Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch and Free Vintage Military Thanksgiving Image

Hi Everybody!

The weekend is here! Hip Hip Horrah! Not that weekends make a lot of difference to us, but I know there are a lot of you out there that really enjoy them because you don't have to work and boy do I remember those days! lol

So do you have any big plans for the weekend? There's not much planned here. I think it will be a lazy weekend, next week should prove to be quite full so we kind of want to save our energy.

Last weekend, we decided we'd attend a Pumpkin festival in a little town about an hour away from here. Arthur, Illinois is an Amish community. As we pass by their neat little houses, I stare with envy at their gardens. Each one of them was lush and beautiful even at this time of year. I've always wanted to be a good gardener, but never succeeded at it. I think I get inpatient and bored with it. I've always been in a fast paced world and being patient and watching a plant grow just doesn't work for me. So, I guess I'll continue to stare in disbelief and wonderment at their gardens.

The kids got a huge kick out of seeing the horse and buggies traveling down the highway. It was quite unusual for them and very interesting. I thought about taking a picture of one of the buggies but I've heard the Amish don't like that. I can understand their point of view. They're not an oddity just a people with a different type of life style. It would be kind of like someone taking pictures of me or you because we're wearing say a tie-died tee-shirt. I think I would be irrated after awhile.

The day was gorgeous although the wind did pick up in the afternoon and made it just a little bit chilly. Everyone had a good time, when we left, our little wagon was full of pumpkins and our belly's full of wonderful food.

My DH, DMIL and me - notice our little wagon is empty for now!

We had plenty of picture opportunities throughout the day. This is an ark filled with two of every kind of squash and pumpkin that is grown at the pumpkin patch.

DMIL with her cheesy grin that I so love. lol

Tara(my daughter) and DMIL in the paw paw van.

We had such a good time, that we're going to add this to our list of "Fall Must Do's" next year.

Last week, I added a couple of new Thanksgiving Cut Outs. Have you seen them? I think they turned out super cute! You can find them in the ebay shop here and the Etsy shop here . One of these days in the very near future, I'm going to have to spend an afternoon at home so I can get the web shop all updated with the new items... lol It's been really hard to gather enough free time together in order to spend the time at our house doing this.

Thanksgiving is coming up quick, especially for Military families whose soldiers are overseas. So here's a Thanksgiving card specially for them. Make sure you click on the image before you save it.

Have a great week, plumb full of smiles!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Free Vintage Halloween Image and Blogging Sale

Hi Everyone,

Several new followers have joined recently and I always appreciate new followers. :)
So welcome and I hope that you visit often.

Taking care of business first:

Don't forget about the CD sale for my blogging friends, buy the two new volumes, Christmas Vol 14 and Collection of Cuties Vol 2, and get a free CD of your choice. Just include which CD you'd like to receive for free in the Paypal message area or email me by clicking here. You can find the volumes here for ebay or on Etsy here and here . The special sale will end on October 15th at midnight CST.

Whew, now with that finished....

How's your week going? Great, I hope. Our weather is absolutely gorgeous, sunny and in the 70's - absolutely perfect!

I love this time of year, the trees are just starting to change, all the craft, flea market and fall festivals are going on, caramel apples and cider are everywhere yum! It's my favorite time of year.

Halloween is just around the corner. I love seeing all the kids dressed up and trick or treating - what fun! If you've been following my blog for a while you know that I always lament on the small number of Halloween cards that I have - so few (sigh) not even enough to create a cut out for you. My whole collection of Halloween cards is up to 3. I keep thinking that one of these days I'll hit pay dirt! lol Until then, I'll share my little collection with you. Make sure you click on the free image before you save it.

You can find the other two Halloween images by clicking here and here.

Have a great week, plumb full of smiles!