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October 19, 2016

10 days and counting...

It's less than two weeks until our annual family-friendly Halloween party. 

We've been busy getting things ready inside and out.

We're pushing ourselves to work on decorations when we get home from work each night (not that we really mind).

I always feel like it's always a mad scramble to get everything done, but we might "almost" be ahead of schedule.

Chris came home with 22 pumpkins from Aldi's last night.

In case you're wondering, they really do have the best prices right now at $2.29 a pumpkin.

Hard to believe how quickly this month is flying by!

Halloween hugs!

October 12, 2016

Dollar Tree Ideas for Halloween

I think it's no surprise how much I enjoy visiting Dollar Tree, especially at Halloween.

I had thrifted an orange tree skirt a few years ago at Goodwill and really wanted to jazz it up for Halloween.  So, when I saw these felt characters, I knew they'd be perfect for my plain skirt.

I'm pretty excited with how it looks, but now Josie thinks I need to include presents under our Halloween tree.

Another recent addition to this year's Dollar Tree merchandise are these glow-in-the-dark skeleton arms and inflatable eyeballs (bought separately).

We've got several of these strategically placed around our very large yard spider and I think Chris is going back for even more.

I'm also pretty smitten with these Halloween ice cube trays.  Josie and I experimented with them over the weekend using lemon/lime Faygo pop and cherry juice.  Creepy and fun!  Happy thrifting!  Happy Halloween, friends!

October 7, 2016

Estate sale finds and Halloween crafting

Last year, I purchased a box of award ribbons from estate sale land. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, but I loved the colors and thought I might be able to use them in some type of display at Halloween.

I recently dug through my craft room and found a few things to add to my ribbons.

I'm really happy with how they turned out and they are now part of my Halloween bunting.

I'm using mini clothes pins to hang some of my Halloween treat bags in between the ribbons. After 25 years of Halloween parties, I can't stop tweaking and creating new displays. Have a thrifty/crafty weekend, friends.