But not bad! I have been inspired by so many blogs recently to work on my decorating. Some of my favorite blogs are:
A soft place to land
the inspired room
joys of home
thrify decor chick
The first thing you see when approaching my house is this sign I nailed to a tree -
Then there is this luminary tree that I have had for several years. I picked it up on clearance after halloween at Cracker Barrel!! It is one of my favorite decorations. I keep it outside away from the little people. But, maybe I will get some of those batter operated tealights and then I can put it back inside...
My big project for Friday was creating an entryway display. What do you think?
Try to ignore the ghost sign on the door. I would like to put in a slightly less noticeable place, but I am afraid I might get boo'd again!! But, then again, with all the goodies, maybe I should hide it!!
(ignore the mismatched door handle too... the door handle broke 2 months ago and the landlord put that one in for the time being... apparently the black hardware has become a special order item. Things like mismatched door handles drive me crazy!)
I also want to get some seasonal wreaths for the front door but am waiting for the after-halloween sales in hopes that I can pick these up...
I would love to paint the front doors orange just for the holiday, but something tells me that might be a tiny bit impractical!!!
I have been lusting after those urns at Target for the past few months, and they marked them down last week, so now they are mine!! I used to have some cool Southern Living at Home urns, but they went to my Mom's house, and she planted flowers in them in hopes that I wouldn't take them back - it worked! Those pansies just looked too happy to move them across country.
Now... moving indoors... I have just a few things set up...
These are some after-halloween clearance finds from last year from Target (can you tell I love Target?) The Mr. Potato Head came with halloween costumes - there is a princess, ghost and monster. The basket contains all of Mr. Potato Head's accessories. The kids love dressing him up.
(I just noticed that you can totally see in the picture how dusty my table is!! Olivia got ahold of the baby powder on Friday and made it snow! Isn't that fabulouse? It was. It. Totally. Was...)
These little guys I found last year at the pumpkin patch. I just love them! Aren't they cool?
This is our family room fireplace... I made the sign last year - printed it out online from another of my favorite blogs. I just printed them on cardstock, cut them out, punched holes and strung them on orange satin 1/2" ribbon. I love the way it looks! As I am noticing it in the picture now, I clearly need to keep working on this set-up... the plate needs some halloween ribbon and a halloween saying. In case you are wondering, the plate is the Southern Living at Home Dress-Me-Up plate (no longer available). It has always been one of my favorite items. Liz set it up there on the mantel and wrote the "dream big" saying for me...