As far as Im concerned, the stroke of midnight September 1 is the moment it becomes socially acceptable to start discussing Halloween. So lets get to it.
If you have been reading since last year, you'll know Im a big fan of the day. A couple of photos from 2008.
I'm struggling with options about decorating the front of the house this year. None of my concepts are really coming together perfectly in my mind. But I'm narrowing down on something now so stay tuned.
In the meantime, I thought I'd share some general inspiration photos found on flickr.
I somehow managed to delete all the links to the original photos so I'll have go back and find them all. Until then, some of the photos above can be found at: Love Manor , Insunlight , Poetic Home , Bettie bet, Come undone, Monicarc80, MMGoode , Boju, Tafari , Demon's Rest , Sweet Life Creations
I even have trouble understanding other adults who don't take advantage of the holiday. How can you not enjoy an event that is all about enjoying yourself? Children and adult alike get to take a break from the everyday and have a little bit of fun. No gifts to wrap, not long lines at the post office, no obligations whatsoever. Who can't use a little more joy in their life? So if you're one of those people that pull their shades on October 31, I strongly encourage you to dress up and get with the program. Trust me, you'll like it! (Ok, maybe you wont - but at least give it a shot. You might surprise yourself.) A special request to parents - please dress up with your kids. Aside from the obvious benefits, those photos will be priceless years down the road.
For those of you ware just as enamored with Halloween as I am, please share the projects you've seen or are about to tackle. I'd love to hear any suggestions for my own festivities too!