“Another Opening, Another Show…”

The Pumpkin Show is an annual festival held in my hometown of Circleville, Ohio. This is the greatest FREE show on Earth and one of the largest local festivals in the country. Each year, the schools shut down, the roads are closed, and people travel from near and far to enjoy some days indulging in Pumpkin-everything and watching parades. Tuesday night was Local’s Night which means that stalls were opened and people crowded the streets prior to the official opening. The weather was beautiful and the festival was packed. Our church group which normally meets on Tuesdays decided to meet this week at the Pumpkin Show. We spent our Tuesday night with great friends and the locals of Circleville.

On Wednesday, we rode rides, overate, and went through the parade on a float. Every year I pine for a box of bourbon chicken, one of the most popular non-pumpkin items. I also have to get a slice of pumpkin pie, a pumpkin burger, and fried Swiss cheese on a stick. We got a snapshot with the traditional pumpkin pyramid and the locally famous Pumpkin Man. For the first time ever, my daughter was in a parade riding on a float representing her pre-school. It was a late parade and she was almost asleep by the end of the route, but she enjoyed riding through the parade with her teacher and classmate. It was a great opening to another Pumpkin Show!

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Autumn Air

Although the Autumn Equinox will not be until Thursday in Ohio there is something in the air that tells my body that autumn has already begun. Maybe it’s the football games, tailgates, pumpkin spice lattes, or sudden appearance of harvested corn everywhere that is informing me of the swift change of season. Whatever it might be I will not complain. Late summer was too hot for me. Five minutes or more in the sun’s blaze meant unpleasant puddles of sweat in all sorts of places. I’m excited for the prospects of autumn like comfortable temperatures, cozy sweaters, and my hometown festival, The Pumpkin Show.

As the morning dew is beginning to appear and the sun sets a little earlier I’m excited to break out my autumn decor. Decorating for the seasons is an annual thing in our family. I try to buy or create something new each year to add to my collection. Here is a look at some of my fall decor for the 2016 season.

Happy fall y’all!

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My Harvest door hanger, pumpkin, and hay stack all from Michaels.

The Ameri Brit Mom

 

Five Minute Friday: Celebrate

This week the topic for the Five Minute Friday link-up post is celebrate. What is a link-up? Essentially a link-up is when you join other bloggers and write on a similar topic. You share your blog posts with one another and begin conversations via a host site. You can head over to Kate Motaung’s page to check out other entries from inspired bloggers. Here’s my five minutes of uninterrupted, unedited writing on this week’s topic:

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This weekend I have a lot to celebrate.

Last night the Teays Valley Vikings defeated our rival school, Circleville, in our first league football game of the year. This is the high school where I work and we defeated the high school that I attended as a student. As a family we had an (American) Football Family Night under the stadium lights and enjoyed watching our boys take the W. Go Vikings!

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Next, I am celebrating the beginning of fall. I love all things pumpkin and I’m super stoked to hang out with my friend, Ashley, today and work on some new fall decor crafting ideas. She’s not a big crafter, but I’m trying to convert her. I’m really looking forward to making a new wreath for my front door while sipping on Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Can I get an AMEN!?! Here’s a look at a project I’d like to complete this weekend from my Pinterest board Fall!

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Finally, I’m celebrating the weekend. I absolutely love my job and I give 110% every single day and so by the time the weekend rolls around I am in need of some rest and relaxation. This week it seemed like the weekend would never arrive so, hallelujah, it has!

Thanks for stopping by to share in my small celebrations today. I hope every one has a wonderful weekend.