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Another Look: Autumn!

Welcome to a new installment of Another Look!  This post is designed to share a handful of goodies from my archive while I’m recovering from my surgeries.  I hope you enjoy these links, whether you’re seeing them for the first time or have seen them once before.  Today’s category is Autumn  – and could also be recipes!  Just click on the name of the post to link over to the original post…

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Popcorn Ball Recipe
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A Visit to the Pumpkin Patch
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Pumpkin Bars Recipe!
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Apple-Cranberry Cake Recipe
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I hope you’re enjoying Autumn thus far, dear readers.  Will any of you be dressing up for Halloween this year?

Warm regards,
Melody

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Pumpkins – and Bunnies?!

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Yes, it’s true – I’m a devoted “bunny mother”.  Hubby and I adopted two adult rabbits from a local shelter in the spring of 2010, and we’ve been enjoying our furry little “bunnies” ever since.  I try not to post about them too much, but thought it might be fun to do a fall/spring mash-up and photograph our bunnies with the pumpkins we purchased during our trip to the pumpkin patch a few weeks ago.

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Bunnies and rabbits are most often associated with Easter and spring, but don’t they look cute posing with the bright orange pumpkins?  Cypress, our female rabbit is the all-white rabbit, and Pinto, our boy, is wearing the spots.

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In case you’re wondering, yes – it IS hard to get our bun buns to sit still for a photo shoot.  Hubby was my bunny wrangler, and we bribed them with small pieces of carrots and banana – two of their favorite treats!

Halloween will be here before we know it, so I’ll take this moment to wish you all a Happy Halloween from our little family – bunnies and humans alike!

Warm regards,
Melody

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Letting My Inner Child Out to Play: A Visit To the Pumpkin Patch

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Fall is probably my favorite season, and I love Halloween.  I guess I’m still a kid at heart!  The company I work for allows employees to dress up, and in the past five years I’ve dressed up as Frida Kahlo, a butterfly, a beatnik, a cat, and a beauty queen.  This year?  I’m still undecided, but will likely indulge my inner child with some sort of costume.  I’m a big believer in having fun and breaking up the monotony of the daily grind, and dressing up for Halloween is a great way to do that.

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While Halloween can be great fun for adults, it’s a particularly great holiday for kids.  Candy AND costumes?  What’s not to like?!  My favorite Halloween smell is still the smell of all the different types of Halloween candy combined, which you can enjoy when you stick your nose in a full trick-or-treat bag.  Yum!  When I was a child a favorite post trick-or-treating activity was dumping out all my candy, separating it according to type, and taking stock of my loot.  It was then that I’d trade candy with my older brother – swapping any licorice I’d gotten for something more palatable.

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Another fun part of fall is going to the pumpkin patch.  We don’t have much of a change of season where I live, so I’m happy to embrace one of fall’s brightly colored symbols – pumpkins.  Hubby and I recently visited a local pumpkin patch, and had a great time tromping around.  We selected three small pumpkins, picked some veggies (including carrots for our bunnies!), and had fun being big kids.  I snapped some photos to share with you (hubby took the photo of me and my scarecrow friend), and hope you enjoy this peek at our Southern California autumn.

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Do you still dress up for Halloween?  Do you decorate your home?  What is your favorite kind of Halloween candy?  Please leave a comment and fill me in.

Warm regards,
Melody

p.s. Here’s a link to a Pumpkin Bars recipe from last October, in case you missed it the first time!

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