Monday, 15 October 2012

Looking Boo-tiful

Hello!  I hope you've had an enjoyable weekend.  I attended a low key bachelorette party where we went for mani/pedis, thai food and then made a time capsule for the bride and groom to open on their 5th anniversary.  The day was wonderful.  The drive home was scary.  The rainfall was very heavy, I hydroplaned a couple of times, my antilock breaks went on when I stopped, one of my headlights was out (I was driving home at midnight for about an hour and a half long drive), the fog in some of the areas was so thick I had to pull over, stop, and talk myself into going a little further.  I was very glad to finally pull into my driveway and get out of the car! 

On sunday, I went for a little family walk with my sister, brother-in-law and baby Lily, watched a movie and then actually cooked a decent meal from scratch (a rare occurance for me, but something got into me and I felt inspired to create!  lol)

Anyhoo, I'm not much of a seasonal decorator - Holidays, yes! - but seasons, not really.  I appreciate all the lovely pictures I see of beautiful Fall decorations, but I don't have the drive to do it myself.  But when the holidays come, I love to do a little something to get in the spirit.

Last weekend I got out my Halloween bin and put a few things together.  I used the the decorations I got on clearance last year at Michaels and got the living room set up.

The feathers are from a centerpiece at a wedding we were at last year, the hurricane was a wedding gift and the glass stones I normally have in there with a white candle.  So I put in the black candle, the orange tea light holder, the ceramic skull and scattered some little spiders around.

I love classic orange and black for Halloween, so my orange vase and some more black feathers went well together

And then the doily spider webs I made last year, I hung from the curtain rods.


I put a few things up outside, but nothing to write home about, so if I add a few more I'll snap some pictures.

Are you getting your Halloween decorations out?  Do you like seasonal or holiday decorating?

Friday, 5 October 2012

Adding to the Gallery Wall

We recently added a couple of frames to our gallery wall.  I'm short on time so let's just get to it, here it was before...
 I had two more things I wanted to add to our wall, but felt the need to wait until after we were married to hang them.  So after our wedding we added two more frames on the left side ...
But seeing as the sunshine is whiting the pictures out, here's a close up.  One is of one of my favourite engagement pictures where it shows both of our families officially joining as one...


 The second one I had seen at 29 Rue House and thought they were absolutely adorable...little personalized periodic table of elements art!  So once we were married I just had to do one up for us.

And that's that.  Super quick post!  I love these two new additions and am already looking for a few more things to add to the wall.
I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, enjoy your long weekend if your work gives you one, enjoy time with loved ones and filling your bellies!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Link Up

I'm still here!  It's been very busy around here, but I'll be back shortly with a few updates...for now I'm linking up with Thrifty Decor Chick for the October Before and After Party.

TDC Before and After