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Monday, September 29, 2014

Don't You Wish They Were Your Neighbors?

Hello dear friends.  I hope everyone had a good weekend.  The weather here was positively gorgeous - blue skies and warm temps.


Needless to say, my weekend was not the rosiest.  A certain someone, who will remain nameless, decided to throw his life away and get married. My only compensation is the fact that he seems to go for the same type as me - statuesque, painfully thin, breathtakingly gorgeous, and beyond brilliant.  It's not my fault that he was lucky enough to find my doppelganger who just happened to be single. 





I chose to wear my mourning outfit for the entire weekend.  I needed to make a statement in my own way.  The Mister was proud to have his arm candy by his side.


To get my mind off all the silly hooplah in Italy, I took the liberty of finding some Halloween decorations that I can only hope will be an inspiration to you. 

   



What cute little 4-year-old pirate or princess wouldn't want to climb their way through this yard for a bag of m&m's?

Forest of Mirrors


My favorite part of this pic is "Ye Olde Pumpkin Patch."






Tell me you wouldn't want your youngsters to knock on this trailer's door.

Vintage Bag Lady


I don't think the kids would have too many nightmares after meeting these clowns.  Their kid's cute too. 

Vintage Bag Lady


And for Mom and Dad... nothing says trick or treat like an open bar.

Vintage Bag Lady



This is a house that took the Paleo diet a step too far.





The staff must have been pretty busy getting this house ready for the big day. 

Times Union


Is this Chucky Cheese's house?  I knew he was making big bucks!

Times Union



How long do you think it took someone to light all those pumpkins?

the Digest


A lot going on here.  Not sure what they were shooting for, though.

homesessive


Can you imagine picking up your date for the first time at this humble abode?

ARL Now



OK, if I drove up to my house and my neighbor had this displayed as his "decorations"  I would be on the horn with my realtor within thirty seconds. 

Daily Caller



Happy Monday!




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Katie Clooney
Katie Clooney

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.

26 comments:

  1. Oh, my gosh! You and I think alike! Poor George knew I was taken, so what else was the poor guy to do?
    You crack me up even more than a yard full of plastic bodies!

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  2. Oh my word! That last one is just WRONG!!! I would not want to try explaining that to a little one. And yes my dear, George settled for second best as you were already spoken for!

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  3. The Mister is one lucky man to have grabbed you long before GC....I am "loving" the mourning outfit you have chosen...I hope you will be able to move on quickly...dealing with the paparazzi gets old fast.

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  4. Your commentary, Katie, is hysterical and you had us on the ground laughing! Thank goodness we don't have neighbors like these - all we need is a pumpkin or two and a big mum plant. Had such a busy weekend that we didn't hear about the wedding!
    xxoo
    C + C

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  5. Oh Katie, i feel your pain about George !
    But my girlfriends and i are certain it,s not love,but old George wants to go into politics and needed a smart and goodlooking woman at his arm ...
    So we keep saying to ourself ;-)

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    1. Exacty, Esther. It wouldn't look good for old George to be chasing a married woman all over the state of Mass.

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  6. Well, I needed the laugh today and I got it...starting with George and ending with the "dead people" on the driveway. lol xo Diana

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  7. Too funny I posted about that house in Saratoga (TImes Union)which is down the street from Skidmore, we took pictures of it last year I just couldnt resist!! As for George oh cest la vie!! xo K

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  8. Your posts always make me laugh! I think George couldn't wait any longer for you to come available. True, he settled for a less superior trophy wife, but at least he has someone to keep him warm this winter. I'm sure if you ever leave your mister he will dump her like yesterday's garbage.;)

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    1. I'm with you Dee. She can sure keep him warm because she is so darn fat.

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  9. I thought you were Mrs. Clooney! I like a festive neighbor - as long as they take it down in a timely manner...

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    1. Gina... I am Mrs. Clooney... in my mind..

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  10. Katie Clooney you are too funny! xo/Kiki Clooney

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    1. Thank you sweet Kiki. My husband may beg to differ at times.

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  11. Isn't her nose kind of big? I think he panicked when he could see from your blog your marriage is solid, and just went for the next thing that walked by. Poor guy.

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    1. Carol.... so true! At last I have found someone on the same page!

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  12. Bonjour Katie! Dou you Americans realize how lucky you are with Halloween, even if it is so kitsch... So much fun! In France, nothing until Christmas! I can't speak in the name of all French people, but I think we are less "festive" (?) than you are. Make the most of it! Bonne journée et à bientôt.

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    1. Caroline.. we may be more festive but you french women are far more chic!

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    2. Hou la la! It depends... But thank you Katie, I like this flattering reputation!

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  13. I think they are THE most beautiful couple don't you? Yes indeed, I think gorgeous George has finally met his true love match! Thank you sweet Katie for keeping us laughing! Hugs to you!

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  14. i remember driving to work in Atlanta many moons ago...it was early in the am, like 6am, the sun barely coming up and i spotted a car with something hanging out of the trunk. i got closer and saw that it was part of leg. now where i used to work was in a very sketchy industrial part of Atlanta...cell phones were still in the early days and i didn't have one then. i started freaking out trying to write down the plate numbers so i could call the police when i arrived at work. so i'm following this car, thinking the worst thoughts about this person in this car's trunk and i'm tailing this guy on I-20 when finally i guess the headlights hit the leg just right and i could see that it was a fake leg. Thank goodness right? Only then did I calm down long enough to figure this guy had the worst sense of humor in the world and the worst sense of timing because he was decorating for Halloween way too early for my liking. your photos above reminded me of that leg...still not a fan of scary Halloween stuff. wishing we could side step the decorations for that and just go straight to thanksgiving :)

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  15. I love those houses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And no I do not want to live by old George!

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  16. Mr. Clooney is in love like always - and he will find special tasks for Mrs.Clooney.
    Halloween is growing more importand in Germany. We love it.:-)!

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  17. CRAZY decor....some people just don't understand the less is more theory in Halloween decor I guess, that last one should be illegal....way too violent, I cannot imagine young kids having to walk past that....that is nuts! Sadly I am resigned to mums and little pumpkins this year since..sniffle sniffle there aren't little ones to decorate for any more:(

    Its about time George made an honest man out of himself...geez he waited long enough. He wasn't going to wait forever for you to snap out of it and do it so he had to move on......may he grow old and happy with his new bride.

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  18. Where do you find these pictures?!?! That group of clowns is just so disturbing but not as disturbing as the crime scene. Seriously?! I'll just jump ahead to cornstalks and turkeys, thank you.

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  19. Katie -- I must tell you that I had dinner once with George's dad (and 6 others) and if George is half the man his dad is, his is worth fighting Alma over! So nice, smart, funny, good looking, seemed to love his wife (she was at the table too), etc.

    London soon? I'll trip her and you grab the Clooney...

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