This is a Halloween post in March — I design scrapbook pages when I get to them. Though it can be helpful to draw inspiration for pages during the actual season, I don’t need to.
Halloween with No Kids: Looking back, this is an interesting part of our lives in terms of how we celebrate Halloween. It is in between the time of our lives where we dressed up and went to Halloween parties and when we’ll eventually have kids and need to document their costumes. I like the single picture and simplicity of it.
Halloween paper not necessary: I mixed Halloween colors from my stash but did not use Halloween-themed paper. I love how it definitely says Halloween without being theme-y.
I love Halloween decorations. You know what I love even more? Autumn decorations that will last through Halloween and Thanksgiving. I won’t have to touch these until the Christmas decorations go up and it’s a good thing because I don’t have time anyway.
We are busy bees at our house lately and I knew we weren’t going to have any fall decorations unless I found something quick and easy. Solution: buy a bunch of gourds. First, to replicate the idea I saw in this pin, I only needed mini pumpkins. I already had the branches and I still have a giant vase from our wedding.
For a second super-easy piece of decor, I picked up a Cinderella pumpkin at the store. Isn’t it cool? I plopped it down in our entryway and here’s hoping it holds up through November! Since I’m not carving it, I think I have a pretty good chance!
Finally, I put some smaller gourds on the ledge shelf above our TV. As a reminder for those of you who live in earthquake country (or those of you who have toddlers), I used Museum Wax to secure the gourds to the shelf so they don’t fall on the TV like I did with the Christmas decor last year.