About The River

Monday, October 22, 2018

Joy List Monday

One of the bouquets I made for my Flower Subscription business .. using edibles in the bouquet.

 Joy List Monday

 a weekly ritual
a reminder to stop and pay attention to the little beauties
and graces that make life magical and to set aside time for gratitude each day

 ♥ Sunshine .. goodness we went for about three weeks of clouds, rain and fog. When that sunshine came streaming out for not just a few moments but for several days .. a jump for joy was had!

♥ A little project is happening here .. I will share soon .. each time my husband and I get a little more done on the project,  I do another jump for joy.

♥ A new to us place to walk. It really was there all the time, it was the first for us to think of taking our daily walks there.

♥ Autumn colors .. I do love them. The only thing I wish I could do would to be able to glue on the leaves until after Thanksgiving.

♥ Apple Pie Bars .. a new recipe I made over the weekend.

Another bouquet using dried seed pods. I am noticing texture makes a bouquet just as much as the blooms.


  1. The peppers make that a fun and colorful arrangement and I like dried flowers and see pods too. Can't wait to hear about the place you are walking now! Enjoy your day!

  2. Autumn brings joy to me as well. It is my favorite.

  3. Your red peppers looks almost like a beautiful ribbon. Very cleaver idea. Looking forward to seeing your next secret project. You always have something exciting up your sleeve.
    Hugs, Julia

  4. Happy Monday Carla. Love your Joy lists always. Can't wait to see what you are working on. Love the arrangement with the pretty red peppers. Unique and gorgeous.

  5. I love the edibles in the arrangement. I'm glad you are happy about your new project. Those apple pie bars sound yummy.

  6. Happy Joyful Monday, Carla! I like the peppers you added, it looks very southwest.

  7. I too am thankful for some sunshine! We've had rain for so long, the sun was a beautiful sight over the weekend. We are back to clouds today, but I'm still pulling for the sun to show for a bit! Looking forward to your project! Love and hugs!

  8. Lovely arrangements. I'm glad you got some sun. We've had a good spell of weather but it's turning colder this week.

  9. Those are some great bouquets! Apple pie bars sound delish! Isn't it fun to discover 'new' places to walk and enjoy?! I"m curious about the secret project you're working on!!!

  10. Beautiful!! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

  11. Very nice arrangements! I really like the peppers in the first one!

  12. What a beautiful arrangement, my friend, and I just loved your joy list. Thanks for the delightful post, dear Carla.

    I have been meaning to email you and tell you that I am sorry about your Brewers. They sure put up a fight against the Dodgers. My husband, son, and I have really enjoyed watching the games this year and we can't wait for the World Series to begin tonight. I love the Red Sox, but I also love the Dodgers (excluding Manny...I have never cared for him). Anyway, it will be fun to watch.

    Hugs to you!

  13. I left a comment yesterday, but realized they weren't posting because I wasn't signed in. After hours of frustration I finally figured out there was an issue, so here I am again lol

    Anyway, those bouquets are really good! Glad you finally got some sun :)


  14. How I wish we could find that glue to hold on to the leaves!

  15. Such lovely arrangements :)

    All the best Jan


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