Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pinterest Spooks

I've been on a serious "haunted house" kick lately. Practically obsessed with finding them and seeing them on Pinterest. It always gets my imagination going, what happened? Who lived there? Is it haunted? If I bought it could I manage to fix it to it's former glory? Here's some of my favorites, just in time for a little Halloween action :)

Abandoned school for the girls... {source}

According to the source this came from there are still three cars left in the garage. I guess someone left in a hurry?


 Awesome abandoned house in Cleveland, Ohio {source}

Abandoned house in Alabama {source}

Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Gala Affair

The company that my Dad works for was hosting a formal event as a fundraiser recently and my Mom was unable to go soooo that means I got to get all gussied up to spend a little fun time with my Dad! It was awesome, I feel like I don't get to do that enough anymore since schedules have been so crazy!
Here we are looking all #fly! lol

Not gonna lie I definitely got my dress at JCP but I received a lot of compliments on it! The theme of the gala was "Mardi Gras" so the sparkle worked out great for the theme. Plus the food was AMAZING. Oh and the free wine! It was local Palisade, Colorado wine. Probably the best stuff you can get.

We had a lot of fun! I even got him to dance one dance with me! It was really special and reminds me just how important family really is, especially your parents. I don't think I would have traded that night for anything and I'm very grateful that I got to go!

Love you Dad!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ole Hallow's Eve

I love Halloween and Fall! I get excited to decorate for this season every year! I have several boxes of decorations from the different parties and celebrations that I've had over the years. Like my three fake pumpkins... (because I don't have the time to carve them myself...)

They light up my front steps all season long!

And we all know how much I enjoy fake plants! So I put out a vase of some awesome fake mums and sunflowers since I packed up all the summer stuff that was on the porch.

Creepy skull pot... works well for these nice yellow mums though!

My roommate Erin had this great wine bottle that featured a gorgeous Colorado mountain fall scene. I loved it! It was way to pretty to recycle. So I put some fake flowers in it!

Hung up some creepy cloth to really give it a Halloween feel.
 Replaced my mini chalkboard with a skull and crossbones image.

I even switched out the vases and fillers around the TV! Little pumpkins in a jar!

I like to do a center piece on the table every year too, I have a cute one on my coffee table but I forgot to take a picture of it. Anyways. I mixed up a bunch of vintage pieces from thrift stores that were all in the same tones and colors of fall and  put them together along with some pumpkins and sunflowers. I love my little things of candles! I also layered two table clothes together, one is a vintage lace and the other is just a cream colored table cloth. I think they look perty cute!

If you follow me onFacebook you've probably already seen some pictures of Sebastian in his Halloween garb as well. He is so small that when the temps are so low in the morning here (I have to get up at 5am to get ready to go to the school I teach at) he starts to shiver and shudder. So he has to wear his little fleece jacket!

I hope everyone is just as excited about the holiday season as I am! Also I would like to mention that I have 37 days left at my current job, and 58 until I graduate from college!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dining Room Ideas

The dining room in my house is in general.... well pretty boring. The thing that I struggle with when it comes to decorating is commiting to wall art. Mostly because I'm afraid once I buy it and set it up I'm not going to like it and then I will be just stuck with it. But! I am trying to broaden my horizons as much as possible.
Here's what we've got going on so far in the house...

The space is sort of crowded in that back corner. And yes my cat sits on the table. She hides from the dog up there. I dunno. She's weird like that.  Anyways...
Anywaysss.... where the wine rack is right now I've been contemplating putting a little coffee bar or something like that. Here's an example that I found on the interwebs:

{Found Here}

I feel like this would be a very simple and pretty cheap thing to create. I already have some shelving that could work. It used to be in my room and now it's just collecting dust in my storage closet. Or I could pick up one that is similar from Hobby Lobby using my coupon for 40% off... I already have perfect little light cups to hang up... (we wouldn't actually use them and I wouldn't want them to be heavy) I even have all the necessary containers for sugar. I would just have to figure out the cabinet. I do have one that could work but it is black and might be kind of bulky...

My only concern is what to put on the other side to create a balance in the space. Something that offers more storage, that's for sure. But I'm just not sure of what yet... hmmm

Any ideas for creating a surface to put the coffee pot on?