Is everyone ready for Thanksgiving or Turkey Day as many call it? Is the family coming over for dinner or are you the lucky ones who get to travel and not cook a huge feast?
As for us, we are a mixed bunch this Thanksgiving. Half of us are headed to family and the other half are hosting. Both sides have their benefits, but the biggest benefit is we get to enjoy time with our families, who we may not get to see all year. I mean, who else would we want to stuff our face with once a year?
From football games to afternoon naps Turkey Day is all about quality time with the people you love. It is a time to be grateful for the people around your table and to give pause for the people who couldn’t make it this year. With comfort food and warm hearts we celebrate all of our blessings, no matter in what form they come.
So for what are you thankful this year? As you look around your home as well as your table what rounds out your top 5 things for which to show gratitude?
We like to keep it simple. The top 5 things for which we are grateful, in no specific order: our jobs, rooves over our heads, family to love and who love us, food in our bellies, and of course the ability to garden. Gardening has often helped us bond or spend quality time with family on many occasions as well as produce healthier food options for the whole family. It is amazing that the earth can help us provide for our families every year and is always something for which we are ultimately grateful.
Here’s to a great Thanksgiving from all of us here at Coopersmith & Son to all of you. We appreciate you and we wish you the best Turkey Day ever!
Are you excited about Halloween? Is this your favorite time of year?
It is for us. The air gets crisp, the leaves change color, and then the holiday we all wait for (besides Christmas, of course): Halloween. The one time of the year where we can become whoever we want, we get to throw wildly creative parties, and we get to scare ourselves half out of our skin if we so choose. Halloween is definitely the most unique holiday we have each year and it allows our creativity to flow outside the box for this crazy one night each year.
How will you be decorating your home for Halloween? Do you have a specific theme in mind or do you just go with spooky elements all around your home? Perhaps you don’t like the scary aspects of Halloween and you stay with a seasonally rustic décor?
No matter how you decide to decorate it will be amazing. We have found over the years that will a little creative and DIY ingenuity you can make anything work within your own Halloween aesthetic. For instance, found these “pumpkin” crates on Pinterest. Wooden crates have so many uses, but this is a really unique idea to spark your imagination. It is easy to see how wooden props can add to the rustic feel of the season as well as the holiday, but painting them can often build steam for your own Halloween themed décor.
If you do prefer the naturally organic fall look for your Halloween home décor wooden barrels would be your cup of tea. In this picture (also found on Pinterest) one feels the fall ambiance barrels can provide. From floral arrangements to a table top or even table legs for a buffet table top made out of a wood slab.
If simply seasonal decorations don’t work for you barrels can be used to house fake body parts or any other number of atrocious Halloween party effects. One could also use the top of the barrel as a flat surface to place a guest book amid many bloody eyeball floral arrangements as well as fingers dipped in fake blood as pens.
When you have the right props you can make anything work for your personal Halloween concept.
So how will your Halloween go? Super spooky? Or seasonally charming?
If you need to get some wooden planters, crates, or barrels for your Halloween bash please make sure to check out ours at www.coopersmithandson.com. We would love to help your party be memorable until next Halloween…
Are we really looking down the barrel of Fall once again? Now that we are in August it will simply be a matter of time before the kids are off to school, the leaves begin to turn, and the temps begin their slow creep toward what can only be known as crisp.
Leave that perturbing vision alone for a moment and focus on the fact we are still in Summer, the sun is shining, and swimming is still on the agenda. How is your garden blooming? We have seen such beautiful blooms in our neck of the woods. The bevy of fresh fruits and veggies at the local farmers’ markets is truly mouthwatering.
Do you begin to adjust your gardening schedule in August? I am sure that relies strongly upon where your garden grows, but I just recently read an article where they talk about beginning the change of your garden to melt into the upcoming fall season. This process involves adding some shrubs and other plants with a golden hue to provide almost sepia toned atmosphere for your Transition-Into-Fall garden.
See the article here
What do you think? Does this seem too much? Do you have a transitional state for your garden? Or do you just continually allow your garden to evolve as the weather moves from spring to fall? I believe there could be some truly beautiful visions with this added element to your garden especially during hours where the sun is just about to fall over the horizon.
Have y’all been having a great Summer? We sure have and we hope to catch up with you on social media to hear your latest gardening adventures so if you find the time to chat find us here: @CoopersmithSon on Twitter or on Facebook.