Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Frugal Fall Decorating

I had big plans to join Tiffany for her Frugal Fall Decorating party today.

I was going to show you my cutesified house, all dolled up for Fall.

Then everything seemed to spin out of control this week: preschool, laundry, packing for Nashville, getting the girls' stuff ready for T so he doesn't have to do it while I'm gone, working childcare for the church Bible study, designing the 4 page detailed MOPS newsletter that needs to be printed on Monday, and let's not forget the issue of my stolen blog content.

Plus, I'd have to go up there...

I hate going up to the attic. It's crammed with plastic bins of Christmas decorations, boxes of books I don't have room for but don't want to give away, suitcases, and yes...the Fall decorations. Plus, going to the attic usually requires me to peer over the ledge every three seconds and yell at the girls to "stay away from that ladder or I will come down and spank you or you could fall and we'll have to go to the hospital and you'll have to get a shot in your eyeballs."

So I thought I'd show you what I do have...which is frugal because it's a lot of nothing.

Sad, lonely Kitchen sideboard with my last dilemma still sitting there forlornly in her Spring/Summer attire.

Bag of candy corn that should be filling my apothecary jars. There were two bags, but T opened one and wouldn't stop eating them, no matter how much I shrieked at him each time I caught him sneaking a handful.

Top of my Family room TV armoire, still sporting the Summer look. It's shameful, I know. It's killing me to admit I've slacked in the decorating department. In my defense, Fall did only start just yesterday!

Dining room apothecary jar, filled with summery goodness. I can almost feel its embarrassment at being caught out of season.

Bag of faux pumpkins I bought for 50% off at Michaels. I was hoping to gussy them up, like Amanda's. No such luck this week.

I did buy some beautiful mums to replace my dying wave petunias. Did I pot them yet?

No.But it's the thought that counts, right?

If so, I've earned a lot of points for all the decorating thoughts I've had.

Just need to get around to following through!
Anyone else getting a late start?

{I am currently on the road to Nashville. I promise to return all party visits when I get home early next week. Thanks for stopping by!}

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  1. hahahaha! We're still over a month away from Halloween and two months from Thanksgiving, you have plenty of time to brave that scary attic.

    (Confession...I made hubby go in the attic to get down the decor because I would have fallen and had to get a shot in my eyeballs, lol!)

  2. Read the quote on my blog and you will know I totally understand....thought I'd do it yesterday....not happening at least until tomorrow.....or next Tuesday...give or take a day! :)


  3. I wouldn't brave the attic either. A year ago there was a mouse/rat up there. Probably gone by now. But I'm not taking any chances.

  4. Hey- Thanks for helping my friend over at Hope Studios. How about making a Terrarium with that apothocary jar of yours: Tutorial here:

  5. My mums are still sitting in the pots from last Saturday waiting to be planted. It's too cold and rainy - I'll get to it.

  6. So...I love that you did a post on not decorating! LOL I was just sitting here wishing I had managed to finish my all decorating, but I am int he midst of gathering things for MOPS Convention tomorrow.

    SO at least we have a good excuse, right?


  7. Thoughts count! They have to count, or I've had it!

    It's a good thing I don't live at your house. You would currently have NO bags of candy corn. I can't stop eating them, either. So I just haven't bought any yet, even though I have a couple of projects I want to use it for. Gotta wait 'til I build up a little more will power. Or maybe I should just buy an extra bag.

    Have a WONDERFUL trip!

  8. I can totally relate! I've been wanting to put out my fall decorations, and it's been bugging me that I haven't done it yet. You're not the only one :)

  9. Have fun on your girl's trip!!! I am only slightly jealous, and hate you only a little.


  10. They are beautiful Mums.. and you could replace the seashells with candycorn and there you go!


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