2017 Halloween Haunted House Tour- The Finale

Happy Friday, friends!
And welcome to the last day of my annual Halloween Haunted House tour.
Today’s stop is the sunroom.


My sunroom is in the back corner of my house and is surrounded by two full walls of windows, letting in lots of natural light. It is, by far, my favorite spot in my house to just sit…. and as a consequence, I’ve absolutely packed the room chock full of spooks. Perfect for taking in over a nice cup of coffee.


As always, I’ve got a ton of photos to share. So you may want to grab a cup of coffee, too.
I hope you enjoy the tour!


Soon the trick or treaters will be here, and it will be time to take down the haunts for another year. But for now, I’m going to enjoy my little ghosts and goblins for as long as I can. And as last minute as it is…. I still have a few special handmade prims left in my shop, for anyone wanting to add to their collection. I’ve added a new princess ghost that you may remember, too.


Giselle the Princess Ghost is now available
HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and for the sweet comments on my Halloween tour! Wishing you all a very wonderful weekend!

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2017 Halloween Haunted House Tour- Day 3

Hi Friends, and welcome to day three of my annual Halloween haunted house tour! So far, we’ve peeked into my eerie entry and deadly dining room, and today I thought we’d step into the lurid living room and gaze upon my morbid mantel.

As usual, I have lots of photos to share. So let’s dive right into it! I hope you enjoy the tour!


Next week we’ll wrap things up with my spooky sunroom, the last stop on this year’s tour. Just in time for the real spooks to arrive! Until then, hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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2017 Halloween Haunted House Tour- Day 2

Hi everyone, and happy Friday to you! I am so excited to be here today to share the next stop of my annual Haunted House tour. Last week we left off in the dining room, and today… let’s pick up in the entryway.

Now my entryway is not a huge space, but I always seem to manage to pack it pretty full for the different holidays and seasons. Even when I don’t have a ton of things to put out, I can usually scrape up enough to decorate my wee little table and front bench. But of course, that’s not really a problem at Halloween time!


Cause as you all know….
I do go all out for Halloween.


This year, with space becoming more of a premium, I am practicing some new skills. The art of Halloween bundling. And I think I got it! I hope you enjoy!


Hope you enjoyed the tour!

And P.S.-
Since today is Friday the 13th, I couldn’t let the day pass without notice. So to celebrate this most auspicious spooky day, I’m having a little sale in my AudOnes Prims Shop!
Today only, all remaining fall and Halloween prims are now 30% off!

Until next time, hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
And thanks so much for stopping by!

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2017 Halloween Haunted House Tour Kick-Off

Hello, hello Friends, and welcome to my Haunted House!
As most of you know by now, Fall is my most favorite season of the year, and October is by far my favorite month. It’s become an annual tradition around these parts to share my Halloween haunts and spooks with all of you, and today I am super excited to kick off the start of this year’s house tour. Step this way, my Pretties, and let the haunting begin!


This year I thought we’d begin in my dining room, which is always one of my favorite spots to decorate. Not only is it one of the first rooms you see when entering my house, I also love the decorating potential of all the shelves on my antique sideboard. Such a great spot to pile up lots and lots of spooks!


This year’s theme in the dining room? Skulls and bones and ghosts, in a crisp black and white color palette to match my dishes. With just a hint of pumpkin orange added to the mix.


I know most of you have toured with me many times before, so some of these scenes will have become familiar to you. But hopefully artfully rearranged for this year’s tour. I’ve taken lots of photos to share, zooming in on all the tiny details. So sit back and relax, and welcome to the tour!


I do so hope you enjoyed the beginning of the tour!  And just in case anyone is looking for a few new spooks of their own, I’ve uncovered a few extra goodies from last year while going through my bins…. like these spooky skulls and a few of their friends.
You can find them HERE in my AudOnes Prims Shop!


Until next time, hope you have a wonderful weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by!

