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Friday, October 9, 2015

Fall pumpkins...

I picked up a couple of plastic pumpkins.
You know, the kind children use to hold their candy?
They were inexpensive, a good base for my project.
If you're interested in making your own, here's the scoop:
Items needed:
plastic pumpkin
newspaper or plastic bags
white paint
small paper plate
wooden sticks
various ribbon
hot glue
1. take off handles
2. paint pumpkin white - possible 2 coats
3. fill pumpkin with crumbled paper or plastic bags for weight
4. cut slits in center of paper plate for stem
5. glue small paper plate to top of pumpkin, keeping paper in place and covering hole
6. cut strips of burlap
7. glue burlap around pumpkin, overlapping as shown
8. place sticks into the slit of paper plate for a stem
9. glue straw/raffia to cover top of pumpkin
10. add various ribbons
11. glue circle of burlap to bottom of pumpkin to cover rough edges of burlap strips

If you make one, let me know! I'd love to see your fall pumpkin!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Gorgeous new flowers...

Look at these beauties!
Red sunflowers...I've never seen them before.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Do you have a favorite animal?
I have a few...
one of them is turtles.
Not really sure...but it might be their eyes.
They seem wise, don't they?

Monday, October 5, 2015

A Little Visitor...

So it's Monday and the weather is absolutely glorious!
It's feeling much more like fall,
and that's a welcome change.
This morning while sitting on the porch,
I spied this little guy.
At first I thought it was a leaf
but upon closer inspection,
I discovered that it was a snail!
I couldn't believe it!
I haven't seen one this size since I was a child.
And it's shell?
What new discoveries are you seeing these days?

Friday, October 2, 2015

Aw...beach life.

You know,
there's something about living at the beach.
Just about anything goes as far as decorating.
anything tropical
or having to do with nature is a win-win.
And Bolivar Peninsula has quite the story to tell.
You see,
Hurricane Ike (2008) ravaged the entire area.
But after 7 years,
the peninsula is back!
So happy for the area, the residents, and weekenders!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

It is well with my soul...

The beach brings out the best in me,
And this time of year is just amazing.
There are cool breezes,
crystal clear water,
and warm sand.
We took our trip during the week
so there minimal crowds.
Ok...there really wasn't anyone down there.
Summer has passed,
 and fall has officially begun.


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