Friday, October 14, 2011

fire station pumpkins

Here's another reason why we like Boise:  Fire Station Pumpkins.

The firemen of a local fire station planted a pumpkin patch behind their fire house.  Now that it is harvest time, the pumpkin patch is open to all.  You park your car, stomp around the patch and find the perfect pumpkin.

Or two.

Or three.

Or, in our case, five...not including the minis.

All pumpkins are on the donation/honor system.  All monies go to the Fallen Firefighter Fund.

Yesterday, two of my three kids and I stopped to bring home some lovely orange pumpkins.

The best part of the morning was the impromptu tour of the inside of the fire house and fire trucks.  As we were dropping off our donations, a kind firefighter asked us if we wanted to come in and check things out.

Of course we did!

We were able to see the inside of the station, the rooms where they stay, the radios and computers, and the most important part - the trucks.  My five year old and two year old were in awe.

Such a fun surprise.  So that, coupled with the genius idea of a pumpkin patch behind the fire station, is just one more reason why we think Boise is pretty darn great.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

running based giveaway

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Ashley over at Redonkulous Runner.  She was in the middle of putting together a great giveaway package on her blog, all to benefit St. Jude hospital.  She will be participating in an upcoming marathon that benefits the hospital, and all proceeds from the giveaway will go directly to the hospital.

Of course I wanted to be a part of it!  Something that combines running and benefits others - right up my alley.

Her giveaway just went live!  Go check it out, check out her blog, check out all the fabulous running-based items, and while you're there - enter to win!  All donations will go toward St. Jude hospital, so you just can't lose.  Plan and simple.

{Some of the loot.  Great cards!}

{One of my 'run' pillows from my shop.}

Good luck, Ashley!

Monday, October 3, 2011

pumpkins five ways

On my way home from taking kids to school this morning, I noticed that fall decorations were beginning to grace the neighborhood homes.  It's always fun to decorate for this time of year.  I need to pull down my fall/Halloween box in the garage and see how I can spruce up the place.

Meanwhile, what do you think of these fabric, or paper, covered pumpkins?  A little modge podge can do wonders on our favorite squash.

{From Country Living website.}

{Also from Country Living website.}

Or, what about these gold tack-covered pumpkins?  A little glitz and glamour.  

{From Madigan Made.}

I'm always a fan of chalkboard paint, aren't you?  Why didn't I think of this?  I'm definitely going to try this out this year.

{From Zakka Life.}

The next time you're at a craft store, pick up one of their carve-able pumpkins and bling it up!  No carving, no mess.  Just some fun Halloween decorations.

{Via Pinterest.}

Feeling inspired to decorate yet for Fall?!


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