Monday, September 8, 2008

Halloween Preview

Well, I don't know how you ladies do it, but you're waaaay ahead of me getting your decorations out for fall. However, what about Halloween? I can't decorate for fall unless I first get all my little ghouls out! It is my 2nd favorite holiday to decorate for (you can probably guess the 1st), and I just loooove going shopping for little spiders, witches, etc.
This little witch is my new favorite. Well, I should say she's my 2nd favorite, because she's actually the second witch I've purchased. Why, you ask, would I buy two of these witches? You guessed it--my nemesis.
I set her out at 1:11 am (I know--late) and by 2:13 am, she had been beheaded and disemboweled all over the dining room floor. I knew something bad was coming when all I spotted was her tiny little witch foot at the bottom of the stairs. Little witch feet...bad sign. Right now you're looking at her little witch feet, aren't you?
I, of course, copied myself and did my little gourd in the nest idea. A little black spray paint and some green string to spruce it up, and it's Halloweeny.

Don't even get me started on this little...uhh...freaky...guy thing. And lastly...can you guess what I've started doing here? Because I have all the time in the world, and because my house is already sooo clean, I am making this. Whatever could it be? Do you have one?

59 comments:

Stephanie said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better I have YET to put ANYTHING out yet. So, I am way behind. Cute stuff and I love the witch!

BTW-I haven't a clue as to what that last item will be. Whatever it may be, I am sure it'll be cute!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Cute Halloween stuff! So fun...

Kristin said...

I love all of the Halloween things that you have out. The Halloween countdown looks like fun too.

I've been watching your blog for a few weeks now and love all of the things you have done in your house. I'm definitely getting ideas.

Layla said...

WHAT IS IT!?!?!?!?!?!

Layla
The Lettered Cottage

The Berry's Patch said...

Tell Nemesis to STOP eating witches. It's bad luck! She's very cute. I like the little freaky guy. But I'm dying to know what that last thing is. :-)

Deb said...

Fun decorations. I love the witch, too bad the first version was destroyed. I am in the process of putting out my decorations. I am actually getting rid of some too. It is interesting how tastes change over time, and we have a new sense of cute fun decor rather than the typical stuff you find at your local Halloween store.

Okay, are you making a Halloween calendar? Are you? Are you?

Leah said...

Precious as usual!!

Is it time for Halloween??? HA HA!! I'm WAY behind!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Is that a Halloween calendar you're making? I want to make something with boxes as an Advent calendar this year.

I haven't put out any decorations yet and probably won't for a couple more weeks. We're leaving for Disneyland next week and I think I'll wait until after we get back.

~ Sarah

Tausha said...

intersting. Two of the cute witch cause one would be destroyes? You are one prepared woman!
I am so with you on the decor. I love fall-but I must decorate for halloween at the same time! It is so early for me still-maybe I might have to break down and just follow all the rest of everybody!(That sentance so didn't make sense! it's late) I always love all of your ideas! Thanks for sharing! I love to come and LURK mostly! Lucky you that I commented! Sure that I made your day! :)

Momofgirls said...

Love your blog! It was 106 degrees here in Redding, California today...BUT I STILL put out my pumpkins!! Yea for Fall (wish it felt like Fall here! Yuck!)

Can't wait to see what you are making...how DO you have time when you work full time?

Rick said...

Albino Pumpkins? Where are the pink eyes?

J Leigh said...

I still have not ventured into attic...I love your decorations! So whimsical and fun!

Stephanie said...

I can't wait to start decorating. I should have done that today while my little one was at school. Maybe another day this week. Yeah!

Sandy Toes said...

LOVE LOVE the pumpkin in the topiary container...the ribbon is so cute! I love it all! I never think of those things!

-Sandy Toes

Tanya said...

I just started and haven't hit the halloween stuff yet. I love your whimsical which-so cute!

restyled home said...

Well, you are definitely way ahead of me!! I haven't done a thing, other than rip out some summery flowers from my planters, and replace them with fall coloured flowers. And you work full time...!!

Please stop by my blog give-away: Matthew Mead is giving away ten signed, hard covered, collector's editions of his new Halloween mag. Check it out!

Linda

Marie said...

Cute witch! And cute little freaky guy thing too! lol I love that Halloween 'look'. Is there such a thing as a Halloween look? Anyhoo... your dog would drive me up a wall. I thought MY dog was bad by jumping on my dining room table...but tearing up a cute witch? That's where I draw the line! :o) And I have no idea what you are making. lol

Stephanie said...

Okay, I've really got to get my fall stuff out... you are too much! Love it all!

tidymom said...

CUTE CUTE!
I picked up some new fall goodies over the weekend, so I guess I need to get the rest of my goodies out of storage.
I feel for you with your poochie, I have a kitty that I love dearly, but if he doesn't stop clawing up every piece of furniture I own..........!

Can't wait to see what you're making, you always have such clever ideas!

~Tidymom

Laurel MacD said...

I hope you are making a Halloween countdown and I hope it is somethig I could copy!

chelle said...

everything looks great...everyone is decorating so early it seems....yesterday I pulled out some stuff too...my oldest couldn't believe it!

Shannon said...

I have no idea what you are making but I can't wait to find out. It looks cute already!

I love all your fall decor! Your little witch is so cute!

aimee said...

LOL! Bad doggie BAD!

Loving your Halloween decor! I am however disappointed you didn't display the disemboweled headless witch in a apothecary jar.

I think the little boxes are a countdown calendar. I can't wait to see it all finished!

Bella Casa said...

Can't wait to see what you are up to with those boxes :) All of your Halloween decor is wonderful!

Bella

Megan said...

