the early autumn atmosphere.  We can pretend like it's chilly outside. 

I do love my Amish dolls my mom made me years ago.
 
This wood is new on the hallway walls.  Re purposed, scrap, reclaimed!  We do love the old stuff.  

We've already had hot boiled peanuts so many times this year.  It seems like they are early, maybe because of all the rain we had all summer. 

I'm in the mood to bake a Zucchini Bread.  Maybe a Pumpkin Bread. 

We still have some flooring issues to fix and the threshold strips under each new door.  We got our favorite picture hung.  This is a picture we brought home from a trip to the Smoky Mountains years ago when we were dating.  It has always hung somewhere throughout our little home. 







 
Thank you for dropping by Lillie Mae Acres.  I'll hopefully be able to take some pictures of the front porch tomorrow.  I didn't do too much to it this year because the front door needs repainting.