Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I decorated for Halloween!

Right under my Christmas wreath! Ü

Baha! Now typically, this is not how I decorate for Halloween. Last weekend I dusted the family room, so I removed all items off of, well, everything. For whatever reason, I stuck all the Halloween decor on the mantel to get it out of the way. Later on, when I looked back at it, I thought it looked pretty cute! So I'm leaving it. :)

Oh yes, my Christmas wreath. Yes indeed, it's been up all year. Now listen. I'm only 5'2". It is very challenging for me to get that sucker up there, secure it, straighten it & fluff it every Christmas. So, after last Christmas, I left it. (I'm seeing a pattern here - first I leave the wreath & now the Halloween decor. I seem to be getting a case of the lazies. :)

This will be our 5th holiday season in the good ol' Money Pit. I cannot believe we have made it here this long. Anyway. Below is a photo of my front door:

It looks the same on the outside (except it's green. Our last home's front door was painted green too. I don't even like green - unless it's certain shades. How come I get stuck with green front doors?). Because of the glass & wood detail, I have never had success hanging any sort of wreath on the door. I've tried every type of over-the-door wreath hangers they make. To no avail. But ah hah! Today I spied this:

One of those no-damage thingies! And this one claims to hold up to 5 pounds! Tada! Now my other beautimous Christmas wreath can hang on the door! One can hope, anyway. I'll let you know how it goes. Ü

Lowe's has all of their Christmas decor out! I really like Lowe's. They have some great departments & home decor! Mercedes spied the Christmas trees right away. "Kissmas twees! I like the bwue ones (they were all green, not blue. But whatever.) I'z so 'cited!"

I'm ready for cold weather. I'm ready for fires & candles & all the hoopla the Christmas season brings. I ♥♥♥ Christmas! It's my most favorite time of the year. With all the decorating blogs I've discovered, hopefully I can get some new decorating ideas! And I've already bought one Christmas gift. I'm good. Ü


caffeinatedblessings said...

I keep saying I'm going to decorate for Halloween, but I haven't yet. If I don't do it soon it will only be up a few days! LOL

I don't know why, but I like decorating for holidays less and less each year.

BTW, I love your door!

Mommy Brain said...

We're you against Halloween? How long have we been friends?!

Melissa :) said...

Christine, you are correct! I HATE Halloween. For no other reason than the expense & hassle for a few hours of fun. Hate it! But because of littles, I have no choice but to go with it. I won't ruin it for them, even though they all know how much I dislike it. :)

Bridget said...

LOL! Love your Halloween decorations on your mantle.

Ms. Oomph said...

hahaha! I can so relate to this post! I'm a lazy decorator myself. Have you ever tried looping wide ribbon around the top of the wreath and then nailing it to the flat part on top of the door? That's what I do, and it works for me!