Flashback Friday {Halloween}


After going through old posts, I think I have an obsessive issue with Halloween decor. Apparently, I like to decorate for Halloween. Like, a lot. I pretty much went straight to fall decorating this year (blaspheme!), but here’s some inspiration from years’ past. Enjoy! Halloween Wreath Halloween Clock Halloween Mantel Halloween Decor Glitter Ghosts DIY Witch’s Hat Have a great weekend! … [Read more...]

Bat Print


Whew! Anybody out there still? Well I’m back to work, and it’s proving a lot crazier and time-consuming than I remember it. Pile two sick kids home from school on top of that, and it’s squeezed blogging right out of my schedule.   So while I try to wrap my brain around this new schedule of mine, stop by Eighteen25 for their annual Spooktacular September. I made a little project for them this … [Read more...]

DIY Witch’s Hat

Yes. It's Halloween night, and I am showing a Halloween craft. Call me crazy.  I found this witch's hat in my co-workers cabinet in her classroom. If you're anything like me, you're thinking, "And why a witch's hat (with tags still on, mind you)?" I know her well enough that I didn't bother asking. I held it up, squealed, "Can I have this?!" and ran away with it. Price? Free. Most of these … [Read more...]

Cheap Halloween Decorations


Happy Monday! Fall is here (woo hop!), and I've been doing a little Halloweening around the place. I'm not decorating the mantel this year (gasp!!), so a little vignette in the dining room will have to do. It's rather unhealthy how drawn I am to Halloween decor, so I vowed to purchase the least expensive items I could find. That, of course, forced me to be a little creative with how I used … [Read more...]

Outdoor Halloween Decorations {Halloween Ideas}


The time has arrived. I started doing some Halloweening inside this week, but some outdoor Halloween ideas have certainly caught my eye. I certainly appreciate some Halloween impact on a house. These are my favorites! I love how simple this is, but the added dimension is such an impact! {Good Housekeeping} So this one is high on my list. Maybe not a vacancy sign, but I love the look. … [Read more...]

Dollar Store Decor {Halloween Decorating}


Don’t get too upset with me. I haven’t really started decorating yet. But I did do some shopping this weekend, and I couldn’t resist some dollar store finds. I always blame them for jumpstarting my holiday decor. How could I walk away from these cuties? For $1.00! My favorite part is that I know I won’t keep them this way. A little spruce here; a little tweak there… It’s fun to add a little … [Read more...]

Halloween Hoopla


Sugar coma? Walking for miles from house to house? Entertaining a bunch of kids with pizza and candy? Whatever it was, it made me tired. But how could I go without showing you this? As my husband says, “Enjoy that dress now ‘cause you won’t wear another one for 30 years.” But she sho’ is cute, no? My son? Uhhh….he’s uhhh… It’s a Morph suit. It was expensive (great), and it was sold … [Read more...]

Halloween Show and Share Day


Wanna know how to screw up a weekly party? Type up your post while watching Grey’s Anatomy and fall asleep on the couch before you hit publish. Not that I speak from personal experience or anything. I’m just sayin’. The blogworld is not surprisingly full of Halloween inspiration this year. I can’t even wrap my brain around all the creativity I’ve seen. But you know what’s missing? … [Read more...]

Spooky Wreath


A few years ago (almost exactly!), I bought this grapevine wreath for a $1.99. From this picture, you may notice two things. 1. I actually know how to take pictures now. 2. My floors are pre-Nemesis. Look! No scratches! I spray painted it (of course) and added some plastic spiders to it. Yay me. But then…my husband packed it away in the garage for three years. I totally forgot about it … [Read more...]

DIY Witch’s Hat


Hello, Tidy Mom readers! I'm Chris from Just a Girl, and I'm thrilled to be here today! My blog is pretty much DIY and decorating, so you can imagine that the holidays are in full swing at my place! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for, so I'm sharing a frugal and easy way to make a ca-ute little witch's hat!  I'm a high school teacher, and I found this witch's hat in my … [Read more...]