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The Holidays Are Upon Us! (almost)

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

Wow.  Can you believe that the second week of October is under a week away?  I cannot.  Have you decorated yet for Halloween?  I still haven’t done this.  The time just keeps ticking by and I’m already feeling soooo behind in my fall/winter holiday preparations.  There are just so many holidays coming up!  I have some ideas for decorating and planning for the upcoming holiday season that I’m hoping to accomplish.  Ready for the countdown???

#10:  First up… I haven’t went to an orchard yet to do some apple picking.  That’s a fave of mine in the fall, so I must be really dragging to keep me away from that!  (This pregnancy is making me soooooo incredibly tired!)  My dream is to learn how to make the bestest apple pie.  But maybe I should start out with something on a smaller scale like this:

I’m thinking that this would be fabulous to give to the ladies I visit teach.  🙂

#9:  Must investigate the best place to get pumpkins and stock up on my fall decorating staple!  I love this pumpkin decorating idea:

 Just the right amount of bling!


#8:  I absolutely adore this use of pumpkins and I’m totally doing this for the month of November around here:

Can’t you totally picture them as planters outdoors, but also centerpieces on the Thanksgiving Day table???  I can!


#7:  Speaking of Thanksgiving Day tables…

I really need to investigate how to perfect homemade stuffing.  Sorry Stovetop!


 #6:  Having a party?  Then the holiday party invitations are a necessity!

#5:  Another of my personal faves is the Christmas holiday decor that’s DIY:


#4:  Don’t forget about DIY holiday favors:



#3:  Ornaments:

The retro look is so in right now and these are eco friendly, since they are make from cardboard tubes!

And some pipe cleaners that you probably already have in your craft room.  🙂

#2:  Oh and there’s always holiday thank you’s:


The top holiday planning that needs to be done sooner than later???  Drum roll please….

#1:  I really need to decide already on the holiday cards I will be sending out to family and friends.  Gotta get them ordered, addresses, and sent before December 1st!  Now here’s some really unique Christmas cards:

It’s a magnet that your recipients can hang on the refrigerator!  Now that’s my kind of way cute and dandy holiday card!  Be sure and check out all the dandy Storkie Christmas cards to find your favorite.

Good luck with all your holiday planning!  I best get started around here.  I’ve got A LOT to do!!!

I wrote this blog post while participating in the Storkie holiday blogging program. I received compensation for my participation. All opinions are 100% mine.

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