Pumpkin Pickin'

Growing up in California both in the desert and along the coast, I didn't really get to experience seasons quite like the rest of the country. When I was younger, I lived in Utah, but I was so young that I didn't appreciate what happened right around October. All I really cared about was which kind of candy I was going to get on Halloween, and what I was going to be that year. I was Captain Jean-Luc Picard three years in a row. But I digress.

Now that I live in Colorado, I'm getting the whole fall/autumn fever that comes with the pumpkin pies and falling leaves. These leaves are right outside our yard.

Yep...they're as crunchy and fun as they look. I have tested them and approved them.
Along with this fever comes the fever for pumpkins. So some friends and I (after recovering from last night's outing to the bars) went pumpkin picking. I had to sport some appropriate nails for the occasion. Originally I wanted to do a Konad/Bundle Monster of the Jack O' Lantern stamp I have, but I don't have an orange polish that stamps really well, so I bailed on that idea. Instead, I just went with a pumpkin-y colored polish from China Glaze called Papaya Punch and some Nubar 2010.  Here's the result:

In-the-shade shot.
Pretty damn close huh?
I picked a perfectly round pumpkin at the second patch we went to. The first was so picked over only the rotting ones were left. I will give the first one some credit for being more family-fun friendly though. They had tractor rides, a corn maze (albeit a pathetic one that even my short-ass self could see over) and a petting zoo (with kittens?). Usually the petting zoo would win me over, but we already had an animal with us, so I was happy.


  1. This looks fun! I love the traditions you have in America for this time of the year. Sadly, we are not having such good weather over here as we had a week of winter temperatures and now it's very cloudy. Love the nails!

  2. @Mihaela (lacquerbuzz) Halloween is definitely one of my favorite traditions, and has been since I was a little girl. It's a life-long tradition that everyone can enjoy. As a kid, you get to dress up and get candy all night. As a young adult you get to go out and party. As a parent you get to dress your kids up and take them around gathering candy all night. It really spans the generations. I had no idea that Halloween was celebrated much outside of the US. I'll party in your honor this coming weekend. :)

  3. Great photos! Love the one with the leaves in your hand and the pumpkin!

  4. I love love love this color! And your pictures are beyond gorgeous!

  5. Stunning!! I love the flakies over the orange polish too! BTW.. ur doggy is so cute! I love when bloggers show their pets in posts! <33


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