pumpkins

Pumpkin diving

Pumpkin diving. Well, not really. “N” of GAIN and I saved pumpkins from the dumpster. In years past, I’ve helped decorate our church. When we clear out everything from Thanksgiving, the compostable stuff went home to my compost pile. But not this year. Over the summer, an Eagle Scout made a compost bin…

The Great Pumpkin (carving, that is)

I want to share something that is generally low-cost, yet high quality — pumpkin carving tools. (Do a search for ‘pumpkin’ in the search box if you want to see our past jack o’lanterns.) Pumpkin carving tools like mine came in a set. I bought one set for each child…

Happy Thursday

I had much to be happy about today. The winds slowed from their former 60 mph speed to 20 mph. I won a paste paper giveaway and am excited beyond words. (Read about Lark Crafts (inspiring ideas. giveaway here. And visit Maurer’s site. It’s fascinating.) The sun stayed out for a…

We’re in Iowa

This sign is how I know that we live in Iowa. While “A” of GAIN was playing a volleyball tournament in Boone, the younger three and I went pumpkin shopping and corn maze running at Aaron and Jordan’s Pumpkin Patch. After we had run around for a while with the…