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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Scary Scarecrow and Happy Halloween

Do you remember a few weeks ago we were going to build a scarecrow in the garden? I had ideas of some that looked like this. While away a couple weekends ago I received a text with a picture of this guy. Hubby had made my scarecrow alright and it was downright scary.

Making a scarecrow, homemade scarecrow, garden scarecrow


The head lights up and instead of it in the garden he put it right in front of my kitchen window. Now, I don't want to sound like I don't appreciate the effort but seeing that big guy and glowing head in the window is a bit unnerving. I think I will suggest he come down right after Halloween.

Well, all in good fun. We love Halloween around here and decorate everything you can.

Here is our front yard at dusk. On Halloween night we set out a fog machine and eery sounds and get ready for all the trick or treaters. We take a few of the huge candy bars and make homemade labels for them: best costume, cutest costume, scariest costume. Hubby randomly pics a few kids and rewards them at the door with one of the huge candies. Just a little tradition our family keeps up each year.

outdoor Halloween decor, Halloween lights


Aargh!! Happy Halloween mateys!! This guy graces the corner of the front porch. Bought when pirates were all the rage.

Halloween pirate


11 comments:

Valerie Smith said...

Love this

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love your Halloween decor and the lights are fabulous. How fun. I would love for you to link up to my ongoing Inspire Me party. http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/10/187th-inspire-me-tuesday.html This is definitely inspiring. Hugs, Marty

Kris said...

I love your yard! And I love your tradition with the big bars and homemade labels. Just may have to do that!!!
xo Kris

Patrica said...

Wow, you really are in the Halloween spirit! Love it.

Barbara F. said...

Love all your decor, the scarecrow and pirate are awesome. I would definitely want to come trick-or- treating at your house! Very nice idea with the candy bar wrappers. xo

Diane said...

What cool looking Halloween decor. I'm sure the kids love stopping by your house for a treat! Love it!

Linda W. said...

Love your scarecrow and all your Halloween decorations! That scarecrow will sure keep the birds away.

20 North Ora said...

Bet the kids all have your house on their Halloween Trick or Treat list!! Cute ideas and d├ęcor.

Judy

Cindy said...

Looks great and sounds like so much fun! It's one of the few things I don't like about living in the country - no trick or treaters.

NanaDiana said...

Wow! You really do go all out! Not so sure about the scary pumpkin head though. He is kind of freaky! lol xo Diana

Barbara Neubeck said...

...Love your Pirate....
hugs xxx
Barb