Decor

Henry started begging to decorate the house for Halloween on October 1st. But we had a birthday for Grammy to plan and a new car to distract us. Slowly over the past week, I have been giving in.

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As long as it is easy to put up and affordable, I am in.

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We did some webs outside with spiders stuck in them (first time ever).

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I also like crafty and colorful.

DSC01697Garlands are fun and so are dangling decorations.

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This is one of Olivine’s favorite books right now featuring candy corn

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which inspired these cupcakes that Mimi was willing to bake and share (our oven is temporarily out of service). A dozen each is plenty!

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My friend Cara has a super crafty momma who sent over a tub for my family. It is supposedly comprised of items she has “just laying around that were tossed together” and I love it!

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i highjacked the spider crown from he tub because it fit me the best. Don’t be upset when I confess I will wear it to my college class on Thursday and bring candy to pass out to my students in a plastic pumpkin. Or that I have class on Saturday for myself and may just dress up as my Star Wars character.

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This is what happens. I blame it on my kids. They really provoke that holiday spirit in me. It’s contagious. Plus, as a teacher, cheesy all the way is part of our reputation. At least I don’t own any sweaters that feature holiday decor from the Goodwill.

Although I was just invited to a flea market in November that features Christmas decor. I am trying hard to resist the urge to start buying and hoarding such little trinkets. So far I have been so cheap, the materials don’t last and so each year we can start over.

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