Thursday, October 8, 2020

Halloween Decorations

Hi Foxy Friends! Long time no see? I have all these ideas and I take pictures or videos and then never follow through. One day I'll have it together, but until then here are my Halloween decorations. I decorated my mantel for Easter...and then took the bunny stuff off and tried to make it Spring-ish, and then it just sat there until this weekend. Oops. I realize now how much I love having a decorated mantel so I'm going to be better and decorate it more. Okay so here's my mantel. 

But here's the process of getting there, thought I'd show you what it looks like for a good 2 hours before I finish...I thought this was bad and took a picture, but then realized after we had unpacked it all that I was missing a box...oops!

Then it turned into this...

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The candles in the hurricanes are these ones. They are remote control timer (I have these but so many more have come out since I bought them 3 years ago, like these (which are wider than what I have) or these) you can set them for 4, 6, 8 or 10 hours. It's pretty awesome to have the lights come on and not have to remember to do it. The orange string lights are also on a plug timer (similar to this one, but this one works with Alexa and Google Home, which is pretty cool, might have to switch mine out)

I had enough decorations to also fix up the piano.

The tea lights are also a timer, but they don't have a remote, it's 6 hours on, 18 hours off, so you have to turn them on at the start of when you want them on, which is sort of nice you don't have to keep track of a remote control.

I found the little skull voltive holders at Michael's the other weekend. the sticks I found at Hobby Lobby last year when they were doing their get rid of all Halloween in November. They still had tags on them. The pumpkins are from the dollar section at Target. When you are doing your garland, try to find two different textures and layer them together. Gives it more dimension and something to look at and fill the gaps in a bit.

Mini Fox decorated this all on her own. She found a bunch of left over stuff, mostly the few Fall decorations I have. Not sure where the rest of it is...hmmm...I thin she did a pretty dang good job!

Then I made this porch sign last weekend. I'm obsessed with making them. Yet again another post/video I have made, but yet to edit and put day it will happen. But I did make a Tik Tok, go like it and say hi, will make my day!

Forgot about the bats, I made them on my Circut with removable vinyl. Mini Fox kept insisting we needed more, so I kept making more...

Then I have ONE Fall thing...usually I put the leaves and stuff under it, but Mini Fox wanted them for the front table. I still like it though. Got that sign at Hobby Lobby a few years ago, it was sitting at the check out line, someone didn't want it, their trash is my treasure right?

How have you been decorating for Halloween or Fall? We aren't sure yet what we're doing for Halloween, but we did pick up some costumes at Costco, can't beat those prices, especially since we don't know if we're going out or not. What are your plans for Halloween?

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Sentence A Day: August Edition

Hi Foxy Friends! I know it's been a while since I did sentence a day. I thought I should probably start documenting this time of life right now. I've taken tons of pictures, yet havne't posted anything in a while. I did write the April one and forgot to hit publish, so I just backlogged that one yesterday.  Thank you Rebecca Jo for starting this, it's such a neat way to document life. Also thank you Leslie for always sending out the reminders. This month I am trying to document how I felt, or something that made me feel happy, excited, sad, etc, instead of just recapping the day, since I have been doing weekly updates/documenting our quarantine journey.

1 - First time at the beach during the pandemic and I'm not mad about it, not sure why it took so long to go!

p.s. we've been quarantining with a couple of families, as I'm sure a lot of you have been too.

2 - Lazy day and movie watching is what Sunday's are all about.

3 - Birthday parade for a neighbor is always fun.

4 - National chocolate chip cookie days means you make chocolate chip cookies right?

5 - Mini Fox made a dance circle in my kitchen, not mad about it either, she's so cute.

6 - Love that Baby Fox went out back with his sister to play/teach her how to hit a baseball, adorable.

7 - Snuggles with the girl are the BEST and so are homemade bagels. 

8 - Got to meet up with my bestie for some social distance hangout, well we were, the kids were swimming.

9 - Made 30 lunches for the homeless, the kids got to do all the work, must do again next month.

10 - So hot after our walk today the kids jumped in the pool with their clothes on!

11 - The bug bite is getting worse...that's not good, I probably won't have to amputate. 

12 - Mini Fox has so much imagination, I love that she can make almost anything out of scrapbook paper.

13 - Found out our teachers a day early and we couldn't be happier with who the kids got,

14 - Night at home watching movies, perfect for a Friday night, oh and popcorn that's always a bonus.

15 - BEST DAY EVER - perfect day at the beach followed by a great dinner!

That's a dolphin, told you it was a perfect day!

16 - All set for the first day of school tomorrow. 

17 - First day of school success!

18 - Mini Fox made a laundry shoot after school today, pretty impressive.

19 - Volunteered at a friend's church food pantry/dinner service, will definitely be back.

20 - Working on making the perfect omelette...still in progress.

21 - Friday's call for In and Out and no cooking.

22 - Decided to finally clean out and organize my jewelry drawer, love how I can actually find things now and I did a project in the garage, stay tuned for that!

23 - Spent a good portion of the day trying to make Mini Fox's birthday lawn sign, was easier than I thought it was going to be, so that's good.

24 - We found a school pod to join, so happy for the kids to see other kids.

25 - Mr. took Baby Fox to golf for the first time, and he rocked it!

26 - Hey I put on make up today, that's a win, wanted to try out some new products I got.

27 - Love this silly girl of ours.

28 - Made lasagna tonight, so good, had to call mom to see how to end the layering process, haha!

29 - Another fantastic day at the beach and finding out a friend is moving to the neighborhood across from our, so excited about that!

30 - Really great birthday, filled with a walk with a friend, online church, lazy day and ending with my my favorite restaurant take out.

So stinkin' excited about my gift, I've been wanting one of these for years now!

31 - How is it September tomorrow?!

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