- 7 days until Halloween
- 32 days until Thanksgiving
- 62 days until Christmas
- and 69 days until my Birthday... ok well, New Year's Day for everyone else.
I've mentioned before that I'm a bit more into the "seasonal" decor for Halloween and Thanksgiving than actual ghosts, cauldrons, spiders, and turkeys. I find right now this is a bit "two birds one stone" and a tad easier on the wallet. So pumpkins, pine cones, and acorns it is! I know one day our home will be covered with fake cobwebs and maybe even some glitter skulls, but it just doesn't seem worth the effort when no one is here to see it.
However, the Fall Harvest-ish theme will be enjoyed, since once again we are hosting Thanksgiving. This is our second year (of hopefully many more) to invite family over to our home and this year we have a few more guests than last.
While our house is pretty large for 2 people at just under 2,000 sq ft, we don't have a formal dining room to easily feed 10 people without some rearranging. The joys of townhomes.
Last year there was 7 of us, so we added a folding table and chairs and made like Tim Gunn and "made it work". I was pretty wrapped up in making my first Turkey, that I decorated as an afterthought.
This year we will have 3 more guests, so it's time to make some less makeshift maneuvers and think with the future in mind - we plan to continue to host for years! So our dinner table that currently seats four... will now comfortably seat six.