We had a fun time with my dear old friends in town. We toured around the area looking at the Fall color changing and I showed them the quaint little towns nearby. On Saturday, we happened to stumble upon a Fall festival in Millerton, New York that was exhibiting local artists. I absolutely fell in love with a new painting. It’s perfect for our matte black library wall. Santa, are you listening? *wink*As I mentioned in my weekend flowers post on Friday, my girlfriend that was staying with us is a vegan. I figured it would be easier to make dinner at home rather than to go out and find something (besides a salad!) that would suit her diet. On Saturday night, I made my root vegetable stew again – only this time I added – 1 Tablespoon dried oregano, 1 Tablespoon dried basil, 2 bay leaves, and a pinch of red pepper right before I added the stock. It made a world of difference in the flavor!Not only did we have a delightful weekend, but the Mr and I spent the entire week at The Country House. This was the first time he has taken a whole week away from the office since we bought our home. It was a lot of fun to have our place decorated indoors for Halloween and outdoors for fall, to watch the tree colors change, and to cook at home every night. It was a real treat to stay put in one place for that long!And remember how (in my Hastens Hammock Giveaway post) I was telling you Twitter is the BEST? I’ve got another story for you!My Twitter followers really seem to respond to the photos of beautiful flowers, so I like to post twitter photos whenever I am designing arrangements. Last week, I got a direct message from @TheFlowerMuse on Twitter – for those of you who don’t know, these are like private, 140 character emails. They told me that they appreciate my designs and like to send me a box of flowers. On Thursday I arrived at home from the market to find a box of Jumbo Antique Green Hydrangea on my door step. Lucky ME!I am back in the City now, looking around at the pictures laying on the floor that have yet to be hung on the walls, noticing holes where we are missing furniture and lamps. We’ve already been in this apartment for a year and I have done absolutely nothing to it. Boo! And speaking of BOO, I am really sad that I haven’t even thought to spruce up the City space with Halloween decorations. After seeing Jami Goldsmith’s post about Halloween Decor this morning – she has rounded up so many great photos – I am tempted to do some decorating here in the NYC apartment.Images: all of them are my own with exception of the last three which came from Jami’s post about Halloween Decorating.