Posts tagged ‘pumpkins’

Lost in the Maize

This post is actually about a family trip to the Sykes Farm corn maze we made a few weeks ago.  I’ve been trying to make an effort to post things as they occur, but I was having major writer’s block when it came to writing something about this little adventure.  I nearly gave up today.  All I could think of was a mundane description like, “Elle made a beeline for the giant corn popper and then eventually found her way over to the farm animals.”  Boring.  But I didn’t want to throw out the post because the pictures and the experience made me feel like I had been somehow transported to the photo shoot location for an Anthropologie Fall/Winter catalogue.  Instead, I decided to just let the pictures do the talking.  So, in honor of one of the best tv shows ever made, here’s what happened…

We went to the corn maze and saw pigs roosters, goats, and bunnies, jumped on a large jumpy-thing, went through a corn maze, rode on a hay ride….yada…yada…yada…we went home. (For those of you who did not watch Seinfield–that was a Seinfield reference.)


We had a really great time (with the exception of the one point in the maze when we discovered we were going in circles, the sun was setting, and no one  had a flashlight, except for on our iPhones.)  We made it out obviously. 🙂


Getting Ready for Fall (Part I)

Last weekend, my husband finally got our rubbermade bin, marked “Fall,” down from our very own “leaning tower of Pisa” of rubbermade bins,  precariously balanced atop one another in our garage.  I always get a little excited to open up these seasonal decorating bins, since they usually contain items I haven’t seen in…well…a year (except for in 2006 when we didn’t take down the majority of our Christmas decor until February. I’m so not exaggerating!)   Actually, I think we were to blame for our HOA instituting a cut-off date for taking down seasonal decorations.

Anyway, I have taken a few pictures of the decorating I’ve done so far.  Remember that foyer I just jazzed-up a couple of weeks ago?  I had a lot of fun decking that out for Fall….


I love tiny white pumpkins and I thought they would look great perched upon one of my unused candlesticks, similar to those shells-on-a-pedestal that are so popular in beachy decor…

Next, I filled a small candle holder with those little, yellow spore-thingy’s that I scrapped from my topiary project…


The next decorating touch came from my daughter, surprisingly!  (She’s a natural, I tell ‘ya!)  She guilted me into buying her a nest and eggs from JoAnn’s, while we were there picking up some fake pumpkins.  When she unintentionally placed her nest and eggs on the shelf in the foyer, I took a double-take…it looked great there.  Unable to convince her to keep her little treasure there permanently, we were back in the car a few days later on our way to JoAnn’s to buy mommy a nest and eggs of her very own!

I also filled the empty pedestal dish with tiny gourds and pumpkins, and added my little fall leaf candy dish to finish off the look.  In addition to the foyer, I also added a few autumn-themed touches to my dining room.  I absolutley loved the way the unraveled berry wreath looked in my enormous pasta bowl…

Since this is still a work in progress, I will continue to post updates on my seasonal decor change over the next couple of weeks.  If you  have any fall decorating ideas, I would love to hear about them!

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