Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pictures from today & a giveaway

We decided today would be a good day to get pumpkins. Unfortunatly, there aren't any real pumpkin patches around here, but the church on Lake Morton always has a good selection. It just happens to be the same place that Kim from Daisy Cottage gets her pumpkins.


Layla wanted to touch every single one of them.

Blake had a tough time deciding too.


And of course, we had to get a couple small ones to be painted.


We found em!



While it doesnt really feel like fall here, it is somewhat cooler than summer. So when we got home, I figured I would take the kids for a walk.



Why open the gate when you can climb over it?



Our bone dry pond.



We don't have any woods on our property (I think that's the only downfall. I grew up surounded by woods and wish we had some to go walking in.), but as you can see, it's a jungle out there!





We found this cool hole in a cypress tree.




Several more cypress trees. Our pond was man-made, but obviously there was wetlands here are some point for these trees & knees to be here.



Not sure I would want to venture in there!


Photos of mushrooms have been popping up on blogs everywhere. I haven't really seen any unusual looking ones, but we did see a couple today.



The kids coudln't wait to kick them over.


Back to the house now... This big, orange beast isn't ours, but we borrow it quite a bit. One day we will have one of our own! It defiantly draws attention from people passing by. We have had several people stop and inquire about using it. One needed it to bury a dead cow, and then just last week, I came home from work to find a strange truck parked in the field and a man walking around by the front door. It was moved around back the same day!



Enough firewood to last a while. Too bad we don't have a fireplace!



And the tangerine's are already starting to ripen. They were very sweet & delicious last year.


And finally, the giveaway! I missed my 1 year anniversary, and I missed my 50th post. I am not far from 100, but I thought it would be fun to go ahead and do one for Halloween. What's the prize? Three of these sparkly pumpkins!





Just leave a comment on this post, and I will have one of my little helpers draw a name. I will keep this open until Wednesday, October 15th. Good luck!




21 comments:

Recycled Rita said...

I love those sparkly pumpkins! would love to win them! Your blog is nice, I found it from the sweet and sinister blog...
karen...
recycledrita.blogspot.com

cpullum said...

The pictures came out so clear and the kids look like they have fun picking pumpkins!!! Yeah!

Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kim said...

I love the pumpkins.

Jenny said...

Holy COW!! LOok at all of those pumpkins!! I can't believe you and the kids aren't still there searching for the perfect one. lol

LOVE your sparkly pumpkins and think they would look BOO-tiful on my hallway table ;)

Loveya,
Jenny

Kim's Treasures said...

Pretty sparly pumpkins! The kids looked like they had fun! When I was a kid we never went to a patch either but oh how excited I was to pick our pumpkin!

Heidi said...

They're so pretty! I love how that silver one is sparkling in the sunlight. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mistress Meeyee said...

Those are awesome!! I really want one and I hope to win it!

Stohl Family said...

Really cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenna said...

Cute, cute! Halloween is my favorite holiday, and it's fun to see other people in the spirit!

jashaw (at) coe.edu

hunnybunny said...

I came on over from Vacuuming in high heels and pearls, I can see why she linked you! What happy sparkling children, oh and pumpkins too. It looks like you guys had a great time. I'm off to read the rest of your blog.

Katie and Josh said...

Oh my goodness how adorable! I love glitter, never thought to put it on a pumpkin!
Katie k8tycoz@comcast.net

scrapworking said...

Very cute...Jenny told me *not* to come here and comment, but I couldn't resist! Great idea to glitter the pumpkins. They would look really great in her hallway! But I have a BOO garland started that would go great with these pumpkins. LOL... Good luck everyone.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hey there...you have a great blog! Love all your craftiness. Thanks for coming by. cherry

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hey there...you have a great blog! Love all your craftiness. Thanks for coming by. cherry

Shara said...

Pumpkins, glitter, what could be better?????

Heather said...

found your blog through vacuuming in high heels and pearls...love it! and i l,ove those pumpkins!!

Keri said...

What a great back yard!
and i love love love the pumpkins... i may have to get out some of my own glitter if i don't win!

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh man, it took me 5 days to glitter one pumpkin and you managed threee?!?! LOL

One of the things I missed the most about Missouri when we lived in Florida were pumpkin patches. Pumpkins hauled in on trucks to the Albertsons is just.not.the.same.

Teresa said...

Love your blog! The pumpkins are so cute!

please sir said...

Oh so fun! Love all the pumpkins - looks like fun - can't wait to get mine!

restyled home said...

Love them!! I have made some like them before (even one painted blue and then glittered with white glitter), but was too lazy this year. I'd love to win them..how generous!!

Please stop by my blog, as I have a great give-away going on, too!
Here is the link:

http://restyledhome.blogspot.com/2008/10/linda-and-kis-pumpking-decorating.html

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...