Autumn · Call Me Crafty...

The Pumpkin Fairy 2015

After a long hot summer I so look forward to pumpkin season! The cool crisp air, the harvest from our garden, gorgeous colors everywhere and of course PUMPKINS!!!!! Continue reading “The Pumpkin Fairy 2015”

Autumn · Family Happenings

Sharing My Passions

Today I am CELEBRATING! It’s my 2 year anniversary of Mama Carp & company and I have had a wonderful time here with you!
Thank you for spending some time with me and cheers to another year of creative solutions and inspiring ideas!
So no doubt I’ve been a little busy as always…August I entered my Mistral quilt into my first ever quilting competition. I became a finalist in the MQX Quilt Festival and Wednesday September 24th I found out I took second place in the Custom Heirloom Show category! My quilter, Norma Riehm & I were beyond thrilled!!! I can now check off National award winning quilter from my bucket list- YAY!! Our marks were awesome and the whole experience was incredible! A huge thank you to Janet-Lee Santeusanio for encouraging me- I definitely caught the competition bug…. Not bad for Mistrals first ride! My family and I celebrated with champagne & dinner at Acqua one of my favorite restaurants ❤


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Autumn · Celebrate the Seasons ♥

November 1st

November 1st is the day I try to work on my front pots.  I tried to wait one year until Thanksgiving, needless to say I won’t make that mistake again. Minnesota weather is just too unpredictable! Convincing Craig that I desperately needed my heavy pots defrosted was not an easy request…
So, at least my pots have their fall look for all the trick or treaters and I can minimalize the Christmas look until after Thanksgiving. I keep all the pumpkins that weren’t carved – if they still look fresh then show them off! I have them everywhere including the deck and veranda. I have very little take down from Halloween to make it an easy transition. Pull out those cinnamon candles – they look beautiful at night and fill the air with that warm incredible smell. The word HOME and a few turkeys will be taking the place of Halloween articles. This month I will share with you a few of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Well, I’m off – spruce tops here I come! Make it a good day! Love, MC