Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach

Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach
How I'd spend every day if I weren't redecorating, cooking, sewing and blogging!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Bit of Boo!

A few days ago, I shared a link to my post from last year with all our enthusiastic Halloween decorating. Maybe the reason I didn't get that done this year is because my baby girl, who was my Halloween decorating helper last year, is going to school and working and working and going to school. If she's awake she's probably one place or the other. (or possibly hanging out with a guy)

But I managed to add a little 'Bit of Boo!' and with Halloween upon us, it is too late to do anything else now.

To easily add a bit of boo to my entry table I just added this sign

I picked this patchwork pumpkin up on the cheap after Halloween last year.
Isn't it cute? I go for cute - not scary. Scary is just not my thang!
 
I added this trio of terra cotta jack-o-lanterns to the dining table vignette,
along with these pirate skull salt and pepper shakers.
I think they are awesome and not very scary.
They jack-o-lanterns are just the right size for a little votive candle.


I love this witch hat, it's a little "WICKED", but not scary

My jack-o-lanterns are normally the smiley sort - not the scary sort
Even the ghost on this pitcher is friendly and giving a wave.
I decorated these bottles with printable labels last year and filled them with colored water,
they may be the creepiest thing in my Halloween decor.
 
I love a REAL carved pumpkin - but this foam pumpkin we carved
several years ago comes out every October and requires no work -
except to plug it into an outlet.
 
Fortunately I got a REAL jack-o-lantern this year too - courtesy of the baby girl!
She's got skills!


SuperDave and I attended a costume party last weekend.
We added to our existing pirate regalia this year to really take our costumes up a notch.
Making these costumes is one thing that has kept me busy the last few weeks!
 Boo to You!
 
Happy Halloween!


Laura


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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Unmotivated, Uninspired and Unenergetic

Fall...such a beautiful time of year.  Maybe I can blame this lethargic feeling on ragweed. It's trying to kill us all.

I don't feel I've done anything productive lately at home. (except Halloween costumes, I'll show you next week, after the Halloween party, I promise).  I could show you all the stuff I intended to do but haven't gotten done, but that would not be very interesting at all.

Last year I was SO inspired and I think my baby girl and I did a super job of decorating for Halloween.  I absolutely LOVED it!  PLEASE check it out here if you missed it last year (or if like me you can't remember a year ago).  

But this year I've been unmotivated, uninspired, unenergetic (all of the above),whatever you want to call it.  I managed to get some fall decorations out and they look nice.  And recently I added a few Halloween items to the fall decor - but haven't taken photos.  Honestly, I'm not sure where I stored some of the Halloween decorations from last year and I haven't had a strong urge to look for them. Is anyone else feeling like this?  Or is it just me?

The table in the entry way. I love these owls very very much. (smile)

The breakfast table, dressed for fall...keeping it simple

Our built in china in the breakfast room, again nothing fancy

I have to show a close up of this framed decal representing the Oklahoma vs Texas rivalry
This is from the 1950's and was given to us by my father-in-law.
He had it since he went to school at the University of Oklahoma back then.

My kitchen window sporting some pie pumpkins and gourds and a little fall angel.
I think I've enjoyed this most of all this year
(maybe because I'm in the kitchen a LOT when I'm home)

A little dining room table centerpiece.
I confess we haven't eaten many meals there this fall.
Love the battery powered candles with timers.  (more on that later)

The coffee table in the "reading" living room with a little old and a little new decor.
We've already had a weekend morning cool enough to have coffee by the fire in there!

The mantle looking lovely.
My painting actually works with the gold and orange! 

The family room - where we have been eating most meals...sitting with our feet elevated....
after work.....in the recliners...in front of the TV. I said unenergetic right from the get go.

Don't hate...most evenings it's just SuperDave and me at home,
so we don't eat in the dining room.
So that's what I've been not doing. Maybe I'll get my mojo back shortly and post on a regular basis!

Much love and laughter,

Laura


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