Season of Change

TweetDelicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot I know of those who dislike Autumn, though I find that difficult to understand. They see leaves dying, landscapes turning gray. This has

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A Holiday Heart

TweetI live an odd life. It’s early February. Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away. Like many, I am thinking fluffy thoughts of love and little red hearts. A Halloween artist by trade, I do try to escape for a bit and celebrate all of the wonderful holidays we

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Frank’s Place

Tweet Unlike so many others this winter who have had heaps of snow, we’ve had nothing. NADA! Not a flake, an icicle, or even the hopes of it! What we do have is dreariness. Damp to the bone cold. Drizzly days on a gray landscape. Although there’s always hope on

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The Pumpkin Lady Rides Again

TweetIt. Has Been. A. Crazy Year. That’s actually an understatement! Last fall, I attended a local university full-time to continue my billion-year pursuit of obtaining a degree and, more importantly, learn new skills! On a positive note, I met some truly wonderful people. On the downside, I was literally there

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Rule #5 Give Your Pumpkin a Mani-Pedi!

TweetYou’ve made it home from the patch and all your little pumpkins are sitting safe and sound on the porch. Then you open the screen door and the corner nicks the closest pumpkin. Your friendly neighborhood squirrel decides to take a nibble. Juggling your thermos and mail you drop your

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Pumpkin Preservation: Rule #4 A Cool Drink of Water

Tweet  We aren’t the only ones who need water…your little pet pumpkin carvings do, too! The second your pumpkin carving is completed it begins to dehydrate. You might not notice it at first, so you go to bed that first night after safely tucking in your little pumpkin, and wake

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Pumpkin Preservation: Rule #3 If You Can’t Stand the Heat…

Tweet For today’s blog we continue with our tips on preserving your pumpkin. Did you know that where you live affects the life of your carving? I live in the Mid-Atlantic. This means that during the last week of October, daytime temps could be 60 degrees…or 90! And some of

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Pumpkin Preservation: Rule #2 It’s All in the Details

TweetWelcome to Pumpkin Preservation, Day 2! All this week, we’ll be focusing on how to make your carved pumpkin last as long as possible! (If you missed Rule #1, click to read At the Patch) Rule #2 It’s All In the Details If you want a carved pumpkin to last,

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Pumpkin Preservation: Rule #1 At the Patch

TweetEvery year, I get a LOT of questions about the same thing, “How do I preserve my pumpkin carving?” So, rather than addressing each question individually and not sleeping for the next three weeks, I thought I would just share with everyone! Over the next few days, I’ll share with

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The Day the Moon Popped

TweetYes, The Pumpkin Lady has pumpkins year round in her home. In fact, I still have four little white pumpkins around my wood stove, and one Giant 60lb Full Moon pumpkin in my living room. Strike that. I DID have one giant white Full Moon pumpkin in my living room.

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