Monday, October 3, 2011

I Heart Fall

I know decoupaging pumpkins is nothing new this fall season... but I had to try it for myself. It was a lot of fun to make,
and I love the way it turned out.
Husband and I carved our first pumpkins
of the season this weekend.
He did the owl, and I did the bird.
I can't wait to carve more!
And now I have a confession that isn't popular,
I hate halloween.
I don't like the idea of glorifying death, decay, and ugliness.
And most of all, I feel strongly against glorifying fear.

But while I don't like halloween,
I do heart fall!
Husband, Maggie, and I hiked in the mountains this weekend.
The Aspens were lovely.It was this "little" one's first foray into the forest, and she loved it!
We rested on a high rock outcrop, where this picture was taken.
Who can resist a face like that?


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Such a cutie daughter is going to give this a try.


I'm having a giveaway:)

mrscamacho said...

I'm not really a fan of Halloween either, but I absolutely LOVED this article in support of Christians celebrating the night.

Here's a quote:
"Thus, the defeat of evil and of demonic powers is associated with Halloween. For this reason, Martin Luther posted his 95 challenges to the wicked practices of the Church to the bulletin board on the door of the Wittenberg chapel on Halloween. He picked his day with care, and ever since Halloween has also been Reformation Day.

Similarly, on All Hallows’ Eve (Hallow-Even – Hallow-E’en – Halloween), the custom arose of mocking the demonic realm by dressing children in costumes. Because the power of Satan has been broken once and for all, our children can mock him by dressing up like ghosts, goblins, and witches. The fact that we can dress our children this way shows our supreme confidence in the utter defeat of Satan by Jesus Christ – we have NO FEAR!'


Anonymous said...

I don't get that. Why mock the devil by becoming what he is and promotes? That just gives him the power because the world sees only the ugly manifestations. Luther, on the other hand, makes sense to me because he replaced something wrong with something right.

mrscamacho said...

If you read the whole article, I promise you it should make sense. :)

Carolyn said...

Great job on the pumpkins. Really cute! I would love for you to share this project on my Inspiration Board {link party}. I know my readers would really enjoy it. Thanks!
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Carissa said...

I just saw the decoupage-a-pumpkin idea for the first time a couple of days ago and I was going to tell you about it! Apparently, it's not new, huh? Well, I'm glad you did it. I think it's awesome! Also, the photo of the trees is AMAZING!

Finally, I'm very glad Maggie found such a good home. She's very lucky! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! You are so creative. I'm inspired now, thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

@ mrscamacho: I will check it out, thanks! And thanks for your soft answer to my question. Wasn't trying to be controversial and I'm glad it wasn't taken that way. @ this blog: there is so much great stuff on here and let's not let my question re: Halloween detract from that fact. Keep it up! And kudos for picking Maggie; she's the picture of utter contentment in your family. Adorable.

Sassy Sites! said...

okay, seriously CUTE pumpkins! I love the way they look. I am not a big fan of carving pumpkins because of the mess, so this is a perfect idea! :)

Thank for linking up to Sassy Sites! Have a wonderful Friday! XOXO!! marni

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

The pumpkin is adorable! Great idea, and the colors really show against the white background. Koodles!