Sunday, October 3, 2010


Today is my oldest son's 15th birthday.

Where does the time go?

I no longer get to choose his outfits. He has a style all his own.

When I got up yesterday morning

I had no intention of making changes around here. But after seeing so many bloggers decorating for Fall, I just couldn't delay it any longer.

White summer curtains were replaced with these new tab curtains from Ikea that have a built in sheer.

Our new quilt from India is on the bed.

And the scarf that was at the foot of the bed has now moved to a wicker chair (necessary to hide all the pieces that are missing thanks to son no. 2).

Jingles, along with the rest of the household, usually just roll their eyes and wonder what I am up to again. I have a tendency to get bored with things and need to see change.

Even when the weather changes here, everything looks the same outside. So I have to work on things looking differently inside.

"If you wish to be happy, think not of what is to come nor of that which you have no control over but rather of the now and of that which you are able to change."

Time to put the Fall wreath on the front door.
Friendship Blessings, Tammy


Silvia said...

I am wondering if everytime you look at your Son now all YOU see is that little Boy in the Photo??!!! I know when I look at my DD (30) all I see is her at the age of 2 or 3.
Wish I could decorate for Fall...there just is no point in the mess right now:(

Diane said...

Again I'll say your home is just beautiful. Happy Birthday to your son, hope you all have a wonderful day, Jingles, too. Diane

Melissa said...

Happy birthday Yousef. I'm sure he is just thrilled that you posted that baby pic of him, which is too cute. Love the colors going on. Wish I could actually see the fall foliage now. I bet its gorgeous up at the lake with its array of colors starting to develop.

Barbara Jean said...

Pretty changes Tammy.Fun to change things isn't it?

Love that last quote, and so true!!


barbara jean

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy! Oh wow do kids grow up fast my girls are all grown in their middle and late 20s.

You sound like me I too get bored with the same old same old and I have to change things around a bit.Thats exactly what I did today,lol.Bought new curtains for the wintertime look, a few new doiles so pretty.Do they have an Ikea in Kuwait?I lvoe that store.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I thought of you too when I put that title of my blog,LOL.I thought I have 2 tammys here,lol.

Happy new week ahead!

Anonymous said...

It looks wonderful, Tammy!!! :)
Have a wonderful week,

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Happy Birthday to your lovely Son, they do grow up so quickly!
I love all your decorating for Fall and the new quilt from India is gorgeous.
The photo of Jingles is cute.

Many thanks for visiting me and I wish you a happy week ahead.

Susan said...

Oh Tammy, your son as a baby was absolutely ADORABLE. Of course I'm sure he's a handsome young teenager now. Happy Birthday to him!

Love your decorating style, Tammy, especially the elephant pillows! Adorable.

Take care and have a wonderful Monday. Sincerely, Susan

bunny said...

Seems me and you are very much alike. Get bored and change things around...lots of October birthdays in my family and I even told my daughter the very same's cold in

Happy Birthday to your beautiful son....raquel will be 17 on the 15th. Too bad were so far away...they could hang


Scrapping With Sherry said...


Thanks so much for coming by and leaving the nice comment. I have been having alot of fun making Halloween creations and will have many more this month. I find your blog interesting as you are so far away for one. What took you to Kuwait? If you don't mind me asking. Happy Birthday to your son! My daughter will be 24 on the 5th... It does go by fast.


Hope to see you again soon.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your new quilt is gorgeous, and your Fall window treatment looks lovely. What a pretty room. It IS incredible how quickly our children grow up. He's a good looking young man. laurie

glor said...

Happy Birthday to your son. How quickly they grow, seems you just turn around and they are grown. Your home looks beautiful. Wonderful decorating. Have a most wonderful day. Blessings.

Linda said...

Ahh yes, changes. How I don't really like them, however necessary. And, watching our children grow up is bittersweet at times, but lovely. Hope your son had a wonderful Birthday. :)

Your decorating is lovely. I'm so wishing that package would arrive for you!!!

Have a wonderful week,

Claus said...

Happy Birthday to him!! 15 already? Time flies really quickly, huh?
I absolutely love your decor! The orange accessories give the environment a wonderful look, and I am sure, a wonderful feeling. Really, really nice. I am like you: when something bores me, time for a change!! I found myself painting walls on the weekend :o) When my brother and SIL came and saw me, they rolled their eyes and went "what are you doing now? stay still!!" hahaha
have a lovely day!

The Homesteading Apartment said...

Birthday blessings to your son...oh, they grow up so fast (:

Your home is so lovely and the special touches for fall are perfect! The weather here is changing, bringing cool evenings and mornings with the fresh smell of fall. I love it! Mums have already been placed outside, but after reading your post I think a fall wreath for the door is in order (:

Take care, Michele

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Happy B-day to your handsome Son!!!!
Time goes by fast...yikes!!!!

Lori R. said...

I absolutely love the colors in your home. Your living room looks so warm and inviting.... Have a great week and glad the weather is cooling off a little...

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy Bday to your son! Don't they grow and change so fast?!? Your home is lovely and I adore your kitty's name!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Beach Vintage said...

Happy Birthday to your son. What a wonderful boy he has turned out to be! Have a great week.

La Dolce Vita said...

wonderful autumn post, and I like the way you have brought it into your home, so pretty! yes they do GROW... don't they and Jingles is adorable!! xx's

Autumn said...

Just gorgeous! Love the details and the life this room gives off!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday to Yusef. That is a great picture of him taken at the Taj Mahal. It really is amazing how they grow up. I know in just a few weeks, number 2 will be having his turn.
Your decorating looks just wonderful. As much as you and I have in common, I am so opposite you when it comes to decorating. I never change anything! HA! I love the fact that you take such pleasure in making your home look beautiful and unique! Good job!

Love ya,

Serena said...

Belated Birthday Wishes to your son!

Btw, your decorating touches look great....LOVE the lounge-room!

Anonymous said...

It is hard to belive that Yusef is 15 already. Children realy do grow too fast. give him a belated birthday hug from me. I moved the furniture in the living room around a bit... I need to get out the fall decor too.
love ya!

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