Thursday, October 16, 2014

I've gone batty for Halloween!!

 Ok major BAT overload! My sweet sister-in-law over at cherieamour blog cut me a whole bunch of Halloween stuff on her Silhouette and I have been going crazy with all of it! I have seen people do this on Pinterest and loved it but didn't want to cut out 50 bats. So when my sister in law told me she could cut them out for me I jumped on her offer. I taped them to my wall in my entry and over my fireplace. Super simple and super spooky!

 I am loving these whiches!!

 I went outside and grabbed some branches and painted them black and put them in this container. I bought these birds at the dollar store and spray painted them a flat black.

 My Fireplace....more bats.
Happy Halloween to you all! Now I better get going on our costumes for Halloween. I will share them with you next week.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bathroom board and batten wall with towell hooks

After nailing the slats to the wall I cover all the nail holes with spackle. Let dry and sand.

It took a coat of primer and two coats of paint to cover my dark paint. Let your paint dry and you done. It really brightens up this small bathroom.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you all are able to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.
- Linds

Friday, October 10, 2014

Old Navy top refashion

 I purchased this top (or maybe it was a dress, I'm not sure) from Old Navy this week for under $7. It was a size large and had no sleeves. I don't wear sleeveless tops. I figured I would cut off some length and use that fabric to add sleeves.

First off I tried it on to see how much length I needed to cut off for my sleeves.
Next I cut it with my rotary cutter and large ruler.
Then I layered my sleeveless top over the fabric and cut my new sleeves adding 1/4 inch seam allowance.
 Here is a good picture for making your own sleeves from craftiness is not optional you can find the
 full tutorial here
Below is how I put it all together.
You can see how I took in the sides to make it smaller (the dots are my seams)
 It turned out like a peplum top loose and flowy. I am so excited that It turned out.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Homemade Halloween Potion Bottles

Items needed:
*glass jars
*black spray paint
*labels-we got ours from Etsy (look on pinterest)
*Elmer's glue
$1 glass jar/cork from Target 
 This is the spray paint I used ACE brand Satin Black

 On this glitter bottle I poured a little bit of Elmer's glue in a plastic cup and added fin black and gold glitter mixed it and poured it into the bottle rolled it around until the inside was all coated, let dry. (I am impatient so I used a hairdryer)
 This bottle is from some Red wine vinegar just spray paint it black and add some cute ribbon and a tag

 I love how they look with my potions book I made last year.
Here is the tutorial for the DIY Halloween books

Happy October!  
Thank you so much for your support and comments.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Handmade ARROW tee

A few weeks ago I shared with you my gold glitter stripe top. Well today am showing you my grey arrow tee. It is perfect for fall with a cute vest or cardigan.
I purchased a grey tee from Target for $6. I love these tees they are light weight and just the right length and really inexpensive.
I am loving my new grey/navy sneakers from Target. Every girl needs some cute sneakers.
                                     Before                                                                                 After              
 This is the stuff I used for the arrows. 
I got this pack for 40% off I think the total came to $6.99 for 5 sheets
I used paper to draw some arrow stencils, then traced them onto my iron on paper. Cut them out (which took the longest) like this.
 Peel the backing off the arrow making sure right side is down on your fabric and that everything is even and centered. Iron on like the instructions tell you on the packet and your done!
I love how this tee turned out. It is a fun simple tee that goes with everything.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Halloween Parties of the Past

This year 2014 we will be having our 4th annual family Halloween party!
Halloween has never been my favorite holidays. Having these parties have made Halloween so much more fun. I will for sure post the pictures of this years party. But until then I wanted to share our past parties.
Halloween Party 2013
All the cousins for a group picture
Each family is responsible for something. Some bring soup or bread bowls, some drinks and each of us do a game. We also have a goodie bag for each kid. (because they don't get enough candy at Halloween) ;)
 My parents dressed up as really old people.
 I am a peacock, hubby no he is not one of the Village People! just a Cop. Neal was a night, Paul Captain Cody from star wars and Jake was a Ninja, Whit was just in a cute Halloween skirt and top.
 This is serious business. Time to decorate cookies!
 Donut game for the 9 yr. olds
 We used the kids Root Beer bottles for this game. We used glow in the dark necklaces and threw them over the bottles
 My mom made the 2 liter bottles with labels on them
 My mom also made these drinks for each of the kids. They are just the glass Root Beer bottles with labels she bought of Etsy. The kids loved them and were yelling "I got WART CIDER or BAT JUICE!!"
 Halloween Party 2012
I was 7 months pregnant in this picture. I love that my husband has on his I VOTED sticker.
My second son loved his skeleton costume he wore it for weeks before Halloween.
 My parents were "Paintball Soldiers"
 Trying to get all these kids to hold still was madness
 Ring around the pop cans
Each got their own Bat or spider goblet to drink out of with a skull straw
 The wee ones playing the donut game. I love that they are just grabbing the donuts
 Here are my kids in their costumes
 This is one of our favorite games we play every year. Donut on a Rope Game. You string donuts on the rope and different groups of kids and adults go try to eat it all before the others or before it falls. Each winner in each age group gets a prize
 My three boys wearing their Halloween masks they made for their craft
(my sister got these masks at Joanns)
 Each of the kids made their own popcorn hands
 Every year we do a cookie decorating contest, this year half the kids ate their cookies before we could judge so we had a adult contest. My brother beat me for first place dang it!
  Halloween Party 2011
We live in a small town so we go trick or treating to all the businesses
 My family and I were all Indians. All the costumes are homemade
My parents dressed up as my Grandpa and Grandma Blackett
My parents with all their "spooky" grandkids
Here is our group picture with us all dressed up

 I am glad that I have finally posted thses. So many memories were made at these parties.