Thursday, October 27, 2011

Carv 'n' out Memories

I’m so glad you’re here and hope that you will hang around_
maybe even introduce yourself…I would love to get to know you, too.
This blog of mine I started to document our life.
To share our loves_ our joys_ our pains_ our struggles_
our day-to-day_our randomness.
It has become so much more than I ever could have imagined.
This is our family of 5_ Jode. Heather. Grayson. Gabi. & Kayli_
and we are the holdens.
 If you were to come and visit me today…walking up to my door you would find it decorated with a few odds & ends.
I’ve kinda gone Cra-z-y over all the bunting & pennants lately.
I’m shooting for a goal to have one hanging in each room of the house.
So of course, I had to add in one over the doorway.

The big ole’ pumpkin on the urn we bought like 3 weeks ago and he has lasted quite well.
 I was concerned he may not make it through, but he has,
and will hopefully be here for Thanksgiving time, too.
I decorate more for Fall that way when Thanksgiving is over I can go straight into my Christmas things. And Christmas is my fave.

This little guy I purchased from Wal-Mart around 5 years ago. 
He is fiber optic and the kids when they were smaller liked him because of all the pretty colors he would change into.
Well this year I hadn't put him out and the then unloading some more boxes the other day I found him and brought him in the kitchen. 
That's all it took, the kids got one look at him and said he had to be put out. 
I thought they were over him...but I guess not. I guess he's a keeper. 

I’m not exactly sure what the pumpkin roll is???
All I know is it sounded good and so I went with it.
We’ll just make it up as we go along... and have fun doing it.:)

This weekend we were invited over to some friend’s house for a
Pumpkin Carving Party.
The invitation said “BYOP”….bring your own pumpkin.
We arrived to find they had supplied all of the tools needed to carve out the pumpkins, tons of books with templates, and plenty of table space for all to gather round’
 and get to creating.

Middle didn't like the guts part. So she let youngest take them out for her.

After you carved your pumpkins it was time to have your picture made
by Mr. Frankenstein.
He was gi-normous and pretty spooky looking. 
They even had a smoke machine going for an added effect to your photo.

Hubs tried to do a mustache man and I tried to do a hoot owl.
Overall they came out pretty good.
We stood back admiring our lighted pumpkins and then...
we did the pumpkin roll.

Happy Friday!
Heather :)


  1. I love your front porch. Very cute! :)

  2. So cute, Heather. Your porch looks adorable and the party looks like it was a ton of fun!

  3. Your so cute! Loved this post, and I love your super creative pumpkins! I'm trying to get myself in the mood to decorate for fall but all I want to do is decorate for Christmas when November hits!

  4. i love the decorations! those pumpkins are definitely creative, mine aren't going to look anything like that!! much more simple because i get frustrated farrr to fast! coming from the follower fast! :)

    sharde @ the style projects

  5. Aghh! Love everything! I definitely want to see the "Pumpkin Roll"... I'm pretty sure it's some smooth dance move ;) Yalls pumpkins are so cute.. Tell Jode he did a good job. Gab is a mess not liking the guts.. My two had a reaction or something to the pumpkin guts when they carved ours! Guess that doesn't come from the Holden side if all your crew were ok! ;)
    Ps. Come decorate my house now... I don't have a thing out in the house for Fall other than the pumpkins they carved. :(

  6. seriously your home looks like a pin from pinterest!

  7. I love the pennants over your front door...I'll probably steal that idea for Christmas. Happy fall!

  8. Your decorations put me to shame!

  9. New follower! Love the decorations :) This year I didn't even get to it :( Good thing Christmas is around the corner and I can start decorating for that soon!

  10. i love fall decorations! and growing up in the 90's i can truly appreciate the "do the pumpkin roll" bunting :)

  11. What a cool party!! I should throw something like that out here next year. Our friends would love it!

    And I love the decorations in your house! We didn't decorate this year b/c of all the remodeling going on. I miss it!

  12. Such a cute blog! And I'm totally having a pumpkin carving party next year! I'ma new follower from follow fest.

  13. lovin the banners on your door and in your kitchen ... you are great at decorating!

  14. such a cute blog & family!! new follower from the hop

  15. I think your carved pumpkins turned out amazing!!! :)

  16. oh my goodness.
    is the pumpkin roll kinda like the tootsie roll? ;) hahaha.

    i'm dying.
    that's the funniest bunting ever.

    i have wanted to make/buy/hang some buntings but i haven't really gotten around to it.

    although i did make a halloween paper bunting.
    MY FIRST! :)
    (posting about it on pintertest kitchen on thursday, woo!)

    but i need to graduate to fabric.

    loving the pumpkin on the urn.

    let. me. see. you. pumpkin. roll!

  17. I love the last photo, it's so cute :)

    I don't really decorate, but we made some time at a farmer's market and bought and carved our pumpkin this week.


  18. Love it all! Stopping by from followers fest, already a follower :)

  19. There is nothing wrong with with bunting in every room. Bathroom bunting? Perfect. Just think of all the puns you could come up with.

  20. Your house is so festive! Love te front door decorations. What a cute little family you have :) hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  21. Your entrance is so lovely and welcoming :) I love the pumpkin on the urn, just started seeing that this year and it's such a nice idea...Happy Halloween!