Friday, October 12, 2007


Even though this has been a rough week I couldn't miss my 12 of 12 the project that is the brain child of Chad Darnell. It's simple take 12 picture in the day of your life on the 12th day of every month. It's getting close to my one year anniversary that I have been doing this project and I look forward to each month.

I'm really glad I did this month's, it allowed me to focus on some fun stuff.

First up a great house decorated for the fall, look at the flowers still in bloom

A great antique/junk/architectural salvage shop look at all those treasures

More at the junk shop....

LOOK what came for me in the mail today, well actually a few days ago, but I was gone so I got to open it today! It's from Andrea Singarella over at One Hundred Wishes she also has a blog; Seeking Everyday Beauty & Velvet Strawberries Opening the package was like a special event, it was so great. I had ordered German glass glitter and glue sticks that smell like almonds! Mmmmm I almost reverted back to Kindergarten and ATE IT! Look how everything is wrapped and look Andrea put a special bubble gum lollipop in there for me. THANKS Andrea!

Two chicken friends, we're hoping to have chickens again in the spring. We started working on the coop today.

Some of my decorations out front

Last month's 12 I showed the Rouge vegetable plant that got mixed in with my perennials somehow with plants someone gave me. Well THIS is what that plant produced, they are winter squash, right?

OK, we did a "practice run" for Halloween outfits tonight. Marley is going to be the princess this year

Olivia is usually the princess but this year I think she will be the devil

Winston is going to be the wizard but he isn't to thrilled about it

One of my Halloween pieces: "Boo"

EDIT: I thought I put in my 12! THIS is number 12; 2 pugs I saw in a car this afternoon, aren't they adorable?

Alright, I SWEAR this is the last edit! I didn't realize there was a bonus this month. The bonus is ORANGE that is my FAVORITE color so I had to come back and put a picture in. This is the mantle of my friend Mary Anne

Thanks for stopping by to see my 12's this month, tomorrow I have an award to pick up thank you Penny so much for that.


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Meggie said...

Michelle: Hope your trip home to Vermont wasn't too sad. Glad to have you back blogging. I love the doggie costumes...even if they don't.

Nunnie's Attic said...

Glad to see you're back Michelle. I love all of the pictures. Your pet costumes are hilarous!!


Anonymous said...

Michelle ~ That is so tragic about your grandmother. Again, my deepest, heartfelt sympathies to you. It is so nice to have you back. Your 12 on 12 is beautiful. I love the pictures of what you do around your lovely home. I'd like to have chickens, especially after one chicken house I saw on someone's blog had a chandelier hanging in the doorway ~ too awesome. Problem is, I'm afraid of chickens. :) Big hug to you.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

You are welcome Michelle :-). Love all the pretty pictures! Your dogs look adorable.

Come visit me! I have a giveaway going on thru Sunday night....

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Welcome Home ....... Hope you had a nice visit with family even though it was a sad event.

I love the 12 on the 12th idea. I will have to check that out and perhaps play along next month. Your pictures are great. Love the junk shop!

Kari & Kijsa said...

So glad you are back! Great photos-
kari & kijsa

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Glad to have you back Michelle (((hugs))). Your doggies are adorable in their costumes. Miss GiGi is going to be an elf this year and she thinks that's stupid. I showed her your little babies but that didn't change her mind about it. Dogs. said...

Hey there,

Thanks for stopping by my glad to see you back...and yes Kathryn is such a lovely lady isnt she? She does deserve that award...then again so do you and I am glad Penny gave it to you also



Esther Sunday said...

Great pics! LOVE your dogs! So funny!

Kimberly Ann said...

What wonderful pictures and what a great idea from Chad Darnell! Thanks for sharing your view on the world.

Dogeared said...

I think those photos of Marley and Winston are my favourites.

Oh and the music player - I clicked to listen to Diana Krall's "Temptation", I like the song and haven't heard it in ages.

If you like Brian Setzer, have you heard any of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's stuff? One of my 12 of 12 photos includes them, funnily enough!

Zippy said...

First - I love your art piece - just fun! And the dogs are beyond hysterical - I think Oliva's expression is my favorite!

Poun said...

Haha the dogs halloween outfits are funny and cute !!
nice pics ;-)

FarmHouse Style said...

Love your 12+ pics. Your little pups look precious in their Halloween attire!


melissa @ the inspired room said...

Love the pictures, what a great idea! I am new to your blog so I hadn't heard of this, but I like it!

And love those of them is Winston?!!! Good name (my dog is Winston too).

Fun post!


Artsy said...

I'm so sorry to read about your grandmother. My heart goes out to you and send my sympathies to you and your family. Bless you.

On a lighter note..I love your photos here. So charming. Your mantel is inspiring. So cute and vintage in look. I have a white fireplace too and you gave me some ideas.

Wonderful blog. Glad I found you.

Scooter said...

Wow! Your pictures are awesome! Great colors. Fun, too! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Nice pics. Man...these blogs with music are throwing me.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Awww those puppies in their costumes!!!
I'll bet they'd like that sucker from Andrea...(I know I would) I may have to place an order over there. Have you tried out the glitter yet? I used some regular glitter over a week ago at church no less, my whole family is still sparkling!

Vintage Indie said...

I love those treasures and One Hundred Wishes is so dreamy!

By the way, my little one stopped in dead motion to listen to your music... it was so cute :o)

KJ said...

Wow! You are one creative gal! I am enjoying my photo stroll!