Monday, October 6, 2008

Fall Arrives

Garrett & I were home today and even though I had plans to scrap the day away all I did was nest. I was inspired by a Design Your Life classmates blog to get out the fall decorations.

I started with a few pieces and every year I add a little bit more. I wish I could deck out the house but this is the real world and we have budgetary constraints. So, I took some pointers from Trish, added only $56 of stuff from Hobby Lobby's 50% off Fall sale. In order to not go over budget I followed Dave Ramsey's advice & took cash. Here is what I ended with.

I just love seeing Garrett's Halloween pictures age every year. Today I made this little decoration to give the collection some direction.

We also had our yearly costume shoot. This year no tears - yippeee.
As I was taking the pictures of my home I was full of gratitude. I am truly blessed to have the means to be able to decorate for the holidays. However, I think that if I had not taken the time to document this simple, yearly happening I wouldn't have seen it. This is the importance of celebrating our everyday life, to appreciate what we have instead of thinking of what we don't.

lovemon

3 comments:

Kelli said...

Love the fall decorating!

Missy said...

Very cute stuff! I love the pumpkin with the lights...

Michele said...

He is adorable. Maddie is Super girl this year. Can you imagine our kids fighting crime ;)