We had quite the busy day here and were surprised in the middle of the afternoon when an earthquake hit here in Virginia. It sounds like pretty much everyone up and down the east coast felt it. It was one of the weirdest sensations I have ever felt. Afterwards Lillie kept asking to go see the flying scarf. Yeah, don't worry - we have no idea what she is referring to either. Somehow in her mind the earthquake and a flying scarf are tied together although we have no idea what the connection is =).
On another note, although I have started itching for fall I knew it was still too early to start decorating with pumpkins and gourds =). I have been wanting to add a temporary hint of purple to our living and dining room for several months now but had not gotten around to it. When we were at Fresh Market this weekend though, I saw some beautiful potted lavender plants and I got inspired. I decided to head back yesterday and pick one up along with some other purple flowers. After having some fun rearranging some things in both rooms I am now okay with the fact that fall is still a little ways off. I love the fresh feeling the lavender adds! I have always struggled with my mantle a bit but I think it is now my favorite part of the room. I had planned on posting all the pictures today but haven't had time to finish editing and loading them so instead I will just show you a few close-ups and will hopefully have time to post pictures of how the little touches of lavender look in both rooms either tomorrow or Friday.
I also wanted to let you all know about this great blog called the CSI Project. I am so excited to be a guest judge on there this week for the Makeover A Lamp Challenge which starts at midnight tonight for any of you that would like to enter.