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Halloween Decorating

October 19, 2011


As soon as I felt the slightest nip in the air, I decided it was officially time to start decorating for Halloween. Even though I’ve had a pumpkin-scented candle burning since the beginning of August (what of it), it doesn’t really feel like Fall until the Halloween decorations are out. And since foliage in Florida never changes color, this is the closest I’ll get to that “Fall feeling.”

When my mom came to visit last weekend, we went to the nearest farmer’s market to load up on pumpkins. We got a variety of different sizes (and colors), and now it basically looks as though I own my own pumpkin patch. Call me crazy, but I think it looks pretty sa-wheet.



This is the first time I’ve really decorated for Halloween, since I’ve never had a place to call my own. I must admit, it’s easy to go overboard with the cheesiness, but I tried my best to pull back a little. Even if the glittery pumpkins at Goodwill were 1/2 off. ManFiance would not be a fan of glittered pumpkins, I’m almost sure of it.

I just added a few Halloween-ie touches here and there, so there’s a little something to catch your eye, but it’s not too much. There IS such a thing as too much Halloween…



{I might keep this sign up all year}



{I had to hang something on our coat rack. Which begs the question: why do I own a coat rack? I live in Florida.}



{A mini-but-lifelike skeleton hanging in the midst of our kitchen, which scared the shit out of me for the  first few nights.}


 A good first impression also applies to Halloween, so I spruced up this space  to make it more scary/fun for the trick-or-treaters I’m expecting this year. (God I hope we get a lot of kids, or else I’m going to be a fat-ass from all the leftover candy!)



{Heh, get it? Hand in the candy jar… heh heh}


I figured I should try to decorate for the entire Fall season, so I incorporated decorations that could easily be left out for Halloween and Thanksgiving. I’m just lazy creative like that.



Most of these decorations were either purchased after Halloween last year (when everything goes on sale), or at Goodwill (because, that place is a gold mine for cute, cheap stuff). In total – minus the pumpkins which were about $30 for all of them (hello, farmer’s market) – I must’ve spent about $25. Not bad for a first timer.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 6, 2011 8:35 am

    Re-twit you post: to my @vdoeopei twitter

  2. Erica permalink
    October 20, 2011 9:42 am

    Your sooo cute Ray!!! That skeleton scared the shit out of me over here :) lol!!! I love your decorations very cute!! Good job! Love u!

  3. Anonymous permalink
    October 19, 2011 6:43 pm

    I WANT ALL THOSE DECORATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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