Only of course it would say things like – visit a pumpkin patch, go to a Charger game, make apple cider, carve pumpkins, make a leaf banner, etc. etc. etc.
BUT then I had a reality check.
My 2012 Fall to-do list: choose roof tile, last walk through for windows/doors, final decisions on which cabinets will be face frame, finalize all cabinet sketches (getting close to not being able to tweak things – yikes!), order fireplaces, go over solar panel bids, start looking at exterior rock, choose door hardware, start looking at bathroom tile and counter tops, meet with electricians to decide locations of plug outlets and light switches, etc. etc. etc.
Anyway. You get the picture. :) All things fun for Fall will have to wait until next year. I’m ok with that. Especially since it was over 90 degrees on the coast today.
I haven’t had much time to decorate for Fall but I thought I’d share a few things I’ve done (even though they are pretty much the same as last year). I’m so anxious to get into my new house and start mixing up my decor! Patience! Trying to be patient. :)
And because his past Halloween costumes are both Christmas themed. These pictures will be making an appearance in December instead. I’m still trying to figure out what he should be for Halloween this year. (Santa Claus keeps coming to mind – HA!) I’m looking for a costume that he will actually keep on. It’s such a bummer when they grow out of the “put me in anything and I’ll just sit and smile” stage. We are SO past that stage and are currently in the “if it will make mom’s life difficult I’m gonna go for it” stage.
I didn’t have time to get too creative with my hutch, so it looks pretty similar to last year too. Still loving the mini white pumpkins!
The next two pictures have more to do with my peace of mind vs. Fall Decor, but here is a before and after of my “junk drawer.”
Much improved! It took a whole 10 minutes. I can’t believe I let it stay messy for as long as I did. I am constantly in and out of this drawer during the day for pens, sticky notes, chapstick, or a screwdriver to change batteries in a toy. Sometimes the smallest organized spaces have the biggest impact in putting a smile on your face, don’t they? :)