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Disneyland during Halloweentime

Well, last weekend I went to Disneyland!  We spent 1 day there. It was a little weekend trip.  We met some family down there and had a blast.  The park was super crowded but that was okay.  Have you ever been during Halloweentime? If not, you should go. They decorate the park with pumpkins and it is super cute. See, look at it below (picture is from the Disney website!)

Thinking about Thanksgiving
So I have been dreaming of different tablescapes I could put together for the Thanksgiving table this year.  I love French Country Decor, so I was thinking, what is a French country Thanksgiving? Then it occurred to me, wait, Thanksgiving is actually extremely American.  Do they have Thanksgiving in France? No, of course not!  So perhaps the proper wording would be, French-Canadian Country Decor for Thanksgiving. As French speaking Canada celebrates Thanksgiving.  Well, whatever.
Now it seems silly to call my Thanksgiving table “French country”!

Is it time for Christmas yet???
I am SO EXCITED to decorate for Christmas but I promised my husband I wouldn’t decorate until after October 31.  Which means I can officially dig out my Christmas decor in just several days.  I see it creeping in the stores and I am trying not to buy things just yet because I have so many boxes I can’t even remember what I have!

 I was thinking about getting a few of these cheap wreaths to hang in our window for outside decor.  I am going to string some lights in them.

Spotted… Diptyque Christmas Candles!!
I was shopping at Nordstrom’s this week when I spotted the Holiday limited editions of Diptyque candles!!!! Aren’t they SO ADORABLE. The boxes are fantastic all by themselves. Then you open them up and the candles are in vibrant colors with cute drawings on them! Just look at the gingerbread man below!
The red candle is épices et délices, which is a spicy gingerbread scent.  You can get the big one here and the little one here.  I bought this one mainly because I am a little obsessed with that gingerbread man.

The next candle is Le Roi Sapin… it smells of pine forest. You can get the big one here and the little candle here.  It smelled really good, but it did not beat my FAVORITE Christmas Pine Tree Candle which is Thymes “Frasier Fir”.

The last candle is Un Encens… it smells of vanilla, incense, and wood. You can get the big candle here or the little candle here. This one had a really nice scent, didn’t have an overpowering holiday scent to me.

 There is a holiday trio gift set of all three candles here.

I have teamed up with two other fantastic bloggers to start a brand new weekly hashtag party celebrating French Country Decor!
If you love French Country decor then this party is for you!!  Simply post an original pic that is French Country inspired and tag it with #FrenchDecorGirls! 



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  1. October 28, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    I think I will put up all my trees this year.
    I love the wreaths outside of windows
    I usually hang a large lighted wreath between my windows on front of house and leave on till after new years

  2. October 28, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    Angelina, I too am so excited about decorating for Christmas. I've already been adding new items to my Christmas Decor. I just received some beautiful new ribbon and can't wait to use it! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!!!

  3. October 29, 2016 / 3:32 am

    Diptyque candles are the ultimate indulgence – very expensive but worth every penny for their beautiful quality. Oh! I think I must have the pine one!
    Best & Bisous,
    Michelle from Simply Santa Barbara