I am so THANKFUL for all of life's little blessings including
Dont' pumpkins just have a way of making you smile :) ?
They do for me!
And I am THANKFUL for them!!
I don't much care what size they are, or what color they are,
or weather or not they are real or the fake ones you can get at the dollar store,
or if they are decorated or if they are painted.
They just plain old make me happy!
Admittedly though I am kinda into the white ones!!
The other day I made my husband stop at a roadside farmers market
on our way to the COLTS game
to pick up a couple of these white pumpkins for my front door step.
Not exactly what he had in mind.
I have even spent some time PAINTING my pumpkins WHITE this season.
Both real ones and fake ones.
But PINK pumpkins are beginning to steal my heart away!
I have seen lots of pumpkins painted PINK lately...
and not only do they make me smile but they just warm my heart! <3
I gave it a whirl...
I have been really into those battery operated candles lately.
The real thing is a million times better, and I love candles...
but I never use them because either I don't have time or I get nervous.
THANKFUL for battery operated candles :)
So to give my daughter a cute little night light
I put one of those candles underneath the globe...
It turned out cute, I think.
Pretty much everything is cute in PINK.
THANKFUL for PINK!
So I was on a roll with the painted pumpkin thing and kept going...
I added a little scripture to live by...
(just realized I spelled Colossians wrong...ugh)
oh well...that may or may not get fixed. Haha.
That will teach me to use my spell check! :)
THANKFUL for spell check!
THANKFUL for spell check!
In my latest blog I mentioned I would be working on my
fall table scape for my dining room.
I have been a busy bee...
I finally finished it up! YAY!!
So here it is...
the technique for the stands...
I used the items above to make my little tiers or "cake stands"
(the fun thing is that I could actually use them as cupcake stands later :))
I glued the pvc pipe to the slabs of wood and then glued the birch to the pvc pipe.
I used the gorilla glue for gluing the pvc to the wood,
but I used mod podge for gluing the birch on.
It was a little tricky and required some patience,
but eventually I got it.
I frequently get in a rush and don't allow proper drying time.
this really needed to dry over night.
There are those little battery operated candles again! :)
I mixed them in with some real ones.
I am pretty happy with the end result...
although I would love to make a table runner to go underneath it all.
Again, that may or may not get done. :)
Only time will tell. Haha
So one last note...
I was saying that I am taking time to be more THANKFUL for all the little things...
No matter their shape, size or color.
And I am even trying to be THANKFUL for all the little messes...
that my children leave behind for me to clean up.
They start an activity or project or whatever it is they are doing...
and they just leave it behind...
on the floor, on the kitchen counter, in the mudroom,
( what did we have those little built in cubbies made for? )
or in the driveway for me to run over!
Like pogo sticks! :)
My son has been trying to master the art of "pogo sticking" with no hands. :/
He has spent numerous hours on it now.
BUT...every morning it is in the middle of the driveway for me to run over.
BUT...all to soon it will all be gone and I will want it all back.
I am THANKFUL for
pogo sticks and messes!! :)
May you realize the blessings of a mess today!
Much love -
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