halloween vibes

Wishing everyone the best Halloween possible! I only really decorated outside this year for the benefit of all the neighbors’ littles up & down the street.  I do have some detailed touches inside but nothing like years past. It’s partly do to the fact that my kiddos are older; also partly due to the factContinue reading “halloween vibes”

apple cider mimosas

This is for all the bubble lovers out there.  I love a good champagne cocktail and mimosas always evoke a celebration or vacation vibe to me.  Traditional mimosas use orange juice but we injected a little seasonal twist, using apple cider instead of orange juice for the Fall season. A few years ago we hostedContinue reading “apple cider mimosas”

a glitzy halloween tablescape

This Halloween tablescape was inspired by the Anthropologie Bistro Tile collection.  I love these bowls with the double handles and the little Florette tile at the bottom of the bowl. I got the bowls and some assorted serving pieces which I am sure you will all see again and again in future tablescapes.  I haveContinue reading “a glitzy halloween tablescape”

happy all hallows’ eve 2017

or happy hallowe’en. or happy all saints’ eve. or whatever you call it and however you celebrate it, i hope everbody is safe and sound. I’ll be home with  some family handing out candy and watching the world series. Said family does NOT include Master and Miss Masterpiece, who will be with their respective friends.Continue reading “happy all hallows’ eve 2017”

enter if you dare…

The foyer is all dressed up to greet our guests during this spooky season. I did not decorate for halloween as much as I intended to but c’est la vie. It is partly do to the fact my kids are older and not as interested. And partly do to the fact that I simply didContinue reading “enter if you dare…”

green & black halloween tablescape

Our veggie garden is done for the season; when I was out in the garden last, seeing everything dead it just seemed so eerie, which evoked a feeling of something right out of a haunted movie. Then I spied the huge rosemary shrub that survives through every winter.  it’s still the same plant we plantedContinue reading “green & black halloween tablescape”

halloween mantel evolution

So this happened the other day. Master Masterpiece asked when I was going to bring out the halloween decorations! Happy dance.  A big, happy, witchy momma dance. For those who know me, I get a bit melancholy about my kids getting older & not embracing some of the things they use to get super excitedContinue reading “halloween mantel evolution”

6 halloween DIY crafts

Now that the calendar has officially turned to October I thought I would share some halloween crafts I have created in the past.  I’ve shared all of them here on the blog before but I am creating a round up and consolidating them all here in this post for your convenience as well as mine.  IContinue reading “6 halloween DIY crafts”

metal pumpkins garden vignette

School is back in session, which to me always signifies summer is over and fall is here. Now of course when I went to school we started school after Labor Day and although the kids seem to start earlier and earlier nowadays the emotion remains the same to me. The start of school = fallContinue reading “metal pumpkins garden vignette”

halloween 2016

I can’t believe Halloween is here! Where did October go?!?! I want to show the Halloween decor around the house I have not shared on the blog yet. I added this wooden ticket sign I got at Homegoods a few years ago to the mantel and edited out some of the woodland elements I had for theContinue reading “halloween 2016”