Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Waiting on...Halloween!

I love the holidays - doesn't matter which one!  I love them all!  I would love to tell you that I just LOVE decorating for them but, sadly, I don't.  Not because I don't appreciate beautifully decorated homes - it's just that, well...I completely stink at it!  Not to mention that I didn't really pay attention when we bought our house but there are really no available horizontal spaces to decorate!  Kind of makes things hard.

But, no sense in talking about what I can't do - let's talk about what I can!  I love to craft! I'll see something and think to myself, "I can make that!".  Here are a few things I've been working on while waiting on Halloween!

boo-ing friends!

One of my most favorite things to do is to leave little surprises on doorsteps.  I know how crazy excited my crew gets when we've been blessed this way so it's always fun to keep it going!  Here is a little something I put together this year!

I found this cute monster paint can at Wal-Mart! The glow-in-the-dark gloves were found in the dollar section at Target and the glow-in-the-dark silly string came from Michael's.
You might remember this frame from my hubby's birthday week.  You can read more here.
decorating our mantel

As you can see, I don't have much of a mantle.  It's very narrow and then we have the beautiful artwork TV above it that I get to work around.  :)
I think it looks MUCH better zoomed in!  
My sweet friend, Susan, made the adorable fabric garland and wreath!  Thank you, Susan!

I'm a sucker for kid's artwork and will display as much as I can.  Here are a couple of Hope's spooky creations!  And, the adorable chalkboard pumpkin came from Kirkland's!  Just noticed it's on temporary sale for $7.49!  Hurry and get one before it's too late!  
Saw this football pumpkin and knew I had to make one too!  

Last year I saw this cute pumpkin and, of course, had to make it too!  Amy at All In a Day shows you the how to on her blog!  Thanks, Amy!

I LOVE this!  My dear friend, Shelly, gave me this with a festive bottle of vino.  She shows you how easy this is to make on this post.

I just HAD to check out this Dollar Tree pumpkin makeover - yes, it's as easy as Melissa says it is!

 teacher gifts

Here are a couple of fun Halloween gifts I put together for the girls' teacher plus the Crossing Guard at Holden's school.  I've noticed that I don't do as much for Colby's teachers anymore.  :(  Anyone have any good idea for middle school teacher gifts?  He's got a lot of teachers so it must be economical and also for either male or female.  Ready - set - suggest!

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classroom gifts

Putting together little goodies for Hope's "pretty" school (she thinks when we say Pre-School that we are saying Pretty School) friends always bring me joy!  Here are some little cauldrons of Halloween treats.

And, just in case you are wondering where I keep all these treasures before delivery - check out my closet floor!
See that small area of carpet in the right hand corner - that's where I stand to grab clothes!  :)

But, I wouldn't have it any other way!  I hope you guys are having a great day and are eagerly WAITING on Halloween!

Gig 'em and God bless!


  1. We LOVED our boo basket! This is definitely your gift friend. And thanks for the shout out!

  2. I love all your ideas! I have so much fun putting together little gifts for people. I was a little sad this year when my middle school daughter told me she really didn't want to give her teachers Halloween surprises. I guess teacher gifts end in jr high? Our school does lots of organized events like muffin mornings and lunches for the teachers so that makes me feel a little better about it.

    1. It's sad that the older our kiddos get the less they want us to do for their teachers. I feel these are the teachers that need the most love! They truly have a calling! I'll be sure to share if I come up with any fun gifts for them! Thanks for stopping by!


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