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 Post subject: Breaking the seal this weekend
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:56 am 
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Seems like it was just spring, and it's already getting to be that time. I will be breaking the seal this weekend. The fall stuff comes out for me every year on Aug. 31 so when I wake up on Sept. 1 the house reflects that summer is done.

The fake leaves, scarecrows, fake pumpkins will all be coming out. Might be a jack o lantern or two mixed in. I'll probably start stringing some orange lights.

The ghoulish stuff will get mixed in around Sept. 22.

When does everyone else start?


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 Post subject: Re: Breaking the seal this weekend
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:30 am 
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Fall fanatic wrote:
Seems like it was just spring, and it's already getting to be that time. I will be breaking the seal this weekend. The fall stuff comes out for me every year on Aug. 31 so when I wake up on Sept. 1 the house reflects that summer is done.

The fake leaves, scarecrows, fake pumpkins will all be coming out. Might be a jack o lantern or two mixed in. I'll probably start stringing some orange lights.

The ghoulish stuff will get mixed in around Sept. 22.

When does everyone else start?


Start?, I never stop :)

I get serious about getting out the goods Labor Day weekend so I, like yourself, will be revving up this weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: Breaking the seal this weekend
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I have been slowly getting my stuff out to put on lawn. Plastic pumpkins, Ill do some lights this weekend I think I just pruned some dead braches this last weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: Breaking the seal this weekend
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I started last weekend, 15 totes full of Halloween stuff takes a while to get out!! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Breaking the seal this weekend
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I regard Labor Day weekend as the kick-off to fall. One thing I will most likely do is change out the floral arrangements on my in-laws' graves to reflect the seasonal change.

I won't go into full-on Halloween mode until the fall season officially starts, around Sept. 22. However, I will be making subtle changes to decor and cooking, etc., throughout the month.


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 Post subject: Re: Breaking the seal this weekend
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To be honest, Labor day just feels like another day to me. ^^; It's just that one day that is a little overlooked. Some people like to have picnics though. Perhaps I'll feel differently when I get a teaching job. When I was younger though, it meant the "Back to School blues" was right around the corner. But now I'm excited at the prospect of going back to school and pursuing a career in education. Kind of ironic. Then again, people tend to change as they get older.
Growing up in New York this also meant the Festival of Balloons was going on, the last Festival of the year before Summer ended and School started, but we didn't always go. Although the hot air balloons themselves are a spectacular site and even if you don't go, you'd still see them floating about in the sky like rogue clouds trying to escape the atmosphere. Ok I was trying to be poetic about it. Haha! So you could actually follow the balloons and even go outside the festival and watch them blow up if you go really early in the morning. One time I think it was during school we got to walk inside of a balloon once as they blew it up. (Though it might have been Summer School. I can't remember the details since it was so long ago.) Some people like to get in their cars and chase the balloons to see where they end up. The only thing was this festival you had to pay to get in, while others you don't necessarily need to.

I'm going off on a tangent though. I've been bringing out little things here and there and made a "crashed witch" for my wall out of construction paper. And I would take a picture but my camera's broke, so I either need to try and fix it or get a different one, otherwise you'll just have to imagine a construction paper witch, or I could take a picture with my phone. (The SD Card doesn't "click in" like it's supposed to for some reason. It just pops back out when I try to get it in there. If anyone wants to offer advice on how I can fix it let me know. I'd appreciate it because I want to use it for a class project.)
I'll probably do more "serious" decorating later on, though I want to keep things a little more simple this year.

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 Post subject: Re: Breaking the seal this weekend
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:36 am 
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I remember last year I was so concerned about going back and forth about when I should start celebrating Halloween. I did not want to get burned out that I was sick of it by the time the big day arrived. I have noticed though that I celebrate Halloween until like mid November really. As soon as Halloween ends I'm still celebrating it just like it was October even if the Halloween decorations are gone. I put off watching some Halloween movies that I usually watch to prevent burnout too.

I have come to the conclusion that Halloween comes when it does. It is a spirit that takes over and that as soon as I stop wondering is it the right time to celebrate and just go with it the more fun I have! I waited last year until September 23 the official day of fall and I don't want to do that. When I have a house of my own as soon as Halloween of that year ends I will put all the decorations in a shed I'm planning to have. I want to either find the old typewriter we have or purchase one but I want to start planning at the start of November what the next yard haunt will be. As challenging as it may be I want to have a different theme each year and I made a rule for myself that I cannot do the same theme again until after 5 years. When I have my own place I know that I will take Halloween yard haunting to a whole new level so I will have to start building in early May I'm projecting. Last year I was still making changes at the 27th October this was after I went to Cedar Point Halloweekends so I had some inspiration.

That being said what I want to do is have all my decorating done before October. I want the whole month of October to enjoy and relax. If I do a smaller yard Haunt yes I will still have it all planned by January but I will have the project done around after labor day. So it really all depends on the type of yard haunt I will be doing. As for celebrating I'm thinking of starting to celebrate when the local Haunted houses and Cedar Point Halloweekends opens. So this year for example this year Halloweekends is starting on September 12. I pulled out pumpkins and fall flowers for the front porch today when I come back from the university I will finish up on the cloaked ghost that I started in June and I will post the very easy how to on here.

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 Post subject: Re: Breaking the seal this weekend
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When I used to do a yard haunt, it was Halloweenmonthday (October 1st) when I'd start decorating. Now, we start putting up fall stuff in September. I think we're gonna be running early this year; last year a lot was going on, but this year we can really focus on the season. The totes won't come out of the basement for a few more weeks though.


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MacPhantom wrote:
When I used to do a yard haunt, it was Halloweenmonthday (October 1st) when I'd start decorating. Now, we start putting up fall stuff in September. I think we're gonna be running early this year; last year a lot was going on, but this year we can really focus on the season. The totes won't come out of the basement for a few more weeks though.


I first read that as, 'tots'.

It both horrified and intrigued me. :shock:

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