Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pumpkin Time

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I was back out at the Triad Farmer’s Market and this is what I saw.  Put me right in the mood. The mood for Fall. 

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A beautiful day.  And I picked out two pumpkins. 

When I came home I couldn’t help but pull out some more decorations. 

The wreath is on the door and the candy corn is on the table in the foyer.

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I even put out fresh candy. I have to confess that sometimes I have been known to save last year’s candy corn and put it back out early in the Fall of the next year. If I didn’t do that my kids would devour it all within the first few days.  So I started putting out the old candy corn and it worked like a charm.  The kid’s would taste it and think it wasn’t all that good and so my corn would last a long time.  Then right before Halloween I would swap it out with a fresh bag.  Well, the kids are older now and hardly ever at home.  So I think it’s safe to put out the new stuff early in the season.  I am living large this year with a fresh bag in September!!

11 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I don't know what it is, but I'm lovin' pumpkins this year! Looks like you had a nice day:@)

Rachel H said...

That is hilarious about putting out the old candy corn! SO smart!

Rachel H said...

That is hilarious about putting out the old candy corn! SO smart!

Melanie said...

Okay, that is a great idea! I don't eat candy corn so you would be safe with me there:)

peggy said...

Just happened to find your blog. I love the veggie pictures and the Farmers Market, NEVER heard of Cowboy Candy but will try it!! Nice posts. Hello from Michigan.

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Carla said...

Boy, wish I could stage my backyard to look like the market - with all the hay bales and pumpkins. I can see why you got in the mood for fall decor.

Lisa, that is INGENIOUS about the candy! I am so remembering to do that. I wonder if it will work with M&M's too . . . ????

Jane said...

Beautiful picture of all of the pumpkins! It can't help but put you in the mood. I loved the one someone drew a face on.
Cute story about the candy corn...live large my friend....live large!!
Jane

Denise said...

Lovely :) I'll have to start looking around here for some, we used to have tons in MD, but in TX they all seem such a drive too far for us.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the pumpkins, Lisa! My daughter wants us to go pumpkin picking with my granddaughter {she's 9 weeks old}! The problem with the candy corn is that I am the one in our house that eats it. I went crazy when I found out Tuesday Morning carried a Valentine's Day variety ~ I ate that, too! :)

Ti said...

The old candy idea would not work in my house. My daughter would still eat it. She has such a sweet tooth.