Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Plenty of Pumpkin

 I confess. I have yet to buy a real pumpkin. Carving a jack o'lantern is like putting up a Christmas tree. It's a real pain in the neck but you just gotta do it. I did however make a pumpkin spice bundt cake.

 It's a mini. I found this cute little pan at TJ Max's last week and had to have it. It wasn't easy cutting down cake recipes for its little 3 cup size but it didn't turn out too bad for my first try.

The little cake went very well with the ice cream The Mister brought home to surprise me.

 I don't have a real pumpkin on the stoop but I did go up in the attic and get the wood ones Mom and Dad made for us years and years ago.

 Boo! Trick or treaters used to be greeted by them. Not any more.

I've had this string of pumpkin lights since before we moved here and that's been more than 20 years. They are still burning. Imagine that.

They used to hang in the front window but since we got the new windows I can't just bang in thumb tacks wherever I want anymore. It doesn't matter where they are as long as they are shining. It wouldn't be Halloween without them. Four more days!


  1. Well here you go making me hungry again late at night...LOL...that bundt cake looks so yummy and the ice cream puts it over the top.

  2. Oh man that cake looks good! Cute little pumpkin lights.

  3. That cake looks delicious!

    I've got pumpkins to carve (which I'll do on Sunday), but other than that, my only decorating was to put some cute window clings on the front door.

    We don't get a lot of kids here - less than 20, but I like to have something for the few that do venture out.

  4. Love your decor. Boo is on the way! I better get some candy for the few kids I know will stop by! We will carve soon. Im ready for that lit pumpkin smell in my new house

  5. That cake looks delicious! I'm not planning to get any pumpkins this year although I do have lots of little ceramic pumpkins around the house. Your pumpkins lights are great and it's hard to believe they still light up after so many years! You must be very good at storing them carefully.

  6. Yikes, I need to get those Halloween decorations out. Where did Oct. go. We don't have many trick or treaters anymore in our neighborhood though.

  7. You are looking very festive at your house. That cake looks delicious!