Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin Vases 150x150 Happy Halloween!

I’ve been seeing a lot of pumpkin round-ups feature some variation of a pumpkin vase. Looking at the images above, it’s easy to see why they are getting so much attention. This is something I really wanted to try out this year but ran out of time. They could easily translate into a stunning Thanksgiving …

Weekend Musings: Halloween Edition

Raven DIY Ideas 150x150 Weekend Musings: Halloween Edition

To me, there is something innately creepy about birds. Crows/ravens specifically. Maybe this comes from watching Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” at too early an age, but I have always found their monotone squawking and tendency to be sighted picking at roadkill off-putting. Unappealing as they may be, it’s these very qualities that make the macabre creatures perfect for Halloween. …

Last Minute Halloween Decor Ideas

 Last Minute Halloween Decor Ideas

There are 12 days left until All Hallows Eve and I have managed to completely abandon any attempt at decorating. I thought I was on a roll when I painted my pumpkins the second week of October but since then, nothing. I love to see creative Halloween decor and keep finding so many cute vignettes …

Pumpkin Carving Alternatives

No Carve Pumpkins2 150x150 Pumpkin Carving Alternatives

Last Halloween, I outlawed carved pumpkins in our house. I’m done with the mess, done with blistered fingers from those flimsy carving tools, and best of all- done with pumpkin rot. I made some fun painted pumpkins last October that were quite a hit with all our little trick-or-treaters. I decided to go with more of the …

October Color Trend: Tangerine Tango

Tangerine Tango2 150x150 October Color Trend: Tangerine Tango

One of my favorite fall color trends is Tangerine Tango. This punchy hue works great as an accent color or even as a base for a bright, cheery room. With October only a few days away, I’ve been scouring a few of my favorite online sources looking for ways to add some Tangerine Tango to …

Painted Pumpkins

Pumpkin Coffee Table 150x150 Painted Pumpkins

Last year I officially said goodbye to pumpkin carving. I spent almost five hours carving an intricate Halloween scene only to have the whole thing rotting on my doorstep the next day. I know there are ways to preserve the life of the pumpkin but I decided there will not be any carved pumpkins on …