Monday, September 30, 2013

Sweater Pumpkins

 This post was featured at A Stroll Thru Life!! Thank you so much Marty!!

Do you have a favorite sweater for Fall? I have three.
I love these three adorable pumpkins my dear childhood friend Wendy made for me.
The subtle colors are perfect for Fall.
Have you noticed how Wendy made each pumpkin stem different?

If I had to pick a favorite, I guess it would be this one (below) with the twine wrapped around the stem.

Below is a picture of our coffee table, where the pumpkins have a place of pride!

I first saw these pumpkins in a magazine while getting my hair done. I mentioned them to Wendy and she went straight to Google. She found the original Sweet Sweater Pumpkins by Deb Kennedy..
What a clever idea for an old sweater. Wendy went right to work with a sweater she had been saving for something unique, just like this idea. 
Thank you Wendy I love them...and you too! 

Dexter is having a Peter Rabbit identity crisis.  Occasionally he "helps" me harvest the garden. He will play with a ripe tomato for awhile and then eats it! He must have a vegan side to him.
Make sure you visit both Wendy's and Deb's blogs. You definitely want to check out their cute pumpkins.
Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day, Lori

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Autumn Wreath

 Welcome, that's what a wreath says. I always have a wreath on our front door. I change it up with the change of seasons.
 This fall I decided to change more than just the flowers on the wreath. We painted our door brown last year, which I love, but my twig wreath really didn't show up against the brown door. So out came the vanilla colored paint.
 I also added some gold to the mix. It looks more yellow in the pictures, but it is gold, really it is!
I glue gunned the mini white pumpkins together. So far so good, no wild flying pumpkins when I open the door.
 I stuck three sunflowers beneath the pumpkins.
 I picked up some wheat at Michael's along with some other autumn foliage, all of it on sale yay!

 Everything is tucked into the weave of the wreath. The only glue I used is on the mini pumpkins.
 I can easily change it up whenever I want.
 I am loving the soft colors so I will definitely be leaving it like this for awhile,
 Well until Christmas.
 I am linking my wreath up to a party at The CSI Project: The Fall Wreath Challenge. Each week at The CSI Project Dee has a creative challenge. And we all love a challenge right?  Look for the link at the bottom of the this post.
 So I hope my wreath says Welcome!
 And I want to say thank you for stopping by.
Have a great day, Lori

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Autumn Decor Coffee Table

Do you decorate for Fall?
Do the autumn colors make you feel like nesting?
Does the cool brisk weather make you want to curl up on the couch?
Can you tell from the pictures that I decorate for Fall,
that nesting is a hobby for me,
and that I love my comfy couch!!
My sweet hubby made me this great box out of fence boards. Actually he made me two boxes and then made one for my friend! I made him meatloaf, everyone is happy.

I put some shredded paper in this orange jar to hide the stem of the flowers.

Aren't these the most adorable little pumpkins? My dear friend Wendy made them for me.
I love a bit of autumn decor and the cozy feel it gives our living room.
I hope you enjoyed visiting, please come back again!
Have a great day, Lori

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Edible Flowers

Have you ever eaten an edible flower?
Are you the first to give new things a try?
Or a bit wary, letting someone else be the guinea pig?
This past spring I threw some Nasturtium seeds in the flower garden. To be honest at the time I didn't know that they are edible.
Luckily all my friends did!
OK I was a bit wary to give them a gobble.
So all summer I enjoyed the bright blooms and the cool lily pad looking leaves.
  With these last blooms of the season, I thought I would celebrate with a cupcake.
 And the edible flowers.
 Let's be honest.....the flowers are pretty,
 but it's the sugary frosting we are all dreaming about!!!!
And that is what I ate, the frosting. I tried the flower but it just tasted like a flower!!! The frosting tasted like frosting, can you blame me? Actually I shared half with the hubby, but only because he was standing there waiting for me to eat the flower, which he didn't ask to share by the way. Not like the cupcake which he said, now we are sharing that, right?
Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day, Lori

For more info on Nasturtiums click here and here.