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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Autumn Is In The Air

I had a little fun this weekend . . .
Our neighbors were away for the weekend,
so I planned a little surprise for them. 
 Her favorite candy is candy corn . . .
  so I made this sign.
 I cut some wood scraps in the shape of 
candy corn,
And made a drop cloth bag to
hold candy corn :)
 When everything was made,
I loaded the tractor cart with  chrysanthemums,
pumpkins and corn stocks and away I went.
Oh, these pumpkins are from my garden,
corn stocks, too:)

The egg bucket and chickens
are her's and were already on the porch.
So I tweaked them into my surprise.
I love that egg bucket!
 Welcome Home . . .
and this is hanging on the door
filled with
Candy Corn, of course :)

Have A Great Day!
Keep Smiling!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

65 comments:

  1. What a wonderful neighbour you are I would love to live next door to you :-)

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    1. Good Morning Kay, I think that we would make lovely neighbors, but as far as me being a good neighbor, I'm just trying to be half the neighbor that my neighbor is to me. Wow, that's a lot of "neighbors" for one sentences, LOL.

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  2. I need a neighbor like you! How sweet of you. :)

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  3. Such a cute sign! That was so thoughtful of you to make for your neighbor too! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

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    1. We had a wonderful weekend . . . we even started building a greenhouse. We are using the old window that we took out of the house last fall :)

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  4. Are there any houses for sale in your neighborhood?????? I would love to be your neighbor, too. What a sweet and thoughtful gift for her! You are the best :)

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    1. That is so sweet of you to say. I have to admit that this is just a very small kindness compared to the kindness of our neighbors. They are the best!

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  5. What a sweet gesture! And it's so cute!

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    1. Thank you :) We have the best neighbors ever, so it is nice to be able to return some of the love they have shown us.

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  6. What a wonderful surprise. I've always said I wish you lived next door....I'll say it again! heehee! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Hi Diane, thank you, it would be nice having you as a neighbor, too. I think we could have a lot of fun hanging out together :)

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  7. Now that is what I call neighbourly, a beautiful and thoughtful welcome home. It goes a long way.

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    1. It was a lot of fun, and they were surprised by it. We have the very best neighbors ever, so being able to give a little back was my pleasure :)

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  8. Candy corn is my absolute favorite! Sweet decorations!!

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    1. Wow! Well, the two of you are the first two that I have ever heard say that candy corn was their favorite. I'm more of a Snickers or peanut-butter cup girl, LOL.

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  9. I'm with the others.. I would love to have a neighbor as nice as you! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Your A Sweetie to say that :) The truth is that our neighbors are so kind and it felt good just being able to surprise them and share a little of the love that they always send our way :)

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  10. Can I be your neighbor, Connie? What a sweet thing to do...and you also did a fabulous job! I am sure your neighbor must have been blessed beyond measure!

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    1. Hi Debby, thank you for your kind words. I've never grown pumpkins before so it was fun having them to share and making the sign and the corn was just a lot of fun for me. The couple that live next door to us are the best . . . they share their love with everyone they know and it was fun being able to give them a little of the kind of thing they do for others all of the time :)

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  11. What an awesome surprise to come home to. I want to be your neighbor :)

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    1. I'll send you a real estate brochure, LOL.

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  12. You are such. Sweet thoughtful neighbor! What a great welcome home for them! I love everything so please come help me decorate!

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    1. Oh, it would be so much fun decorating together :)

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  13. Oh how sweet! Can you come be my neighbor? You are so thoughtful and your friend is going to be so tickled to come home to this lovely welcome. Candy corn is the best fall candy in my opinion too! Of course I have a favorite for every season. Doesn't everybody? :)

    Hugs, Vicky

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    1. Hi Vicky, I had no idea that candy corn was so popular. Something that I always liked in the fall was my Momma's homemade popcorn balls. She made them with Karo syrup. I haven't had one of those in over 55 years years.

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  14. Oh gosh...it would be wonderful to have a neighbor like you living next store to me. Recovering from hernia surgery a colonoscopy last week, so a little cheer would have been gladly accepted. I am sure she was totally surprised.

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    1. Oh my goodness Louise . . . I do hope that you are feeling better, by the time you read this. If I lived closer I would come decorate your porch and bring you a little cheer. God bless you :)

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  15. I think you are the BEST & SWEETEST Neighbor!!! Plus you are so talented to create something just for her! I LOVE IT!
    warmly,
    deb

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    1. My neighbor is the best . . .my little gesture was nothing compared to the love she has shown me, since moving next door :)

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  16. What a sweet neighbor you are Connie! Love everything you did for your neighbors. They must be very special friends.

