Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fall Tour of Homes

Over on Haunted Hamlet Cathy is hosting a Fall Tour of Homes. The official date is October 16th. Since I already have my photos uploaded to my computer I figured I would go ahead and post them.

The only things i've left to add are a homemade scarecrow for the porch, some pumpkins on the stairs, and cobweb on the gravestones. Enjoy!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Halloween Countdown has begun!

Yesterday was the starting day for the Halloween Countdown. Check out the entire list here. I'm not having a party so my only task for this week is to set a date to visit the pumpkin patch and pick our pumpkins! I can't wait to do this, it's so much fun. We take take the wagon to carry the pumpkins and the kids when they get tired. I always get a picture of the kids on a pile of pumpkins or surrounded by pumpkins. Hopefully my camera will be working by then, it decided to give me trouble again.

What's on your countdown list for this week?

Finally Fall!!

The nights and mornings are cool and crisp, while the afternoons are warm and sunny. The leaves on the trees are finally starting to change to the beautiful fall colors I long for. My back porch is clean and ready to use and my Halloween decorations outside are up for all to enjoy (even if they aren't all the way finished yet).

I made a batch of sugar cookie dough yesterday and made 8 leaf cookies. Yes, 8....I get bored easily when having to roll out and cut cookie dough. I made the mistake of using orange sparkly gel to outline the edges of half the cookies. They looked pretty but I have never cared for the taste of the gels. So, they will probably all go in the trash and the rest of the dough into the freezer for later. Wasteful, I know.

I'm hoping to start on a fall throw soon. I have 6 yards of different fall fabrics and have decided that since that's not enough to make a big quilt, i'll make a throw for the living room to curl up under on those chilly nights. I just have to decide how big I want the squares and then start measuring and cutting.

Enjoy the first day of Fall!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008


I'm a little early but, with the help of my dad, I put up most of my outside Halloween decor this afternoon. I still have bat lights to put up and I need to get some more headstones and pick up some cobweb. The kids and I also still need to make a scarecrow and head to the pumpkin patch, but that will be later. It seemed as if everyone around me was putting their stuff out and I felt behind. So, now it's out there waiting happily for Halloween. I will have pictures up once I take some. I have yet to do the inside of the house, maybe tomorrow.