Thursday, November 18, 2010

For The Squirrels

And the chipmunks, and maybe even for the birds?!  Warning- gross bug alert ahead!  Ok, so you remember back in October when we (me and the kids) were enjoying the beautiful fall outdoor weather and decorating the front entry for our anniversary party?  Well, I thought it would be really fun to have an acorn gathering contest with the kids.  You know to give them something to do while I was getting things ready.  They had a blast gathering acorns and winning prizes (halloween candy) for any double or triple acorns they found.

Then once again I had the "brilliant" idea of bringing in the outdoors to decorate our home.  Which, most of the time works really well.  Like my fallen branches that I sprayed white for my centerpiece.  That was a good one, unfortunately the acorns- well, not so much a good idea as a bad one.

You see they - oh my gosh- this is so disgusting - they hatched!  I know!  So gross!  It didn't happen right away though.  I mean, they looked so pretty (and bug-free) in the table centerpiece for the party.

But, then, it happened.  I was working on a new centerpiece for Thanksgiving

 (which we are hosting this year!), and I noticed these little white things.  A closer look and I knew - they were bugs!  SO - obviously the hubs had to come to the rescue.  I. don't. do. bugs.  He emptied, disposed of, and cleaned (with disinfecting soap) the "affected" glass containers.  SO very, extremely, thankful for him!  My de-bugging knight in khakis and a buttoned-down shirt =) 

I think next year I'll be purchasing this Pottery Barn acorn vase filler 

that was featured on Southern Momentum; they've put together a great list of fall items!  Or maybe I can find some on clearance somewhere after Thanksgiving.  We will definitely not be bringing anymore acorns into the house.  We'll just leave them outside for the squirrels and chipmunks. 

Now, that I we the hubs has exterminated the "acorn issue", I can happily get back to dressing the table (it's not time to dress the turkey just yet).  Have you had any "good" ideas go bad lately? 


  1. I agree! YUCK!! Those "fake" acorns are much prettier, anyway! :)

  2. YUCK!!!!!!!!!
    Bugs just need to stay outside :)
    Hope you have a fabulous thanksgiving!

  3. This is a great post!!! I had so much fun reading it!!! Bugs, really? LOL


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