Décor Diaries: Spells and Potions and Magic, Oh My!

It’s officially Halloween, and while the goblins are wrapping up their trick or treating, I thought I’d share our Halloween decor this year. It’s always hard taking pictures of my decor in the house that we’re currently renting because of how dark it is. Hoping our next home has more natural light!

I decorated our mantel this year with some classic Halloween staples including some spell books, white pumpkins, a black candelabra, and our new friend, the crow. I like that it can really go with any color pallet that you may already have going in your home because it’s all neutrals. I also feel it’s a step towards the more sophisticated side of Halloween decor instead of the usual orange kiddy craft explosion.

I mixed up my chalkboard frame with an extra piece I had left over from the first one I had framed. I had Logan cut two dowels and place them on each side of the chalkboard and then added the string. Looks just like an old scroll! The candelabra was a great find at Michael’s that I spray painted black.

And adding to our decor from last year, I made three potions bottles from Logan’s old whiskey bottles.  I simply removed the labels and printed out some potion labels at home and glued them on. I also finally found a use for all that hair Trigger sheds! It looks just like werewolf fur! Ta-da! The bone powder is flour and for the unicorn tears bottle I painted the inside with glitter and mod podge before baking. I showcased them all together on a silver tea set that has started to tarnish.  Simple Halloween decor that didn’t cost me a penny!

Tonight we had fun hanging out with our neighbors, and after Easton hit up the houses close by, we headed off to a very popular neighborhood just up the road with Easton’s friend, Reagan. I didn’t get a good picture of Reagan (dressed as Belle) and Easton together, but they got quite a few oohhs and aahs. They were totally cute together. Before leaving the house, I did manage to snap a photo of Easton in his Indian costume! He hasn’t mastered the “trick or treat” saying yet, but he enjoyed getting to hold out his bucket and saying thank you. Reagan had him covered on the “trick or treat” part. Hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween! Goodnight to all!

Décor Diaries: Love Is in the Air

 had a difficult time this year figuring out my Valentine’s day decor. I have made a few Valentine crafts projects in the past and made a few new things this year. But after I put it all up, it looked like Rainbow Brite threw up in my home, which can easily happen with all the pinks, reds, and purples associated with the holiday. Logan said it looked like Easton had decorated it. Haha! Point well heard dear husband, and I agreed. So I took it all down and started fresh.

Morley, the moose, got a smashing black bowtie and Logan cut out the wooden letters that I then spray painted. I also made the arrows displayed in the glass apothecary jar and the simple heart garland.

I love how the arrows turned out!

And of course, my chalkboard could not be forgotten! This one was a little more challenging, but I’m proud of the finished product. Red roses finish off the mantel and add a pop of color.

Can one’s home be decorated for Valentine’s day without candy? I think not!

More red roses decorate the kitchen table. Roses really are a staple for Valentine’s day, even if you bought them for yourself!

I also have a winner to announce for the Valentine’s wreath giveaway… the lucky winner is Barbara Powden! Thank you to everyone who shared and commented!