Thanksgiving Pumpkins into Carriages

  I am so thankful for traveling this year’s twisting and turning journey. From tightly closed doors to wide open opportunities, it has really been a gift of a year, tied up with ribbon on top. Each year begins with a blank slate. A custom canvas ready to be filled. It may have holes, or be a little crooked, but it is yours to decorate nonetheless. To look at that piece a little differently sometimes requires vision, sometimes perspective, but always faith and creativity. Perhaps, it needs to be flipped over, turned upside down, or just hung a little differently. God has provided everything we need to decorate that year, we just have to look for it.  The very essence of faith is that all will be provided, at the right time and place. It has been, for all this year, but sometimes it is hard to see. We concentrate on the pumpkin, not the carriage it could become. Even as life is unraveling, perhaps it is just preparation for it to be unrolled, pressed free of worry wrinkles, revealed, then tied into a beautiful bow. It has been a beautiful year of unraveling, of losing control in only the most wonderful ways. Faith. Fullness. Chaos. Grace. Growth. Fun. and for that perspective, I give thanks to my great God today. May your Thanksgiving be overflowing in grace and...

May I Address the Street

Time – something I don’t seem to have enough of (like every mom out there!) SO when it comes to fall decorating, I wanted a cute, but quick fall fix for my front steps. A quick trip to my hardware store for lightweight aluminum street numbers and picked up some pumpkins while at the grocery store (ahhh – I just pretended my kid-laden car was almost the same as a hayride out to the pumpkin patch) The lightweight metal is easy to bend, just use your hands to curve the numbers slightly to fit your pumpkins Use nails or tacks to pop numbers straight into the pumpkin (I used carpet tacks because I like the rustic look) Your five minute or less pumpkin decorating project is now complete – the hard part is deciding should I put them on the left side or the right side of the stairs – no matter their location, cute, cute, cute! Happy Fall...

Second Time Around Pumpkin Stack

Okay- take a quick peek, now look away really fast…now sneak another peek…is that what you think it is?…Yes! I just loved the pumpkin stack on the back porch, and in typical fashion pondered what to do with a perfectly good pile of pumpkins amongst holiday greenery and Christmas ornaments! A bucket of paint, glitter, a little glue, and a few buttons resulted in my latest recycling decorating project! Okay, okay, so maybe I could have just moved on to some fabulous holly and boxwood topiaries (mmm-that does sound nice)..but I do love a challenge. Have a blessed day, weaving, dreaming, and creating! Your pumpkins (or whatever project awaits you) will thank you!...