The Best News Ever and Sunday Morning Coffee

We hope and dream about certain milestones in life and when they actually happen, it can feel unreal. Are you ready for the best news ever?

Today I finally get to share our news!

Farmhouse Fall Decor
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Are you ready for the big news?

Guess who is going to be a grandma???????????

I have been keeping this a secret for a few months and I am so happy to be able to tell everyone that Andrew and Charlotte are having a baby in April!

Our first grandchild!!!

I guess there is no surprise that they are having a boy! Right?

Andrew and Charlotte’s dog Dug shared the news!

Both Andrew and Charlotte shared the news last week on their Instagram accounts which means I can finally share the news.

We are so blessed and I cannot wait for them to start their family. Congratulations to the most wonderful couple!

Does anybody have any advice for me? I have never been a grandmother before!

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Something New

Christmas Family Room Home Tour

Things are going to look different on my blog the day after tomorrow!

It’s going to begin to look a lot like Christmas!


I like to plan ahead for the holidays and I have so many ideas I want to share. I need to start early to be able to share all of my ideas with you.

Classic Sugar Cookies for Christmas

You probably noticed that my creative mind is on overdrive as I shared a lot of fall crafts on my blog these past few weeks! I just needed to share all of my fall projects before I start sharing Christmas holiday ideas. 

I am going to ease into the holidays with a really fun blog series which is my annual Twelve Days to Get Ready for Christmas. Each day I will share lots of ideas that will help you get ready for Christmas.

And the good news? My ideas don’t require you to start decorating yet. I promise!

Christmas Magic Candles

Just make sure you check out my blog post on Tuesday because I am also announcing a giveaway that you will not want to miss!

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My Favorite Room

Fall decor on front porch

Although it is not a room, I am about ready to spend a lot of time getting our front porch ready for trick-or-treaters as Halloween is a big deal in our neighborhood.

When the kids were younger we use to get around 1000 trick-or-treaters but now we usually get only a few hundred. I still decorate more for fall than Halloween, but I want our home to be welcoming for all of the kids to discover some really good candy!

It’s looking a bit simple now but later today I am going to have some fun decorating and adding orange lights!

What are you doing for Halloween?

You can still make these Halloween Hot Chocolate Bombs for tonight!

Apartment Therapy Tested (and Rated!) All the Rugs at Pottery Barn. I am so happy the one I bought last week made the list!

This recipe from Nest of Posies for Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix Crackers looks yummy!

Desire to Inspire shared this really cool home with lots of texture and light.

I tried to fit in as much fall decor and ideas on the blog last week. Click on any photo or title for more information.

I had to share one more thing from Martha this week because this is big news!


This week Martha debuted Martha: Harvest + Holiday, an inspiring digital issue that you can access here – just click on the highlighted link.

I had heard rumors that Martha was creating a new magazine when Meredith stopped publishing Martha Stewart Living earlier this year. It’s kind of a combination of a magazine and catalog and I really like it! Be sure to check it out.

We are starting something fun on the last day of every month. It’s called Looking Back and it is where you can find all of my blog posts for the entire month in one place! I also share my favorite posts for the month and I think you might be surprised.

This week I am starting my Annual Twelve Days to Get Ready for Christmas and will be sharing How to Shop for Holiday Decor, Choosing a Christmas Theme, How to Repurpose Last Year’s Decor, Christmas Table and Decor Ideas, and Gift Wrapping Ideas.

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  1. So happy for you and your family. This is such an exciting time and you will enjoy every minute of being a grandmother. Remember the first one names you so if you have a special name you want to be called you can program him. I’m a Mimi!

  2. Leslie – what happy news to read this morning! Congratulations! As a grandmother of two boys (3 and 6), I know that this next phase of life for you will be filled with lots of love and fun! Looking forward to your upcoming Christmas posts!

  3. Congratulations!!! What a blessing! Here’s my advice:
    Have in your house the following items:
    Changing area (preferably a changing table. I found a small one in Wayfair!)
    Diapers, wipes, aquaphor
    Formula (if using)
    Burp cloths

    Make it as easy as possible for your kids to drop the baby off to you, even for a couple of hours, for them to have a nice lunch out. It will make it so easy for them – which equals to more time for you with your beautiful grand!!! And you’ll be so happy to have the convenience of everything readily available at your house!

  4. Congratulations Leslie to you and your family. Such a wonderful stage in life for all. You will love being a grandmother, gram or nana whatever name you choose to be called. Most of all, have fun and enjoy your children chartering their parent course. Take your lead from the new parents. CONGRATULATIONS!

  5. Congratulations on you wonderful news! It’s a blessing! I became a grandma for the first time this past September, myself. There’s nothing like a grandchild!

  6. Congratulations on the new grandson. I too am a first time grandmother of a 4 mo old grandson who is the cutest. My advice is to buy all your baby things used that way when no more are on the way you can donate or give away without any worries. And muslim burp pads are the best. Enjoy him!!!

  7. Congratulations! I knew what your news would be before you said it! I’m a Mimi (my grandma name) and I love it.

    1. Congratulations! I have recently became a Mimi and it is the best! Best wishes to all, he is going to be a blessed little boy

  8. A big congratulations coming your way! So exciting. Enjoy all the fun times ahead. I’m not a grandma yet so I can’t give you any advice except spoil him rotten! 🤣

    1. Congratulations to you & your family Leslie. This is beautiful news! Enjoy every moment and remind yourself to stay present in each moment. Once my grandchildren were old enough – I chose a “signature cookie” to make with them. We call them “Grandmas Squish Cookies”. I knew it had to be very simple and yummy. They are simply Rolo stuffed Ritz crackers (or pretzels) and easily found on Pinterest. When you hear someone say being a grandparent is “THE best”… nothing is more true!

  9. Congratulations on this exciting news!! I kind of thought this might be coming after looking at some of the pics from your book party. Thought I saw a little bump on your beautiful daughter in law. You are going to have so much fun being a grandma. Xo

  10. Oh wow, now you can decorate for the Wee One! And the birthday party cakes & decorations will be so much fun!

  11. CONGRATS!!! Just cherish every moment since it all goes so fast. I can’t believe our oldest grandchild is 7. I swear you blink and…whoosh! You have so much to look forward to!

  12. So happy for you and your family! Can’t wait for all your updates and baby shower ideas. You will be the best and it will be fun to learn what you will be called. Looking forward to this in my life, even though it might be a while — in the meantime, we’ll all go through it with you!

  13. How exciting! I feel honored that you shared this with us, I can’t wait to hear about the plans for the baby shower!

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