"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
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--Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I finally succummed to the pressure!

I couldn't stand it any longer. It was either give in to the pressure or quit reading blogs all together and you know it wasn't going to be the latter of the two.
Who cares if my daughters sweet 16 party is in two days and I'll have to "un"decorate just to decorate for her party. I had to do it. I had to decorate for Fall.

Yes my friends, I caved to peer pressure. I'm not proud of it but I must say I feel a whole lot better knowing that I am now with the elite group of "Fall Nesters"!
So you can thank yourselves for what you are about to see. The sweat, the tears, just so I can say that, I too decorated for Fall.

Here you have it......
......the before.......

......wait for it.........

.....and after!
Now don't be calling Southern Living and Good Housekeeping trying to get my house showcased in their magazine. No, I'm just a humbled housewife with an eye for detail and I'm keeping it all to myself!

Okay, tell me you laughed at this? Because it had my daughter and I rolling yesterday. The "real" story behind the pumpkin is that I had bought it the other day and I was unwrapping it. Not knowing where to keep it until next week, I plopped it on top of the hutch, walked away and said, "Phew, fall decorating is exhausting!" and my daughter lost it. Which in turn made me lose it cause I realized just how funny it looked. Then the whole idea of posting it and taking a before picture was born. I'm sorry, it's how things roll in my house!
I hope it gave you a giggle!!!



  1. Love your pumpkin! and I had a laugh out loud on that one for sure....if it makes you feel any better, I haven't done any fall decorating yet either. I do have a few fall items and will probably put them out soon. Have fun with your daughter's b'day! Then let us see the REAL fall deco!

  2. Yep you did it again......made me snort & laugh at the same time....could you please STOP that ;)

    It was like I was in your living room with you two laughing away!!! Kind of like my house :)

    love you my friend

  3. Don't laugh to hard. That is for real my fall decorating! Too funny, but it is a super cute pumpkin,

  4. Yup, I'm laughing, LOL...I think I knew what was coming. :) However, the funniest part of it for me is the "plopped it on top of the hutch, walked away" part. I tried to imagine me doing that and it would require getting a step stool or extreme tippy toes, so I just visualized your causal "plop", and that was funny enough for me, yup, I'm your friend...your stuck with me.

  5. And yet, you're still one step ahead of me!

  6. Too funny!!! And even with just that one pumpkin you have more out than I do.

  7. That was TOO funny! I was laughing and still am. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  8. You are just too cute Kim! That is hilarious.

  9. OK, you have now officially done MORE fall decorating than me!

  10. Kim - will you sit down and take a break already?? You're wearing yourself out! :)

    You are TOO funny my friend!!! That poor little lonely pumpkin up there - LOL! You really go all out!

    Thanks for the laugh and so glad you finally decorated for Fall! Big you-might-as-well-decorate-now-for-Christmas-by-setting-out-a-single-snowman hugs to you! :)

    Have a wonderful day!!

  11. Yeah, but think of the fun we'd have if we did, lol!

    Yes I did laugh. It's just to funny! I was expecting something big and instead I got this...hehehe!

  12. This is the first time I have been at your blog and I am laughing too. It makes me feel better that there is a decorator with less skills than I have.
    I take that back. Hubby brought home two baby pumpkins and I baked a pumpkin cake and cookies. I put the two little pumpkins on the cake platter with a few cookies. Now, is that class or what?

    Thanks for the laugh.

  13. Yes, you succeeded in making me laugh. Can't wait to see the birthday pics!

  14. Ahhh, ya may have taken the "simplicity" thing just a little to far??

  15. Kim,

    The suspense was just killing me! Thank you for bringing me a much needed smile and laugh this morning.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  16. SOOO funny! Thank for posting that.

    Elise and Kathleen

  17. Girl, you're TOO funny! I need to hustle to catch up with ya, LOL!

    Love ya loads, sweet thang!
    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

  18. Too funny! You decorate like I do. Glad I'm not alone.

  19. Why do I always smile when I see your blog? I love that about you Kim. The Lord has given you that gift to spread sunshine wherever you go. I love it.

  20. OK, this made me laugh out loud! Too funny!

  21. Your Fall decorating literally made you "fall" over and have a guffaw!!!
    Thank God you didn't have a cow as well! ( ;

  22. beautiful, just beautiful. if i need any decorating tips i will know who to contact!

  23. LOLOL Now that made me laugh out loud! You are hilarious! I was expecting this big array of fall decor, and then it was one solitary pumpkin! LOL That could have been your Friday Funnies!:)LOL

  24. LOL....I've got to get my fall decorations down before it is time to decorate for Christmas. Hopefully, this weekend because it didn't happen last weekend.

    I miss you!!!

  25. I've placed that call for you! Too funny.


  26. haha..that's funny!
    I did that with a canvas photo that I bought. I afraid it would get damaged so I hung it on a spare nail,about a foot to high, in my guest room. Anyone that sees it asks me "you don't plan on leaving that there do you?" Two weeks later..it's still there!


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