Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
So, this is what I started with...a cheap dollar store broom, oodles of ribbon and trim, and my trusty go-to-gal...my hot glue gun. It was super easy, and I LOVE IT!
Monday, October 20, 2008
And since, I am lazy and have run out of steam and money...this is all ya get for part 3...a great design inspiration picture and some halloween funnies. Sorry, I know I'm lame. Check back. Maybe I'll finish my front porch one day.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Who doesn't love a headless Frankenstein cookie jar? For 90% off at Hobby Lobby, I fell in love with it's imperfections. Anyway, I think the crinkly halloween streamers coming out of it's neck are much better than any ol' head! By the way, please excuse our breakfast dishes in the sink behind Frankie. Hey, I'm keeping it real for ya!
Just couldn't resist spookin' up the powder room a little.
I know, I know...enough with the halloween extravaganza. All 2 of you who actually look at this blog are probably sick of me. But, there is a reason for all the madness. I'm participating in a Halloween Blog Party over at a Fanciful Twist. It is a magical place created by an uber talented lady. Definitely go check her out. And I hate to break it to you...but there will be a part three to this halloween frenzy of mine. Stay tuned.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Do you have as much fun as I do decorating for halloween? Last year was the first time I've really gotten into the whole halloween thing. We hosted our first annual halloween party and had an absolute blast. I've made it our new tradition, and cannot wait till the 31st! The kids and I have had so much fun with it this year. We went with a little more of a spooky theme, and I hope none of the little kids get too scared. This post shows several of my Dollar Tree scores. The glass jars on my mantel are filled with those cute white pumpkins, gourds, skulls, and skeleton hands...all from DT. And let's not forget those sweet little black crows. Speaking of which, before I found them at DT, I was considering ordering them from Lillian Vernon and paying $20 for 3. WHAT?...I know, insanity. Thank goodness for the dollar store! I know by now everyone and their brother has done the cute little frame with "BOO" printed in it, and I just had to join the party and do one too. Joy over at joysofhome.blogspot.com gave us all the fantabulous idea of what to do with an ugly dollar store frame. Isn't it too cute? By the way, I love her and want to be her when I grow up! She's one of the many talented ladies out there in blogland that's inspired me. I've always been thrifty and loved a good bargain, but lately it has become a passion of mine. It's so rewarding to take an inexpensive item and turn it into something spectacular. One woman's trash really can be another woman's treasure. It's just so much fun. The cake stand, old books, and glass jars were things I already had that I wasn't using. The little curved wooden box was a yard sale find from last Saturday...$1. I love to "shop" my house for unused things and repurpose them. It's becoming a slight obsession...it's addicting. Hey, it's a safe, cheap, fun hobby. And I can use that saved money to take the kiddos to McDonald's every now and then. Everyone wins!