    Judy

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    1. Yes, they are! Every now and then you meet a couple who are pure gold, well that's the way we feel about them.

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  17. Hi Connie, What a lovely thing to do for your neighbor!! Your creative mind never stops I don't believe! I am envious of what all you can create and can get done!
    Well, maybe not envious. LOL But sure wish I had more talent! (and energy) Thanks for sharing your neat ideas! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, I enjoy staying busy, so creating and trying new things is just fun. As for being a good neighbor, well we are blessed with neighbors that have a heart of gold. They are caring, thoughtful, loving people and we are blessed to be the ones that live next door to them :)

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  18. Wht lucky neighbor you have! YOu're so talented. I'd love to come home to front door that looked like that!

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    1. Thank you Linda, you are very kind with your compliments. We are just blessed to have such sweet neighbors. I wish everyone had neighbors like ours:)

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  19. What a wonderful thing to do for a good neighbor.

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  20. Oh...what a fun surprise for your neighbor when she got home!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  21. Oh Connie, what a beautiful friend and neighbor you are,, and as always, you are so creative and talented...
    Happy soon to be Autumn... >^..^<

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    1. Just giving a little bit of the love back that comes our way. We are blessed with lovely neighbors :)

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  22. Who would think of doing all that for a neighbor! All of it is so pretty! You;re a special person, that's for sure!

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    1. Truth be know, it's our neighbors that are special, we are just blessed to be living next door :)

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  23. What a sweet neighbour you are! They must have been happily surprised coming home and see the sweet things you made. :)

    ~ Maria ~

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    1. Our phone rang as soon as they got home . . . they knew who the culprit was that welcomed them home, LOL :)

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  24. Connie, That is the cutest welcome I have seen . Candy too. You are a wonderful neighbor. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie, I am delighted that you like it, but as far as being a good neighbor, it is easy when you have the neighbors that we are blessed to have :)

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  25. What a wonderful neighbor you are. Such a fun surprise to come home to.

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    1. It was fun planning a surprise . . . we are blessed with great neighbors:)

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  26. You are simply amazing! What a wonderful friend and neighbor you are. I'm sure they appreciate you.

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    1. Hi Melanie . . . nice to see you :) I'll tell you we are blessed and have wonderful neighbors. It was fun planning a little surprise to show them how much we love them, they're the best! :)

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  27. Oh Connie what a lovely thing to do! It's like a whole harvest festival for your friends! I bet they were thrilled. They'd be in no doubt who did such a nice thing for them I am sure!!

    Shoshi

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    1. You know they did call me as soon as they saw it, but they are such sweet people, that any of their friends could have done this to surprise them. They are the best !

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  28. Why am I not surprised? You would be a wonderful neighbour Connie. What a lovely thing to do. xx

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    1. Jane you are so sweet . . . thank you :)

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  29. How adorable. I would love to be your neighbor.

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  30. What a thoughtful, kind, charming thing to do. You rock, Connie!

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    1. It was just a small way to say thank you for all of their kindness :)

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  31. That was so sweet of you to do, love the signs and it all works so well with her decorations she had, she will be thrilled!

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  32. I am so pleased that I found your lovely blog. What a great friend you are.
    Amalia
    xo

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  33. Oh I missed this post I bet she loved it and knew immediately who did it....I wish you were my neighbor!

    Carol

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  34. Hi Connie,

    Your gardening shed looks great! At first I thought it might be a chicken coop!

    I bet your neighbor was tickled pink when she saw her new porch decorations and a bag full of candy corn!! Yum.

    As for me; haven't been in the mood to blog. It's terrible, I know. I've been back to work full time for about seven weeks and I'm also trying to get my condo ready to put on the market. That's taken a lot more time than what I thought. I've had the ceilings re-painted, painted a bathroom and painted my front door. Maybe I should finish one room and share.... haaa.

    Thanks for thinking of me!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. Hi Kay, It is always a delight when I see that you have visited and left a comment. It was not fun when we sold our house last year . . . we lived in it for thirty-three years and it was a fine home to us, but when it was time to get it ready to sell and it seemed like there was so much we had to do to get it ready. It's a process and I feel for you. Just know that I think of you often and wish you the very best. A quick sell and on to a new adventure :) We finished the Potting Shed today and I just posted photos about 5 minutes ago . . . come take a look.

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