to be a pumpkin

A Christian is like being a pumpkin.
God picks you from a patch, brings you in and washes all the dirt off that you may have gotten from the other pumpkins.
Then He cuts off and scoops out all the yucky stuff.
He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed.
He then carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.

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brown walls

These walls almost make me hungry with their yummy chocolateness! I keep looking at the photos and saying "Oh, that's my favorite" then I'd scroll down and see another one and say "Oh, that's my favorite" it's hard to choose!

Images #1-4 BHG, images #5-6 Country Living, images #7-8 MSN, images #9-11 Fern Creek Cottage (my bedroom) If you'd like to see more of my room click on the photo on the side of the blog.


There is a fun party going on this week-end at Funky Junk Interiors. This party is showcasing the vignettes around your home. Some people, I suppose, are naturally talented at creating vignettes, but my guess is that most of us have to work at it. Like any skill you get better as you keep trying. I am definitely still learning, here are some of the attempts around my home.

A Fall tray I put together.

The top of my china cabinet.

On one of the shelves inside the cabinet.

In my living room. Confession time.....this layering came about from me running out of places to put things!

This shelf in my family room is across from the couch. It makes me happy everytime I look at it.

This used to be a favorite vignette in my bathroom, but the pitcher has been broken since this photo was taken. sigh.

An arrangement in our old guestroom (which is now our son's nursery).

In Grant's room I've arranged some things from a trip we took to London years ago and I've added some things from local antique stores.

Also in Grant's room. Sports memorabilia looks so much better grouped together than scattered around the room.
This photo is not from my house. It's from the latest issue of Country Living Magazine. Now this to me is an example of a vignette put together by a highly skilled person. It is amazing!

pumpkins indoors

For pumpkins outdoors click here.

Country Living

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart

Country Living

Pottery Barn

outdoor halloween decor

I like my Halloween decor to feature adorable little pumpkins and such. My 10 year old son thinks cute pumpkins are "boring" and "lame". So I have a section of the yard devoted to my cute stuff and he gets to have the rest of the yard devoted to mildly scary stuff.

First I'll show you my little area.

These ceramic jack o lanterns are actually lanterns! Imagine that!

These guys get plugged into the wall.

They look really cool at night.
I buy all of my Halloween decorations at after Halloween sales and save them for the next year. I refuse to pay full price!

Okay, now on to the super scary stuff. Be afraid, be very afraid.....

maybe not

The sign was from the dollar store and shows you what's to come.....

We bought some red and purple silk flowers from the dollar store and I spray painted them black. The little skulls are also from the dollar store.

This guy is on a sensor and pops open when you walk past it.

My bushes were getting too thick so I removed the sprinkler from two of them and let them die. I spray painted them black and will pull them out when Halloween is over.

I think he is kinda cute! Well, he has a nice smile.

We hung some of these bats from a tree.

They have batteries in them and their wings flap, pretty cool.

Thanks for visiting.
I'm linked up to wonderful Outdoor Wednesday!