Pumpkins & Seasonal Decorating
When I was out on Thursday, I spotted all these pumpkins
In all different shapes & sizes
And I saw gourds
Some pumpkins were smooth
Some were tiny and cute
And then there were The Bumpy…
and The Lumpy
Something about them makes me both stop and stare…
…But also want to turn my head away because that thing scares me a little bit!
Not sure if I like all those bumps & lumps
Nature is wild
Seeing all the pumpkins, and seeing all the Halloween decorations and candy in the stores is proof positive that yes, Halloween is coming
But it’s still 6 weeks away
So I don’t need to race out and buy a Halloween costume for Skylar. Not just yet.
The crazy thing is that I’ve seen Christmas decorations in a few stores already. That’s just insanity.
We need to get through pumpkin season, first, before I can start thinking about Christmas Crack and Holiday Baking
Ok, I lied a Creme de Menthe Bar (Vegan, GF, No-Bake) sounds good
And it’s ok to have peppermint year round. I’m sure of it.
But try a Pumpkin Spice Latte first!
1. Do you decorate your house for Halloween? Or for other holidays?
I generally don’t decorate my house for any holidays.
Because what must go up, must come down. And it’s work to put it up, and work to take it down.
I have more than enough work to keep me busy on any given day without adding to my duties so I don’t usually decorate. Just being honest.
The real issue though is storage space. We have almost none in our house so I’d rather use what precious space we have for the really important things, i.e. my kitchen appliances and gadgets or really just about anything else, and that’s why I don’t buy holiday/seasonal decorations because they all take so much room to store!
Growing up in the midwest, we had a garage, an attic, and a basement! Here in San Diego, I have none of those. And have 3 people living in an urban pad. No room for anything but the essentials.
2. Will you be getting a pumpkin? If so, will you carve it? Thoughts on the Bumpy & Lumpy kind?
We’ll get some baby pumpkins to put on the table
And we’ll get one big pumpkin.
It will be the smooth variety! The bumpy and lumpy ones are kind of creep me out for some reason.
But our pumpkin will likely sit uncarved.
Skylar can draw on it with markers or paint it, but I don’t think we’ll carve it.
It has to stay inside our four walls and I’d rather not smell it. They can be so pungent. Especially after a few days and that smell just lingers.
Plus, I’d rather save my knife skills for other carving endeavors.
Like carving out one of these Nutter Butter Special K Bars (No Bake) from a pan
Have a great weekend!