Halloween Invite

For our Halloween Party I designed an invitation in photoshop.  I’m not super creative without some motivation (thank you Pinterest) so I just scrolled through some invitations I liked online and copied pieces of several that I liked.  And here is what I came up with: (obviously the address, date and time have been altered for safety from the creepiness of the web)



The fonts I used in this invite are (in order from top to bottom): Birmingham Elongated, Carnevalee Freakshow, Markofontina, Champage & Limousines (the address), Modern No. 20 (time)

Want to see last years?


And some of my favorite Halloween fonts:


Halloween Recap

I meant to post this this morning, but time escaped me.

I posted last year summaries of all my previous Halloween parties, so if you want to read up on all the fun things I’ve done in the past this post is for you!

In 2011 I tried my hand at a Pinterest idea making a ‘monster cake’ as the centerpiece of my table, read the post about it here.



In 2012, I continued with the Orange and Black theme but sewed my own tablecloth… read about it  here


And last year I decided to go with a black and white theme, read all about it here.


And last year I also made a wreath out of cheesecloth,that if I ever get my act together I’ll get it hung on my door this year (maybe even before Halloween).  Read about it here!


And that recaps my previous Halloween projects, stay tuned tomorrow for a preview of my invitation from this year!



I feel like I have started just about every post this year apologizing that I have been busy and time got away from me so I haven’t posted lately! And today is really no different. I think it has just been one of those years for me! And I hope that things will calm down for me soon… but all evidence is to the contrary! But in the meantime, I’ve been working on a few projects I’ll share with you! Just because I’m busy doesn’t mean I have quit working on projects… it just means they take 3x as long to complete!!

And since it is October, that means Halloween is just around the corner! Halloween is one of my favorite holiday’s of the year (there aren’t many that I don’t love… but I do love Halloween) and I have thrown a Halloween party the last three years, and this year will be no different! I’ve already mailed out invites and am starting to work on a few crafty things to prepare for the party.

I stopped by TJ Maxx Homegoods a couple weeks ago (I told you projects take longer than they used to…) and found these gold beauties for $4.99 a piece. And bad blogger, I forgot to take a before picture with the glass in them! Scroll down to see what the orangish glass looks like if you want to have the proper mental image in mind.


Well gold isn’t really my style, but I knew a quick coat of spray paint and they would be perfect for my front porch for Halloween! So I hauled them out into my front yard (I’m sure my neighbors love me).  And gave them a quick coat of black metallic spray paint, along with what will eventually be the shelves in the husband’s study (which is seriously the longest room transformation EVER).  So just ignore those pieces… and focus on the spiderwebs.


And then I let them dry, replaced the glass, and presto change-o they look perfect on my front porch! And I think they’ll look even better on Halloween all lit up!



Stay tuned this week to see a few more things I’ve been working on!