Tried It Tuesday – Teal Pumpkin Success

November 1st is always sort of melancholy¬†for me. After spending a month setting up and tweaking our large display, getting things just right, greeting all people ¬†who drive or walk by in wonder or stop to chat about all that we have up, it’s hard to see it come to an end. But all good…

Teal Is The New Orange

It’s been almost six weeks since I first posted about the Teal Pumpkin project and put my dot on the map. My lonely little dot. At that time I was the only one in my little town, there were two or three in the “big city” of Peoria and one just south of town. Never…

What’s For Dinner Wednesday

It’s a cold, rainy day here in the mid-west, a harbinger of the days to come. But as the saying goes, don’t like the weather here? Wait five minutes and it will change. This is certainly true this week as we will hit 75-degrees on Halloween! I’m not complaining, though it does make the meal…

Try It Tuesday – And Now For Something Completely Different!

I know I’ve been hitting you pretty hard lately with the Teal Pumpkin, so I’m giving you a break about it and not mentioning it…well, I guess I’ve already mentioned it, but that was it, I promise. Tonight I come at you with a little something that has to do with an entirely different holiday….

Monday Musing

We’re just a week away from Halloween and the anticipation of our favorite day is palpable. It’s hard to think of anything else! We are tweaking displays and lighting and adding a few new pieces.   This sign, made by The Hubs, is my favorite new piece! It just makes the whole thing feel complete….

What’s for Dinner and Other Thoughts

Guys, it’s only 11 days until Halloween! I’m pretty excited as are many of the folks who have slowed down, walked by or stopped by to appreciate the decorations. I’m pretty pumped for the big day. Before that though, the man and I have a wiener roast to prepare for! We have about fifty 4-H…

Photo Phriday – Bring on the Teal

As promised, I’m posting pics of the Teal Pumpkins as they are posted, tagging me or using the hashtag #mommatstealpumpkins. As you can see, there aren’t many this week, but at the rate the map is gaining dots, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time. Here are the pumpkins from this week. Both are…

Teal Pumpkin Video!

Tired of talking teal? Tough! Just hours after our interview the teal markers are popping up on the map at http://www.tealpumpkinproject.org Just hours ago there were only 6 to 7 markers on the map! It’s a teal explosion! OK, more like a teal trickle, but still, it’s progress and no one could be more pleased…

Thankful Thursday

When I first posted about the Teal Pumpkin Project, my intent was to try and get the word out to as many people as possible about the struggle that families face when they have a child with dietary restrictions. To shine a light on that struggle and present this simple solution for inclusion that is…

Try It Tuesday – Teal Edition!

Hello my readers! Forgive the absence. The Hubs and I have been working feverishly at setting up our Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween display! it is all pretty well done now and people have been driving by slowly looking and pointing and cheering…these are just the adults. Everyone seems excited about the display. We’ve been giving…

Thread It Up Thursday

I was hoping to have a lot of project work from the sewing corner for you this week, but darn it if everything that I’ve tried to tear into has failed to come together at all. Take, for instance, the adorable elf shown in this picture: I bought this sweet little elf at a garage…

What’s For Dinner Wednesday

Fall weather has set in here this week and I’m just not amused. No matter how I try not to, I can’t help but shiver and remark about how cold it is. Well, it is! OK, so today was in the low 60’s but that’s put a chill in my bones. How am I going…