In the October issue of Country Living is a nice selection of pumpkin decorating ideas. I like the one with the house number on it; you put it out by the curb for parties. And there's a scary idea for Halloween drink labels... And, of course, home decorating ideas, plus pear recipes. Did you know that pear skins get tough when heated? Peel them first. The Real Estate Sampler focuses on homes with secret passages and hidden rooms. That makes for an interesting and fun home too.