Monday, October 4, 2010

Officially Ready for Fall :-)

Last week was the first “cooler” week since March! The weather was just in time for October too! Check out the forecast for this week; we actually have a week without the highs in the upper 90’s! Phil & I love to walk around our neighborhood but it has just been too unbearable to do for several months because of the heat; but not this past Saturday. We took our cappuccinos on a walk & went to St. Luke’s pumpkin patch. When I was in youth group as a teenager, my sister & I sold pumpkins at church to raise money for missions. Phil & I thought it was important for us to get our pumpkins from a church pumpkin patch, & I loved it when I found out that it was their youth group fundraiser for missions.

Since we picked our pumpkins, the weather is cooling off, & MY DAD COMES TO HOUSTON THIS WEEKEND (WAHOOOO!), I decorated for fall last week! Yay!
The coffee table
The breakfast buffet with my "shrine" to fall with lots of fall scents. I put pumpkins & pine cones at the bottom of the hurricanes.
The dining room & place settings. If you look closely at the centerpeice you can see my little spider and rat. That's about as festive as I get for Halloween.
My "wreaths" (more to come on these later).
The left side of the mantle in the living room. This is one of our pumpkins, my "scary" crow (which is actually glittery, so not really scary at all), another rat, and a spider on top of the acorn-filled apothecary jar.The right side of the mantle in the living room. This has pumpkin and pine cone filled apothercary jars, dried wheat, an owl, and some large acorns and pumpkins, and of course more "fall shrine candles." The view of the mantle from the foyer
And of course you can’t have fall without a big bowl of chili with some cornbread!
Phil & I ready for the Steelers game!

Welcome autumn!

4 comments:

Sara said...

I love this post! Tell your dad I said "Hi"!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Thanks Sara! I def. will tell me dad that you say hi! Miss you!

Kellyn Fleming said...

I love all the decorations! I put mine up about 2 weeks ago and Julie left a compliment in her note from this week! You did a fab job it looks like!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Thanks Kellyn! I can't wait to see your decorations!!!!! I bet they look so good; you're so crafty!

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