October 9, 2015

Senior spotlight

I've been so busy with Halloween preparations that I skipped posting Emma's homecoming pictures. 
Doesn't she look beautiful?  

I'm so proud of how well Emma is juggling cross country, marching band, executive council and a zillion other student committees, in addition to being in the National Honor Society.

With all her amazing organizational skills, I have no doubt she will do well next year in college.
We are so proud of you, Emma!

October 5, 2015

A few of my favorite things...

Thanks to estate sales over the past year , I've added a few more Gurley Halloween candles to my stash this year.  

I've also added a few more Halloween masks to my collection.

Over the weekend, I managed to sneak into Homegoods and came home with a really fun Halloween mug.

Welcome October and all things Halloween!

Have a festive week, friends!

September 29, 2015

My 2015 Halloween tree reveal!

With the next few weekends packed with Emma's marching band competitions and cross country invitationals, I decided to make the most of a nearly empty weekend and start unpacking a few of my orange Halloween storage tubs. 

I spent most of the weekend decorating my Halloween tree.
Handmade ornaments mixed with lots of vintage Halloween picks and special treasures, fill the branches.

For those of you who have followed me as long as I've been blogging, you know that our family {loves} Halloween!

 NOT the icky, scary, gross-kind of Halloween, but the fun, vintage, Orange and Black Halloween!

This year, marks our 24th annual Halloween party.

 As you can see, my Halloween tree is extra full this year.

Boy, I love it so!!  Happy "early" Halloween!

September 24, 2015

Tiny things...my Halloween dollhouse

As you know, once mid-September hits, Halloween takes center stage.
It's definitely come on with speed and determination this year.
With the gift of a pie safe this summer, I now have another spot for displaying my precious Halloween treasures.   

As you can see, I decided to unpack my Halloween dollhouse this year.

 Having it on top of the pie safe, keeps it out of the way of  furry paws.
 I've had people ask, just how many dollhouses do you own?
This Halloween-themed one makes number 9.
I hope you find some time to play this weekend!  

September 21, 2015

Halloween crafting

Inspired by My Paper Crane and Viv (Instagram accounts), I took up the paint brush and decorated a few polyfoam gourds.
Both Dollar Tree and Dollar General are selling them right now.  I've even seen polyfoam gourds at our local Meijer's Grocery Stores.  
If you are curious, the wooden end of the paint brush works well for making their little teeth.  I used crafting holly berries for their noses and faux candy corn from Hobby Lobby.
 Don't you just love their personalities?  Happy crafting!