Saturday Sharing from the She-Shed Volume 35

The weather has been getting cooler, which is quite enjoyable. Today, we reached a high of 73 degrees. I hope you’re also experiencing this pleasant change. It seems like most of us are eagerly anticipating the arrival of fall.

The other day, I was on my way out the door to go for a walk at the arboretum. To my surprise, our street was blocked off by numerous police cars and about six news vans.

It turns out our neighbor had an unexpected visitor – a bear broke into his house and wreaked havoc in the kitchen! This marks the third incident on our block this year.

Can you imagine a bear in your house?

I am grateful we have two dogs that most likely keep him away from our house.

My husband captured this picture of him from the last visit as he was looking for a bit of dessert.

Bear sitting and eating trash
news vans on the streets  that is taped off for the bear

Weekend Adventures

With the beautiful weather we’ve been having, we’ve been making an effort to go hiking. Over the weekend, we tackled a challenging hike on Mt. Baldy, covering a distance of 7.5 miles with a 5500 ft elevation gain.

I have to confess, it was quite strenuous, and both the dogs and I were exhausted afterward. In fact, they were so tired that they refused to go for a walk for the next two days.

And I even came home with a few burnt branches, which I am excited to use for Halloween.

Wendy foraging for branches

What’s Happening in the Garden

Despite the persistent mold problem, our garden continues to thrive. We’re fortunate to have the arboretum nearby, and I had the opportunity to speak with a botanist this week who shared some valuable tips with me. This has given me reason to be optimistic.

The bright side is that the flowers continue to bloom, undeterred by the mold issue.

arbor in the garden with the dogs
Morning glory in the garden
zinnias in the garden


What Happened This Past Week

It was a busy week on the blog. I wrote three new posts for you to enjoy.

I Made a Wreath with 90% foraged (free) goods that I collected from Mother Nature.

The finished foraged wreath was filled with dried leaves, sunflowers, pods of velvet ribbon, and hydrangeas.

The Best Blue-Gray Paint Colors for Kitchen Cabinets

Are you considering a cabinet makeover this year? You’d be surprised at the transformative power of a fresh coat of paint. Explore my top picks for captivating blue-gray shades!


I shared 9 Benefits of Having a Pumpkin Facial

benefits of a pumpkin facial

Things that have inspired me this week

There are so many talented bloggers out there and I love reading all of their blogs each week. Here are a few fun things I found.

Create a warm and cozy bedroom with these great tips.

Learn how to easily draw and paint the cutest pumpkin

Looking for a yummy recipe? you will love this unique chai- zucchini loaf. or this delicious fig and arugula pizza.

As we approach the holiday season, we’re getting ready to host gatherings and celebrations. My friend Simple 2 Moms has put together an excellent article on how to entertain without breaking the bank.

And just in time for fall, my friend Amy shares some delightful blends for your diffuser.


Fabulous Finds for September

I hope you’re savoring the anticipation of the upcoming fall season! It won’t be long before we cozy up and ignite the fireplace for warm, enchanting moments together. I have been spending a lot of time outdoors walking and hiking, which I enjoy before the rain comes.

Amazon Fall Finds
Shopping with friends

Once a month, I share some other great shopping suggestions from my friends! I hope you enjoy the excursion.

Amy @amysadlerdesigns

Fall is knocking on the door and I am running to open up! It’s my favorite time season for so many reasons. The autumn colors, the smell of pumpkin spice when I’m holding my morning coffee. So I am ordering a few new fall staples that I like to have new each season.

Michele @vintagehomedesigns

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  1. So much creativity in one week! You are amazing my friend!

  2. Oh my goodness! I’ve always wanted to see a bear in the wild, but in my house is a little too close! That is bizarre!

    1. Isn’t that the craziest story? I guess they are not getting enough food in the wild and they come down the mountain to look for food.

  3. That is such a great idea to share shopping tips from other bloggers! I might start that! At first I thought that 7.5 was 75!!! I was like WHAT?!!! It still sounds like a challenge! My Lily would be the same way! I don’t know that she would even do 7.5 miles without collapsing. She can run REALLY fast, but she is more of a sprinter than a marathoner! Have a great week!

    1. Thank you, Chloe! Oh my, I could never do 75 miles, lol! The dogs kept stopping and laying down, I was not sure they were going to make it, but we did! Back at it tomorrow.

  4. That chai zucchini bread is calling my name too! I hope you enjoy your weekend Wendy!

    1. Thank you Michele! You will love both, I promise.

  5. I hope you enjoyed your walk in the Arboretum ~ it’s the perfect day for it. My friend and I used to walk it frequently and feed peanuts to the peacocks. They would actually come up to us when we entered their territory waiting for a peanut.

    1. Thank you Suzanne. It sure is a beautiful place to walk. Ill have to take some peanuts with me next time we go. Thanks for the tip.

  6. Dogs, and peacocks, and bears! Oh. my! Love your daily view!

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