Sunday, October 19, 2014

Our Not too Spooky Halloween Party.



There were no witches and skeletons at this party! Truth be known, I am from a very superstitious culture, and so in an effort not to anger my forefathers, I only snuck in a few witches' hats in the decor. We had so a wickedly sweet time nonetheless. Are you ready for diy overload. I might have gone a bit overboard...
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Getting Creative with Your Pumpkins
I am not much of a carver, so I tend to get creative with my pumpkins in other ways:
Put some spray paint on it. Spray paint was applied to a number of pumpkins. For this party, some of the pumpkins were painted in gold and black.

Polka dot it. Polka dot decals were applied to one of the bigger pumpkins to create wow and also to pick up on the polka dot motif of the banner.

Pom pom it. I love using pom poms! They add such fun and colorful whimsy to everything. Tiny pom poms were adhered to one of the pumpkins using a glue gun. Pumpkin was spray painted a brighter white first so the colorful pom poms would pop.

Put some chalkboard paint on it. I spray painted a few pumpkins with chalkboard paint which provided a lovely surface to draw those spooky characters.

Dip dye it. I had neon food coloring left over from Easter, so I used the pink color to create a dip dye effect on a couple of the white pumpkins. Pumpkins were spray painted a brighter white first, left to dry then dipped in neon pink food coloring. The stems were spray painted gold to tie in with the other golden pumpkins.

Dress it Up. A pair of craft glasses and a carrot attached as a nose is a fun way to get your pumpkin all dressed up for the party!

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The hubby was nice enough to draw a fun Halloween inspired mural on our chalkboard wall; the perfect back drop for the party.


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these clementines turned pumpkins were a hit

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 The Candy Bar
Little fingers were just itching to get into those jars of delectable goodness! Oreos, cheese balls, jelly creme pumpkins, candy corn were some of the treats that filled the apothecary jars. Chalkboard tags were used to label the jars.

Bewitching Plates
I love using plates on walls as a focal point. I already had the black plates and used candy corn to spell the words Spooky Treats. Pieces of candy corn were adhered to a plate using a glue gun to form each letter. This is such an inexpensive way to add a focal point above your candy bar/table.

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 A Monster Surprise
Little googly eyed monster toys were placed in a brain like container and served as party favors. They also lit up when shook; a fun feature the children would be sure to love.

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 pom pom and food color dip dyed pumpkins that were mentioned above

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my superheroes

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so sweet...

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Spider Man was all smiles after having some yummy treats.

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Our pirate fairy was so beautiful and the most charming pirate I've ever met!

All images captured by the talented Lea Hartman of Lea Hartman Photography.  We had such a fun time! Happy Sunday everyone. xx

Sources:
Miniature spiders on Candy table: Our local Halloween Alley 
Brain container: Our local Halloween Alley 
Captain America costume: Our local Halloween Alley
Batman costume: Our local Halloween Alley
Cat lady costume: Our local Halloween Alley
Tinkerbell costume: Provided by our beautiful pirate
Spooky drink cups and straws: Dollar bin at Target
Punch bowl: Crate and Barrel
Apothecary Jars: TJMaxx
Treat bags(not pictured): Halloween Alley




Friday, October 17, 2014

Happy Birthday!


It's his 3rd birthday today! Can you believe it?  it seems like it was just yesterday that this happened. Happy birthday my darling boy!

pic snapped by friend, Tiffany Parsons.

Monday, October 6, 2014

October Blue and White Bash.

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Happy new week everyone! Surprise, more blue! Blue is no stranger to this blog and the blue and white combo in interiors/decor is a favorite of mine . I am joining in on The Pink Pagoda's October Blue and White Bash fun today.

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Have a beautiful Monday everyone. xx

images via my Pinterest

Friday, October 3, 2014

A Special Birthday.

The hubby aka Dada's birthday is tomorrow and the boys and myself are looking forward to making it extra special for him. Whatever your plans, we wish you all a wonderful weekend!xx

Ps. I snapped this with my phone in the Summer. Zion was telling his Dada to place Ian down or he(Zion) would turn Dada into a frog!:-)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pink in Stockholm for Breast Cancer Awareness.


Wednesday, October 1st starts the month of breast cancer awareness. So many of us either have had loved ones, know of someone who has had a loved one(s) who have been affected by this disease. There are also some of us who have been personally affected and are survivors. The pink facade of this home in Stockholm seems like the perfect way to kick off breast cancer awareness month. The fish clapboard detail is rather darling too.


More pink details inside via the very pretty wallpaper and floral arrangement.



inspiration for my next reupholstery project; fab!


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such a darling space.

National Breast Cancer.org is a great website with invaluable information regarding early detection of the disease and information regarding fundraisers and how you can help. I love their logo; helping women now. xx

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Home of Fashion Designer, Lee Mathews.


Oh Lee, I want everything in your home! If you take a look at Lee's portfolio, you wouldn't at all be surprised by this magical place of a home that she has created in Sydney Balmain.



I don't even know where to begin. I just love it all; the pattern play, colors, the mix of furniture, the art...









 This has brightened my day for sure. We've had rain and dreary weather all week! I could look at the spaces over and over and over... How about you? xx

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