August is a perfect month for decorating with sunflowers.
As soon as I was wide awake this morning - and, yes, it really WAS 11:30 by then - I lit my candles, spritzed a few good sprays of Elizabeth Arden's Sunflowers behind each ear and set about making cozy this first day of August.
We seldom use the words 'August'and 'cozy' together but I do believe they complimented each other today.
I concentrated on the dining room first.
The soft warm colors found in nature seem to comfort my soul.
While I was fluffing and cleaning in the dining room, Louis Dean was bustling around in the kitchen.
He made hot cakes, sausage and scrambled eggs for breakfast and then proceeded to put a batch of cinnamon roll dough together before we sat down to catch up on our readings.
Alas, the yeast was old and the dough wasn't what LD was hoping for so he dumped the whole thing and baked this huge mound of bread and then promptly threw it in the trash!
It did make the house smell good, though!
I painted sunflowers on this bag years and years ago.
The other side has bluebonnets on it.
Since tomorrow is Tuesday, I am hoping to liven this bag up with a few strokes of fresh paint and perhaps start a new sunflower painting!
Normally I am already thinking about or painting Santas about now.
Guess this year is going to be a little different.
The sewing room was next to bloom!
I lit the candles I bought last week at Goodwill for the first time.
I love them and they burn nicely without flaring up and needing the wick trimmed.
The little doggie is only visiting my sewing room.
It belongs to Kailey and she sent him home with me yesterday so I could mend his ear.
Louis Dean and I have already watered.
We combined forces in the front yard and I watered up by the house.......
and he watered along the driveway and front of the yard.
He did full duty in the back yard while I sat here in the gazebo writing. There are two stages of a journal post for me. First I put together the photos and then take a break before adding my words.
Often Louis Dean will call out, "Are you on your words yet??"
This is looking into the sewing room from outside.
All my life I have loved looking through the windows of homes.
I especially love little soft lights.
Never mind the fact that it hit 100 degrees today and tomorrow promises to be even hotter.
It may be August but it is still warm and cozy where I live!