Tuesday, September 11, 2018
I do want to pause to remember the anniversary of 9/11 on this day. I was teaching when our principal made an announcement to turn on our classroom television sets. I will never forget it. I was in my 7th year of teaching and didn’t have my own kids yet. We watched news coverage all day and then I went home and watched more.
Also, it is my Dad’s birthday! I’m sorry he has to share it with such a date in our history. Happy birthday, Dad!
Also, update on my two Free People short sleeved henleys. I ordered a large in black and a small in olive. They were huge! Even the small looked too big and was too voluminous on me in my opinion. Sadly, they were returned. I want to be able to wear Free People, but I just don’t think it works for me or really for my pocketbook at regular price! This model must be wearing an XXXXXS if even the small was voluminous on me.
I like minimalist decor.
In the first photo of my mantel, a chalkboard is a super easy item to add. I have two big glass jars with candy corn and candy pumpkins, a burlap ribbon, a leaf banner from Target Dollar Spot – go there quickly because they were almost gone.
In the second photo, I love my letter board from Hobby Lobby and my glass pumpkin candy jar.
I have the Bath and Body leaves scented (great smell!) candle in the third photo with Target $1 white pumpkins and a bowl of Kirkland’s jute pumpkins.
Finally, I added one Rae Dunn piece from Kirkland’s and I think I will use it all year as it simple says “treats”.
I will add some Halloween specific items in October but I like stuff that works September through end of November before I put out Christmas stuff. I also have some Thanksgiving specific items I will add after Halloween.
I mainly decorate my family room. I will add some outside mums and some things on my patio as I use it until December most years.
But, my patio is in serious need of a clean up and new furniture. We have had it on our list to buy new furniture for 3 years but can’t find exactly what we want!
So, I will try to add cute decor until the time comes that we can replace it.
What about you? How much do you decorate for each season?
Have a great already almost mid September day!