Friday, October 17, 2014

Spooktacular SSOM Halloween House

Happy Friday! Another week down, and only two weeks until Halloween! Do you have a costume picked out yet? We are still assembling ours, if you follow me on Instagram you got a sneak peek this week...poor dog! :)

I love decorating for the holidays. Whether it's Easter eggs or Halloween bats, there is just something so festive about bringing the holiday spirit into my home. I was talking to a girlfriend this week about holiday traditions and how important they are to a family. We are still a "young" family so the traditions we have are "young", but I do know that a holiday home will always be one! 

So of course I had to spook the house. I didn't go too crazy but did have some fun in a couple of spaces and I am excited to share them with you today! And what's even better is that there are links to 15 Halloween Home Tours below... how is that for a treat?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pretty Preppy Link Party {October}

Welcome to the second Pretty Preppy Party! Last month we had over 70 lovely projects link up! Are you ready to get your monthly fix of amazing preppy projects? I know I am! 

Here is what we've been up to this month. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Happy Fall Y'all" Burlap Pumpkin Door Hanger

Every year I tell myself I'm not going to decorate for Halloween...but then I just can't help myself. :) It's just too much fun and the decorating addiction is real, y'all! 

So I spooked the house. And I am so happy I did!  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

10-Minute {EASY} "31" Halloween Pillow

It's no "trick", you can whip up this "treat" in less than 10 minutes! 

This super simple "31" Halloween pillow came together in 10 minutes and anyone can do it!  Maybe even with items you have on hand!

Monday, October 13, 2014

A Toddler "Crafternoon"

I have always been a sucker for cute kid art project ideas.  Honestly, I have never seen a handprint art or pipe cleaner craft I didn't love! 

So I have been counting down the days until I could start doing "arts and crafts" with my boys. I just can't wait to share my love of creating things with them! Since we are finally at an age where Mr. Big Stuff can partake in the fun- we have been doing some simple craft projects which I have named "crafternoons". 

For more details on our "crafternoon" and how we made this Palm Tree Fish Craft- click here.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

How to Make Your Office Pretty: Gussied Up Dollar Store Scissors

Y'all, something is wrong with me! I seriously have spray paint fever! 


Earlier this week, I shared one step I took to make my new "cloffice" pretty by painting some old office supplies gold. The closet-office still has a long way to go but the gold accessories definitely make me smile! 

But I couldn't stop with the stapler, tape dispenser and 3-hole punch. 
I just HAD to go and paint my scissors too. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

How to Make Your Office Pretty: Give It Some Glam

Hey friends! Hope everyone had a great fall weekend! Ours was the perfect blend of busy and relaxing - with a dose of amazing weather. I even managed to squeeze in a couple projects that involve my favorite thing these days: spray paint. I guess I am making up for lost time time since I couldn't spray paint anything while I was pregnant? 

I shared last week that I am carving out a tiny corner of the house to be my home "office". 

When I say "office", what I really mean is closet...but hey, this mama will take it! 
I plan to share some before shots and my inspiration for the "cloffice" soon, but so far I've just been attempting to get organized which includes tracking down office supplies. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Glitter-Dipped Mason Jars

Happy Friday! Any fun fall plans this weekend? We are heading to our first college football game of the season and it looks like the weather is going to cooperate- it might *actually* feel like fall for the game! Nothing better. :) 

Today's post is another quick and easy project. I just can't quit these quick little updates these days, and sometimes the littlest detail can really go a long way. 

I made a quick stop at Home Depot the other day and the Rustoleum Gold Glitter spray paint was calling my name. I have never used it before, and quite honestly I don't know why. 

Glitter + Spray Paint? #cometomama

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Top Ten September & No "Spend-tember" Recap

And just like that September came and went. Happy October y'all! Hard to believe we are three quarters down for the year. It feels like just yesterday I was putting my Christmas decorations away and here I am already thinking about pulling them down!   

September was a pretty fantastic month around these parts. I challenged myself to cut back on spending claiming a "No Spend-tember" and must say that I am pretty proud of the results. I avoided Target runs, Starbucks drop-ins and never one time popped into Costco. 

And you know what? I survived. :) I even managed to get a few projects done around the house without spending any moolah! Yep, all ten of these posts below were done without spending a dime. BOOM!

Just in case you missed anything, here are the highlights. 

I updated an old umbrella holder...

Shared how to create monograms for the cheap and lazy...

News Flash! I am a stay at home mom!  I shared my heart on this season of motherhood and my decision to not return to work after maternity leave...

I reflected on September 11th and shared an outfit in a New York state of mind...

And then I shared how I turned that old I HEART NY t-shirt into a fitted shirt with a quick five minute upcycle...

We kicked off our first Pretty Preppy Party! Over 70 awesome projects were linked up and I loved looking through all of the great ideas! ...

I knocked off a Pottery Barn Urn...

I shared my "Traditional with a Twist" Fall table setting...

And last but not least, I shared a quick and easy Pumpkin Makeover and gave these pumpkins a little gussying up

Bring on October!