Friday, August 27, 2010

It's a Good Thing! ...

I LOVE Autumn and I LOVE Halloween...I start decorating early for both, as they seem to come and go sooo fast!... today I bought this wonderful new magazine by Martha Stewart called the Best of Martha Stewart Halloween Handbook... I save all of my October issues of Martha Stewart as I think she puts out one of the best Halloween inspired magazines of all, and many of her fun decorations are available at crafts stores locally...

So, it's a rainy, dark and stormy night here tonight... perfect for sipping on something yummy to drink and seeing what is in store this Halloween... Martha Stewart Halloween Handbook... It's a good thing!... (Sorry Martha, I just HAD to say that! You don't OWN that or anything... do you???)... I'm just certain she follows my blog... tee hee hee!... xoxo


  1. It's one of my favorite holidays and it's my most favorite season of all. Yeah, cool weather....well, almost, Char

  2. Umm, Julie - the cover photo is you?? It looks so much like you!! What an awesome photo!

  3. Hi Girlfriend,
    That issue looks interesting. Love the cover. I too love the Autumn and all the decor that goes along with it. Not a big Halloween decorator, but a Fall Harvest look for sure.
    You certainly are inspiring me to pull out all my decorations and get busy by the first of Sept.

    It was cool here this morning. We enjoyed tea outside sitting on the patio. I have been looking forward to this for so long. Relax and catch up after L's long travels.

    Have a lovely weekend my friend.
    Love to you, Celestina Marie

  4. I love Halloween, too. It's the start of all the really festive holidays!

    Thanks for the tip on Martha's October issue.


  5. Oh, I too just love her Halloween addtions. She sure loves to have fun, doesn't she! It is my fav holiday of all. So much fun! Kit

  6. Thanks for posting this, Julie Marie! I walked to my bookstore this morning and bought a copy and a Better Homes & Garden Halloween tricks & treats magazine. Going to be so fun looking through them. A dark & stormy night sounds fab!
    Love to you, I owe you a phone call (was a rough week w/the heat).

  7. I saw this magazine in the store and I so agree with you. It's full of the greatest ideas!! Even my hubby was poiting to some things he'd like to try out.
    Patricia :o)

  8. Oh Julie Marie, I can just imagine you enjoying every page of the MS magazine. And Iafter reading the post before this post, I know that we are definitely kindred spirits. I would wait for the newest issue of Victoria to come out and then I would wait for the children to leave for school and shut myself away to enjoy every page and every article. I have kept every one and still go through them at least once a year.
    I thank you for your sweet words that you left for me today. I don't think you will ever know what they meant to me.

  9. Can you believe it's almost that time of year again?! I enjoyed seeing your Halloween posts last year and I'm looking forward to seeing what new things you come up with this year.

    I'll have to see if I can get my hands on Martha's handbook! Of course Marthaa reads your blog, where else does she get such fabulous inspiration?!!

    Big hugs and Toby kisses,

  10. Hi Julie Marie,
    Stopping by to say hello. Hope you had a great weekend and start to this new week.
    Can't believe we are into Sept. in a few days. I am so ready and want cooler temps in the worst way. Today we had a quick rain shower. Not near enough though.
    I am getting ready to pull out all my Fall Decorations and start to decorate soon.
    Love the change in season.

    Have a great evening my friend.
    Love to you, Celestina Marie

  11. I just grabbed this today. Martha is the best at inspired ideas for the holidays!

  12. Oh my whiskers! We LOVE last years Martha Stewart Halloween issue!!!! There's another this year?!?! Oh my gosh, I've got to get "her" to drive to the big city and get one! Seems like they arrive from the slow China boat to get here. And by then....well let's just say she's not a pretty sight ;)

    And Halloween?!?! OH YES! LOVE LOVE LOVE Halloween!!!!!

    Thanks so much for recently stopping by my blog - I am so happy that you stopped by for a visit and left a comment.

    I hope you have a great holiday weekend!


    Romeo and "her"

  13. I love fall, but not the coming winter! We have been getting nice cool mornings lately which is preparing us for fall. All I need now is to smell wood smoke outside, and I'll know the season has begun!
    Take Care,

  14. I never liked decorating for Halloween but I'm so into it this year! Love your picture!