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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I Love You, Fall!

I have probably mentioned 109 times on this blog alone that I love the fall. I really really love it. As you can see, I have added my Fall To-Do List on the sidebar. Yes, I am a total nerd. I might add that I am amazed at myself for being able to add check marks and change the color of font using html code. I know, I know, I am a computer genius. Whatever.

About a week ago, I wrote a post about my recent house projects with pictures, captions, diy instructions, the whole nine. It's gone. I have no idea where the hell it went. So, I will have to recreate that one at some other time. In the mean time, I thought I would add a photo of one of my "Fall-y" projects to my I-Love-Fall post.

For those of you who read my now missing "Recent Projects" post (maybe 2 of you), I am sorry for repeating myself here. We recently went to Stew Leonard's and bought 4 pumpkins, 3 pretty mums, 2 cornstalks, 1 bail of hay and a partridge in a pear tree (I know, wrong season but it sounded good!) all for under $60! Oh Stewy, I love you. A pumpkin stand down the street from our house is selling pumpkins for $45 each! Who in their right mind would do that? Sorry if I am offending anyone here.

So, I decorated my front steps with all of this amazingly pretty fall stuff and I peek at it every 5 minutes. I know it's a litte weird but this kind of stuff makes me feel good. Moving on.

I also needed a wreath for the front door. I went to Michael's Arts and Craft store and picked up one of those plain stick looking wreaths and some foliage garland. I wrapped the garland around the wreath and secured it with some garbage bag twisties and that was that.

I also hung a "J" in the center of it with some fishing line. The "J" itself is actually pretty cool because D and I did some painting, crackling and antiquing to it and close up it looks very authentic. When we are done with the wreath, I am going to display it in the house.

Anyway, here is the finished product. I think I am going to sit on the front steps with a cup of hot cider and stuff my face with a cider donut from Plasko Farms. That way I can be in my fall heaven and check off 2 of my fall festive to-do items.

Happy Fall, Fall Lovers!

8 comments:

Mama Bug said...

Looks so great! Love the idea of the "J".... how did you find the time?!

Mama Bug said...

Looks so great! Love the idea of the "J".... how did you find the time?!

The Mommy said...

Thank you! We went to Stew's with the kids and that was a blast because they really do it up there. We did the J during a few naps / after bed and I did the wreath while D took the kids on a ride to pick up Grandma this morning:) Did it in steps!

Mom4Real said...

Adorable!!! I love the J! It just looks so inviting!

Jessica

Kim @ The Sasse Life said...

Looks great! You did an awesome job. Following you from Follow Me Wednesday.
Kim
www.thesasselife.com

domesticallyseasoned said...

Wow I love the wreath and all the fall decorations on your door step. Oh and I love stewy too. But only get to go on very special occasions because its 3 hours from my house. Their salsa and chips are yummy. Thanks for following me and you are now on my blog stalk list. Great idea to do a blog hop!

Jen said...

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Thomasina said...

I love the wreath! When you are tired of it you can send it to the Johnson 9 over here LOL! Really nicely decorated!