I haven’t always decorated with the seasons and holidays (well Christmas of course but the rest, meh). And yet, I always envied people that did. There was this one lady, in the very first mom’s group I was in that was fabulous at it. Every holiday, season, etc her house was dollied up and fabulous. My envy never motivated me to change, since up until 6 years ago we were always on the move, living in apartments and seriously with my book addiction, his music delights, and the children’s toys, we had enough to pack!
I love love love, have I mentioned I love Halloween. Every aspect about it (well not the candy but eh nothing is ever perfect) I adore. Dressing up, spooky delights, pumpkin carving (old fashioned, like carving triangles, no special drills for this girl), scary movies, ghost, goblin and all the like. I like to create the costumes for the kids, this year I got off easy since two of them are going in previously made costumes for a party. The youngest I am sewing up a new costume for her.
This year I decided to decorate our fireplace mantle, Halloween style. It is a pretty basic mantle I built myself and had the husband mount on the brick for me. We are not entirely sure if we will do more with the fireplace so this was the easiest way to add a little spunk to it.
The decorations are a mix of previous finds that were in storage, old books from the bookshelf and new finds from Michaels. I had printed off the printable a year ago (I found it on Pinterest of course!) I absolutely love the cage (Michaels) and the bats I had cut out a few years ago (although I need to make new ones next year, I used construction paper and it is fading).
Do you decorate for Halloween?