Friday, September 28, 2007


Happy Friday!

Aren't these pumpkins beautiful? (pic from Martha Stewart's website) Two years ago I started making these pumpkins each year (photo of mine) after I saw them done on Martha Stewart's show. Basically, you brush pumpkins with mod podge, sprinkle them with ultrafine glitter in various shades, then paint the stems brown. They are just gorgeous on the dining table on pedestals or lined up down the middle of the table. I placed an order with Art Glitter two years ago and ordered the colors Martha uses on the video and I still have a ton left. They are so pretty. You can see a video of how to do the glittered pumpkins here. (and you can click the "article" tab to see the products you need)

This is my FAVORITE time of year. Even though we get a late Fall in Texas (probably late October-early November) it's still fun to decorate, light our pumpkin candles, and feel the mornings getting cooler.

I am all packed and ready for my classes in Waco on Saturday. These are going to be such fun classes with lots of paint, glitter, chocolate (of course) and individual creativity. :) I look forward to meeting a lot of you!

I haven't shared a recipe in a while, so here is one of our favorite Fall recipes - Baked Orange Walnut French Toast. Yummy for a weekend breakfast. :) And Noah and I are making these cookies later this afternoon - Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Have a good weekend!

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all." ~Stanley Horowitz


KimberleyRose said...

I loveee those pumpkins, they're absolutely amazing.. aaahhh, and Yankee Candle.. lol. I would love to send you a freebie to see how you like it, I just got done pouring all my Fall Scents, I feel like I'm going to turn into a pumpkin myself. :-) I'm also a fall freak, have you ever been to Lost Maples? A little past San Antonio? Absolutely beautiful around my anniversary. (At Peak, around November 12th).

Thanks for the instructions :)
If you would like to try a candle on me, or tarts, please email me, would love to send you one since you sent me all that fiber awhile ago! :)



KarenSue said...

Oh a decor project I might try,
I have 2 cats who eat silk flowers, so anything that involves those are OUT for me...but these MIGHT be safe!!!


TessaAnnWatte said...

I really love those pumpkins. I just might give that a try! Fall is my favorite season too. I hope you have a fabulous class and enjoy yourself!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Tessa Ann

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the fall decorating tip. I was looking for something different and now i have found it. I am in Texas to so I do understand we are still in our flip flops! :)

Anonymous said...

I love those pumpkins. I just bought the Martha pumpkin glitter kit from Michael's with my 50% off coupon (yah) and I am going to try it on the fake foam pumpkins so that hopefully they will last for many years. Just picked up my pumpkin pie yankee candle today. I also make my own candles but didn't have any pumpkin type scent so decided to buy one. I am in Ohio so we are in full swing of fall today. 67 degrees, blue skys, sun shining and trees starting to turn! Happy Fall everyone!


Kim said...

Perfect timing on the cookie recipe link. I was going to make cookies today too and couldn't find my recipe. Got online to look one up and was checking out your blog and there it was. I have been burning my pumpkin candles and today I hit Pier One and got some of their fall stuff. Have fun in Waco.

Amy said...

Your pumpkins are gorgeous! I am so trying that cookie recipe this weekend!

staceykingman said...

You know, every time I visit your blog, my list of creative-things-to-do gets longer!

teresa mcfayden said...

Such pretty pumpkins! I am printing out that recipe right now! I've tasted these before and loved them. Glad you shared the recipe Jennifer!

Aimeslee said...

Cute fall decoration, Jen. I'm on the coast by Houston and do not have the slightest urge yet, even to decorate for Halloween. We just got a *cool* (more like heat-break) front through yesterday finally and one nicely non-sweaty night, so I'm hoping for an early Indian Summer without holding my breath, LOL.

Melissa said...

Your table looks gorgeous with those pumpkins! I love this idea, Think we might try it with the litte gourds I usually buy for the table this time of year.

Pearl Maple said...

Your blog is packed full of all kinds of wonderful creativity. Thank you for sharing with us all.