Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Happy Fall, Y'all

It is definitely Fall 'round these Southern parts, with the temperatures fluctuating between the 50s in the mornings and the 80s in the afternoons. Ha! We are sloooowly starting to Fall-ify our home. And also? Banks has now reached the age where he is INSISTENT on Halloween decorations in our yard. So. I grabbed a few things from Target the other day, but he has now indicated that we need to add some spider webs and "giant spiders" before we are done. So. Back to Target we go (like I really need an excuse to visit the Red Land of All Things Good). Here are a few of the festive touches we've added so far:

A fun little centerpiece I put together when we hosted our Life Group the other night. 

How great is the monogrammed glitter pumpkin I quickly and easily crafted thanks to some help from my friend, Sara? She cut out a double-sided sticky "L" using her Silhouette and sent it to me, with instructions to adhere to the white pumpkin (from Michaels, currently 50% off!) and then cover with gold glitter. Voila! 

Some festive mums as well as the start of our pumpkin collection, which is (literally) growing by the day. I think we're up to seven at this point. Those steps will be covered in pumpkins at this rate. 

I purchased that ombre wreath from etsy years ago and love pulling it out each Fall! And those bats were quick and easy decor from, where else, Tar-jay, along with...

...our creepy eyes...

...and our mini graveyard (three more flank the other side of the walkway). 

And side bar: I spent some time at Lowe's a couple weeks ago, speaking extensively with a gardening specialist about what to plant and how NOT to kill our window box flowers. Here's hoping they survive! So far, so good.

Yep, we are welcoming Fall with open arms and have created our seasonal bucket list: 

So far we can cross three things off our list, as our little family visited our town's Fall Frolic to close out the weekend, where we boarded a hayride to visit the pumpkin patch and then spent the rest of the afternoon there riding horses, venturing through the corn maze, petting animals in the petting zoo, eating local BBQ, and more. 

 (Yes, sweet horse trainer, you're still in the picture...)  :) 

So, welcome, Fall 2014. We have big things in store for you!

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