Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The best day of the year...

Today is the most exciting day of the year at Our Towns Habitat ReStores!!! For me, this is the one day out of the year that I live for. Seriously... It's better than the day I got hired (sorry boss), better than the time I saw the first shipment of new product being donated (though that is always an awesome feeling), and even better than those super crazy days at the Cornelius ReStore before 2pm when the Silent Auction is ending.

So... why? you may ask? What's so fantastical about today that makes any other day at the ReStore seem... normal? 

Because today is the day that the autumn and Halloween decorations get put out!
And I'm totally not kidding, either. Nor am I alone in my feelings of excitement!

The day that all the fall and Halloween decorations get put out onto the floor it's like a feeding frenzy. You would think that our loyal customers had never seen an ounce of orange or black in their entire lives, that they hadn't really been living until today. The evidence is in this photo:

Note the pink tape that acts as a rope around this particular section of Halloween and fall goodies. That is because the Halloween goblins that were working so hard to stock the shelves couldn't keep up with the swarms of people buying up decorations as soon as they hit the shelves! And in some cases items were actually being pulled from the hands of these fabulous goblins before the items even touched  the shelves!

It is truly a magical day, one that gets you in the spirit for the leaves changing, the weather turning crisper, and the ghosts and ghouls that will soon make their appearances! While the weather here in the Lake Norman area hasn't been cooperating enough for me to pull out my favorite sweaters and boots,  my obsession will autumn has not subsided, especially not after today!

In fact, with the invention of Pinterest, there isn't much hope for this obsession leaving me anytime soon. If you are anything like me you've probably already pinned loads of fall crafts, recipes, decorations, Halloween costume ideas, etc. onto your "All Things Fall" Pinterest Board. I have been itching to make a Fall craft, so my board is full of them! Especially since I found this gem at the Cornelius ReStore last year:

That's right.. it's an entire bolt of burlap. I think I paid a whopping $8 for it, which was absolutely amazing. I've been guarding it closely and have finally decided that I can't hide it any longer... it must be set free and have something wonderful done with it! Right now my heart is set on creating a Fabulous Autumn wreath similar to this one:

(source here)

So that's probably what will happen with part of this beauty, combined with whatever other Fabulous Finds I come across now that the autumn decor is out!

Check out the ReStore's Pinterest page to see what other fun craft ideas you can come up with using ReStore materials. And don't forget to check out the seasonal items at both the Cornelius and Mooresville ReStores.

PS- I also found this baby at the Mooresville ReStore today:
A brand new book of scrapbooking paper: the Autumn and Halloween combo stack... It will be perfect for some of my upcoming crafts! Stay tuned and don't forget to share your sweet crafts/fall decor by commenting below!

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