Friday, November 5, 2010

Is it too early...

...for Christmas decor?

I think not! Once Halloween is over (and cold weather begins), Christmas season officially starts in my book. My dear friend, Jenny, posted a fabulous DIY wreath on her blog, and I was immediately inspired! I already had most of the supplies, but after a quick trip to Hobby Lobby I was ready to go!

The detailed instructions for this project can be found by visiting the Haute Apple Pie blog. You'll notice that my berry branches and ribbon are different...I have a huge bolt of ivory satin material left over from my wedding, so I used that instead of burlap, and I chose berries that complimented the satin.

I am so proud of my wreath! The best part about it, in my opinion, is that it doesn't have to be perfect. DIY projects that require perfection are not the DIY projects for me. I hope you've been inspired to get creative this holiday season!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Our First Halloween

This is our first Halloween as a married couple. Since we're in a new town and in an apartment complex, I really did not know what to expect as far as trick-or-treating would be concerned. To our delight, our complex hosted "Trick-or-Treat Around the Pond" on Saturday night. The residents were invited to bring bowls of candy and set up lawn chairs around the pond in our complex while the kiddos made the round. So, we racked up on the best chocolate Wal-Mart had to offer, I dressed up like a witch, and we enjoyed a nice evening around the pond.

Only the best! We didn't want to be stuck with nasty left-overs!

I can always count on my trusty witch costume.

We finished off the night with cheese and crackers, and watched Dracula. (Movie Recommendation: Skip it.)