I started with the potting bench.
I used the chalkboard shutters (repurposed cabinet doors) to make a fall list of things we want to do! The kids really enjoyed making the summer list. I thought it would be fun to continue the tradition.
Notice the "celebrate mom's b-day"? That mom would be me. ;) My birthday is in October. I like to leave my family little reminders. ;) Considering that last year my own dad who was visiting from California didn't remember my birthday until 8:00 PM (emphasis on the PM), I think reminding everyone early is a good thing. YES, that. really. happened! It wasn't even my 16th birthday! ;)
I already had everything except for the wreath, flowers, and pumpkins. I purchased the wreath at the Hob Lob at 50% off a couple weeks ago - $19.99. I figured to buy the supplies to make my own would probably cost just as much. Flowers and pumpkins came from the Home Depot. The baskets I bought at JoAnn Fabrics a few years ago. The yellow rakes belong to my two yard crashers. I bought them at Lowes at the start of the summer. My kids have used them a bunch. They are like adult tools for kids and are very well made! Gotta train them young. ;)
The candy corn lights my mom gave me years ago. I added them in for the kids. Ok, ok, I'll make any excuse to string up some festive lights! I tried to get a night shot, but Sunday nights are hectic. I had to get inside and get the ol' dinner, bath, bed thing going. Here's a shot with the lights on as the sun was just beginning to set.
Oh and I also busted out and dusted off the pumkinaries! I'm using them on the patio this year.
|I told you I like lights. I keep white twinkle lights strung up on the patio all year round! They are just so pretty at night!|
So, what did you do this weekend? I still have a few more outdoor projects that I'd like to do before it gets too cold to work outside. For now, I'm really happy to have a little bit of fall decor on the patio. Anyone else bringing the pumpkins out? I mean it's just a few more days 'til October 1st! Crazy, right?!
Lastly, I'd like to announce the winner of the Pawmetto giveaway using random.org is comment #3- Kristin!
Congratulations! E-mail me and I'll get your furbabies all hooked up with some awesome treats!
I'll be back tomorrow with my fall mantel! I just love this time of year!
Take a look here at the other lists we've made!
*Linking up to Inspiration Friday at The Picket Fence, Thrifty Decor Chick