Hi, I’m Candi and my main two passions (other than my family) are decorating and photography. This mean two things:
1. A LOT of my posts will be about decorating, redecorating, remodeling, etc.
2. My posts will always have LOTS of photos.
We love Halloween around these parts. Not the cutesy smiley pumpkins and friendly ghosts, it’s the FULL out scary, horror movie Halloween. It’s my husband’s favorite holiday (he dresses as Leather Face every year) and I try to play along because he is so sweet and accommodating when it comes to Christmas, my favorite, and my over the top decor. So, here is my before, everyday, normal living room (pre-kid-destruction):
So, it looks like a lot. It has been collected over the course of our 10 year marriage. But, this year, Tyler brought the four large Halloween rubber maid boxes to the back porch and I was so disgusted by 3/4 of it that I dropped it off at Goodwill and headed to Michael’s. With a couple of grape vine wreaths, a role of burlap, some strands of skeletons, and a bag of spider webs, I was able to finish off my final look. Our outside is pretty spooky too, but I waited too late today to take the photos, I’ll have to add them tomorrow.
I have to let you in on a secret though, I love decorating, but I don’t like paying a lot for it (in other words: I’m cheap!!). The majority of my items were purchased at after Halloween sales and saved to display the next year. One, of my haunted houses, on the entry table, was found at Goodwill for $3!! I was so excited. My run to Michael’s was broken up into two separate purchases so I could take advantage of two 40% off coupons.
So, this is our spooky Halloween. If you have any questions about anything that I did, please just ASK!!
I’m so excited to be a contributor to Jen’s blog and look forward to my future opportunities to be crafty and creative.