Luckily, this year will be different, thanks to some very talented ladies in my ward who hold boutiques in the fall. I spent a little bit of money but got a LOT of good things. I also tried my hand at being a bit crafty and I'm happy with the result.
I'm not really keen on going over-the-top on my holiday decorations. That works for some people (like my mother-in-law, who seriously goes ALL OUT and it looks awesome), but I'd rather keep them to one specific location. Luckily, I have a nifty bookcase with little nooks that is just perfect for this type of thing. So yes, even though it may pale in comparison to some holiday displays, I feel quite festive. :)
|The complete bookcase|
|"Eat Drink and be Scary!"|
|This is the bit of crafting I did myself. I have one for Thanksgiving, and I plan on making one for just about every month of the year because they're so easy.|