I have discovered chalkboard paint and plotting where next I can use it. Latest project--painting the pantry doors for menus.
I also try to do a weekly quote (also on the pantry.)
On another note...it is still Fall. Not Winter. I can't get into celebrating Christmas in the Fall. Not before Thanksgiving. Not even in November. Nope. I say this as I see more and more Christmas decorations going up on houses. There is a house by us that had Christmas decorations up November 1st. Yes, the day after Halloween. Right beside the jack-o-lantern leaf bags.
I don't want to eat my Thanksgiving dinner beside a Christmas tree (and I don't, thankfully). We really start celebrating just a couple of weeks before, which also helps the children be patient. With Christmas 4 weeks from Thanksgiving, that seems like an eternity to have a tree up, at least to me (and lots of excited kids). I like the old fashioned tradition of bringing in the tree Christmas Eve, myself, though we will probably get ours a few days before that.