Thursday’s Doors ~ Fall colors


Have you heard that adding

a teal colored pumpkin 

means you are serving up

or handing out treats

for those who have

peanut allergies?

This door’s post

with current


is yours, thanks to 

our Thursday’s Doors

Founder, Norm at:

Happy Halloween and

Joyful Doors hunting to you!


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    • They probably have a child with allergies, so are saying with new trend being promoted. As a preschool teacher of children with disabilities, I could not believe all the different varieties of allergies, milk, peanuts, some fruits and gluten. It was challenging to bring in “treats!”
      Hope you and family are doing well, Jen, or at least,”status quo.” Hugs xo

  1. I wonder how widely known this is. Also, people generally hand out wrapped candy. Unless children are only going to houses marked with teal pumpkins, parents will still have to read labels on all the candy wrappers. Still, it’s nice if people can offer a non-peanut option, as well as candy with peanuts (some people want Snickers and Reese’ Cups).

    Our house is a definite “nut zone”–in more ways than one! 🙂

    • The sad thing is many candy companies include peanuts on their conveyor belts, Merril. In the special needs preschoolers age group we had gluten sensitivity and egg allergies. It is hard to find appropriate candy or treats, so fresh fruit and carrots with dip, sometimes worked. 🙂

    • Thanks, Jill! I heard a mom at work says he was going to use a real colored balloon! By the way, today’s my cataract surgery (Friday…) Sylvia’s repair in her cataract surgery hot me a little nervous.

  2. What an inviting entryway. I came over to wish you well on your surgery tomorrow, Robin. I think it’s tomorrow. Sending prayers and hugs for an easy recovery and beautiful like-new eyesight!

    • Thanks for coming to see my Thursday’s Doors post, Norm. As a preschool teacher with children who had developmental delays, I found this out in first person. I liked the color contrast. 🙂

  3. Pinned this to my All Hallows Eve board to help spread the word. Fortunately, my own allergies don’t include peanuts – I don’t know how I’d make it without my peanut butter! It was enough of a challenge giving up gluten.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

    • Oh, what a cool idea, Madelyn! I am much more aware of allergies after teaching preschoolers with developmental disabilities. There were so many things to be wary of: eggs, gluten, peanuts and milk. Sometimes even soy!
      I have heard from my youngest daughter who tries not to include gluten in her diet. Felicia has dealt with JRA and now adult rheumatoid arthritis, where gluten, preservatives, cheese and sandwich meats all can aggravate her RA.

      • After attending The Gluten Summit a few years back, I was convinced by the many scientists and researchers I listened to that gluten is not actually good for any of us, which is why I decided to give it up.

        ADD kids frequently have what I call “cognitive allergies” — meaning that their symptoms worsen when they ingest certain substances (milk, food dyes – especially red, sugar, nitrates, etc.) Unfortunately, that encourages the myth that these foods ’cause’ ADD – simply because the symptoms become less overt when you remove them from the diet of sensitive individuals.

        It contributes to the spread of misinformation that leads to a lot of parents who don’t take their kids for diagnosis and treatment, thinking they can control – or reverse – it with diet alone. (good luck removing sugar once they are in school!)

        I see a lot of those “kids” once they are grown up and floundering. – and none of them did particularly well in school on the “defined diet” approach. Science debunked it several decades ago, but inaccurate information still proliferates, since few scientists blog, and fewer still are very engaging writers.

        BTW – *many* Halloween candies contain gluten – which can be deadly for celiacs.

    • Debra, I have seen teal balloons tied to porch bannisters and didn’t know what they signified; but finally asked! 🙂 This does create an interesting color combination.

    • This butter yellow house is one of my local favorites, Sylvia. The teal pumpkin really is a lovely contrast! 🙂
      Hope your eye is feeling much better after your repair surgery. hugs xo ❤

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