Talk to Us Tuesday-I Love Fall!

Lilith: Frasier, we need to have a discussion.
Frasier: oh no, don’t tell me you have a thing against Halloween too.
Lilith: I don’t have a thing against Halloween. I just don’t want my child panhandling door to door accepting non-nutritious snacks from strangers dressed in a silly costume.
Frasier: But darling, that is Halloween.
Lilith: Oh well, then I guess I do have a thing against it. –Fraiser

It’s October guys. Can you believe it? I feel like September was a complete whirlwind. I’m so excited for October because it means it’s finally fall. It also means I can officially decorate my house for Halloween without getting weird looks from the neighbors. Ok…I may have decorated on the 26th of September, but now I can show you guys without feeling embarrassed about it.

I already showed you all my mantle:

And now I’ve added the Halloween touches to the house. Here’s the other bookcase, as you walk into the house:

Yes, I do have every Friends episode on DVD, and yes my DVDs are alphabetized. I’m just a wee bit OCD. A few of these decorations are DIY. That framed picture I printed online, and then added the ribbon trim. The spider candle luminary is actually an old pasta jar I cleaned out and painted.

This my centerpiece on the dining table. The sign I bought at Michaels for 50 cents, and the leaves are leftover decorations from my wedding. The candles were given to me last year by my MIL, and the straw is actually from the packaging for the candles. Again, the luminary jar is an old pasta sauce jar that I painted with acrylic paint. It was super easy and a lot of fun to make. I think I’m hooked on painting mason jars now. I can’t wait to paint some for Christmas!

Here’s the front porch:

I found the trick or treat sign at Michael’s and had a coupon for 50% off. I absolutely love it. The wall sign I’ve had forever, the gourds are from Safeway, and my MIL gave us the spider a few years ago. It freaks me out sometimes when I forget it’s there and open the door from the other side!

The ironic part of all of this decorating is a. We have no one to share it with, since we rarely have people over (I’m thinking we need to have a couple’s dinner at the very least this month)and b. we are going to be out of town for Halloween night. We are heading up to Oregon and probably won’t even celebrate the holiday. But oh well, I still love decorating! Hopefully next year we’ll be in a house and we can have a Halloween costume party. I’d look into those make your own invitations free sites with a cute Halloween theme. I can see myself going overboard with parties once we have a place to host. Hmmm, maybe even a blogger party? Who’s in?

Have you done any fall or Halloween decorating yet? I’d love to see photos!

 

13 Comments

    Seriously Shawn

    I love that you painted an empty jar, I will so be doing that this week too!

    I put fall put September 1st, Halloween goes out October 1st, Fall again November 1st and Christmas December 1st. My house does not go back to normal until January and I love it!

    Loved seeing your face tonight, thanks for linking up!

    Impulsive Addict

    First of all, it was SO NICE skyping with you tonight! Too bad we are so exhausted. My liver needs a break.

    And second of all, we have the same OCD habits. I would have totally done the same thing with the videos.

    I LOVE all of your fall and Halloween decorations! I need some more. I have a few things that I have up and one or two things to add. I’ll get it done next week.

    Thank you SO MUCH for linking up with us! =) xoxo

    Claire

    I put out a few Fall-ish thing right around the second week of September but I am behond on ym Halloween stuff, which kidn of makes me sad!

    Claire

    Ahem, sorry for all the typos on that last comment; wow!

    Connie Weiss

    I’m hopefully putting fall out this weekend. My decor is in a storage unit that my husband has the key for…so I have to depend on HIM to get the totes for me!

    I love fall!

    VandyJ

    I need to dig the ahlloween bin out of the attic and get my decorations up–lots of window things so small fingers don’t break stuff.

    Heather

    I love all your Halloween decorations. So far I bought some little pumpkins that the kids have colored. I have some mums on the porch. I want to do some more decorating.

    Mamarazzi

    Cute cute cute!! your place looks all kinds of festive! so fun! love your mantle especially!

    LuLu

    Where did Sept go !!!

    Becca@R Ww There Yet Mom?

    I LOVE your decorations!! Mine just went up yesterday!

    ~Becca

    phoebe

    you are so crafty! i love it!!

    Michelle

    Even if you’re not going to be home you’ve just gotta decorate!!! I’ll try to post a picture of what I’ve done so far… I gathered up some books with orange and black/spooky covers and put them on our console table with some orange candles, which was super cheap! I love your decorations =)

    Stacie

    I have CDO, its like OCD but all of the letters are in alphabetical order like they should be…..

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