Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pumpkin Carving 2015

(Mine is Jack Skellington, on the left. My friend's is a creative skeleton head, on the right.)

     In celebration of Halloween being right around the corner, I decided to join the tradition and carve a pumpkin this year with my friend. We went on a little pumpkin chase, starting at a farm that was a little too crowded to stop by for 5 minutes. Instead, we drove to a local halloween store that seemed to have all of the materials needed for carving a pumpkin...except for the actual pumpkin itself. As a result, we found a nice pumpkin patch on our way home and took a quick detour to pick up two. We had such a fun time carving them, and I recorded us in the action (of course! hehe). I hope that we will do it again soon!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Autumn Decor

     The cold breezes, crunching of the leaves, and collections full of sweaters. The pumpkin season is coming up, so I decided to start decorating for it. Some of these decorations were purchased last year and I pulled them out of the closet. I got the rest when I went into Pier 1 Imports the other day. 
     My favorite is the cute sign that reads "There is always something to be thankful for...". It's a nice reminder to have and also a perfect fit for Thanksgiving. The biggest pumpkin with the polka dots is a DIY I made last year, taking a round sponge with gold paint and dotting a plastic pumpkin from Michaels (but you can probably pick up the supplies from any local craft store near you).
     The candles are from two different candle stores. "Autumn Trio" is a mix of 3 different scents: spiced pumpkin, harvest, and apple pumpkin. It is my go-to candle to burn. This one is light, and I will probably finish it soon... "Pumpkin Caramel Latte" fills any room with a sweet aroma. It is strong, so I wouldn't recommend it if you're not into sweet scents, but it's exactly as you would think it smells like, a pumpkin caramel latte.
     The adorable string of ghost lights is also from Pier 1 Imports. I just couldn't pass them up! I think I will place them around my window or shelf to light my room up at night while decorating in season. When I took a quick stroll down one aisle, I found a little bag of acorn fillers. Right beside it was a stack of tea-light candle holders. I decided to put the acorns in the candle holder instead of a small vase. Last but not least, I found two cute little scarecrows in the closet that I decided to bring out for this autumn. They look so happy!