After finishing all the fall and Halloween decorating around the house, there was still something missing.
I had seen a row of little pumpkins decorating the top of a front porch door entryway and wanted to do that here.
"No, you have enough decorations out," a voice in my head told me. "Any more and it will be overkill."
Still, the thought of little pumpkins lining the doorway kept jumping into my head.
"No, don't buy them," said the voice.
"Awwwww, go ahead," said another voice. "You live only once."
I was so glad to hear the second message and popped the net bag of mini pumpkins into the shopping cart.
Once home, getting them up to the top of the front doorway turned out to be challenging. Hubs wasn't home and anyway, he'd probably be unhappy about my buying more pumpkins.
So, this was a job that I had to do myself. I hauled the step stool out onto the front porch.
With the pumpkins in one hand and trying to balance myself with the other, I carefully put each pumpkin up onto the ledge at the top of the doorway. Whew!
They look so cute and there are no regrets for having bought them.
Plus, I'm very grateful I didn't break my neck putting them up on the doorway which makes them even a more special holiday decoration.
HOW DO YOU THINK PUMPKINS GOT THEIR NAME?