Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween all! Here's some Halloween food ideas we, me and my mom, tried out this year....

Sugar cookies with red icing and an almond for a finger nail
Witch hat cookie

Poop cupcakes... surprisingly we had lots of these left over :)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Double Double Toil and Trouble!

I want to put out all my Halloween ideas before Halloween, so I'm doing a double post today!
This is my "Pick Your Poison" Table. I had so much fun doing it. I painted 5 gourds, three black and two white. Super easy to do, I varnish the black ones. I also made new labels for the drinks... the bottle are empty now... but you can imagine them full. I'll post some of the labels too, if you want to print them off. I have this amazing plan for our punch... I'll post pictures after the party.

Save Me!

Just a few more photos of our Halloween decorations. Because we are renovating the house we had a little fun with the fact that things are going to be changing. We put red paint marks all over our walls, since we are taking down the wallpaper, and I was going to throw out the curtains, but then my husband offered to shread them up instead. The doll is this porcline doll that I have been trying to get rid of forever, but no one wanted it... so now she is one of my favorite decorations!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Witch's Ingrediants

I love Halloween... I think our family has almost the same amount of traditions for Halloween as we do for Christmas. Anyway, this year we are having a Halloween party! I have been having lots of fun decorating for it.My favorite decoration has been my witches ingredients. I collected jars and made labels for them. I used tea to age the labels. I had so much fun with this project. A few of the jars are still empty... I am planning to put canned lychee nuts in the large round container and I have rotten roma tomatoes for my 'rat's heart' container. (New photo's added above!)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Upstairs Update

Sometimes it feels like things are moving so slowly, but then I have to remind myself we have not even been this house for two months yet! But still, for some reason, I feel like our upstairs floors should be done by now.... but regardless, we are moving forwards.
Originally we weren't planning on doing the floors in the upstairs bathroom, but it has been added into the mix. We are actually getting pretty pumped about it. We took out the sink, toilet and tub and removed the three layers of tiling. Let me just say that tub was heeeaaavy! It was a marital stability test to move it, but we did it! The floors underneath have water damage and a few unoriginal floor boards... so our plan is to use the boards from the small room (the one I really want to make into an ensuite bathroom) to replace the damaged and unoriginal boards. I plan to paint the whole bathroom... colors are still be decided, and the tub. The toilet is going back in but we want to do a new sink and table for the sink.
Anyway... here are some progress photos:

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bye Bye "Magic Eye" Wallpaper!

Remember magic eye pictures? They were picture with a small repeating pattern that you were to look at closely and then your eyes would bug out and you would see a mystery shape. ... anyway, this is pretty much the effect my dinning room wallpaper causes. The paper has been coming down relatively easily, especially since there are four layers of it. Anyway, I can't wait to paint the walls... something calming and easy on the eyes.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Stress Relief Pillows

My pillows don't actually have any magical stress relieving powers, but making them definitely helped relieve some stress. I have been pretty bogged down with school work so making these has been an escape for me. I love the doily pillow! It's my favorite.