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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

2014 Fall Decorating Ideas For The Porch And Outdoors

Autumn is almost here. Summer is waning and the crisp cool days of fall will soon be upon us. 
Fall is my favorite time of the year.  It is sometimes forgotten between Halloween and Christmas.  I however, love the month of November and decorating for Thanksgiving. 
One of the things I love to do is decorate my porch in fall décor.  I also decorate the lawn for Halloween and fall. 
You can be as elaborate or as simple as your budget allows.  You can create a great fall outdoor decor using simple themes.
Here are some great ideas to help you create an easy outdoor fall display.

This adorable Scarecrow Couple is the perfect way to greet your guests.  This couple can adorn your yard through the Halloween and Thanksgiving season.  Pose them on your porch or sit them on a bale of hay. This couple is here to say Happy Fall. 
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Baby Costumes

This Solar Powered Squirrel is perfect for a porch railing or sitting on a step.  Powers up during the day and lights up when night falls.

This Fall Decorative Tree is ablaze with color.  This slim wood metal tree stands 6 foot tall.  It will light up your porch with fall color.  Add a few pumpkins and have the perfect fall porch.

This adorable Pumpkin Coach will add a little Cinderella to your outdoor decorating.  Crafted of scrolling metal work, you add the decorations by using plants, gourds or flowers.

Set a few of these solar lighted garden pumpkins around your walk or on your porch for a delightful autumn display.  Pair them with the scarecrows or the tree.  They make a beautiful alternative to real pumpkins.

Set your porch ablaze with autumn color and light.  This spectacular fall mum topiary pendant ball is solar powered and has color changing LED lights.

Fall Lighted Garland

This colorful lighted garland features blazing colored fall leaves.  It is perfect for door frames, windows and railings.  It would make a wonderful porch railing decoration or would work great around the front door.

Since Halloween is a part of fall we are adding three of our favorite Halloween fall decorations.  This handcrafted Halloween Witch Hat Wreath is both colorful and adorable.  Wreath features a black witch hat in the center and creepy crawly spiders.  Wreath is completed with witch's leg. Beautiful fall colors will go with your fall decorating theme. Hang it on your front door to greet your guests.

Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Wreath

We love this Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin Wreath!  Brings back memories of childhood spent watching Charlie Brown get rocks on his trick or treating adventure and Snoopy becoming the Red Baron.  This adorable wreath features Charles Schultz's characters, Charlie Brown, Linus and Snoopy surrounded by beautiful fall flowers and pumpkins.  This is the last one get it before its gone!  Get it Now!

This is absolutely one of the coolest things we found for Halloween 2013!  This amazing inflatable pumpkin serenades passers by with the classic tune "Thriller".  His mouth and eyes are lighted and appear to move as he sings.  You will be the hit of the neighborhood with this one!
From cute to creepy, we have presented some great fall decorating ideas.  Decorate your porch for fall and even your lawn.  You can use these pieces as the centerpiece of your decorating theme or as additions to a larger scene.  Happy Fall!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Move Over Peter Pan Jake and The Neverland Pirates Are Here

Disney Junior's animated series Jake and the Neverland Pirates is a hit with kids.  Its an award winning musical, interactive show based on Disney's Peter Pan.  The show's band of young pirates Jake, Izzy, Cubby and their parrot Skully spend their days thwarting Captain Hook, Mr Smee and the Crocodile Tick Tock.
Jake also has a living pirate ship Bucky and a mermaid friend Marina.  The series is both fun and educational.  Jake and his crew receive gold doubloons for solving puzzles or pirate problems. 
Look for Jake and the Neverland Pirates items to be on a lot of Christmas lists.  Here we will take a look at some of the great things available now.
Shop early so you won't be disappointed. 

 Jake and the Neverland Pirates Bath Set

This great bath set will make him feel like he is in a pirate's lair.  Set includes a microfiber shower curtain, toothbrush holder and a round bathroom rug.  Ahoy! 

After he gets out of the shower he can bunk in with Jake and the crew.  This bedding set features a twin microfiber comforter and matching sheet set.
Even pirates get scared of the dark sometimes.  But never fear Tick Tock the Croc is here.  Press his tail to open his jaws.  With each press the light will turn on inside his mouth and a skull and crossbones will project on the wall. Tick Tock even chomps and belches to scare Captain Hook away.
This Lego Jake's Pirate Ship Bucky set includes 2 figures, a small island outpost, Jake's Pirate Ship Bucky, a cannon, a treasures and more. Includes 56 pieces. Great for imaginative play. 
These plush talking Jake character dolls make great playmates.  Press his belly and Jake says key phrases from the show. He is eleven inches tall.  Other characters available include Captain Hook and Izzy.
This Deluxe Jake costume is great for Halloween or play time. Get a group of friends together and you can have the whole crew.


For every hero there is a villain.  Sometimes those are the best parts to play.  This Captain Hook Costume will allow him to be the bad guy for a while.

Whether its a home décor, toys or costumes there is a Jake and the Neverland Pirates item for everyone on your list.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Have A Snoopy Halloween With These Peanuts Collectibles

I remember those wonderful fall days of my childhood filled with the smells and sounds of autumn.   The trees wearing their new coats of blazing color, the air crisp and cool.  Coming home to the smell of freshly baked apple pie.

