Throw Back Thursday – Halloween Costumes 2012

Happy Halloween!!! It is finally here!  Since our plans this year are a little more laid back (aka staying in watching scary movies), I figured I would show off our handmade costumes from last year!  I was the a zombie Amelia Earhart while Jim was my zombie copilot (Fred Noonan) and of course our cardboard plane helped to complete the costume. I have always been

A Halloween Tradition – Movie Inspired Pumpkins

You may be able to tell by now that I love Halloween, but even more so I love keeping our Halloween tradition alive by carving pumpkins while watching a movie, and drinking cider!  Pretty common stuff here, except our tradition always includes a Steven Spielberg movie!  Since Jim and I have been dating we have watched the movie Hook every year while carving our pumpkins,

Halloween Party Tutorials – Headless Portrait Printables

Halloween is just a couple of days away! But don’t fret if your house doesn’t look quite haunted yet!  You can spook up your home with just a printer, and things you already own, thanks to Pottery Barn! A few years ago on the Pottery Barn website, their creative team showed how to throw an amazing Halloween Party and even included some free printables!  Last

Halloween Party Tutorials – Painted Pumpkins

Confession: I along with a great majority of America am obsessed with all things pumpkin!  That means pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin soup, pumpkin beer and most importantly… carving pumpkins!  Now if you have browsed the blog world or Pinterest over the past few Halloweens, you may know that carving pumpkins is so 2011!  Now this is not to say that I am completely

Halloween Party Tutorials – A Bar filled with BOOs

I hope you know by now that I love a good bar, and by this I mean any bar (makeshift, bar cart or otherwise) in the home, as it is perfect for decorating!  Ok the booze isn’t bad either.  But in this case it is the BOOs that really makes the space! For last year’s Halloween Spooktacular I used my rustic bar area, and spooked

Halloween Party Tutorials – DIY Wall Decor

It really doesn’t get any thriftier than decorating with trash bags, does it?  So far I have shown you how to create a Witch’s Curtain by cutting up plain black trash bags, and today I’m going to show you how to create your very own Halloween Wall Decor by using…you guessed it…Trash Bags! While shopping for decor for last year’s party, I went to a

Halloween Party Tutorials – A Witch’s Curtain

Halloween is just one week away! Can you believe it? I have been so busy that one of my favorite holidays has crept up on me without warning! To make the most of the week that remains before All Hallows’ Eve I will be showing you some DIY Halloween Party Tutorials taken from my very own Halloween party from last year! Whether you are planning

They Call Me Mellow Yellow – Step 1 of a Bedroom Makeover

Sorry for the recent silence on the blog! I have been one busy lady as I have been in Michigan, and now currently in Washington, D.C enjoying the sights! However, in between these two trips I began the first step in the guest bedroom makeover of my parents’ house. This first step of course being paint!  Today I will show you how a few coats

DIY – Painted & Distressed Mason Jars

Who doesn’t love mason jars?  These glass canning jars seem to be all over the place these days, and for good reason!  There is so much you can do with these inexpensive glasses! Today, I will show you how I painted and distressed these mason jars for a shabby chic yet seasonal look! 1. Start with CLEAN and DRY mason jars  I used two of

Making a STATEment-DIY Bookends

One of my new favorite handmade items to make are these wooden bookends.  This idea started last year when I was desperate to come up with a gift for Jim that was both rustic and personal.  The personal touch came by adding the state we were both born in, and then the state we both moved to and met in, but really these bookends can