Lisa Leonard Designs

taking in fall.

October 21st | older posts



we’re taking in fall, even if it is in the high 70’s.  the days are getting shorter and the mornings are sprinkled with dew.   i’ve been wearing boots and skirts, we’re crunching fallen leaves, and yesterday we made the yummiest (and easiest) apple crisp.  the days are getting shorter, but they’re still full.


the boys are doing great in school.  yesterday david climbed three steps on the playground.  there was a teacher spotting him, but he climbed independently.  amazing.  and matthias was the ‘special helper’ in his class monday.  which means he is the line leader, helps with morning activities, etc.  it’s a big, big honor.


a couple goals for today…fold all clean laundry and put it away (this is a very lofty goal) and capture some beauty and inspiration in a short photo shoot.  there is more on my list, but these are the must-do’s.

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i’m loving your comments-each one puts a smile on my face.

so, share with us one or two of your goals for today.

34 Responses

  1. Faith says:

    My goal for today is to get thru my dentist appointment. I truly DISLIKE going to the dentist – goes way back to the mean childhood dentist. The older I get, the more fear I have. Sounds silly – but we all have fears.

  2. Alicia says:

    Heading to the orthodontist and then speech therapy with my 3 boys (10, 8 and 6) and all in the downpour that is enveloping Dallas today. Staying somewhat dry, safe and enjoying my 3 beautiful gifts. Those are my goals for the day!

  3. Shana Stoll says:

    i’m going to run to the mall (the mall of america no less!) with my 2 littles (while the 3 bigs are at school) and hopefully get 3 or 4 errands crossed off my list there. i rarely go to the mall and almost never with the kids in tow, so hopefully all will go well. then i have a brochure-thingy to design for our church that i’m hoping to make a pretty big dent in today!
    shana in mn

  4. sleepless nights with babe make for a slightly grouchy mama. goals= partake in coffee very soon. and nap to follow lunch. get through the day smiling + be grateful for my sleepless night. (yawn.)

  5. Jenifer says:

    Let’s see wash, dry, fold and put away cloth diapers or else baby will have nothing to wear! And tackle my sewing area which has become a catch all for everything…oh boy. :)

  6. robyn says:

    my goals for today involve getting shots of my latest hand-knit hat, finishing up a tutorial, and getting the finishing touches put on the baby shower being thrown for a friend. very loft, considering i’ve got to work at my day-job all day first!

  7. Kristina says:

    I just started another part-time job. I’m working 2 part-time jobs to make a full-time job. I hate the fact I have to work at all but that’s just the way times are for us right now. I don’t really like my new job but am starting to feel like I’m not giving it a chance and perhaps my self-pity is clouding my feelings for it. So, for today my goal is to go to work with a positive attitude, a smile on my face, and a happy voice. Another goal is to get laundry caught up tonight so my son doesn’t have to wear dirty jeans to school tomorrow. :( Has anyone ever had to do that?? Send their kids to school with dirty pants on?? They weren’t visually dirty — I just knew they weren’t clean! **sigh** lol

  8. Melinda says:

    My goal for today is to not eat any of the bagels someone brought into work today. I do not need the massive amount of carbohydrates, so I am working really hard to ignore the temptation.

  9. shannon stinson says:

    my goal for today is, though i have TONS to do, to rest with my kids and enjoy them. my little aidan is not feeling so well…so we are taking it easy. i think i can fulfill this one!

  10. Ali says:

    were did you get your boots? I LOVE THEM! :)

    I need to work on a project for work and sip hot chocolate while reading a book :)

  11. Tiffany says:

    Hi Lisa — my goal for today is: filing – get lots and lots of filing done! Put the finishing touches on my nieces birthday gift so I can mail it. And try not to get annoyed by lazy co-workers!!!

    Again, I must tell you how much I look forward to your daily posts! They always make me smile – they always inspire me and make me feel like keeping it simple – does that make sense? Anyway, have a great day! Good luck on getting your must do’s done and then some!


  12. treeathie says:

    Today I want to stay awake, with no naps! I barely slept last night due to allergies, but naps are a no-no right now according to the sleep doctor. Sigh.

  13. Jennifer says:

    Hi Lisa,
    I just discovered your blog and have to say that your jewelry is just stunning. I have fallen in love with the Be Still necklace. Glad you are enjoying fall weather, love the boots. It is snowing here again, ugh. I wasn’t quite ready for that. I look forward to coming back and reading more. Beautiful photography.

