Decorating for a holiday takes time and creativity. It seems I can only muster it with my full heart once a year for Christmas. But to a first grader, having both parents with full time jobs, a fixer upper bungalow and a yard in desperate need of fall plantings is no excuse.

Halloween is around the corner and it is time to deck out the entryway with some spooky spirit. But how do you avoid the white cob web (the Halloween equivalent to tinsel- still vacuuming up in July!) and orange plastic mess? I love this Halloween entry way from Life in the Fast lane. Check out her ideas here- clever, creative and completely avoided the dreaded two hours in Walmart perusing the picked over plastic Halloween decor. Only thing missing is a shallow dish of candy corns- the Halloween classic. Lucy might be right- it is definitely time to spook up the house.