Tuesday, November 1, 2011

don't tell me it's not.

it's officially the holiday season!!!!! only a few short weeks until thanksgiving! and then christmas!!! then new years!! whoa. the excitement, people! i cannot believe it's holiday time again. it feels surreal. i keep thinking, nooo it's early yet. i'm just over excited.. then i realize it's 23 days till thanksgiving.. my favorite day of the year!!

thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. i'll tell you why. it kicks off the holidays. when christmas comes it seems over so soon. but thanksgiving comes and you know that everything is about to get christmas-y and wonderful. and shopping! oh the shopping... : ) i don't dread christmas shopping. i enjoy it. i wait for a time when phil and i can go together and we just enjoy ourselves. we don't pressure ourselves, we just look for the right gifts, we might eat out together, get some starbucks or something.. and just have fun enjoying the christmas-filled stores. it's so fun. we start now though, because i think trying to fit all the christmas shopping into december, along with parties, baking, decorating, wrapping and our christmas traditions we have to do every year.. it's too busy, and i don't enjoy being that busy. and listen. the holidays are to enjoy people!!! : )

okay. so i already did a fall mantel.. and i told you i changed it again, so i guess this is my thanksgiving mantel. i know, you don't believe me. but i really think i can leave it this way until i do my christmas mantel! i hope... : )

much more simple than my fall mantel i did earlier this year.

i painted my pumpkins white too... they were super cute before but i felt like the orange and yellow were clashing with the blue wall and there was just something i didn't love about it.

i know i'm crazy for changing my mantel again, especially when i have to change it again for christmas.. but i didn't love it. i liked it, and it was okay... and there were certain aspects of it i loved, but i didn't love it as a whole. so i changed it. because if there's anything i know, it's that i should love the space i live in. if i don't love it, i need to change it or i need to change me. this time i changed it, and it turned out lovely : ) it's a lot more feminine and romantic than the fall mantel i did earlier, but that's what i like! so oh well : )

i am determined it will stay this way until thanksgiving.... i really do love it this way so i'll proably make it. probably...... ; )


  1. I love it! Who care's how many times you change it, that's the fun of decorating! =D You did an awesome job! && i'm loving the white pumpkins! =D

  2. Looks great Jessica! I'm not sure I noticed before, but I love the acrons you put on your mantle. Is your fireplace in the dining room? That is so awesome!!!! I bet its gorgeous eating next to the fireplace!

  3. It looks so pretty! I like that you painted the pumpkins white. I just now got up all of my fall decorations, whoops! But at least I have a few weeks until Thanksgiving to enjoy them :)


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