Friday, October 12, 2012

Ready for Halloween?

Hey all!

Welcome to my latest followers, I have finally hit a 100! Thank you all for coming by and visiting my little blog... hope to see and meet more of you around here :)

I've had a really busy work week and by the time I get home and finish all my motherly and wifey duties I am pooped! So needless to say crafting has not been my priority this week :(  So this morning while the kiddos were at school I finally had some time to make a little craft! I've also been meaning to put all of my Fall and Halloween decor up... so I did that too! I was a busy girl today, phewww!


Here is a picture our front entrance done up for Halloween... Isn't it spooky? Not really, haha! I tried!


Meet Igor our Buttler! I love Igor other than the fact he scares me when I'm least expecting it! Somewhere on his body there is a motion sensor that doesn't work too well, maybe cause he is ancient, lol! So his reaction is a bit delayed, which scares the c*ap out of me every time! He loves to do the same to all our front door visitors!



Usually I dress up as a Witch for Halloween, so I love this little broom. It gets moved outside for Halloween night!


So here is the quick little banner I made this morning... took all of 15 minutes to make! I've seen many of these on Pinterest so I had to make my own. Click here for instructions!


Simple and fanta-BOO-lous! 


 I love my pre lit pumpkins. No mess, just plug in and ready to go... have had these for years!


Here I just added the creepers to my fall decor that was already up... My daughter's going to freak when she comes home from school... she hates spiders!


For more touches of Halloween I put up some window stickies around our kitchen table... Shhhh, don't tell anyone but those stickies are at least 5 years old! I just take them down after Halloween and stick them to each other and place them in a Ziploc bag and lay them flat until next year! No need to keep buying them!


 Finally, here is my front door... Hehe, can you see Igor's silhouette in the window, creepy?
So, after the summer is over I swap out my summer flower pots with these fall arrangements I made 3 years ago! I keep them in the shed until it's time to bring them out for the Fall. All these flowers were purchased when Micheal's was having their Fall clearance sale... Got most of them for 80-90% off their regular price! Gotta love a good deal :) 


All I did was stick the flowers in dirt from my old summer pots and Viola! Fall Arrangements!!! Now all I need is some pumpkins for the front entrance and I'm done... I'll share those next time!

Hope you like some of my Fall and Halloween decoration ideas!
Thanks for stopping by... have a great weekend!


23 comments:

Giselle said...

Georgeous!! love all the fall looks and the halloween stuff!! this sunday we are going to go at it!! thanks for the inspiration!

Lena said...

It looks great! Love your butler. My Dad's name is actually Igor:)

Thienly Azim said...

Wow, everything looks great! What a gorgeous view and house you have! I wanna go visit! I love that Igor - so awesome!

Ilda Dias said...

You are very welcome Giselle! Have fun on Sunday!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Lena! Ha,ha... too funny! I love Igor! Your dad has an awesome name :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Thienly! Sure any time you're in town, stop by!!! Just let me know when... Igor will be waiting, lol! ;D

Amy (aka Aimitup) said...

Your banner is a perfect touch. Love all the decorations. Your front entrance both inside and out is wonderful. Igor is pretty darn cute!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Amy! Igor is cute, now if I could only get him to clean my house he would be wonderful!!!

Missy said...

Your Halloween decor looks fabuloyus, the little banner is just so cute!!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Missy!!! :D

craftmates said...

I love the banner you made - I may have to copy that : )

Ilda Dias said...

No problem, can't wait to see it!!! Have fun ;D

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl said...

Really creative ! I am a new follower. I hope I can persuade you to come share at my Blog Fest http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-4.html

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Lisa! I would love to share with you, anytime! I'll stop by right now!!! Thanks for following :)

Christine said...

You have such a spacious home Ilda!! LOVE the Halloween decore!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

Ladies Holiday said...

My kids would love to ring your doorbell when they go trick or treating- such great decos! Thank you for linking up on Photo Friday at Ladies Holiday- hope to see you next week :)

Tami Von Zalez said...

Congrats on passing the magical 100 mark!

Popped in from Photo Friday.

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Anne Kimball said...

Hi Ilda, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Farmgirl Friday.

Your decorations are awesome! I love the banner, and the "witch is in"! Thanks for sharing...

Anyway, it’s nice to “meet” you! Hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

Ilda Dias said...

You are very welcome Christine!

Ilda Dias said...

Happy to party with you anytime! :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks for stopping by Tami, will definitely visit your blog!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks for stopping by Anne, will for sure stop by to visit your blog!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this at Submarine Sunday! That butler guy at your door is really spooky! I love all the fall flowers!

T'onna