Wednesday, October 8, 2008

{ This Time of Year }...

...is just the beginning of much holiday decorating. Which is a lot of fun, but it can bring on the headaches too! Last week I pulled out my fall box and got my house decorated. I realized that I didn't have as much as I remembered having. (I think I got rid of a lot before I moved). So I kept it simple. I did a lot with the mini real pumpkins. I like this because I can have it out in October through Halloween and still keep it out in November. (I don't like to put things out and take them down over and over again through the holidays). Here are a couple pictures of some of the things I did.
The piece above, usually has greenery in it. I wanted to switch it out for fall, so I went on a walk and gathered some twigs for my house (free). What's more fallish than twigs? I thought it could use a little color so I went to Hobby Lobby and got two stems of these berries. They just happened to be on sale. I got them for $1.00 each.
When I was in Arkansas, Andrea had found this (below) on clearance at Target. I had to run on over and get one for myself! Then I just filled it with gords and a little pumpkin

Once I put my fall wreath up outside, my summer flowers were seriously clashing next to it, so I planted a fall version. I did this same arrangement in a couple of my other pots in the front yard.
I don't usually do too much as far as Halloween decorating goes. But I decided I wanted some touches of Halloween in my house, just for fun (my kids like it).
This wreath is hanging on my pantry door in my kitchen. I was at Walmart one day and grabbed a plain wreath, and some spider web and little spiders. I had extra black spray paint outside and Casey was nice enough to spray it for me. It only cost me about $4.oo to do this. Here is where I got the idea from.

Sometime in the next couple of days I'm going to do this while Drew does this. Mine is going to say BOO. I have all of my supplies sitting out on my counter right now, ready to go. I have to do serious talking to myself before I start a craft. I enjoy it, once it's done and I have found just the right spot for it. It's the "doing it" that is sometimes hard for me.

Lots of linking in this post, but I have to give credit to the blogs that bring me inspiration! And now, I am going to cut off my right pointer finger so I will QUIT pushing the post button on my blog! I have SOOOO many more things I need and should be doing...don't we all??? It's just so addicting!

9 comments:

Letti said...

I love your decorating style. I wish you could come and help me out with my house.

Heidi Parson said...

As always cute as ever!! I've been so lazy this season. You've inspired me!

Amelia said...

Hey girl, so cute as always, and it just makes me miss ya more. Hey what is your layout templete. I like how your words go all the way across the screen. Also is there a trick to get your playlist to the blog.

jncurtisfamilyblog said...

I love the pictures you take of your kids. Last Christmas Jay got me A nice camera with a couple lenses but I just really haven't taken the time to figure it out.

Stephanie said...

I love decorating! Very cute fall stuff. Sometimes I decorate a few days early like the stores do because I get so excited.

Bre said...

You are so creative! Your house is so beautiful! I just love it!

Emily Hansen said...

I love that you can plant new flowers for fall. There is a plus for Houston. Your decorating looks wonderful, as usual. You have a real talent.

Gill Dockstader said...

I love it. Fall is my favorite decorating time, even more so than Christmas. It makes such a difference when you keep it simple. Simple can still be festive. Good job!

jsturner1 said...

I am so impressed! I want to make both of your Halloween projects! And the best part is, they're in my budget! Susan-Steph's sister

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