I figured it was about time to clean up my house a bit. I feel like it gets so cluttered so quickly. So that is what I did today. Nothing more than clean and take a break to grocery shop. I also put away my "harvest" decorations. It seems like October and November have just flown by. I feel like I was putting up my Halloween decorations just yesterday. The weather is finally feeling like fall and now it is time to move onto Christmas! I haven't gone all out with Christmas decorations yet or anything. I'm of the school that you wait until a week or two into December to put up a tree, etc. I did, however, put up my Styrofoam berry wreath from Target on the front door. So now I look holiday confused--we didn't carve our pumpkins this year because we didn't get around to it so I kept them out on my front porch. Now that Thanksgiving is over I need to either throw them out or use them in some way for cooking. Thing is, I've never cooked with a real live pumpkin before. Have any of you tried this before? Any pointers? Should I even attempt it or should I just say goodbye to them Tuesday when the trash collectors come?