Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall is upon us!

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OK...seriously!!!  It's October ALREADY?  This can not be.  I blinked and summer was over.  :::sad face:::  Where I live, it wasn't very "hot" this summer, so it really feels like we didn't have one.  We had a lot of rain.  blah.  But here we are.  And I've been missing from my blog for almost a month!  A lot has happened so I thought I would catch you up with some words and pictures.  :)

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So excited to attend Bloggy Bootcamp in Philadelphia!

On September 5 & 6th I was very excited to attend the Women Get Social / Bloggy Bootcamp!  I learned a lot and met tons of fellow bloggers!  What a weekend!  My brain is still swimming with all the information they gave us.

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Penn's Landing - Philadelphia PA
After Bloggy Bootcamp, hubby picked me up and we stayed in the city for the evening.  Walked around Penn's Landing and had dinner on the Moshulu boat pictured above.  We had a wonderful time!

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Beautiful Cape May NJ

Then hubby and I took a long weekend trip to Cape May, NJ.  We love this little sea-side town!  And I got to be near my therapist (AKA:  the ocean).  There is so much history in this little Victorian town.  I highly recommend reading the book "Historic Cape May New Jersey, The summer city by the sea" by Emil R. Salvini.  Wonderfully written and very informative.

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boardwalk fun!!
And I can not go to the Jersey Shore with out visiting the boardwalk where I grew up going to!  Ocean City!  Lots of fun things to do there!  And it is a wonderful family oriented place.

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My Heather-Feather and me!
The following weekend, my baby-girl moved out on her own!  I am sad and happy for her all at the same time.  Here we are sharing breakfast together a week after she moved out.  HA!

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Beautiful farm land & tree colors around our development

It seems as though the color changes are happening so quick.  Every time I look at the trees they are more and more changed.

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My project

Then comes some home improvement time.  My weekend project was painting the front door.  The old color is on the left, new color on the right.  It looks fabulous!

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Such an improvement!

While I was painting the door, hubby and a friend were taking the shutters off our house and painting them.  That is no joke!  Up the ladder to take them off, down the ladder to paint, let dry, climb back up the ladder to put them back on.  Glad it wasn't me.  LOL

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Old color on top, new color on the bottom

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BOOM!  There's the finished project!  YAY!

Then we followed that up with fall decorating this weekend.  I love fall, but I do not like what it brings.....old man winter.  YUCK!  But we had fun decorating the front porch.

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We had fun picking out our decorations

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Pretty colors!
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LOVE the outside orange lights

So while I feel bad for neglecting my blog over the past month, I had fun being busy doing family stuff. I am back and my goal for October is to get back to writing 2-3 times a week. 

What have YOU been up to?  Did you decorate for fall?  Tell me in the comments!

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At October 6, 2014 at 10:01 AM , Blogger Kristen Kelly said...

You sure have been busy! Glad to see you are back!

At October 6, 2014 at 10:16 AM , Blogger Mary Johnson said...

Holy cow you have been busy! I adore the pics of you and your husband and what you did to your house is gorgeous! Just love it all.

At October 6, 2014 at 10:29 AM , Blogger Amber Albright said...

Thanks Kristen! I realized yesterday when I was writing posts for this week how much I really like writing. Glad to be back!

At October 6, 2014 at 10:30 AM , Blogger Amber Albright said...

Thanks Mary! We had a blast!

At October 6, 2014 at 11:46 AM , Anonymous Devon said...

You have been busy. Love the decorations and changes to your house!

At October 6, 2014 at 11:53 AM , Blogger Amber Albright said...

Thank you, Devon!!

At October 6, 2014 at 1:40 PM , Blogger Earl-Leigh said...

I love what you've done! That yellow me so much life!

At October 6, 2014 at 6:55 PM , Blogger Angie's Angle said...

Love the outcome of the door and shutters, so pretty and eye catching!!
Jealous you got to attend a bloggy thing - the beach looks fantastic too!
Here it is Fall, yes? Today we are still in the high 80's. I am ready for a bit of cool crisp to come my way already.

At October 6, 2014 at 9:04 PM , Anonymous Barb said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun! I love the small changes you made to the house which bring big impact. I also love your decorations! Happy Fall!

At October 7, 2014 at 8:55 AM , Blogger Amber Albright said...

Thank you! I wasn't sure about the yellow at first, now I love it! :)

At October 7, 2014 at 8:56 AM , Blogger Amber Albright said...

Hi Angie! Thank you! I highly recommend a bloggy bootcamp if you've never been to one. You won't be disappointed that is for sure. We got a dose of cooler weather here lately, but today it will be in the upper 70's. I'll take it! :)

At October 7, 2014 at 8:57 AM , Blogger Amber Albright said...

Thanks, Barb! We a blast doing it. Happy Fall!


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