Halloween Advent Calendar Ideas

Nerd alert! October 1st and our Halloween calendar is hung up and filled. Ready to inhale the best time of year. I used to be a lot more crafty than I am now (current level: 0% craftiness) and this calendar is a relic from that era that still gets brought out every year because my, … More Halloween Advent Calendar Ideas

Christmas Den

Christmas happened all around the house but I’m only sharing the den today because of this real life fact: I’m incapable of having two rooms clean at the same time. Today the den is clean. The rest of the house looks like the Wet Bandits blew through town. My kids are in an incredibly prolific … More Christmas Den

Halloween Outside

Trying to make this one small area of the front yard look festive for trick or treaters when the rest of the yard looks like a horror show. Budget Halloween porch: bags of spiderwebs, spray painted wreath, pumpkins, dead plant, hastily cut construction paper bats, and tacky jack-o-lanterned kitchen light. Ta-da! The spookiest part of … More Halloween Outside

Halloween Inside

Halloween, I’m feeling you! The kids have their costumes gathered, there’s been a few tarantula sightings on our street (THE BEST!), the weather is finally cooling down, and the decorations are up. I’m one of those who can’t help myself this time of year and ends up buying all the crap. When the trees start … More Halloween Inside

Christmas Overload!

Christmas decoration goals: To have less. To have better (no junk). To have cohesion. Tasteful but tacky. Festive but simple. Easy set up. Big impact. Minimal storage. I’m not even close to there yet, but every year I try to pare it down a bit to the best of the best/things I love most. My house is … More Christmas Overload!