...but it isn't cold yet!! :( I have NOTHING up for FALL or Halloween..but we just moved to our apartment less than a month ago, so I think we're okay! :) I really like your decorations..soo cute! I have no idea what the last one is though!

Suzanne said...

Hey Chris, I was holding off on Halloween for a few more weeks, but now I'm thinking it might be time...

mollyandmarshal said...

I started my Halloween decorating this week, too! I love this holiday so much, it's a little out of control. And I love your little witch! I must find one!

Kris said...

I cannot do Halloween until October 1st. But you can bet all my fall things are out waiting for their scary friends to join them!

Poor little witchie poo. That made me laugh picturing her little foot thrown to the side all by its lonesome. That dog does some serious damage at your house! Sort of like my boys!

What ARE those things!! I need to know so I can copy you!!!

Kris said...

Wait - is it a Halloween Advent calendar or sorts? Candy in a box for each day to eat by dimmed light?

Do I win something if I guessed right??!

Moi said...

I love your cute halloween decorations. so cute. We just moved into a house in June so I have never really decorated for anything but Christmas...but I am getting really inspired here!!

great blog-
p.s. I left you an award on my blog-

countrygirl3031 said...

I love your witches...and that weird little guy is kinda cute..in a weird way!!!

What are you gonna do with that last item..I have no idea what it is??????

Hugz,
Michele

Emilie Nichole said...

I have to say I too have been making a calendar and those numbers take a long time don't they? I am probably 1/2 done with my magnets and it's been at least three weeks! The beginnings of yours looks darling though!

Krystyn said...

I am not much of a Halloween decorator...and with a new one on the way, I just don't think it's going to happen.

But, if you want to come and do it for me, you sure can.

Inspired Kara said...

What are these adorable little numbered boxes?

Can't wait till the mystery is solved!

(Feel free to imagine me reading my comment in the creepy slow voice of the unsolved mysteries guy)

AJ said...

I MUST know where you got that sweet little witch?!?! Pretty please!!

~ Jamie ~ said...

Hilarious story about your witch & Nemesis. So funny! I'm trying to figure out what it is you are making. Is it some kind of Halloween advent calendar? Can't wait to see! I am dying to put out my Halloween decorations!

Dana B said...

I love decorating for Halloween. And everyday I keeping asking myself if I can start. I want to control myself and start on October 1st - maybe the fall stuff can come out earlier but since its still 100+ here in AZ I think I should wait.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Ha Ha...my last two posts were about creating things INSTEAD of house cleaning. It runs in our blood I think.
Anyway, your decorations are adorable.

M.L.: house of whimsy

Gari-Ann - the undomesticated wife said...

I haven't gotten around to fall decorations yet...I just can't do it until it's below 90 degrees! ;)

Nicol said...

I love the witch! I can't tell you how many things I have had to replace because of furry babies. After I was married one December my nativity set got a beating. By the end Joseph was headless and well as all three wise men. Plus if I remember Mary was missing both hands. It was a site. Now that the fur babies are old (10+) I haven't had to bubble wrap the decorative pieces.

mommy2gabby said...

You could do the witch from Wizard of OZ sticking out from underneath something!
So sorry about the 1st witch! Where did you get her? She is just adorable.

Are you doing a count down calendar for Halloween?

Enjoying your creativity!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Hilarious!!! Little witch feet!

M ^..^

Amanda said...

Great post! Cute stuff! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I love getting comments since I just started, hope you'll visit again soon, can't wait to see what you end up making!
Amanda

Nancy Hood said...

too cute!!!!!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

A-DORABLE! Lovin' you halloween magic!


.....and WHAT is it? Boxes for each day??

Tara said...

Love the witch - she's the cutest one I've ever seen. Come now - share where you got her!! Also, I love the black thingy you have the pumpkin on!

I think Halloween is my 2nd fave holiday, too. Love this time of year!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

I've been visiting your blog from Tip Junkie, for a while now. Love all your ideas.
My guess to the last item would be maybe some kind of invitation?

Angie
www.nanasboxnonprofit.blogspot.com

Weeksie50 said...

Oh, I love your halloween stuff. It is to cute..

Becky

Susie Harris said...

Pretty pretty..... I love your little pumpkin lady! Sweet

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I am sorry that your first little witch came to such a sad end, but glad to hear that you were able to get a new one! :)

I love your decorations! Now as far as the last thing goes, I have to be honest and say I don't know what it is! :)

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Seeing all the cute fall decor is finally getting me in the mood....
I am thinking a Halloween count down...for you or your class?

Darlene said...

What an ADORABLE post!!! Where did you get that FABULOUS witch??? Please do tell, I LOVE her!!!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

It's a count down..but of of course. cherry

Kendra said...

Is it a Halloween "advent" calendar? (Can you call it that if you aren't talking about Christmas?) Your Halloween decorations look great! Thanks for dropping by my blog!

Our Complete Family said...

What a fun blog I surfed on over to! Glad I found it! Fun fall things you have shown!!!

Sandy Toes said...

I love that grass..so cute! I love the pumpkin, too!

Great Fall Decor!
-SandyToes

Barbara said...

Chris, I love the adorable witch. Her feet are so cute. Next time, (and Im sure there will be another) post a picture of Maximus' distruction. Where did you say you bought the witch?? I have all my fall decorations out, but sadly, only one witch. I want yours!!!
Mom

jenifer said...

Cute Halloween stuffs.! I too love to decorate my home on Halloween.

mx2mommy said...

Girlfriend, I hear ya! To do list is longer than Santa's list...work, the kids, volunteering at their school and OF COURSE fun projects that we find on blogland!! What time do I go to bed? After midnight and then the mornings are a bear! How lucky you found a second witch...that DOG!!

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