Fall is as Sweet as Candy...

The last few days have kept me busy...as many of you know my dad has been in the hospital. He is home now. Let's just say it is tough getting old. I am not ready to dive into details. My mom says it best..."Let's just take one day at a time". So true. I have been trying to keep my mind busy. Fall is one of my favorite times of year. I love decorating and I am usually all finished by now. Here are some of the Ward's Fall Decor...and other tidbits.


Eliza Doolittle has spent each day with us. She is seen here chasing Coco. Notice the green squeaky in Coco's mouth. Eliza doesn't want it...she just loves the thrill of the chase.

Miss "H" got a new doo! She loves the super straight, sleek look. Miss Sarah took off a good 2 inches of very dead hair. You can tell why Miss "H" loves Sarah so much. Just look at her fun hat. She has such a genuine way of making everyone feel beautiful.

Fall Decor:

It isn't October without candy corn!

Here is my front door. This poor wreath has to make it through another season and then I will replace it. I love the colors but it is looking kind of raggedy and unbalanced. That darn wind just tugs on all the flowers and leaves.

I did do a little planting. I really love Mums. All colors and kinds. They just say "Fall" to me. I found the Mums by the garage doors and the ones in front of my entry way door at Wal-Mart. Then, when I was at Lowe's yesterday....I bought 6 small ones for only $2.49 each. I quickly planted the Mums because the forecast was rain. They will make a nice border in front of my Spring Phlox. Next year, I plan to plant small Mums in my containers and use 3 different colors. I am also looking for a pedestal for my large pots. I want to spray paint them black. I just can't find any pedestals at this time of year.

My mom and I found metal pumpkins at Gordman's a few years ago. I still love mine. It folds up flat for storage.

Here is the entry way....I had to move my little tree. Too many nose prints on the side windows. I found the metal sign last year on clearance at Michael's Craft Store. The little BOO candle holders I have had for years. I think they came from a Hallmark store promotion. The metal pumpkin is difficult to see but he sits high upon a candle stick holder.

The pig is adorn with fall foliage.

Here is the stove top. Yes, it is an unusual place for decor. I found this metal pumpkin bell on a field trip with Mr. S. Such a nice kindergarten memory.

I purchased these bottles last year on clearance at Michael's Craft Store. The beakers are from Hallmark. I bought a mirror at Hobby Lobby for them to set upon. The mirrors are 50% off this week.

In my little wicker chair sits a felt pumpkin pillow. So easy to stitch. Last year a bought this crazy tree with the dancing owls from Hallmark. It plays the Adams Family.

This is the first haunted house I made...it is still my favorite. The papers are Reminisce. Martha Stewart glitter on the roof and K and Company Tim Coffey embellishments.

My kiddos made a haunted gingerbread house from a Wilton kit we purchased at Wal-Mart. Mr. "S" always has his own mind. He made me cut open the back side of the house, so he could decorate the inside. When, I wasn't looking...he added a second story to the home. The entire time he worked on the project he drove his poor big sister nuts. He had a vision and she wasn't cooperating. Finally, she just gave up. He was thrilled!

Misty turned me on to this Halloween book. It is by Matthew Mead decorator extraordinaire. So many clever ideas and good recipes too. I found my copy at Target. Enjoy!


TxScrapAddict said...

Beautiful decor! Fall and Halloween are my favorite times of year....Prayers for your Dad and family!!!

Caleen said...

Your decorations are great and you have a lovely home. I hope all goes well with your Dad! God Bless.

deb said...

I love Matthew Mead (he's actually from my home state). Your Halloween decor is so festive!!

Sheila R said...

Love all your fall decor! Hope your dad is doing better.

Vicki C said...

Oh Kara.. gald your dad is home!
Your Halloween decor is just Fantastic girl!

Beth Norman said...

Wow, wouldn't I like to be one of your friends so I could come over and see everything in person.