Monday, October 24, 2011

'Tis The Season

Sorry, but Halloween is the holiday I get really excited about.  I love fall; the chilli and cinnamon rolls, pulling out my favorite sweaters and jackets, cider scented candles, turning on the fireplace (I know it's fake but it sure is easy), hot chocolate, the pumpkin patch (even though it doesn't rival our Nebraska patch), costumes, The Nightmare before Christmas, candy, mild, golden days, warm colors, all kinds of wonderful things.  Of course there's a con list. I don't so much love the allergies, and I usually have work overload so I can't fully enjoy it.  This year's a little lighter though, which is kind of nice.  Socks are the bane of my existence and I am forced to pull them out now. Also, the vibrant falling leaves warn us that winter is coming soon, which does not bring me joy.
This year I'm kind of going crazy because I'm so excited to be in our home (even though the drama from building has not yet subsided).  Here are my little Halloween projects.  I'm a little pleased with myself for having enough creepy hardcover books around for my tablescape.  Neil Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book" is a really fun read, but don't judge by the first chapter, which is a little more gruesome than fun.  "The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy" by Tim Burton was given to me by my sister, and I will  not take responsibility for offense if taken.  My poor little dying plant looks extra appropriate rather than just sad and lame, right? Ellis got into it, she may have even tasted it.  I really like how my banner turned out but looking at the picture makes me realize how sadly bare all my windows are.  I just can't decide what to do with them yet!! I don't know what fabric to use for those dining room doors!  I know the "eat brains" looks stupid but it's all in good fun, right?

the kitty print out is from the graphics fairy for the banner are at the house of Smith's.  There's a woman who really goes all out.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

More What to Wear

I saw this on Pinterest and thought it was a great article.  If you haven't used that site before, the actual link is by the top right corner of the picture.  The only part I'm not sure about is the "wild card."  Sometimes that looks great, but in a larger group I don't think just one person should stand out.  I would not want to be the person everyone's eyes gravitate toward. I could definitely use a lesson in layering,  I'm kindof a simple girl. But I love these outfits!