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Good Sunday morning to you. Hope you are having a wonderful October so far! It was so nice to carve out time and visit my parents and spend a few much cherished days in Palmetto Bluff. It is so relaxing and such a perfect way to unplug and decompress, desperately needed it. Never ever long enough but hoping to spend 2 weeks there in Nov. Fingers crossed!

Trying to plan a quick fall foliage jaunt either to Vermont or the Hudson Valley in the next few weeks as many of those areas up north are starting to peak and it is the highlight of the year to take in nature at it’s most beautiful! Onward we go to this Sunday’s post…..




1 A BEAUTIFUL COLLABORATION FOR AFFORDABLE MURALS WITH MURAL RESOURCES AND COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG. Mural Resources has introduced a new gorgeous mural collection  in collaboration with Colonial Williamsburg. Finally the look of super high end murals for much less. Just so classically beautiful Click here to see the collection.


2 ONE GORGEOUS STABLE We stumbled upon this most spectacular stable while taking a drive the other day,  which belongs to SCAD. It is located outside of Savannah and what a treat. Little did I know they have a nationally acclaimed equestrian program, and in fact won the National Championships not once but several times. The facility is absolutely gorgeous, and love the foliage growing over each stall door. Fabulous!


3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST Such a pretty and very fall inspired roundup! Some pretty blue and white instagrams thrown in for good measure but this is full on fall and I am loving every minute of it!

4 OUR GOREOUS HANDPAINTED HOUSE/PET TRAYS Today and tomorrow our incredible house and pet trays are on special for $150! These make the ultimate gift and are just so very special. We take your favorite house or pet picture and it hand painted onto a fabulous serving (or display) tray.

They measure 21″ x 15″ and have two handles. Really unique and exclusively ours. This is a great opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping too! Click here for more information.



5 AN ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING DOCUMENTARY I am the first to say I am most definitely not a “cruise person”. Was on once, when I was a young girl and that was enough for me. Just not my thing especially after Covid! However I found this documentary utterly fascinating.

Whether you are a cruise fan or not, this is so incredibly interesting. I never stopped to think about what exactly is involved in the actual operation of such a huge boat and I can promise this is beyond entertaining. Still, didn’t change my mind on going on one but so good nevertheless! This can be seen on Prime, click here to for more info.


This is a small clip of behind the scenes during meal prep…staggering!

6 AN EASY AND SUPER DELICIOUS MEATLESS CHILI! So someone told me how good this was and I admittedly had my doubts about a meatless “good” chili. Well I must admit this did not disappoint and  ideal for anyone out there who is a vegetarian or who might have one in their household.  This is quite a tasty option without feeling like you are compromising one bit. Very tasty, plus it’s the season of comfort foods and this is perfect for fall dining!

Side note- I don’t think I had heard of wheat berries, they are a grain/whole wheat kernel. But they are easy to find, and I found them at Whole Foods.

1(28-ounce) can fire-roasted crushed tomatoes
1(14.5-ounce) can petite-diced tomatoes
1 tbsp.chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
cloves garlic, pressed
onion, chopped
large carrot, chopped
large poblano pepper, chopped
3/4 c.wheat berries, Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper(15.5-ounce) can black beans, rinsed(15.5-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsedSour cream, grated Cheddar cheese, sliced scallions, fresh cilantro, and lime wedges, for serving
  1. Combine crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, coriander, garlic, onion, carrot, poblano, wheat berries, and 3/4 cup water in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, covered, until wheat berries are cooked but still chewy, 7 to 8 hours on low or 5 to 6 hours on high.
  2. Stir in both beans and cook until warmed through, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with sour cream, Cheddar, scallions, cilantro, and lime wedges alongside
7  SUNDAY’S SURVEY How normal do you think things are starting to feel? I am noticing for the first time in a long time, less people wearing masks, starting to see signs removed on retail doors about mask wearing and generally speaking, feeling a ease of restrictions happening. Wondering how things are feeling on your end?

And that’s a wrap. Appreciate you stopping in. Wishing you a fabulous day, I am hoping to do some kind of fall-ish activity as this is my most favorite time of year. Many have asked, we will having our first presale on our inedible holiday gift wrap (due here in about 2 weeks on Tues) and our pagoda trees likely the following week. Stay tuned! Hope you make it a great day, until next time…..

Click here to see all about our deal of the day, a fantastic time to take advantage of special savings on our incredible house/pet trays!

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I love the meatless chili-I make this all the time. Instead of ground beef (which is full of cholesterol), I use Gardein Plant Based meatless crumbles or Beyond Meat crumbles. No cholesterol, high in fiber and protein and so delicious (and cruelty free!). So delicious and healthy. Thank you for posting that recipe, it’s really great!

“Wheat Berry” seed is what we use to plant inside “Easter baskets!” It makes the softest green grass effect… I’ve used it to plant down the center of my table, too, (of course, in flat trays.) Plant on a wet sponge, loosely cover w/Saran wrap, keep moist in a warm spot…Voila’ franki

A wonderful post. I ordered one of your custom trays as a wedding gift and they said it was their favorite gift so thank you👍
We also went on a cruise about four years ago, though we had a great time because it was for families together it was not really my scene but that documentary looks fascinating.
your Instagram‘s are always the best thank you for sharing them!

Hint: For an extra special leaf peeping trip, try heading to Skaneateles Lake (the eastern most Finger Lake) and visit the charming village of Skaneateles! We lived there for several years and often visit dear friends lucky enough to still be residents! A national morning news show years ago once referred to the fall colors of the Finger Lakes area as that of “a muted Persian rug”. So true!!

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