  14. Denise C. says:

    My goals?
    1. Get rid of this horrible migraine headache.
    2. Get through ONE sentence with my husband without it turning into a fight. That is my lofty goal.

  15. Dianne says:

    I’m going to remember to give both boys Tylenol before their shots this afternoon.

  16. Claudine says:

    I am going to delve into Amanda Blake Soule’s new book, Handmade Home, that just arrived by mail today. I’ve been waiting, (admittedly not so patiently) for it to arrive!

  17. Elicia says:

    My goal for today is to get through another cold, rainy day. I miss the sun! Love your pictures Lisa, what kind of camera do you use?

  18. Kristin says:

    Let’s see…wash, fold, and put away everyone’s laundry
    make a car out of a cardboard box with my 3 year old for school…tomorrow!
    figure out and make something for dinner
    try to get to bed before 11:00 tonight
    I certainly hope all of this can happen today!

  19. mandie says:

    My goals are to *clean my kitchen, *mess it back up to make something nice for dinner, *unpack my sewing machine, and *start working on a special blog post.

  20. erin says:

    Get through another great day with all 3 kiddos, play outside since it is in the high 70’s and sunny, all wile hubby is gone for 6wks.

  21. Corinne says:

    Today my goals are to put away a basket of laundry that’s sitting on my bed… and to make sure the kids get through day two of being tv free without killing each other or their mama 😉

  22. Two of my goals for today were to really clean the kitchen and to photograph my bathroom for the blog. Did both. Now my afternoon goal is to take a long walk with the kids after school.

    I am also anxiously awaiting the arrival of the mailman this week :)

  23. Kathy says:

    Only one goal for today – lovin’ on my grandaughter! Callie is 2 1/2 years old and I don’t get to keep her often, so I’m making the most of it.

  24. HMMMM goals for today…accept the girls will not take their naps! Take them outside on this unusually warm fall day (for indiana)…and accept that there will be plenty of time for everything else.

  25. Amy says:

    Our goal today: Getting Wyatt’s splinter out without the neighbors calling the police. We are getting ready to attempt this for the third time in about 4 hours. The poor guy is so worked up about it and cannot stop crying this evening and he should be; it is big and deep and if we can get this accomplished before bed I will be soooo happy!

  26. Debbie says:

    Enjoy my daughter’s 3rd birthday. (check!)
    Not stress over the transportation issues as she starts developmental preschool. (partial check)

  27. Sharon Stanley says:

    Hi. I just came to your store/blog through Betz White who showed your lovely necklace on her blog today. I am now officially a fan of your jewelry, site and blog…just lovely. My goal for tomorrow (today is just about gone!) is to look over your jewelry and decide what I will be ordering for my husband to give me for Christmas this year! love it love it love it!

  28. Hi Lisa,
    Just found your website and blog at Betz White’s blpg which I foloow. May I post a couple of pieces your jewellary and post the llink back to you. That way my girlfriends can get some great gift ideas.
    You do lovely work and your blog photos are an inspiration.
    Thanks you

  29. Destiny D says:

    My goals for tomorrow – since today is just an hour from over is to sell lots of Sadie-Hawkins dance and yearbook tickets at our homeschool co-op tomorrow afternoon. After that I’m going to sneak away for a much needed haircut. Because I adore the salon I go to, and my hairdresser, the necessity of getting a haircut always feels like a mini pampering and who doesn’t need that? My final goal for the day is to firm up plans for date night with good friends for Friday. I am so looking forward to that! Blessings, Lisa!

  30. to make it to the end of the night.

    which i have.

    and now i’m going to close my laptop and my eyes shortly thereafter.

  31. Becky Jackman says:


    I love your sense of style for clothes! Those boots are adorable, would you share where you got them???

    Thanks! and blessings from Kansas City, MO

    Becky Jackman
    International House of Prayer

  32. sara says:

    lisa, i don’t think that i have ever been to your blog, but i am a huge fan of your work!:)

    it’s great to visit your blog – your smile is infectious and your love of life is so obvious. it has been fun reading about your adventures. there’s something so intimate and beautiful about sharing the little details of your life (such as folding laundry – yeah, i can see that as beautiful somehow!) with others. thanks for allowing us a glimpse into your life. it’s a sweet one:)

  33. Julie says:

    Yes, must know where to get those BOOTS!!

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