I was sure that once I "retired" I'd have all the time in the world to do everything I dreamed
of doing for the holidays when I was working. What the heck!
I did get most of my indoor decorations up (minus a couple of projects I am working on).
First Up: Halloween Mantel
My husband is the one with the Jim Shore Halloween collection.
He's been at it for quite a number of years now.
I added a Halloween banner this year. I saw something very similar on line
last month but I haven't been able to find it again to give credit to that idea.
just made out of layers of scrapbook paper and ribbon
and of course my pumpkin obsession
magically becomes jack o'lanterns this time of year
love how that happens
then the black crows start appearing throughout the house
just bits and pieces scattered around letting us know that magical
candy day will soon be here
our little trick-or-treaters that a friend of mine (Ronnie) made more than
20 years ago that my kids and now the grandkids really love
over the years we've lost track of each other but I wish she knew
how much joy they've brought us over the years
I saw this idea from Dixie Delight's blog last year and we're giving it a try
hope I can accomplish everything on the list this month
some may be a little hard to do since I live in Florida
but we've already half way through
Go by her blog for a visit. She is absolutely delightful, sweet, lovely
and has the most magnificent ideas for parties and decorating.
my babies when they were little trick or treators
my grandbabies last year
there's more to do outside and a few projects I'm working on now
but we are are about ready for the treating to begin
and now off to finish some cookies for a special little someone's birthday
Linking up to Dagmar's Momsense
Remembering to be grateful in all things:
824. remembering long ago friends
825. a project with my mom today
826. spending extra time with family this month
827. pumpkin bread
829. the color orange
830. finally finding a box of chia tea latte for mike
831. 3 phone calls with Kelly, Makenzie and Brody this week
832. Carrie taking the night shift for me on Friday :-)
833. seeing my nieces twice this week
834. Jessica's sweet friends celebrating Eli
835. plane tickets made for a gotcha day
836. moms who work hard to make their baby's birthdays special