Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween fun!

So Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays. It's so much fun, all the dressing up and cute kids. The fun decorations and the corn mazes. Pumpkins and carving parties. I just love it!!! Fall is my favorite time of year and Halloween marks all of those fun festivities!
I know I moved in August but it's been a weird transition.... so this Halloween hasn't been as festive around our house as I would like. I've been trying to create a fun Halloween mantle so the house seems decorated and in the Halloween spirit but even that hasn't gone very well.... it looks horrible :o)
One thing I am in charge of is decorating the lobby in my office. And this year it's exceptionally cute! I'm glad I am able to have these fun decorations around me all day so I have a little fun to stare at for 8 hours of my day while I'm at work.
That being said, let me show you a few fun things I have done!
I found this great print here, Jessica has made this free printable!!! She so rocks!
So I found a frame, it had a baby blue mat, not working too well for the whole Halloween thing, so I flipped it over added some white paper and black ribbon and we have this:
See now, isn't that just so cute! I love the big fat black ribbon and not only is it cute, it's functional!
(It's covering up those annoying lines because I covered this large mat with 8 1/2 x 11 paper, now you don't see the seams!)
And here it is in it's new home at my work:
Doesn't it sit just perfectly in the little drink station?
I love it and it's so fun and festive! I'm so excited I found this frame, I will be able to swap this print out for others during the year!! Can't wait for the possibilities!
One of the other fun things I've done is this fun little sign from here.
Shelley created this for her awesome Halloween display and I loved it! I took the free printable and created this sign for my home:
And this one in the office!
This was a frame I already had and I swapped out our normal candy box for this great vase that I found, added the spider rings to the rim and as you can see in the background, I hung up a cheesy pumpkin garland. This is an office, there has to be some cheesy decorations when it comes to the holidays!
You can also see, those Christmas lights in the plant above the frame, yes, I put those in last Christmas and no, I have no intention on taking them down. EVER.
You see, I sit right there and look at what would be a boring blank wall, I like the lights, and they are mood lighting... therefore they are year round decoration! And I love it!
When you sit at a computer for 8 hours a day you need things around you that make you happy, this is one of mine!
So, there you have it, Halloween fun around the work place!
Thanks for stopping by, you have seen a glimpse into my office, it's a great place to work! And the decorations make it that much more enjoyable!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Camera Strap Slipcover

Last week I saw this post by Amanda, she rocks!
I followed all her easy instructions and within an hour I had my strap!!!
This was such a fun project!
Here is my before:
Ya know, a normal plain black strap
And my gorgeous after!
Aren't the ruffles just so cute! I love it!!!!
I can't wait to make another one.
So go here and learn how to easily make this project yourself!

Friday, October 1, 2010


who's got the Button?
I DO!! I DO!!

I'm pretty excited about this! I just figured out how to create a button today!
So... if you want it, take it!
It's on my sidebar :o)