Monday, October 20, 2014

Loving this FALL weather

How about you?  We actually turned the heat off and opened the windows.  LOL!

I have been waiting for my mums to get more blooms on them before sharing my fall flowers...


One day I was getting my oil changed, so I walked over to Earl May and saw these really cool purple fuzzy plants (I don't remember what they are really called), but I knew I wanted to plant some this fall.  They got a little beat up from the sheets covering them.  It got really cold a few days after I planted them and had to cover them so the frost wouldn't get them.


And of course the other fun activity we do each fall is go to a pumpkin patch.  We tried a different one this year and really liked it.  It wasn't as big as the other one we have been to the past few years, but that meant we didn't have to stay as long.  LOL!

On the way there, we stopped at one of the covered bridges of Madison County.  The girls hadn't seen one before, so now we have another trip to make when we get the chance to see all the other bridges too, including the one made famous in The Bridges of Madison County.


Once we got to the patch, Hope had a great time on the playground (all I could think of in this photo was the Miley Cyrus song).  


The corn maze was much harder at this pumpkin patch and we got lost in it, mostly because I let the girls have the map.  LOL!


While I took the girls in the maze, aunt Dawn saved our spot in line for the horse rides!


In the corn maze, Ally found a fuzzy willy worm and Hope wanted to keep it and bring it Hope.  Here is a family portrait of her and Kylie (that is what she named it).  LOL!


I got to hold the worm while Hope went on the zip line one more time.


And Hope took the worm with her down the slide.  I am pretty sure at this point the worm had met it's demise, but Hope was determined to bring it home.  When we got home she built it a home and put it in the fairy garden.  It still hasn't moved, so I think she has accepted that it died.  Of course, it was all my fault because I wouldn't let her bring it in the house.  :)


This coming weekend will be busy with fall activities too.  Our church has a trunk or treat event the kids can dress up and get candy and I think Hy-Vee has an indoor event too.  

So to keep the fall theme going, here are a few layouts I made recently of past years at the pumpkin patch.

This layout was inspired by a project life layout I saw in a magazine.  I don't do the typical project life scrapbooking, but I loved the look of the overall layout and it was a great way to use several full size 4x6 photos.


This layout was a near replica of one created by one of the Fancy Pants designers.  When I saw the colors of the papers I knew I wanted to create a fall layout.


Here are a few cards too...

Since fall brings hunting season.  I created this one for a magazine call, but it wasn't chosen.  I thought it was funny.  LOL!


Recently I received a call to make a specialized card for a nun that had been involved with the Servants of Mary for 50 years.  Here is the card I created.


As I mentioned above, I don't really do "Project Life", but I do like a lot of the products.  Here are a few cards I created using it.






And one final card to make you smile!


Until next time...

Darla


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