Monday, October 3, 2011

Decorating for Fall and Halloween!! (and Tutus)

This weekend, while my Aggies gave up an 18 point lead, Evan and I decided to do something that would bring a smile to our face: we decorated our home for fall and halloween!  Nothing makes me happier than the start of the holiday season (and yes, I include October and November in that).  I love decorating our home for every single holiday: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and July Fourth.  I wish I could decorate all year long. 

This year was unique because we've never decorated THIS house before.  Turns out, our new house looks pretty darn cute all decorated for the fall:

The tombstones up front were from our old house.  Evan made those and the one on the right is his (what a dorky doctor right?) while the cute one on the left is mine. ha.  My favorite part of our outdoor decor is the bench though.  I went to Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago and bought all those pumpkins at 50% off.  They add SO much, I don't think the pictures do it justice as to how pretty it looks.

Since there is a pumpkin shortage this year, I went ahead and bought the ones on the bench as fake pumpkins.  Weirdly enough, they're cheaper than the real ones.  Plus, these will last me forever.  I'm sure we'll carve pumpkins some time later in the month though.  It's a family tradition.

We have quite a few decorations throughout the house as well:

Our spookiest decor of all?  Look what Evan put up in Liliana's play room!

A close up of these scary creatures:

Seriously, I think these are too scary for a kids room! Eeeeek!! BOOOO!!

The house wasn't the only part of the house that got a fall makeover yesterday ... so did Liliana!

I got this little shirt for $4 at Crazy 8 this weekend and it's so adorable!  She is a cute fall girl!  AND, this might not seem like a big deal to Moms that have babies with long hair, but this is the FIRST time EVER that I've been able to clip a bow in Liliana's hair!  It only took 16 months, but we did it!

While we decorated, we put Liliana to work and had her do some cleaning:

Hey hey, don't get mad.  We didn't work her TOO hard, she also got to play:

The fall season is upon us and this evening, to celebrate, I plan on having sandwiches and tomato soup outside while drinking some Apple Cider.  Glorious.


  1. CUTE decor! I LOVE your porch! I have porch envy!!! ;-) I can just set a pumpkin on my front porch. I also love the bench you have on your front porch, too cute!

  2. Seriously, that shirt is so freakin' cute.
    I swear they need to make those adorable patterns on adult shirts.

  3. I love the decorations! Very pretty!

    I wish Phoenix had a real fall... it's just a less hot part of summer. I'm looking forward to being able to walk outside without sweating.