It has been a busy October and we still haven’t gotten up into the attic to get down Halloween decorations. The only decorating that has been done is with those few items that got missed when we put away Halloween LAST year! But because we are feeling the need to have a splash of those fall colors, we decided that we could “make the pathway bright” and fill our doorway with pumpkin cheer! You all know that I love my Everything99cents store – yet another reason! Last Saturday they had pumpkins out front! That’s right, a big box of pumpkins for just a dollar! We got the tiny pumpkins from the grocery store and they were less than a dollar, but the bigger ones? Yep…a dollar! When you can get them that inexpensive, I don’t mind sacrificing one. Measure the approximate height of the pot that will go inside – figure that the wall of the pumpkin will be at least 1″ to 1 1/2″ thick, so choose your pumpkin carefully – then chop off the top and remove the seeds. Your pumpkin pot is now ready to put a pot of posies (also just a dollar) right inside. Easy peasy and cheap! Mixing it up a bit, the little white pumpkin had the perfect stem to attach a sparkly bow on top! It’s a process…but such a fun one. Now I don’t
October is here and it time to prepare...the end (of the month) is near...er than you think. Don't be caught in the "web" unaware and out of luck.
My pumpkin Jar-heads have a new friend...meet Frankie!
Halloween Jar-heads...too cute!
Primitively speaking, of course! Meet one of my friends, Ms. Pumpkinhead. Dangling from her fine, fuzzy witch hat is the inspiration to my Not-So-Itsy-Bitsy Spider. I have mentioned before my old friends that I bring out at the holidays, and this is one of them. Her grin reminds me its time to smile. Here are some more of my old friends… This is Pretty Miss Witchie Poo Above is Raggedy Witchie and Pumpkin Angel A pumpkin turned into a witch! And a favorite early art piece by Mike! Have you noticed that the candy industry is constantly coming up with new and delicious treat? I remember when Hershey's started adding flavors, not just nuts, to their Kisses. That was fun! We especially loved the peppermint ones at Christmas. When I was at Walmart picking up some costume elements for Mike's creature character for the school play "Frankenstein", I was looking for the traditional candy corn for my pumpkin candy jar when I came across a yummy newbie…Caramel Apple Candy Corn! Made by Brach's/Milk-Maid, this little treat weighs in at 140 calories for about 22 pieces. As tasty as they are, I could easily stop at 8 pieces, so that means that I can enjoy their yumminess for about 50 calories! What a deal!