Sunday, October 2, 2011

I’ve Made It Two Years!

I knew that the date was coming up soon, but I was glad that I decided to look today to see when the exact date was. Two years ago, I posted my first blog post all about fall décor. I didn’t know what I was doing or how long I would keep it up. I especially didn’t know what people would think about it. Over the past two years, I have learned so much about blogging, and I’m still working at it and trying to improve continuously.

This is one of my most favorite hobbies because I love to share my life with such an amazing group of followers! For that matter, I’m just glad to have some people who read it. From time to time, you wonder to yourself if people actually read what you’re writing, but it’s always rewarding to hear someone say something about how much they like it or something that you’ve done and put on the blog.

Thank you all so much! I know that I’m not a daily blogger, and sometimes I’m not even a weekly blogger. I do try though to share something with you that’s been going on. Lately, I have lots to share but not enough time to share it. Hopefully, I’ll be making up for that soon.

In the mean time, I hope you will hop on over to the blog’s new Facebook page. I love to see who is reading. I’m one “like” away from 50, and I’d love to see that number grow.

I hope you all are enjoying this cool weather as much as I am. I broke out the sweaters and boots this weekend, which can always bring a smile to my face.

In the spirit of celebrating two years and the fall season, which has finally rolled in, the rest of the post will be exactly what I wrote two years ago. Enjoy!


trick or treat

Fall is finally here! More's finally October, which means that we can all begin our fall decorations. I have been contemplating on how to decorate Colby's house this year to get in the spirit of the season. I've finally decided that I will be decorating with potted mums and pumpkins. Hopefully, this will spruce up the house a bit. I've been searching the internet for ideas, and I found a few pictures that I thought were great inspiration.

I've decided that I want the decorations to be a bit elegant, rather than scary. I especially didn't want the decorations to be tacky. It seems that sometimes people get a bit out of hand. Here are a few picture that I found that I seemed to be drawn to.

I liked the photo above mostly for its simplicity. I'm on a budget, so this is a great way for me to still decorate the house, add some color to the porch, and be in the spirit of the season. I was particularly drawn to the wreath on the door. It looks like it would be very easy to make if you had many small pumpkins and some black ribbon.

I also liked this photo for the mums and arrangement of pumpkins. It just demonstrates how easy it is to decorate for fall without all of the ghosts and goblins hanging from the front porch. I'm not saying I'm against all of the typical Halloween decorations. It's just not for me. You can get the tips for this idea here.

This is one of my favorites. How pretty this would be by my front door!

This makes me wish I had a fireplace in the house. I'll save this photo for future use!

I am all about monograms. I loved this, and I may give it a try. I just wonder how I'm going to make it look as good as this one. Hmmm...I guess I will use the directions from the Martha Stewart website to figure it out.

Last but not least, an easy way to make decorations. The simple use of a template and some cookie cutters makes it very simply to light up the outdoors when trick-or-treaters come by.

I hope everyone enjoyed my thoughts on fall and Halloween decorations! I can't wait to see everyone else's decorations around town.

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