Friday, October 11, 2013


I love fall for many reasons. I am always excited by the return of Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte and relish that first one! I also love to see all of the great ways that people decorate with pumpkins as well as how they decorate pumpkins.

My pumpkin decorating was pretty simple this year:

My favorite pumpkin is in the middle picture - it was a pewter colored candle holder that I simply spray painted with gold paint and was part of my white and gold fall living room decorations.

I am also amazed at how some bloggers decorate pumpkins. They have some serious skills and creative ideas!! One of my many favorites was the Sharpie pumpkins at Boxy Colonial. She wrote the words to the Raven on a pumpkin using the humble Sharpie. I am also to participate in and see all of the pumpkins linked up at Primitive & Proper.

I also enjoy pumpkin desserts. Before I started blogging, I made the Pumpkin Roll that was on the back of the Libby's can. It went over so well because it is impressive looking and delicious.

Here are links to a few pumpkin desserts:

I know that I have expressed my gratitude for fall before, but I love pumpkins for decorating and eating. I also love the connecting that I made with the growers at our Farmer's Market. I have fond memories of trying to carve pumpkins in college and with my kids. I also remember trying to roast pumpkin seeds. Some were attempts with pumpkins were epic failures (like trying to carve a pumpkin with a steak knife - just don't!).

What' your favorite thing to do with pumpkins?

I'm participating in Nester's 31 day series. Click here to access the index of gratitude posts.


  1. everything is better with gold! love your spray painted pumpkin!

  2. Thanks, Cassie! It's my go to, simple fix for everything. Thanks again for hosting the pumpkin party.

  3. I'm loving the middle pumpkin, too! thanks for linking up today :)



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