This morning our original fun plans got busted, so we decided that since it's the middle of November, we'd better get going with our Christmas preparations. So, we pulled out all our Christmas books (two shelves full):
Here are some close-ups so you can see some of the lovely titles:
And DD8 started jumping up and down when she saw this one:
Then we headed out to get some greenery for our porch decorations, which I think will be my "art" for today. I'm still not satisfied with them, but here they are for now:
Even though the date says that Christmas will soon be upon us, the weather suggests the opposite. We're still enjoying a bit of fall in these mums:
And there's still even a glimpse of summer lingering around:
Is it starting to feel like Christmas where you are?
Any suggestions on how I might pretty up my planters a bit more?
What preparations have you started in anticipation of the coming holiday season?