Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Did you know?

 

Howdee Do!!

We are a week and a day away from
HALLOWEEN!

Today I have some trivia for you,
hopefully no repeats.

Halloween marks the end of the
Harvest season.

Over 1.1 billon pumpkins have been
sold.

Pumpkins come in various colors
other than orange. Today we can see
 green. white, gray red and blueish gray .

Pompion  is a French word for pumpkin.

Irish started the carving tradition.

Google the story of Stingy-Jack.

In 2016, the world's largest pumpkin
weighed in at 2,624.6 lbs in Belgian.
A New Hampshire man recently won
a North American contest with a pumpkin
weighing in at 2,528 lbs. Making him the
United States record holder.

Candy sales have risen over 2 billion.
The avg person spends  approx. $81
dollars on candy with Snickers being
the most purchased candy bar.
This of course is second to Christmas.

The first Halloween card was made in
the 1920's.

The colors of Halloween-
Orange--warmth, leaves, vibrance of
life, harvest bounty.
Black--darkness, black cats, witches,
cauldrons, bats and spiders.
Red--color of blood.
White--mist, mad scientist's coat,
ghosts, moon and lighting.
Purple--new color
Supernatural, all things mystical.
Green--slime, monsters and things
that glow in the dark.

We'll stop here for now. Watch for
anther Halloween trivia post soon.

But....

How do you make a tissue dance?

You put a little boogie in it. HA! HA! HA!


~Keep on Dreaming~


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Around Town.

 


Hi! Hello! Howdy!

We are live from Noah's Ark
tonight. Actually I am posting
from my couch but it could be a
n ark. We have had over 8" of
rain in the last few days. We
needed the rain badly but not
all at once!

Before it rained FOREVER, we
had the pleasure of several sun-
sets as the one above.

 
We have a great museum here in our
area that has an All Electric 1950's
House. A real house right inside the
museum that depicts what life was
like for a family in the 50's.

This is the living room---check out the
d├ęcor! It has been staged for the summer
season but at Christmas they have the tree
that twirls with the lights under it.


 What movie shall we watch tonight?

 
Master bedroom. Mom has her dress
picked out for her outing. Love the
makeup vanity and the exercise machine.

 
Off the Master is the baby's room.

 
Hallway bathroom. Check out those
color choices.

Such a fun house to go through,
one of our favorite exhibits in the
museum. It's fun to watch the kids go
through it with their parents and listen
to all their comments.

 
Fired up the firepit a couple of  Saturdays
and got rid of a BUNCH of yard waste.

 
Enjoyed breakfast with some of
my favorite people. Former co-workers.
Fun to catch up with everyone.
Oh Blogger why do you do
this to me?
 
 
Hit one of our favorite "patches"
between raindrops.

 
So many fun varieties.


A soggy beanbag toss game.

So now you know what we have been
up to. Hopefully the rain will be ending
soon. We will be in the 50's starting
tomorrow going from the 70's. Our low's
will be in the 30's. Mother Nature is a mess!


~Keep on Dreaming~




Monday, October 1, 2018

Happy Fall

 


Fall leaves, those dreaded things
that fall off the trees and makes
a mess out of everything.

Well, I have some other uses
for them besides bagging
them up.

1. Use them for craft projects.
Leaf people, animals etc.

2. Make a Scarecrow--
Stuff the head and shirt
with leaves instead of
straw.

3. Create votive holders--
Use Mod Podge to stick leaves
to a mason jar and let the warm
colors and let the warm colors
give your home a cozy glow.

4. Turn those beauties into
confetti by using a hole punch
then sprinkle on your table.

5. Use a leaf that is in good
condition as a stamp. Cover
with paint and use it to stamp
a leaf print on napkins or a table
cloth.


Did you know?
The color of the leaves depends
on the tree species--makes sense
to me.
Sugar Maples are reddish orange
Oaks turn  red, yellow or brown
Aspens are golden.

We have two Maples and one Oak.
Our Oak is always yellow, I'll have
to watch our Maples now.


~Keep On Dreaming~

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