Thursday, October 22, 2009

a very cheap Halloween

Things on the job front have been unstable to say the least so funds are a little low this month. This has inspired me to come up with some new decor ideas that cost little or no money.

Scary Photo Wall
Instead of buying those generic art frames with the pictures that change when you move I opted for a free print from home option. I just did a google search for creepy vintage pictures and eventually came across these horrible family photos. I printed each and stuck it on some black poster board and ended up with a cheap photo wall.
Apothecary Cabinet
For the past few months I have been saving glass jars. I combined the load of jars with my spice jars and relabeled them with more appropriate labels. I threw some poster board over the books on the book shelf and loaded it up with my jars. I added an Apothecary sign made from poster board and called it a day.

I wanted to use up some of the old wall pieces we had laying in the basement and thought why not make a sign for the backyard. After agonizing about what to put on the sing I settled on zombies. My favorite part is the zombie....I am thinking of painting a larger one on the neighbors house.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Halloween is Approaching.

My favorite Holiday is quickly approaching and though I have been thinking about it since June I have finally started to transform my house into what will be the location for the greatest party of all time. This year's party will feature many new and exciting things but the most significant will be the band. Meeting of Important People, a local Pittsburgh band, will be playing for an hour at our party. Brian and I won a raffle at the WYEP rock the block party for a one hour house concert. MOIP agreed to show up for our halloween party! Perfect.

Stay tuned for Halloween Party Prep tips and updates.

Welcome Back

Yes, I have not written here is a very very long time. But who really cares? No one. So instead of acting like I have to apologize to the phantom reader out there, I will just start this thing up again. I may stop tomorrow, I may write every day for the rest of the year. It doesn't really matter.