Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Owl Tags

Sharing this little owl is like sharing a piece of my heart. This is the first hand-drawn illustration I've been brave enough to send to press. And I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!
These new little gift tags are now available in my shop. Hooray!

They do double-duty as place cards, too. Perhaps a little woodland-critter theme for your Thanksgiving table this year?

They're sold in a set of 10, so you'll always be prepared to spiff up your gifts.

Need more motivation? They make great lunchbox notes, too.
Get some here. Whooo can resist?

Friday, October 25, 2013

The EYES Have It

I've mentioned that I have a thing for skulls and spiders this year. And eyeballs round out my top three for the season. I've seen so many great eyeball themed items around. Lollipops, bouncy balls, novelty glasses, etc. The eyes are where it's at this year.

I've been stocking up on eyeball-themed goodies all season, so we can spread holiday cheer everywhere we go. Pass them out to your soccer team, the kids at church, or cousins. The spooky play on words will have them giggling in no time. Or at least rolling their EYES. Pun intended. Good one, huh?

Download the printable file here.
Eyeballs not your thing? Here's a little bag topper from a couple years ago.

Monday, October 21, 2013

DIY Candy Corn Bunting

Anybody else sick of candy corn? I buy it first thing every fall, intending to use it for a variety of projects: vase filler, cookie decorating, etc. But then I dive in headfirst in a desperate moment. I eat them nonstop until I finally move on to "testing" the snack-size goodies for trick-or-treaters. Somebody's gotta do quality control on all that candy. I'm just looking out for the neighborhood kids; being a responsible citizen and all. Somebody should probably give me an award.

I may be sick of eating candy corn, but I can still look at it this year. Barely. The simple shapes, stripes, and bright colors of these cheerful candies gave me the inspiration I needed for this little garland. Give yourself 20 minutes, a glue stick and a stack of card stock and you're almost there.

Step 1: cut some triangles of orange paper
Step 2: tear strips of yellow and white paper
Step 3: glue the strips to the orange triangles
Step 4: punch holes and string the triangles together
Step 5: step back and admire your new festive decoration

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The WANT List: Skulls

I'm dying to add some more skulls to my collection this year. And not just the kind Bryce keeps on his bookshelf. Here are a few I have my eye on at the moment.

1. Skull Coasters, One Kings Lane (Hurry! event ends tomorrow)
2. Tote Bag, Maison Scotch
3. Candles, Crate & Barrel
4. Skull Place Mats, One Kings Lane (event ends tomorrow)
5. Shoes, Toms
6. Kids' Tee, Old Navy
7. Bracelet, Besty Johnson


Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Happy October, Friends!
We are one Halloween-lovin' family. We've been busy planning parties, choosing costumes and perfecting our menacing laughter. Over the weekend we couldn't wait one moment longer so we broke into our Halloween box.

Spiders and skulls are where it's at this year. I love how I can work a little bit of creepy into our everyday style. We still have some extensive decorating to do; but we're off to an admirable start.

Spiders on a mirror = double the trouble. And who's that fellow peering in the window?

Bryce added the finishing touch by taking advantage of the architectural features of the room. This guy has startled me several times as I bumble down the stairs in the dark. And what's that behind him? Snow on the mountain tops? It's just sitting there--taunting me--inching its way closer. I'm not ready.

In my current read (Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad) I happened upon this little gem. Very appropriate for Halloween, but not cheesy. The perfect way to add some literature to your Halloween.

I made a little printable for you. Just in case there are any fellow bookworms and/or Halloween enthusiasts out there. Go here to download the printable.