Three weeks ago, I shared ideas for outdoor Halloween decorations. With just a month till the big day, it’s time to move it inside. I’ve gathered 4 spooktacular projects to get you started, and best of all these are projects you can knock out this weekend.
Get the kids to help create these cute mini bat pumpkins:
Whip up a spider web pillow:
I don’t care how many new tech devices are available to remind me of appointments, passwords and to-dos — nothing comes close to keeping me organized like sticky notes.
And with these notes from The Future Perfect, my desk can now look like it’s covered in fall leaves.
How do you keep organized? Are you a tech person, or are you still a notepad/sticky note person like me?
If you’ve been checking out the other photos of my house (here, here and here), then you’ve noticed that my style is pretty traditional. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but it suits me to, well, a T.
For years, as I hit estate sales, flea markets and thrift stores looking for traditional items to fill my first home, a classical bust was at the top of my wishlist, but their high price tags meant I always went home bust-less. So I was thrilled to find this one at an estate sale for the bargain-basement price of….wait for it….50 cents! Yep, that’s right, it was tagged $1 and, as this was the sale’s last day, they had marked everything half price. Best of all, she represents my favorite Greco/Roman deity: Artemis (aka Diana), mythology’s original wild woman — goddess of the hunt, chastity, childbirth, the moon and protector of women.
My bust is plaster and therefore very fragile, hence the long (character-adding) crack across her cheek:
A plaster bust is the least expensive option. My friend and fellow traditionalist, Grant, one-upped me last weekend and scored this lovely pair of bisque (or unglazed) porcelain busts at an estate sale for only $20:
In April of 2011, Lili chose Andy Warhol iPhone covers as a Daily Delight. Well, in light of the iPhone 5 unveiling this week, I’m bringing back designer iPhone cases as a DD.
Covers From Society6.com
Though Apple has announced the new iPhone 5 looks very similar to previous models, they say it does have a larger screen and is lighter and thinner than the iPhone 4S. So, does that mean the covers above won’t even fit the new model? Anyone know?
If not, well then — let’s just celebrate the pretty of these “old” cases and look forward to the pretty of the new!
First, let me start you off with two quotes:
- “Men I may not know, but shoes, shoes I know.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
- “The best way to a woman’s heart is through her sole.” – Anonymous
So true, so true. I love shoes in every style, shape and color. (My desktop background is even an image of vintage shoes from Designlovefest.) And each week or two when I add a new pair to my tiny closet, I imagine I’ll one day have my dream Carrie Bradshaw closet to display each and every one. With the DIY trend spreading into the fashion world, I may need that extra-large closet sooner than I thought.
Burberry-Inspired Embellished Heels
Recently, fashionistas on a budget started buying regular heels and giving them a handmade touch with paint or embellishments to turn them into designer favorites for much, much less. Check out some of the best DIY designer-inspired heels we’ve found on the web.
More DIY Designer-Inspired Heels
Bonfires are so fun — especially in the fall when the air is cool and crisp. And thanks to Essay Group, LLC — setting a bonfire just got a whole lot easier.
The new Light ‘n Go® log is an all-natural birch stump, kiln dried and engineered to light with one match. Just one! You can set it in a fire pit or even a fireplace. It’s portable, so take it with you on your next camping trip.
There seem to be several methods to starting a good fire. Any campers out there who want to share their best tips? Tell me in the comments below.
More Fire Pit and Fireplace Talk:
Fire Pit and Ice Chest Combo
Fire Pits and Grills
Pictures of Fire Pits
Fire Pit Ideas
How to Build a Fire Pit
As I’ve mentioned before: I love antiques but, in particular, my heart skips a beat when I see European antiques — French finds in particular. Years ago, I discovered a gilt Rococo-inspired wall clock at a flea market. The clock face looked to be from the ’60s but the surrounding frame was hand-carved wood with applied gold leaf and appeared to be much older. At the time, I lived in Los Angeles and really had no use for it so it languished, forgotten, in my parents’ North Carolina basement for a decade until I rediscovered it. And, let me tell you, it was a very happy reunion indeed. I had recently purchased a round needlepoint of violets at an estate sale without a frame. Once I popped out the ’60s clock, I thought the Rococo frame and sweet, little needlepoint would make a happy pair.
And so they did:
Bubbling over with style and cheeriness, the Mackenzie-Childs tea kettles are glazed with garden hues, hand decorated with botanical decals and rimmed in bronzed stainless steel.
The recent phenomenon that is Honey Boo Boo got me thinking. Well actually it’s what the young beauty queen is competing for that got my mind stirring — the coveted tiara. They’re sort of intriguing.
Alana Thompson of TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"
More Tiara Talk
These cozy critter pillows from C. Wonder make for great housewarming gifts for gardeners, wildlife lovers and aspiring entomologists.
What do you think? Are you bugging out over these?
MORE DESIGN HAPPENS PILLOW TALK