Dressing your Pumpkin


Gone are the days when carving a pumpkin, meant this:


Now…pumpkin carving is fancy.  And then, there’s “decorating” your pumpkin, with paint, feathers, cool colors and anything/anywhere else your imagination takes you.



Patrick and Mary’s Vineyard Vines Pumpkin…Cutest pumpkin I think I’ve ever seen.  The pumpkin matches the logo on Patrick’s shirt.

And this is what I did with the seeds they cleaned out of that pumpkin.  This was just a different twist on what I used to do with them.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Just separate the seeds from the “guts”, then boil them in saltwater for 20 minutes (this cleans them as well as salts the insides of the seeds). NOTE: they will look grey after you boil them! Then toss them in a bowl with some melted butter and salt and bake them on a baking sheet for 30-45 minutes at 300 degrees, stirring occasionally. Roast them until they’re golden brown!  This photo is a stock photo, as I forgot to take a picture before we devoured them.  🙂


More Cute Decorated Pumpkins

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And, one of the cutest ideas, ever!



Song of the Day: A Sky Full of Stars, by Coldplay

‘Cause you’re a sky, you’re a sky full of stars
Such a heavenly view
You’re such a heavenly view

Happy Birthday to my sweet niece, Kelsey…and Happy Birthday to a friend whom I’ve known almost my Entire life…and that’s a long time!  Happy, Happy Carolyn!!

Birthday 2

I love when I go to a friend’s house, and she tells me “the gauntlet was thrown down by your blog”, in regards to dressing up your fall planters, or front porch, as it was in E’s case.  Love it!!


Happy Fall…Oh, and yeah, Way to Go Bears!  Nice game!!





This freaks me out…almost as much as clowns.



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One comment

  1. Love the football and the candy corn pumpkins . . . and of course, Thanks, for including the “L” monogram (I know it was just for me! :)) Like everything else, somebody takes it up a notch! The wine chiller is excellent! And Patrick and Mary and their pumpkin are adorable!!

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