Posts Tagged ‘pumpkins’

{loving} pumpkins

Oct
14

After posting about my love of the ethereal nature of the lumina pumpkin, I realized  that I had to give the traditional orange pumpkin some love too! I seriously need a bigger house to decorate for Fall and Halloween, I just can’t get enough.

If I didn’t regularly use my fireplace, I would be all over this like a crow to corn!

Instead of traditional carving, try punching holes with a nail for a punch tin look. Seriously beautiful when lit!

Loving these pictures that expand over several pumpkins!

Tuck carved jack-o-lanterns into hurricane glasses on a bed of candy. Can I say how much I love this?!

Pictures via Country Living.

So, who’s heading to the pumpkin patch this week?

{new to shop} giving thanks

Oct
07

I cannot wait for the weekend! Going to see Bryan Ferry this Saturday, seriously jumping up and down I’m so excited!!! AND it’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada which means turkey and homemade pumpkin pie. Lucky us, we get to enjoy two Thanksgiving dinners; one with my husband’s family and then one at home on Monday. So eager to cook that bird!

What I’m also excited about today is my new printable party for Thanksgiving is ready today (woot!) and I’m giving a few sets away to some fabulous ladies! Late last week I put out a call to all my readers and friends (all of you!) on Facebook asking, what are your favorite Thanksgiving dishes? I found that sweet potato pie/casserole, as long as it had marshmallows was the winner above all when it came to Thanksgiving faves. But you told me all about your favorite dishes and had some wonderful stories to share about them as well, so thank you. Thank you for sharing your stories and your favorite dishes, it introduced me to some new yummy dishes to try, but most of all it just warms my cockles that you are here, conversing and sharing with me. Thank you.

So, I was asking for your favorite dishes so I could pre-fill the food labels in my new Thanksgiving collection with your favorite foods, so all you ahve to do is literally, print, cut and decorate! Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy. And part of my deal was if you share, and I pick your item to be one of the 12 (which actually ended up being 16), you would receive the Giving Thanks printable with my gratitude for participating and helping me create this collection!

I ended up pre-filling 16 food labels, really I just couldn’t stop. I hope we’ve got you covered with your favorites! They are:

Buttery Whipped Mashed Potatoes
Perfect Pumpkin Pie
Mouthwatering Roasted Turkey
Sweet Potato Casserole w/Marshmallows
Maple Glazed Carrots
Homemade Cranberry Jelly
Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
Maple Sugar Turnip Mash
Tasty Green Bean Casserole
Savoury Herb Stuffing
Carmelized Candied Yams
Mama’s Brown Sugar Apple Pie
Roasted Root Vegetables
Sweet Potato Pie
Super Sweet Corn Off The Cob
Fresh Pressed Apple Cider

Does that cover everything? Heck, I’ll even throw in a sheet of blank tent cards just in case you need them!

So I’m very happy to announce that Kristine, Emma, Nicole, Shannon and Melissa, you all get a complimentary copy of the Giving Thanks DIY Printable Party for your Thanksgiving this year! Please contact me at tracey (@) welovecraftytracey (dot) com, to let me know which email addy you would like me to send it to.

If you didn’t get a chance to tell me your favorite Thanksigiving dish, well by all means, tell me in the comments below! I’d still love to hear about it. And if you’d like your own copy, I can hook you up there too.

The Giving Thanks printable is now available in my Etsy shop.