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November 28, 2016

Christmas decorating at the Aframe

Right before Thanksgiving, I stopped at Trader Joe’s and found this gingerbread Aframe kit. 
I just knew it was meant to come to the lake with us.

I know I’ve said this before, but I love our Aframe even more in the off-season. 

It's cozy.

It’s quiet.
And it’s really fun to decorate at Christmas.  
I also love being able to spread out my Christmas collections between two places.  

I know these next few weeks are going to zoom by and December 25th will be here before we know it.  I have a few Christmas projects to share. Josie and I have been busy in my craft room.

We even managed to find a $5 dollhouse that we turned into a Christmas house.

I'll be back!  Pinky swear!

November 14, 2016

How did it get to be mid November?

It took me so long to pack up Halloween, that I'm kinda enjoying a cleaner minimal house right now.  As much as I LOVE decorating for our party, the process of packing everything back up completely stresses me out.
 That being said, I can’t NOT decorate for Thanksgiving so I have a few things out.
Compared to the 25+ bins of Halloween, I only have 1 bin of Thanksgiving. 

When I was packing up my Halloween tree, I decided to keep up a few of my autumn garlands and it's now become my "Thanksgiving tree".

 I also decided to protect my pilgrim and turkey blowmolds from the elements and they are now stationed in front of the Thanksgiving tree.

I'm feeling blessed that my family tolerates my holiday goofiness. Gobble Gobble!

November 1, 2016

The day after Halloween

Twas the day after Halloween
There was so much to do
The thought of packing everything up again
Made this family feel very blue.

Potions had been made
Decorations had been bought
Pumpkins had been all the rage
Now, the ghouls have to be caught.

Paper lanterns and streamers have been flying
There is sweeping to do
Stressed out Dracula is crying
For the day after Halloween he is very blue.

As the witches spring to their brooms and gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the smoke of a missile.
But I heard them exclaim, as they flew out of sight,
"Happy Halloween to all, and to all a good night!"

It’s safe to say our 25th annual Halloween party was a success.  

Emma even came home from college for a few hours!

We also had fantastic weather for trick-or-treating. 

 Now, who wants to help me pack up all this chaos?