Confession: I haven't even carved a pumpkin yet. My excuse is that the weather in the Bay Area has been much too hot for keeping a pumpkin in good shape until Thanksgiving, but the high temperatures shouldn't prevent me from attempting other decorating ideas for the house. I could throw up an orange-and-black pendant on the mantel or add a creepy vignette to the entry table, but so far I've been dragging my heels. In truth, I've been too busy working on some Halloween costume ideas to really put a lot of effort into Halloween home decorating. What about you? Are you decking out your house for the holiday?