Happy Autumn!!

Dear Friends,

Yes, I know that my blog has been woefully out of date, with no news for a very long time. I have been up to my eyeballs lately, and somehow I never seemed to sit down long enough to write.

Where to start? Well, at the beginning of the summer, I actually convinced “The Love of My Life”, that it was time to start some renovations on this house……it had been over seven years since we painted, and the updates we always talked about but never acted on were calling our names – actually screaming at us!

Now, mind you, tackling this whole house at the same time is no small feat! So we needed a plan and a budget.  The first part I’m very good at doing, but budgets are something else! So we decided to take stock and see what was worth keeping and what had to go! NOW that I’m good at!

We decided the entire house needed to be painted…..3,600 S.F. sigh……. Yes the entire house! Thank Goodness Al is so good at this!

He said “we can do that!” we, in that sense meant him……so out came the scaffolding, and three trips to Lowe’s.  But when all was said and done, we survived – and so did our wallet……

But all the Before & Afters’ will come during this week…….

Today, I want to wish you all a Happy First Day, at least to me, of Fall! Yes, here at PineRidge Hills September 1st is our unofficial start of Autumn…..even though its a balmy 80 degrees out!

This week I will share some wonderful recipes that I came across and our plans for a NEW AND IMPROVED PINERIDGE HILLS BLOG!

So, start putting away your shorts and flip-flops and dust off the pumpkins, unpack the  cowl-neck sweaters and start planning on how to use all those apples!

I have found so many DIY idea’s my desk is bulging! I’m adding a few surprises to our site, and hope to get a lot of feedback from all of you!

This coming Saturday, September 6th will mark a very special day in my life……my first cousin Marshall will be spending the weekend with his family….we have not seen each other since we were four years old.  It is going to be bittersweet, all these years lost, but now found…..

I will share that with you next week….please come by and hear our story!

Also, this week will mark PineRidge Hill’s One Year Anniversary! WHAT! yup, one year! and thank you for the fun and the support…..your kind comments have meant so much……..I wish I could meet everyone of you…..sit over a cup of Tea and share all the giggles and stories that old friends tell each other…..but until that day comes down this country road we will just have to continue meeting here at PineRidge……..

…………………….I have so much planned for our Anniversary Month!…………………………….

Well, it’s Labor Day and to be true to the day……I’m doing laundry, hanging the last of the drapes and planning our Family Reunion’s menu….now, get back in that comfortable rocker, look out at the rolling hills and daydream about pumpkins, hot Apple Pie and Beef Stew – country-style!

Wishing you a wonderful day from the country!



and by the way…..I’m BAAAACK!



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