Monday, November 2, 2009

Harvest Happies!

I LOVE fall decorations...pumpkins, gourds, leaves, scarecrows - I love it all!! And, I always leave all fall decor up until the day after Thanksgiving. I just kind of feel like Thanksgiving gets passed over, and it's such a very special day that we need to be reminded of how very blessed we are. (I'm going to be doing some posts about Thanksgiving each week, so stay tuned!) I LOVE Christmas, and all the decorations...but, they don't go up until Saturday after Thanksgiving at the Powell house!

I love to decorate outside. If you remember from the post "Little Happies", it just makes me smile to pull into the driveway, and is a "little happy" in my crazy world! This is my front door wreath -

I keep my flowers and ferns from the summer alive and healthy as long as possible. These are the ferns I wrote about back in the summer:
I just take out what flowers have died out from the summer plantings, and add pumpkins, gourds, and mums in it's place.
Because of the terrential downpours we've had this season, I wasn't able to do a fall scene with hay out in the yard. So, I just had my scarecrows on my porch:
Besides my outside decorations, I like to decorate inside as well. This is in our den:

I add leaves, pumpkins, and sunflowers to any nook and cranny I can find to fill!!
And, in the kitchen:

I even decorate our hallway!

Well, hope you enjoyed the tour!!


  1. Julie Guest StraytonNovember 4, 2009 at 6:51 PM

    Did you make that wreath?? If so do you make Christmas wreaths? I'm coming home for Thanksgiving and would love to buy one!

  2. Hayley Ho I enjoy reading your blogs! They are so wonderful! I seriously think you need your own show. I would definitely watch. I mean with all your talents from decorating, cooking, etc you could do so much and it would be very entertaining. You add in devotion time and question & answer time and you have yourself a great show. We need better ... Read Moreshows on tv than what we are getting now. Getting back to the basic which is centered around God. I love you big sis and what you stand for! :) You are and have always been such an inspiration to me! I hope you have a fantastic day! :)