Saturday, October 10, 2009

a little bit of decorating

yesterday was the perfect day for a little sprucing up aroung the house.

john has been busy outside, trimming the bushes, putting down new mulch.
while i was busy adding some fall to our front porch.
mostly big mums and lots of corn stalks.

i love the look of fresh mulch.
and of course you all know how i feel about fall.
it was a lovely fall day to be outside.

but i couldn't stay outside for too long.
i had the itch to change up our fireplace mantel.

when i started going through the fall bins in the garage, i came across a bunch of dollar store goodies from last year.
black crows, styrofoam tombstones, a little spider webbing and a couple of spider rings.

josh and anna think it looks spooky.
i think i like it, but i'm not so sure about those creepy crawly spiders.
they keep staring at me...

i got a letter in the mail that our united veterans group is doing a donation collection on our street next week.
i've been looking for an excuse to clear out even more of my JUNK.
so, tomorrow's big project--cleaning out my bedroom closet.
if you don't hear from me for a few days, you'll know why.


nana said...

House looks great! I really like the fireplace and i agree it looks spooky! Tomorrow the realtor comes! Wish us some luck! Love to all,Nana

Kate said...

You don't know me...BUT I do feel like I know you! Just another blog follower. I believe I found your through Meg's??? Can't remember. Anyway just thought I would drop a comment that I am totally IN LOVE w/ your halloween fireplace decorations! Totally Sick! In the most awesome way. You can check me out @ We live in the Wichita "vicinity" too!

Alicia said...

The porch looks really beautiful! We got to play in the snow this weekend...ugh! A little early but the kids were thrilled. I have read your blog for awhile and have enjoyed it very much! I finally started a blog of my own and thought I would pass it far I am really enjoying it! Happy Fall!

Jo said...

YOUR HOUSE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!! i LOVE THE cornstalks, where did you get the,?

meg duerksen said...

your house looks SO good! i love it!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your home looks how you did your porch...HAPPY FALL!!!!


the cape on the corner said...

that looks fantastic, inside and out! i love the spiderwebs and cornstalks. and your vibrant front door, wow!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love your mantel. It's spooktacular!!! And the outside looks pretty fabulous as well.

Jill said...

Everything looks awesome! Your mantel is so spooky! LOVE it! The front of your house is beautiful.

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

The front of your house is amazing. I love cornstalks for texture and the mums for color. Your mantel is so fun. I enjoyed your post so much I'm on my way to look again. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

Love all the cornstalks tied on the fun. Great mantelscape too.

JoLynn said...

I love your mantle! You did a great job decorating for the season.

sarah said...

Love that mantle! Very inspiring. If you have a moment, I would love to hear your thoughts on mine

Anonymous said...

I love it!