The most exciting thing about fall was without a doubt Halloween.  We always looked forward to picking out a costume and getting ready to go trick or treating.  During this time of anticipation we always settled down one night in front of the television to watch Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.

Those lovable Peanuts holiday cartoons have a become a beloved part of my childhood memories.  The characters indeliably etched into my mind are as warm and familiar as any childhood friend.  Who could forget Linus convincing Sally to skip tricks or treats and wait for the Great Pumpkin in the pumpkin patch.  And Snoopy sneaking out across the dark forest to battle the Red Baron atop his doghouse. 

Good ol Charlie Brown who exclaims after every house "I got a rock".  And then later at the party Lucy uses Charlie Brown's head to diagram her Jack O'Lantern.  Later Snoopy exacts revenge for Charlie by kissing Lucy while bobbing for apples, leading her to exclaim "Aack I've been kissed by a dog!"

Just seeing the cartoon on even today brings back all those childhood memories.  The sights, the smells and your family all gathered together. 

If you have some of these same childhood memories then you will enjoy some of these great Peanuts collectible and decorating items.  Bring the past into your home with some of these wonderful memories.

It's the Great Pumpkin Dept 56 Figurine

Recall that famous pumpkin patch scene between Linus and Sally with this Department 56 Figurine.  Figurine lights up to show Snoopy silhouetted against the moon.  Linus and Sally sit amongst the pumpkins as they wait for the Great Pumpkin.

Snoopy & Woodstock Halloween Yard Art

This handcrafted Snoopy and Woodstock Yard Art will make a delightful and unique display for your yard or garden.  Snoopy is dressed in mask and cape. Woodstock is dressed as a ghost.  Snoopy is 18 inches high and Woodstock is 12 inches high.


This Hallmark Ornament Set makes a delightful addition to any Peanuts collection. Features Peanuts characters in various costumes.
 I was delighted when I stumbled across this adorable Madame Alexander It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Doll Set. Charlie Browns and Snoopy come together. Snoopy is wearing his Red Baron outfit. Madame Alexander dolls are known for their quality and collectability.


This Snoopy will delight young and old alike.  Snoopy dances to the tune Linus and Lucy.  He is dressed in his Skeleton Costume.   
I love this Department 56 Peanuts Haunted House Collectible. This is a retired piece and includes 5 pieces.  House lights up. Comes with Sally bobbing for apples, Linus and his blanket, Lucy, Spooky tree full of ghosts and a Snoopy Scarecrow sits beside the house. This is a great find for any Peanuts collector.
We hope you will find a Peanuts collectible that will bring childhood memories into your home.  And may the Great Pumpkin smile upon you.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Decorate Your Yard With Inflated Spirits This Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner.  It is never to early to begin planning your decorations for those great Halloween parties.  Even if you just want to delight the little trick or treaters in your neighborhood, the right decorations are the key to success.
I personally like to pick a theme every year and create a whole scene in my yard.  I have done creepy cemeteries with ghosts and witches.  I managed to find a cemetery gate which I placed at the front of the yard.  I then placed cemetery fencing around the rest of the yard.
After putting up the gate and the fencing I began to lay out my graveyard. I used tombstones and various ghosts.  I had peeking ghosts, hanging ghosts and ghosts that lit up.  It delighted all the trick or treaters that came to our house that year.  People even posed for pictures in front of the cemetery gate.
The best way to get started is to choose a theme and decide upon a centerpiece for your theme.  I have found that Halloween inflatables make a great centerpiece for your yard decorating.  Here we will explore some great inflatables that you can use to build your theme around. 

Halloween Haunted Ghost Train

This inflatable Halloween Train would make a great centerpiece.  It would work in a cemetery setting.  The Skeleton Train Conductor is delivering this newly deceased ghost and tombstone to his place in the cemetery.

Imagine this twelve foot tall Headless Horseman as a centerpiece of your Haunted Yard.  I would a few lighted spooky trees and some jack o'lanterns.  Give your yard the feeling of a creepy wooded lane. Your guests will imagine that flaming jack o'lantern being hurled at them. 
This outdoor weatherproof Spooky Willow Tree would be perfect to go with your Headless Horseman Theme.  It is wrapped top to trunk in long lasting orange lights. The level of detail makes this Willow Tree a very realistic Halloween Prop.  Now just add some evil looking jack o'lanterns and your yard will be a hit!
Now we can switch themes and go from scary to adorable!  Disney themes are always popular with the kids.  This inflatable Mickey and Minnie Mouse Peek a Boo Tree could serve as a perfect centerpiece for a Disney themed yard.
Add some of these lighted Mickey, Minnie & Pluto Pathway Markers along your walk. 
Add a few Jack O'lanterns to your theme.  You can even add this inflatable Mickey Mouse Jack O'Lantern to further incorporate Disney into your decorating scheme.
The last theme we will explore here is the Haunted Pirate Ship.  This lighted 7 foot Inflatable Pirate Ship complete with Skeleton Crew would make a bloody good center for your theme.
Add a couple of these creepy dead Pirates and you have a scary Pirate themed ocean on your lawn.
Scatter a few skulls around and your done.
If one of these themes is not what you had in mind, just create one of your own.  Your imagination is your limit. Be creative and you will be thrilled with the results.  Happy decorating!