Hocus Pocus

October is here! One of my favorite months! The weather has definitely been cooperating lately, and letting it get that Fall-ish feel. I love what Fall brings– pumpkins, apple cider, crispy leaves, full moons, black cats, and of course fall/Halloween movies! Here are a few things inspiring me this month.

Cat Cake

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Fall Set-up

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Books

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outdoor fall

cookies

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White pumpkins

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What’s inspiring you this month? Any goals this month? What’s your favorite thing about Fall? I wanna hear from you guys! Leave me a comment or e-mail me! aspottedheart@gmail.com

*ASpottedHeart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Month of Peaches

August. My birth month. Also the month that so many kids dread, because it means school is starting. Growing up, it seemed like school always started on my birthday. Now as an adult, August doesn’t seem so bad. My favorite part–it means FALL IS COMING! I love fall. So while I’ll try to keep this inspiration board in summertime vibe, it’s hard to not let some Fall creep in. 😉 It also means–Peaches! Peach everything in August! As always, I hope you enjoy!



“August feels like a hinge in the year. Swing backwards and summer is there, swing forward and fall is waiting. I’m in the swing forward camp. I’m never sorry to see the summer end, although I’ll miss the peaches. I’m ready for sweaters and socks and new suede shoes.”

Stephanie Madewell

I’ve gotten pretty slack on my monthly mood/inspiration boards. Is it something y’all still enjoy? Would you rather see me do a different type of monthly post? I’d love to hear your thoughts, message me below or shoot me an e-mail, I’m always open to suggestions! aspottedheart@gmail.com

Once Upon A Summer: A Mood Board

I’m not real sure what’s happened to the summer, it’s almost the end of July! It’s been a good, though hot, summer. I have found it a little hard to stay motivated and inspired lately. What can I say, I’m a cool weather girl, it’s what makes me feel creative and alive, and this heat just zaps me of any creative juices or motivation. About 11:30 at night I start to come alive! 🌙

I’m posting these things today in hopes of a kick of inspiration! Hope y’all enjoy!










Happy Saturday!
*ASpottedHeart

May Inspiration 

May has been such a weird month. We started out with snow and have had lots of rain and wind. It’s flown by and I feel like it’s been a complete whirlwind of a month, yet it’s lasted forever. I realized I hadn’t posted a mood/inspiration board for this month! So here are some things that have been in my mind’s eye this month, keeping me motivated and inspired.

Can you tell I’ve been day dreaming about a new bathroom? 🙂 I enjoy doing this inspiration/mood posts, because it helps me express my mood and feelings and inspirations of that month. It helps give me a vision for the month at hand. Do you, my followrs, enjoy them or would you rather see me do a different type of “monthly series?” Let me know in the comments below! Or e-mail me at aspottedheart@gmail.com

I’d love to hear from you!!

My Little Garden

I’ve shared on here before how much I love gardening. This past weekend One Cute Cowboy started in on one of my front flower beds. It was filled with deep-rooted grass that had completely taken over the bed. I really wish I had a picture of the before, to give you the full affect, because it was pretty bad. But he worked on it several days last week, getting it all dug up. 

These pictures don’t do it justice to see just how deep he ended up digging. It looked so strange. Then he took the front-end loader and went out to the pasture and got fresh, new, untouched dirt!


Our nephew, Brycen came over and helped us put down the black mesh to keep grass from coming up again. We put down two layers, then started putting dirt back inside the beds.


OCC got it all leveled out and mixed in a good ratio of sandy-dirt with manure to make the perfect growing grounds for my flowers. Once we were done, I was able to start planting. I love buying and planting flowers. I got these at a nearby greenhouse in Hartley, TX.


They look a little puny now, but they’ll be gorgeous in a month or so. Petunias are One Cute Cowboys favorite so I always try to plant a bunch of those in my front bed and pots around the porch. Also, Petunias do good in our Oklahoma heat and fair well in the wind.


This is a picture of my perennial/shade bed. It comes back stronger every year! I’m hoping  I get  the vegetable garden in this weekend!

Have any of my followers started planting? What are your favorite things to grow?

Happy Saturday!

*ASpottedHeart 

April Showers, Bring May Flowers: April inspiration

April! I love April! It usually means rainfall and flowers. This month I’ve been inspired a lot by other’s words, as you’ll see, lots of quotes this month, and lots of flowers. Flowered everything! So here are the things in inspiring me this month. What’s inspiring you?







Hope you’ve enjoyed and found a little inspiration yourself! What would you like to see me post about here on A Spotted Heart?

Happy April!
*ASpottedHeart 

Spring Mood Board

It’s March ya’ll!! How did that happen?! I must say, I’m really glad to see Spring this year for the pure fact that it means One Cute Cowboy is finally done with wheat pasture cattle. He’s been more or less gone all winter long taking care of cattle, so it’s nice to have him home more often. 

I’ve been thinking a lot about simplifying (read as: decluttering.) It’s hard because, let’s face it, I like stuff. I like knick -knacks and trinkets and sometimes I feel like Ariel in the Little Mermaid. But I truly look forward to making this happen, slowly but surely, this spring!  I think that’s reflected in this mood board. Simple, clean-cut spaces, and of course tons of gardening things coming to mind this month as I prep my flowerbeds and garden.  It’s my favorite part of spring! What’s yours? Enjoy!


Happy Spring Everyone!

Early Spring Fever

Flower catalogue with a cup of tea
February isn’t even over yet and I’m already dreaming about what flowers and seeds I’m going to plant this Spring. I spent a good part of yesterday afternoon combing through my Johnny Seeds catalogue seeing what flowers I’d want to try to start from seed his year. Last year I tried to grow a small cut garden and though I grew some pretty Zinnias, I didn’t work very hard at it and it didn’t do as well as it could have. This year I want to do better. I’ve never done much from seed, so this year I’m going to pay close attention to when and how to plant the seed and not just put them in the ground and hope they sprout.

A few that I’m loooking forward to trying are:

Those are just a few! I’ll also plant the actual plants when the time comes, but I’m excited to try some new varieties. Last summer I did this post on some of my flowers around the homestead. I look forward to doing more this year and keeping my fingers crossed that my cherry tree will bloom this year.

What are you planting this year? Have you ever started from seeds? Tell me your experiences and what you’re looking forward to this Spring!

 

*ASpottedHeart

February Mood Board

February’s felt like winter and spring. Isn’t that supposed to be March? I’ve enjoyed it none-the-less. Anyhow, these are the things that have inspired me this month. What are some of yours? 




Being Thankful: A November Mood Board

When November rolls around, everyone starts to remember and make lists of what they’re most thankful for. I love to see those, from the smallest things to the biggest things people are thankful for in their lives. This last week has made me long for those thankful posts on social media. It’s heart-breaking to see what’s been going on in our country in response to our new President-elect. One thing I keep at the forefront of my mind is, God is good, all the time. I’m holding that mantra especially close as we go into the next few months. I have great hope. This isn’t to be a political post, but a human post. I pray that each one of you keep your inspirations close, your eyes bright, and your hearts open. Remember we’re all in this together no matter which side you’re on. With that said, here are the things that are inspiring me, keeping me motivated, and keeping my mind creatively active. I’d love to know what all of you are inspired by! What are some of your daily mantras?