For those of you who don't know, I am trying to live on a budget. This shouldn't be something new, because it is important to be good stewards of what you are given, but it didn't really hit home until last year. Specifically, September 21, 2009, when another life was entrusted in my care. Yeah. I'd really like to be able to go on a trip with him to Disney World without having to sell a vital organ.
I inherited my mom's love of seasons and decorating. I remember my childhood home mirroring each phase of the calendar year. Christmas is my absolute favorite, but fall is becoming a close second.
Fall means slightly cooler temperatures, pumpkin perks, and friday night football. There is nothing better than sitting on a shaky bleacher, holding your child as he watches his dad call out plays. The lights are bright on the field, and time seems to stand still.
I tried to decorate this year without buying anything. I have several fall items in my possession already: a few pillows, a tin sign that says "blessing", iron-looking shapes of pumpkins that hold candles, the list goes on. As all of you know, I have a slightly borderline obsession with wreaths. What better than a fall wreath?
I searched the web for awhile, then I decided to be original. What does fall bring to my mind? One word. (or is it two sorta?) FOOTBALL
I am a Pirate fan, so anything football must have hints of purple and gold. Hence, the football wreath was born.
I wish I had more pictures of my fall decorating, but I am in the midst of some sorta insane projects. once again, still sticking with a budget and dollar store finds. I will update soon!