Okay peeps - this post is LONG overdue considering it's already the middle of the month.... but life's been crazy.
I LOVE Halloween. I'm not sure why... but I do. I have really great memories of Halloween growing up and love the excitement and anticipation that decorating brings to the Holiday.
I try to switch things up every year and I love how the buffet turned out with the big chalkboard and bats this year. I cut all the bats out out of cardstock and it was so easy! Such a big bang for my buck considering it's about $3 worth of cardstock.
I totally meant to put a big mirror on the right sid eof the mangle, but then I had all the spiderwebs up and decided I didn't want to make another trip up to the attic.... so shutters it is. I found the shutters in our attic a couple of years ago. They were from our "wet bar" turned "not wet bar" area in the kitchen and the previous owners of the house removed them and left them in the attic. Score.
I still need to make ornaments with last years picture - but am loving the pictures from past Halloweens.
These crows are everywhere in my decor and were $1/each at The Dollar Tree. They typically have them every Halloween!
My original plan was only to put the bats in the kitchen, but apparently I am HORRIBLE at estimating how many bats I should be cutting and I had a lot of extras... so I brought some into the Family room as well.
After doing the wall above the dresser, there were STILL more left... so Luke suggested that they go down the hallway "like a cave".
And since there were STILL more left I even put a few going into the boys (messy!) room. KEeping it real.... this is how their room looks on a Wednesday afternoon. hahaha
And yes.... that's an aquarium. It contains a turtle named Sharpie. But that's a post for another day :)
So... there it is! Hope you enjoyed the little tour. Do you go all out for halloween??? Are you a glittery pumpkins or skeleton and eyeballs kind of girl??? If nothing else I hope you're feeling all festive after my pics ;)
Also.... speaking of festive... how stinkin' cute are these mommy/daughter Matilda Jane aprons???
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Happy Thursday, Friends!!!