Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Re-cap & Musical "Art"

Halloween hangover??? Halloween hangover!!!! I wish I could still button my jeans, ha ha! Oh well. WORTH IT!!! Mmmmmmmmm!!! I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween. We sure did! Especially these two:
Darth Vader.....

& Strawberry Shortcake.....
My hubby made {yummy} potato cheese soup with all the toppings, my sister in law made hot apple cider, and my mother in law brought over a pumpkin pie. YUM! Oh yeah, and this is why we were the coolest house on the block: (courtesy of my mom aka Nana). FULL SIZED Candy bars!!! Oh yeah!!!
Yep, pretty much awesomeness!!!! Noah and Hayden got tons of candy (& even a tube of toothpaste and an organic apple...which got thrown away immediately. I've seen Snow White, ha ha). It was a GREAT great night! Yay!

Moving on!!
Ok, remember this big framed fabric "art" that I have had hanging over my bed???
No?? Well here's a close-up to help you remember...
Remember?? I found the frame while thrifting, I purchased the fabric on Etsy, I made the burlap bunting and the rest is history. I really loved the way it looked when I had all white bedding. It was a bright fun pop of color in an otherwise beige and white room. BUT - if you can recall, I recently changed a few things up in my bedroom:
New bedding, new lamps, new pillows, and a whole new "vibe." The "art" just didn't seem to fit in anymore. Agree?? I tried to relocate it in my house, but the fabric is really loud and colorful and it just didn't fit in anywhere. After a trip to my favorite fabric store, and some brainstorming, this is what I came up with:
Want a closer look???

Fabric close-up. It's a linen-type fabric with a flocked damask print over it. {LOVE}!

I added some interest by cutting some of our family photos into circles and adding some vintage postcards, starfish, etc :)  note: I backed the photos in card stock so they would hang straight and not be curved and flimsy.
I plan to change out the photos as the seasons change. Soon I imagine it will be strung with Christmas cards and snowflakes. I think I'll keep the "Happy" banner in place because well....it makes me feel happy :)

I love the neutral and eclectic feel of it and just love the way it came out! You like?? Hope so :)
It's officially November now people! Bye bye jack-o-lanterns and spooky branches, HELLO Fall leaves and acorns! Stay tuned :)


  1. Your kiddo's look adorable!!! The toothpaste is a little weird, must have a dentist on your block :) I love the updated frame, that fabric is gorgeous!!

  2. I went to the gym today...It was not good..I could still feel the sugar! That flocked fabric is gorgeous...do you have a name, is it sold somewhere I know? Love the the frame, great idea!

  3. I have to admit I am so glad Halloween is over! But now we have a pantry full of candy and chips that I can't stop eating!!

    I love the new fabric - it's so pretty and looks fabulous with the photos on it! Pretty!

  4. That is awesome. I think my daughters would love it and I might just have to make them each one for Christmas.

  5. Getting toothpaste is awesome....must have been a dentist!! LOL. The kiddos look so cute. I woke up yesterday with a candy hangover!! =))

  6. i love the flocked linen fabric!
    and your halloween sounds So family and fun- love it!!!!!
    miss you tons. :(
    and so what is going to go over the bed now???

  7. WOW that fabric is awesomesauce!!!!!!!! Love the new look and your Halloween looks like tons o fun!! And ditto on Cassies's question.

  8. Sounds like you had a fun night of trick or treating with some cuties! :) Love your new frame!

  9. The kids looked so cute! I love the new frame with the sweeet pics!

  10. What adorable little kiddos! I love how you reworked the frame, it still looks amazing like before, just different. Good thinking! :)

  11. I love it!!! It looks so chic and is so versatile right there. I can't wait to see how it changes with the seasons :)

  12. This looks great! I just completed a pinboard too! Love the fabric you used!


  13. That fabric is so pretty! I love the frame you put it in. Such a cute idea for hanging pictures and being able to swap them out easily.

  14. Hey Ali!

    Catching up since I was out of town for a week... What fantabulous fabric!! It looks spectacular in that gorgeous frame in the dining room. The pattern reminds me of your blog background, too!

    Take care,


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