I Love Halloween Free Printable

Since the Halloween season started early for me, I thought you might want a jumpstart as well!! I guess my thoughts are that the season starts when the stuff shows up in stores!

Anyway, here’s a super cute printable that I whipped up for all the Halloweenies like me out there in bloglandia!

I made this Halloween printable 8×10, so it can easily be printed on your home printer and cut out for easy framing.

Here’s the link to download your copy… Free I Love Halloween Printable Download!

Until next time Swellions!


P.S. I linked this up to the following linky parties:

Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming

Making the World Cuter Mondays

The DIY Showoff Project Parade

Black and White Stripe Love


Planning a Halloween fΓͺte in the next couple of months? Might I suggest black and white striped accents? Black and white stripes are so timely, bold and striking, and look great mixed with pops of color! As you can see above, I mixed together striped feather balls (purchased at Hobby Lobby) with vibrant pops of orange and purple for a spooky table accent. Here’s some other great finds I spotted on the net that hopefully will inspire you to stripe it up this season!

halloween stripes 1

1. Zigzag Retro Swing Dress from Smarmy Clothes on Etsy
2. Black and White striped cupcake liners via Danelle Bourgeois
3. Halloween Fingerless gloves from littlexbekahxbug on Etsy


4. Striped Halloween Wreath from Smile & Wave
5. Striped nails from HeatherFace
6. Striped Ceramic vase from Emilia Ceramics


7. Striped Paper Lanterns via My Little Apartment
8. Paper straws from Homestyle Divas
9. My Fair Lady tiered cake from Peggy Porschen


10. Leg Warmers from Nothing but Costumes
11. Modern Ceramic Bracelet by Sierra Mary Design on Etsy
12. B&W Bed Linens from Horchow

What do you think? Is this a look you would consider giving a go, or is another motif (polka dots, spider webs, etc.) on your mind? I’d love to hear about it!!

Until next time Swellions!


P.S. I linked this post up at TaterTots and Jello.

Halloween store stalking: Pier 1 Imports

I’m a Halloween big store stalker this time of year. My favorite places to go are Target, Jo-ann, Michaels, and Wal-mart. I know there are more, but I’m totally drawing a blank at the moment. Anyway, another fave of mine is Pier 1 Imports. They always have the best seasonal accents and they always have very cool, trendy finds. Here’s some fun eye candy that were a few of my faves.

Peel & stick skeleton mirror
They have a great selection of peel & stick mirrors and wall clings. I thought this mirror skeleton was super cool.

Glitter Candy Corn
I almost had to buy one of these candy corn! I’m kinda obsessed with candy corn as of late. I just have limited space and I already have way too much Halloween stuff. I have to be very careful what I buy, cause I already have three big bins of Halloween stuff! Oh! And they also had mini votive candy corn candles. Too cute!

Witchy salt and pepper shaker
I thought this salt and pepper shaker was really cute and funny.

Halloween lollipops
I love these glitter lollipops. I just don’t have a Halloween tree (something I want one of these days) to put them on.

Bloody candles
I love bleeding candles! I want to have a dinner party using these one of these days!!

Eyeball necklaces
How fun is this necklace! I had trouble not “eyeing” this accessory. They also had matching bracelets.

What stores are your favorite for visiting this time of year? I’m always looking for the next big thing for Halloween!

Until next time Swellions!


Halloween Living Room Apartment Decor

Halloween living room

My friend Silvia came over this weekend and we whipped up my living room into spectacular and spooky shape! She is a genius at decorating and adding all the right little touches. Our heads wrapped together created this wonderful scene! The most striking thing I think was her idea to use the tablecloth from Target as a slipcover. Freakin’ GENIUS! It makes my couch look totally cool and perfect for Halloween entertaining, don’t you think?

Here’s other little touches I love about our arrangement!

Halloween balls
You may recognize this little guy from my post on Friday. In the center of my coffee table is a bowlful of sparkly, shiny, and polka dot balls I have both made and held onto for crafts and for special little arrangements like this!

Halloween coffee table
This is the spooky tree my friend Donna Bush got me a couple years back. I love it. It has tiny little lights and I love the wicked-looking branches!

Orange and black peanut butter candies in my Grandmother's candy dish
I put my Grandmother’s candy dish on display. I love it so much. She always used to put starlight mints or butterscotch in there, but I went with one of my favorite holiday candies – orange and black Mary Janes.

Glowing pumpkin
I actually gave away my clear Anchor Hocking pumpkin jar in exchange for this orange one…I filled it with orange lights and it makes it look super pretty!

