Monday, October 27, 2008


Ok, I need help. My front door is so not doing it for me. UGGHHHHHHH! And I don't know what is up with the color in that picture, but it makes it look even worse than it is. I love my house, but the outside leaves alot to be desired. One day when I have a wad of cash laying around, I'll have that hideous brick painted. A girl can have dreams, right? Anyway...I need some inspiration. I was going for the "spooky chic" look I have going on inside, but it just doesn't look as good out here. This is what I do spray painted twig trees, my crows wearing pearls, and my tricked out broom. I also heart those ginormous urns I got as a housewarming present from my sweet sisters and mom. I would like for these things to work out here, but if anyone has a different option for me, or a way to tweak it just a bit...I'm open. Thoughts, feelings, ramblings...I'll take it all. Usually I have no problem coming up with new designs for my house, but for some reason I am struggling with this one. I probably wouldn't be stressing about it so much if I didn't have 30 or 40 people coming to my house for a party Friday night. Oh, who am I kidding. I'd be stressing over it even if I wasn't having a party. I'm a little anal that way. Sooooo, help a girl out. Give me something...anything. I'm waiting. And a little impatient.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Easy Halloween Project

So, this is what I started with...a cheap dollar store broom, oodles of ribbon and trim, and my trusty hot glue gun. It was super easy, and I LOVE IT!

What do you think of my wicked cute tricked out witch's broom? I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. But now I have to find just the right place to put her. Any suggestions?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Part 3...lazy version

I wish this were my front porch. I have never wanted a pair of mannequin legs so bad, actually I've never wanted a pair of mannequin legs at all. I guess there's a first time for everything. This fantabulous idea came from The Curious Sofa. They have the most wondefully, imaginative displays...such talent! My new mission in life is to find me a pair of these legs...I must have them!

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

Get your spook on: Part 2

Look at the happy couple...aren't they precious?! I am in love with vintage looking halloween decorations. I simply do not have enough of them. I would leave them up all year, if it didn't make me look like a crazy loon. Have I mentioned that I love halloween?...I know...hate me!

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

Get your spook on!

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 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'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!

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