What is it about this time of year that makes us feel like we have to fill our homes and time with lots of baked goods & holiday crafts? It is a mystery to me, but somehow it gets me every year, the October chill hits and I want to do nothing but that. Suddenly I am even willing to lose sleep and rest over it. So here are a couple things we have done to embrace the fall atmosphere...
I whipped up this wreath thanks to this and this on Pinterest. Mine is not nearly as adorable as those two. But I am proud of the fact I made it from things I already had. Minus the foam part, which I got the idea from this, and it only cost me 97 cents from home depot! Which I think is a great way to make a wreath. However, it does sort of go into an oval shape after a while, so it is not the most durable wreath, but it works for seasonal items, or if you like to mix up your decor often, I recommend this approach.
A few days ago, a neighbor invited us to join her and her little girl Daphne to the pumpkin patch. When she called she said "I asked Daphne which one of her friends she wanted to invite to the pumpkin patch and she said 'can we invite the little boy who loves Backyardigans?' I asked her who Axel? and she said 'YES Axel!' " So we went with them, and had a really great time. Axel loved the whole thing, and I enjoyed visiting with her, it has been a long time since we got together.
After almost 4 years in our house we finally got "Boo'd". My theory is that someone finally dared come to our door because they could do it without being seen. Anyway, thanks neighbor whoever it was, you made our day/week/halloween!
I also finished the kids costumes and I CAN NOT WAIT for this weekend, as we have oodles of plans to do lots of parties and trunk or treating and visiting family! Sheesh when did Halloween turn into a week long event! But I will save that for the next post!