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November 24, 2015

First snow and Thanksgiving blessings...

The gnome family in our backyard woods got into the holiday spirit with the anticipation of our first snowfall over the past weekend.
It's nearly all melted, but the heavy wet snow sure was pretty. 
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, a well-deserved break, and a chance to spend time with family and friends.
Happy Thanksgiving.

November 20, 2015

Getting ready for winter at the Aframe

We had unusually warm weather last weekend, and we spent some much needed time at the lake getting the yard tidy.
Last year, we invested in a new furnace and water heater.  This summer we had new sliders/windows replaced so that we really can enjoy our Aframe year-round.
Mother nature can really stay outside where she belongs!

It was definitely a weekend of heavy outdoor labor, but we are officially ready for cooler weather.  
I even pulled out a few Christmas decorations.
 Have a wonderful weekend.  
We have snow in the forecast.  Stay cozy!

November 15, 2015

Thanksgiving mantle

My single bin of Thanksgiving decorations came out of storage.
I've had good luck collecting turkey planters, paper diecuts and honeycomb turkeys this past year during estate sales.
  Gobble gobble!  
I don't know about you, but I'm counting down the days until Thanksgiving break.  

November 11, 2015

Target Transformation! A fun Christmas crafting project!

I'm not ready to pull out the Christmas bins yet (Halloween wears me out) but in case you happen to be interested in future Christmas crafting projects, Target is selling these reproduction putz houses for $3.
 The colors are a bit "bright" so I decided to tone it down. I removed the pipe cleaners and replaced them with my own. I also brushed the entire house with white glue and dusted it with fine glitter.

 The decorating options are endless and this could even be a project that you do with your kiddos (minus the glue gun part).

 I haven't had time in weeks to do any crafting, so this gave me a much needed fix. Happy Christmas crafting!

November 9, 2015

Happy November!

It's officially November when the pilgrim blowmolds make an appearance. 
The turkey blowmold was a recent addition from Goodwill.  I've been on the "hunt" for him since I found the pilgrim pair at Goodwill several years ago.  

I'd be lying if I didn't say that we've been busy every night after work putting away all our Halloween decorations. It's always a little bitter sweet to say goodbye to our Halloween friends.  Happy November!!

November 1, 2015

One last over-the-top Halloween post!

I hope everyone had a safe and "Happy Halloween".  
I haven't had time to go through our camera, but it was another epic party. 

Every inch of our house was decorated. 
We also had lots of amazing treats, including the popcorn machine. 
And over- the -top decorations complete with fog machines and special lighting. 

Who wants to help me pack it all up?  

Next year, will be our 25th annual event.  We've already started plotting!!