Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Falling for Fall

I don't know why I am so obsessed with it this year! It may stem from a subconscious thought that if I love Fall enough it will actually get here and cool off this desert. I pulled out my Fall decor and realized the blaring absence of a nice Fall wreath. The nice ones are expensive. So I went to my Happy Place (Hobby Lobby) and bought some supplies to make one. I don't know what came over me, but I needed it NOW! (I know you are surprised to hear this, but I am a little impatient)


(why 2 pics? I can't decide whether to keep it on my security door or my regular door.)




Fall doesn't seem enough. I actually need it to be Halloween. I don't even like Halloween! But I do this year. I don't know why. I kind of blame other bloggers. People are so creative and make it look so fun! It started last year, I think. My sister's BFF goes all out on Halloween, and her blog post made me think it can really be done with style.(see this post too) Wow, those guys are amazing.

And today I saw a friend's blog post featuring this picture:



I thought it came from a magazine before I read it, but it actually came from this blog. I love it! I want an entry just like it. I want stairs to hang bats on. The black and white to me is just stunning. Maybe I can do something around my piano in my own entry, which is actually just part of my Living Room. Hmmm....I'll let you know what I figure out.

My poor husband can't be thrilled. Though my little home made wreath wasn't very expensive, it still cost a little money to make. And now I want to rethink and redo all of my seasonal decorating. Which won't be cheap. Somehow I don't think that is where he wants me spending our limited funds...who needs food and clothing, really?

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Ken_and_Becky said...

Haha, I'm right there with you on that idea...I hope it works!! And I LOVE your wreath! I vote putting it on the regular door :) It's very pretty against the wood.

Crazymamaof6 said...

i vote regular door. it looks more fall on it. and it will stay cleaner maybe?
i'm dying to bust out my Halloween loot.

tracey said...

I love your wreath and think it is very cute! I too have been taken in by so many blogs with cute Halloween ideas and parties, when I don't even like Halloween either. People just do such CUTE stuff you can't help but be sucked in! I'm sure you can do it on the cheap... you seem very creative.

tracey said...

p.s. Where's Kindyl in your Halloween photo?

tammy said...

It's all about the decor at my house. I love this time of year. And you know I can't stop once I start. There's the Sept. fall stuff, then the Halloween fall stuff, then the Thanksgiving fall stuff. Yes, I'm obsessed. And we're not even going to start on Christmas...

Spence said...

I hear you. We put up most of our Halloween decorations last week because we want it to be fall. We get stuff from Michael's to make a new Autumn wreath every other year (we alternate Autumn and Winter wreaths every year). Please hurry, Fall.

Rebecca Frame said...

Amen, sister!!
Bring on the fall...I am sooooo ready this year. Last year...I counldn't get into any of the holidays but something about this year has me all geared up for them.
Love the wreath...i need to make something for my door as well...might copycat if that's okay!! :)

sherry said...

Kindyl is the cute girl pirate. Rach pulled the teen "I'm too cool to dress up and pose with my family" 'tude. Copy away, Rebecca! Sincerest form of flattery and all that...

Frankie and Krista said...

I have been dying for fall! It makes me REALLY homesick for my big white porch across the front of my house and all the fall leaves in utah. Maybe i could just pretend??

DIAPER DIVA said...

Love the wreath! I am just as impatient when I want something I want it now!! I am going to do my own version of that halloween decor. I loved it too:)

The Taylor Family said...

I love fall and halloween! I wish I had a happy place, well I can think of a few, I should say I wish I had money to frequent a happy place!

I would have more than one happy place, if you know what I mean!

Devan and Robyn said...

I'm so impressed! i had no idea you were so crafty!! You think you know a person...!! I love the way it looks on the wood door! Very Fall-like! You've inspired me to get my stuff out and see if I have anything worth sticking on my door! :0)

Vidal's Nest said...

I put up a few halloween stuff already! I just need to pretend it is cooler here and fall already!
I like the wreath on your regular door. It looks fabulous against the wood!
I want to buy all new stuff too but am trying to refrain!

Brown Family said...

I think your wreath turned out to be fantastic! Nice job. Isn't it amazing how you decorate for fall... and eventually... IT TURNS INTO FALL? I'm lovin it too!

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