A Halloweenie House

Thursday, October 24, 2013

We are Halloween ready!

We actually started decorating out house for Halloween right after Labor Day. I put off posting this because I meant to add more stuff but as our vacation got closer I got too busy. There's always next year.

First Jonathan put up lights upside. We already had the nails that we had used last year for our Christmas lights. Jon just strung up these purple ones in a zigzag fashion.

We added some ghost lights above our kitchen window.

The "haunt" jars are on the ledge below. We want to add a pumpkin next to them but we've been waiting until it gets closer to Halloween. Last year our pumpkin did not survive for very long. Sorry I don't have a photo!

We have the little stop sign I crafted on the sidewalk in front our house.

And a black witch right next to our front door. My favorite part is that she looks like a shadow which makes her so much more frightening. You know, for a fake witch. 

I hung sparkly black wreath on the front door. It has lights and I use to turn them on but somehow the battery pack fell off.

On the inside of the door is a ghost and pumpkin wreath. I think its a bit too small for the space so maybe next year I'll add some deco mesh around it.

Inside we swapped out our table runner for a spiderweb one. I moved the candlesticks from the console table and used a cake stand to display a glittery pumpkin I got at Ross for $3.39! We added fake spiderwebs and spiders since the runner didn't make it spooky enough.

We also hung some fake spiders in the big window by our stairs. My brother helped me string those up with some curling ribbon.

In an ideal world I'd add some deco mesh ribbon and lights around the front door. I'd also decorate the mantle above the fireplace and our staircase. At least Poseidon is decorated!

p.s. Don't worry- he totally has a costume. This is just to get into the Halloween spirit. 

Poseidon's Post: They're Back

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Poseidon is our chipin (Chihuahua/ Minuature Pinscher mix). Since he’s a big part of our household he likes to give an update on his life every now and then. 

You guys... THEY'RE BACK! My humans are home!!!!! In case you guys didn't know my people left to go a wedding and then a delayed honeymoon. At first I was like what is "vacation?" Then I found it out it meant my humans got to away and I had to stay behind. Ummmm NOT COOL.

Then my dad said I was going to go visit my Grandma (his mom) and her dog, my Uncle Henry! It was pretty cool. Uncle Henry took me under his and taught me how to flirt with the lady dogs next door and bark at the garbage truck. Obviously we had a ton of fun. 

After a few days I went to stay with my mom's family They had gone with my parents to New York. I was really excited when I got picked up and we went to my other Grandma's house. I got sleep in two different beds and got tons of cuddle time. I also followed my Grandpa around because he always had food. 

As great as my vacation was nothing beats going home. When my (human) uncle took me home I was excited but then I realized my parents were inside! To say I was excited was understatement. I really wanted to get inside so I tried pulling on my leash to get inside faster. Once I saw my parents I ran over to them and started giving them kisses. Then I ran around the living room, jumped on them, gave more kisses and rolled over for belly rubs. Then I did it again! I really missed them. 

Now things are getting back to normal. We all unpacked and got back to our routine. Mom and Dad went back to work and I resumed my napping schedule. It's good to be home.