The weather here in Wisconsin is starting to cool off, the leaves are starting to change color, and it gets darker earlier in the evening.
While I’m not a huge fan of cold weather (in fact, I’m not a fan of cold weather at all!), I do love the holidays and this just reminds me that Thanksgiving and Christmas are fast approaching.
To enjoy autumn more, I pulled out our fall and Halloween decorations, and invested an hour decorating the inside and outside of our home with my daughter. Now, it feels really festive and keeps us in the spirit of the holiday.
I store my holiday decorations in clear, lidded storage boxes–which I picked up at my local Shopko years ago. On all sides of the boxes, I indicate the holiday, and I stack these boxes in a closet specifically for storing decorations.
So, when it came time to pull out my Halloween decorations this year, they were easily found in two of these boxes…not here, there, and everywhere.
Not having to search for things makes decorating more fun, and much easier!
Are you decorated for Halloween and/or fall yet? Comment below and let us know!
October 2, 2013
This week is dance recital week for my daughter. Besides getting her back and forth to rehearsals, making all sorts of necessary adjustments to her costume, and being sure I have all the ‘stuff’ needed together and in one place (tickets, photographer order forms, video order forms, room mom checklist, etc. etc.), in addition, her hair needs to be fancied up in a pretty updo with her costume’s hair accessory.
My daughter’s hair is pretty short, so I knew I would be in for both time and frustration trying to get her hair just right for the occasion.
Rather than fussing for hours and probably not getting the best results, I decided to set up hair salon appointments for her on her rehearsal night (that’s the night they take photos) and on her two actual recital days.
The professionals at the salon we go to know exactly what they’re doing, so they’re able to accomplish this task quickly, easily, and beautifully.
They did the first style today. My daughter loves the results. I love the results…and I especially love the relief I’m feeling that it’s done and I don’t have to worry about it.
Sometimes, in similar circumstances, it’s worth investing a few extra dollars and letting the professionals take care of whatever it is you need done…even if you have to forego something else to be able to afford to take advantage of the services of an expert.
June 13, 2012