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The Summer-Inspired Americana House Tour

Hi Sweet Friends! Happy Monday to you! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
It is completely grey and overcast here in my neck of the woods, so rather a gloomy start to the week for us. But I am not going to let those grey skies get me down. Because I have just returned from a lovely weekend away at the beach with the girls. And there’s nothing like girlfriend time, and beach time, to soothe all ills and lift the spirits. I am a very happy (and slightly sunburned) lucky girl this morning….. ready to tackle any gloom ahead. Hope you all made some great summertime memories this weekend, too.


Today I wanted to switch gears from papercrafts to a post dedicated to my sweet mom, who loves to see my house decorated for the different seasons and holidays, but rarely gets the chance to see it in person. So welcome, all! I hope you enjoy! Here’s a peek at my summertime decor.


My passion for things old and timeworn definitely comes from my mom and dad, who started me out antiquing when I was still in high school. I would scour the thrift shops for vintage clothes and jewelry, and still to this day proudly display some of the dishes and treasures I managed to find way back then. If it’s rusty or chippy, there’s a good chance you’ll find it here. I am, after all, a funky junk girl at heart.


I usually go with a patriotic red, white, and blue Americana theme for the summer months. But this time I’m changing things up a tad to go with more of a nautical beach cottage look in spots, in keeping with my ocean-themed summer mini-release in my shop this year. You may remember seeing my beachy entryway decor from an earlier post this summer (click HERE if you missed that post.) So my summer sideboard this year is done up to match in soothing ocean blues.


While the rest of the house is in keeping with my traditional red, white, and blue.

Happy Summer, Friends, from my house to yours! ❤

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AudOnes Prims Nautical Summer Mini-Release

Hi Friends!
I am so happy today to share with you the release of my new nautical summer collection at AudOnes Prims! This is a very small release, available for one short week only before I put my shop on summer vacation. But I’m super excited to share it with you, and I hope that you will love it as much as I do!


Tomorrow is the first of June already, and like many of you, I’ve got summer on my mind. I am so ready to hit the beach, and soak up the sun. And that is what has inspired my latest collection. This mini release is filled with the cutest little sea creatures, made from the most adorable seaside fabric collection ever.


In honor of my reveal today, I decided to spruce up my front entryway in a beach theme to match. Great excuse for a little summer decorating to kick off the season, and a chance to get a peek at my new shop goodies, too.


As many of you already know, I have a small “thing” for transferware dishes, and love to collect them in all colors and patterns. I usually pair the blues with red for an Americana theme for summer, but this time I kept to a crisp blue and white palette for a more beach cottage kind of look, mixed in with lots of my favorite things.


As always, my decorating is an absolute mish-mash, but it’s this random assortment of life’s treasures that do bring the most joy. I’m really liking how the new prims fit right in. That whale is looking pretty happy to be here, don’t you think?


My new nautical collection consists of a couple of sea friends pillows and some cute critters, too. I’m sure you’ll be able to spot them all!




My new summer mini-release will be available in my shop at 10:00 a.m. EST this morning.
I do hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Happy Holidays to All

Hello, Friends!

Popping in to wish you and your loved ones a very merry and blessed holiday! May you enjoy the warmth and friendship of the season, and make many happy memories to be treasured for a lifetime.

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I still have a few last-minute preparations to do before the big day. My wee Missy Nik and I are going to make pies together after work today, which I am really looking forward to. And there are still some presents to be wrapped. But otherwise, there is nothing to do but sit back and savor the moments.

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I often do my holiday house tours for my sweet mom, who lives all the way across the country from me. She so enjoys my decor, and rarely gets to see it in person. Christmas, however, is the exception. Not only does she get to see everything firsthand, she also helps put on the finishing touches, too.

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Still, it wouldn’t quite feel like the holidays without sharing with all of you. So here is a peek at my decor, and lots of hugs and best wishes, from my holiday house to yours!

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Ho Ho Ho

MERRY CHRISTMAS!