“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Saturday, November 9, 2013

November is here!

Happy November!

Hope you have all been well.
I took a little break...
Vertigo forced me too you see:(
But I feel better now
and I'm ready to catch up with you and share 
what's been happening around here.

Don't you love how the sky looks this month?
It's such a nice rich blue...
makes all the leaves look extra gorgeous.

There was a storm last week,
nothing too dramatic, just lots of (welcome) rain.
Once that passed the leaves that do change here,  began their
amazing transformation....

We had our Dia De Los Muertos celebration.

There were candy skulls

Then I cleaned up our altar. 

It's been fifteen years that my mom has passed
and it seems like it just happened.

Okay..random number generator chose comment #10
for the last Haunted Humpday prize, which is Tee
Congrats to you!

I participated in Vintage Dragonfly's matchbox swap
and my awesome partner Mina sent me 
such an amazing matchbox!!!

And look at all the incredible goodies she included!

I love it, thank you Mina!
Can't show you the matchbook I sent her
because I failed to take photos, lol!

Today, out of the blue, I received a lovely thank you gift
from Nancy James at  Sugar Lump studios  .
It's a beautiful little journal.
Thank you so much Nancy!

Last but not least
I'd like to talk about a little challenge I'm going to have this month..
it's not going to be as huge as Haunted Humpday..
but I'm hoping it will be fun.

It's called A Book & A Blanket.

Once November comes around and the temperatures actually drop,
I want to crawl in bed and cozy up with a  good book.

Every week I'm going to post a book suggestion and review.
All you need to do is leave a comment.
You can even post a book /review suggestion on your blog if you want.
I'm going to have a few giveaways..
book markers, warm throw blankets, art!
Maybe even a book or two!
this is very laid back, no pressure.
I'll put the first post up 
on Tuesday.
Until then take care & keep warm

I hope to see you soon!



  1. I'm glad you're feeling better Marfi. Your mom was beautiful. Even though the time passes, the love never dies does it? Glad you got some pretty mail 'candy!' hugs...

  2. I am so glad to see you feeling better.
    You forgot to mention another huge thing that happened this month.
    CONGRATULATIONS on your DT job. You are going to have a great time and contribute beautiful and fabulous ideas.
    I have a couple of wonderful books I want to sahre during November and into December. And hopefully a few simple blanket crafts too.
    Your fall photos are gorgeous.

  3. Hi marfi, i'm glad your feeling better.
    I love your post and such wonderful pics :)
    Have a good weekend,

  4. The altar you made for your mom is gorgeous!
    Looking forward to books and blankets :)

  5. A laid back November blog event that I totally love. I'm obviously on! I will probably post about crappy detective novels :)
    I hope you feel a little better now.

  6. I love the sweet things you've gotten from friends. You have been so sweet to send us all nice gifts, especially this past month. And I absolutely love the book and a blanket idea! I want to take part...I always read more in the winter months! What a fabulous idea my friend! Happy weekend!

  7. Beautiful photos. And I love the matchbox you received.

  8. Oh Marfi, your nature photos are so gorgeous! What an amazing shade of blue that sky is. I miss my mother and grandmother so much. We always carry them in our hearts, don't we?

    I'm so glad you liked your matchbox and it's contents. I loved making them for you. I will be posting yours next Saturday and show off pictures of your matchbox extravaganza! I'm still so impressed. Hugs, sweetie! Mina

  9. Aww... I love your altar. I lost my mother to Alzheimer's in Jan this year. Going thru the first Mother's Day and birthday was hard and now the holidays are going to be tough. Hope it gets easier, but I sure miss her hugs...

    The Book & a Blanket idea sounds so cozy... You have such wonderful ideas!

  10. Hi Marfi,

    Wow those skies are a gorgeous blue! I LOVE your idea about books so tomorrow's tip will be just about that with a link to your blog for inspiring me. I look forward to joining in, I am reading "How to Knit a Love Song" and it is really good. Hugs, Lynnie


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