Black Cat Figurines
My friend Diane got me these adorable cats a couple years back for my b-day. I love their silly expressions.

Orange, white, and black frames
Silvia put in my orange frame a piece of Martha Stewart scrapbook paper and I mixed in one of my favorite accents – silhouettes of my Grandmother and Dad from Rock City.

Trash Bag Curtain Decorations
I wasn’t sure how this wasn’t going to look at first, but I think it turned out cute! I glued black trash bags together as drapes (how inexpensive is that??) I then accented them with decorations I had in my decorations bin.

Lava Lamp
I love my lava lamp, a gift from my friend Jeff a few years back. I always think lava lamps put off a funky/eerie mood when they glow in the dark!

Halloween posters
My posters are from Deals (a subsidiary of Dollar Tree) 4 years back for only a $1! One of my best deals (pun intended) to date. They are a bit wrinkled cause the backer cardboard they were on bent, but it actually adds a cool, distressed look to it.

Halloween Couch
Here we are back at my Halloween couch. Isn’t it cool how graphic it looks with the words and polka dots, Silvia added a pop of color with the mini pillow I made a few months back.

Silvia made the comment that I had a lot of stuff. Whenever people say that, I always say, “No I don’t”, but admittedly now I realize that I kinda do. That is what is good about putting a look like this together. It’s fun to mix and match and try to see what works. If you are limited on your accents, it makes it a lot harder!

It feels good to have things look so complete in this little area! I haven’t got my whole apartment decorated, but I have a lot more cool ideas to execute so I’ll keep you on the down low when I get them completed!

Until next time Swellions!


I added these to the following linky parties!

Halloween This & That

halloween cupcakes

Last year, I took this photo on Halloween and do you know what kinda is bummy about Halloween? Right after it is over, it seems people are over it. I already kinda see it in the stores…stuff is already getting put on major sale or is already getting clearanced. I guess that is mass commercialism for ya! Anyway, I wanted to share this cupcake photos. I just love all the color!

In other random, random Halloween news, I bought this yesterday at Sephora:

Philosophy Trick or Treat Bath set

I also got out some of Halloween stuff to put out (I’ve been busy with blog stuff and all and haven’t been able to decorate). I feel like I have too much stuff and not enough places to display it! πŸ™ I need more shelving area, cause I love it all so much and I already seriously downsized the stuff last year from 4 containers into 3. Here’s a pic of a few of my things…

halloween decor

Also, check out these cool witch postcards from my friend Silvia. I love them.

halloween cards from silvia

Oh, and a while back I bought a whole slew of stickers. Inside I found these fabulous Halloween Lisa Frank ones!

lisa frank Halloween stickers

Oh, and here’s my funny skull photo of the day!


Gotta get to bed. I have ceramics training tomorrow!

Until next time Swellions!


You don’t even know how nutty I really am…

Writing to you as I drink diet Coke outta my black kettle mug. And you know that can only mean one thing…I’m getting ready to put out my Halloween decorations!!!

I have so many decorations. I actually don’t have enough space to display them all. I envision myself one day having my house featured in one of those fancy decor mags with my house all decked out. That’s a little ways off, though. Right now I live in a pretty good sized apartment, but it’s not the perfect space for me to get all my goodies out. I actually would like to pull the reigns in a bit more on my decorations and be able to fine tune the style I want. You see, there’s cute, vintage, sophisticated, and then gosh darn scary Halloween decor. I’d say I’m more into the vintage/sophisticated style. I have a few scary things and I do own a fog machine, but I don’t like the guts and goriness of Halloween. I far more prefer the playful aspect of it.

Well, here’s my stash that I pulled in from my outside storage. I actually forgot to showcase my vintage monster posters, which are seen in this cleaned up living room picture from last year…


Oh, and here’s the stash…

halloween stash

Here’s 2 new additions to my collection o’ stuff…a Halloween tiara and a Halloween apron my mom made me:

halloween tiara & apron

I’m sure you noticed, but I updated the look of my blog a bit. I did the header on the fly…if I get a chance, I’d like to redo it, but it will do for now. Blogger has a new customizable header and sidebar setup that’s really easy. I added in a fun slideshow and poll, so check those out! Also take notice of my Terrorific Tuesday link and click on it if you want to know about how you can participate. I’ve had quite a few people…prob. 10 in all show interest so far, so spread the word!

Oh, and Amy from Living Locurto gave me a sweet shout out on her blog today πŸ™‚ Check out her blog and her Halloween blog party and find out how you can participate that one as well πŸ™‚ She’s my soul sister in all things Halloween!

Well, gotta get going. Until tomorrow Swellions!