Great Expectations

Good morning and I hope you are all looking forward to another fall weekend!

I titled this post “Great Expectations” because that is exactly what this weekend means to me. Now, let me premise this by saying, I have learned to hold loosely to any plans that we make so I will not be crushed if the unexpected happens and my plans don’t go as, well, planned.

Let’s just say there is a lot to accomplish around here.

Tonight the first order of business…fun!

A trip to our favorite pumpkin patch with the kids. I have learned by experience that if you can go to the pumpkin patch on a weekday a couple of hours before they close it is the perfect time to go. I’ve made the mistake in the past of going on a weekend. The huge crowds, lines, and harsh sunlight don’t make for the best of times. The first year we went on a weeknight after my husband got off work was the best…and if you’re lucky you can get a great photo– fog included!

Me & My Boys

The second order of business: let the kids have at the basement family room and spookify it. They started the other night. Here is some of their handiwork.

A trip to the dollar store and we picked up some simple cut outs and I had the kids make paper chains with construction paper.

I think they are doing a fabulous job! They have requested cobwebs and streamers next.

Lastly, I am giddy at the idea that our hardwood floors are going to be installed for the kitchen remodel. This is all my husband’s baby. He has never installed hardwood floors before, so he has requested that we leave the house all day Saturday. I am wondering if this is because of the possible words he may shout out during the process, but he tells me it is so we can come home and be wowed by the results. How cute is that?

So, if all goes as planned we will get our pumpkin patch on, continue making our family room spooky for our Halloween party night, and {fingers-crossed} my kitchen will be halfway on its way to looking like the vision in my head…or on my Pinterest board:

Oh, happy day, when the floors will look like this!!!

Have a wonderful weekend and do something that involves the words fall and fun!


  1. says

    Great photo at the pumpkin patch the fog really set the scene. Also you lil buddies did a great job with the spooky decor. I’m partial to birds and those owls are adorable! The last pendant light is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

    • thriftykristy says

      I love that fixture too! I wish I could get it, but it has a hefty price tag and I don’t want to put it in this house when I know we will only be here another year or 2. I am getting kicked out this morning so D can work on the floor 🙂 K

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