My Alpine Home

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pick Yer Punkin!

Yesterday was a gorgeous day and hubby and I spent a good portion of it in the garden.  The rest of the day was spent cleaning our garage.

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I did a lot of cutting back, pulling out, and harvesting.

Time to Pick Yer Punkin!

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What’s your choice?  Fat ones, skinny ones, short ones, tall ones?

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How about color?

Light orange, dark orange, creamy white, white, or even green?

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I think that the creamy white ones crossed over with the orange pumpkins.  They were on the same vine as the pure white.

The green pumpkins are going to get a coat of black spray paint and will be used in my b&w vignettes.

Most of them are medium to small sized.  But look at this tall skinny one.  I love it!

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This is where my pumpkins were harvested from.  Planted beneath my roses.  As you can see, I also pulled out the Zinnias that were planted in front of the fencing.

Getting the garden ready for Winter.  Tomatoes are still producing.  I am always so sad to see them come to an end!

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Just something about pumpkins that makes me smile.

Don’t you love them?

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hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Sunday View for Inspired Sunday

Share it One More Time

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party

Polohouse for Favorites on the First

 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wicked Fun!

Knowing that I will start decorating for Halloween next week I decided to have a bit of ‘wicked fun’!

If you ask me, creating Halloween decorations is just that!

It all started with a B.I.N.G.O. card. . .It was blue, but I took it to a copy center and had a few made in b&w.

I cut rectangles out of old book pages and backed them with black cardstock.  The words were added by using a stencil, black ink pad and a stencil brush.

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I have a lot of Halloween banners so I went with the words WICKED.  Notice the clock?  It signifies the ‘witching hour’.

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When the crow caws. . .

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You know that Halloween is near.

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EEK!  Spiders and bats, oh my!

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I thought it might be fun to decorate my basement family room in b&w for Halloween this year.  I have had this pumpkin for years.  Decided to give it a new look.

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I tore small squares from the book and simply Mod Podged them onto the pumpkin.

A little ribbon, tuelle, a crochet flower, and scrapbook doo dads. . .Voila!

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Oh, and don’t forget the crow on top!  I made her a party hat.

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I think she likes it.  If you look close, I swear she is smiling.

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I haven’t started decorating yet, but I had to drape it to see how she looked.  Well, I think it’s ‘Wicked’ cute, How about you?

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hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with these fun parties:

No Minimalist Here for Open House Party

Common Ground for Be Inspired

Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday

Primp Your Pumpkin Party

Craft Frenzy Friday

Tickled Pink Friday

Jennifer Rizzo for Creative Friday

Alderberry Hill for Make the Scene Monday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

The Scoop

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Share Your Cup #74 and What Will I be?

Hello my friends, happy Fall and welcome to Share Your Cup.  The party where you share the things in life that make you happy.

Thanks to all of you for your support and for filling my cup.  If you are linking for the first time, so happy to have you!  I hope you feel welcome!

Today I am taking dinner into an elderly lady who lives up the street from me.

Bertha Is a young ‘103’, yes I said ‘103 year old that lives in a little white house all by herself.

She is an amazing woman.  She gets me to thinking?  What will I be when I’m 103?

I just wanted to share some of what I have seen when I go there to visit:

Now mind you, I have only lived in the neighborhood for 4 years.  Not an old time Alpiner like a lot of people who visit.  Still, she knows who I am every time I go there.

One time she was writing a letter.  She told me that one of her grandchildren had asked her how she was feeling. She was writing about how thankful she was and asked me to read a bit of it.  I was amazed at how legible her writing was.

Another time she told me that she had been to the Dr. for a check up.  She said, “I don’t know why I had to go, I told him I feel better than I did at 73”.

She has an astonishing memory and loves life.

She always talks of how blessed she is.  Never complains or wishes that the good Lord would take her.

I may not make it to 103, but I sure could learn a lot from this wise woman!

Now let’s jump into features from SYC #74.  I missed partying with you all last week and can’t wait to see what you have to share this week!

Remember, if you want to pin any of the features, please do it from their blog.

Debby from My Favorite Things shared her love for the month of September.

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Deidre from Simply Simplisticated shared her Fall box that she made from a pallet she picked up alongside the road.

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Bliss Ranch made this ‘Rocker’ dresser for her son for the 2nd time.  Yes, she has already made one once.  I can see a rock star in the future.

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Kathy from A Delightsome Life just remodeled her kitchen.  The entire thing is darling.  One of my favorites is the wall paper inside some of the cabinets.  What a fun surprise!

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Jeanette from Creating a Life Now made this darling shade to cover an existing light.  You won’t believe what she used!

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I love custard, so this custard cake shared by Make Mine Lemon was right up my alley!

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Now for the two most visited links:

#1 was Goodwill Finds for the Bath by Country Farm Home.

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#2 was Book Page Pumpkin by Priscillas,

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 Thank you everyone, and please grab my button if you were featured.

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Now let’s Party!

A few rules and then let the fun begin! 1. I would love for you to be a follower of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson.
2. Link up a particular post and not your entire blog. Please limit your links to no more than three.
3. Please have a link back to this post. That way others will know where the party is. Feel free to grab my button on the sidebar if you’d like. Only those with a link back will be featured.
4. Please find time to visit at least two other participants. It’s a great way to find new friends.

After you link up please come back and leave a comment. They help to fill my cup

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Snippets of Fall. . .

Now that Fall has officially arrived I find myself thinking about Halloween.  lol!  Isn’t that how it goes?

In only a week I will be making the transition.  The kid in me ‘loves’ to decorate for Halloween.  No matter how old, I never tire of the ‘Trick or Treat’ holiday.

It delights me with childhood memories as well as the anticipation of what costumes my grandies will be wearing. 

I have shared my Fall mantle , table, and porch   I have snippets of Fall here and there throughout my home.  Thought I would share them before they are packed away.  Some of them will return, only to be displayed in a different way with the Thanksgiving holiday.

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My collection of Fall Pyrex and wheat dishes.

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Nothing says Fall better than sunny sunflowers!  The milk jug, juice glasses, little candle, and salad plates were all thrift store finds.

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You can always count on colorful leaves here in Utah.

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Autumn or Fall, which ever you call it, beautiful time of year!

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Yup, it’s obvious.  I love Fall!

Happy Fall ya’all!

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with these fun parties:

Tuesdays at Our Home

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party