Friday, August 14, 2015

August Kitchen Window

My August kitchen window is in it's natural's catch all mode. In other words, I didn't do a thing to it. I just put things I like in this window as the days pass. Rather than "stage" this is how our window looks this month.

I recently found this quote (I was told it is from a country song, don't know who wrote it or sang it) and since it is the very essence of what we think about our little home, it's perfect for the window. It's been hanging there for weeks and I still enjoy reading it.

Dried roses from my anniversary flowers...thirty three years on August 8th. They were too pretty to toss.

Fruits of the season...complete with leaves...a hint of autumn.

Wise words with which to begin any day!

Peering out the window, if you look closely, you can see my hooking chair (sorely vacant as of late) but gone is the white mantle. I needed a change. I am, however, missing it. Perhaps it will pop up elsewhere. 

 I've been staying very busy. Annie turned twenty nine on August 9th. The fun lasts all week. We've taken four trips this summer...all with the Board of Governors. Back and forth to south Florida all four times. I've been sewing for the holidays...for my friend's shop. Trapped in a car crossing Alligator Alley I can get some sewing done. 

I had seriously considered not blogging anymore. I took a hiatus...didn't read or comment much...and finally decided I'd miss you all too much.  

It is as hot as Hades here. Only mad dogs and my husband the runner go out in the Florida sun in August...and apparently...our Mr. Cardinal and a beautiful finch???  Guess they thought a day at the pool was in order.

Hope summer is treating you well!

Enjoy the day,


  1. So glad you did your August window. I was missing it. Love your
    "be happy." That's the way we should start our day. It's very hot
    here in SC also. Not my favorite time to live at the beach. I'm also
    working on Christmas gifts, enjoying my AC. Thanks for blogging -
    Happy B'day to Annie. She has the same b'day as my mother.
    Fabulous girls born on that day! Julia in SC

  2. I have been looking for your August window! Just glad no one was ill! Happy late Birthday Annie!

  3. Hi Robyn,
    So happy to see you today, sharing your window!!! I have missed you, my friend!
    Happy Birthday to Annie!! Tell her we all love to be 29!! Hope she had a marvelous day!!
    Every time I have those thoughts of closing my blog, I hear from someone who tells me how much they enjoy visiting with me, and it reminds me that we just never know who needs to hear from us!! I suspect there are MANY who would say that about you, so please keep posting! You would be SORELY MISSED!!
    Even though it is in the triple digits in SoCal, I am keeping cool in the AC!!
    Sending you and Annie BIG HEART HUGS~

  4. Glad you are back and still blogging. Missed seeing your window! Thank goodness for AC!

  5. I am thankful that you're not retiring from posting on your blog ~ we would miss YOU too much!

  6. I'd be sad if you stopped blogging! Love your August window. That quote is lovely! Happy belated birthday to Annie -- and happy anniversary too! We're one year behind you two. :D

  7. I like your window!
    Hugs to your birthday girl, and to you and your fellow.
    Blessings all around!

  8. I love your August Window Robyn. It's all about love and being happy. Genuine love is evident on your kitchen window.... Happy Belated Birthday to Sweet Annie.

    I hope it cools down soon where you are. It has been a different kind of summer here too with either too hot or too cold.

    I'm so glad that you decided to take a break and come back. I always look forward to your blog post. I' have taken breaks and threatened to quit blogging but was met with loud protest so I still blog but less often. Life gets too busy.

    Hugs to all of you and stay well.

  9. So glad you didn't stop blogging. I always look forward to your monthly window even though I don't always comment. Happy Anniversary to you and Happy Birthday to Annie.

  10. Robyn, yours is one of my favoritest blogs. It blesses my heart to know you're still in the blogging world. Even when my life is crazy busy, if I see a Mugwamp post I'm immediately transported to a place of peace. Thank you.

  11. Glad you are still blogging. Kept watching for your window. I have a similar style window and I have to say, it's a bugger to wash. I must be quite a sight balancing on the sink, to wash the window. Not made for short folks, but I do enjoy decorating it.

  12. I am also glad you are still blogging! I look forward to your posts and thoroughly enjoy reading them....and re-reading them many times. Love your decorating style!

  13. Glad you're back. I've missed your wit and wisdom. Love the simple window. Simple is always the right choice.

  14. Hi Robyn, I love to read your posts and hear about Annie and see your window and lovely home! So happy you are back! I would have been sad if you had stopped blogging. Happy Birthday to Annie and Blessings to your family.

  15. I'm glad you will be staying with us - posting as you feel lead ! It's like visiting with an old friend ;) Your window ledge holds treasure this month ! Happy Birthday to Annie.

  16. So glad to hear from you! I missed you!
    Happy anniversary to you! And a very happy birthday to Miss Annie!
    I LOVE that quote and need to write it down somewhere so I don't forget it :) We love our little house and just returned from our vacation to an even smaller cabin. My best family memories are in that cabin where we are all unplugged and together :)
    Blessings, Patti

  17. Your charming August window is filled with character and functionality. I hope you delay your departure from the blogging world for a very long time. Your blogs are warm, inspirational and inviting; the love for your family and your home permeates through the screen and glows with radiant energy. Thank you for your wisdom and for opening your heart so we can experience your Autumn window.

    Fred Richardson @ SGK Home Solutions