Tuesday, October 18, 2011

13 Days of Halloween Calendar

Hello hello hello my lovely readers! Today I have a fun, easy and very inexpensive craft to add to your Halloween fun!  I have never used a 13 Days of Halloween calendar before but thought now that my daughter is 3 and loves holidays I thought we would star this year.  My calendar was inspired by a picture that I saw in this months Family Circle magazine.  Here is what we came up with!

The supplies were mostly things I had laying around the house.  I used cupcake liners for the circles, punched out the cream numbers and used bags from the dollar store.  I didn't happen to have a frame large enough to hold all of the bags, so I used a vintage window frame.  

Inside each of the bags we put cute little notes of what we will do that day. For example, some of them say: carve a pumpkin, watch Hocus Pocus, go to the pumpkin patch, make cookies...the ideas are endless.  This is such a fun tradition to start this year and I'm so excited we did!  Are there any fun Halloween traditions any of you have with your family? I would love to hear about them!  Have a wonderful day everyone!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Oh my goodness I feel so late on this post, but I finally decided to take some pictures of my Halloween decor this year! So enjoy my little tour of Halloween at the Carter house!
 These beauties I have had for a few years now.  I made them by dying cheesecloth in tea, the wrapping it around dollar store glasses to make "mummy candle holders"

 These vintage lampshades are my favorite flea market finds! They give that perfect creepy look with gauze fabric draped over them.

 These adorable labels are printables from the Martha Stewart Website.  I just glued mine to mason jars and put creepy rubber fingers and rats in them.

 I added black vinyl bats to my vintage window that hangs in my living room.

 This is my little raven that sits perched on top of my kitchen cabinets and watches me as I cook. :)

I hope you all enjoyed the Halloween tour!  Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Some Very Exciting News

We're pregnant!  We are super excited and I'm already tired! Haha!  I know that I have been a bad blogger again lately with such sporatic posts, but I am learning to say no to certain things and will be back blogging regularly very soon.  The baby's due date is around June 20, 2012 so I am very early on...so prayers for a safe and healthy pregnancy would be greatly appreciated! Love you all and thank you for sharing in this with me!

Monday, October 3, 2011

My Little Lovebug Turned 3!

Yesterday, Oct. 2nd, my precious little girl turned 3. For her 1st and 2nd birthday, I threw large decorated parties and was completely exhausted before, during and after them! This year I decided to just make it about being with family. In the morning, the in-laws came to our house then in the evening we went to my parents house. The little thing was still as spoiled as ever. :)
She told me on the way home from my mom's that she had such a great birthday!  That's all I needed to hear!  Happy Birthday to my sweet baby girl! Mommy loves you!